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Tarajalejo & Costa Calma Sights & Excursions

Costa Calma in the southeast of Fuerteventura guarantees you a first class holiday. The sights of the city not only include bright and elongated beaches. The relatively young tourist town does not have a historical center, but it can shine with some other highlights. You certainly have plenty of opportunities to go on excursions in and around Costa Calma. Be it on your own or by participating in organized tours. And the weather is simply made for an unforgettable holiday.

It also provides for extensive shopping opportunities. We have gathered some tips for things to do in Costa Calma, which you will find in the following article. A little further north of Costa Calma you will find the small fishing village of Tarajalejo. While its inhabitants used to live of fishing, nowadays tourism is one of their main sources of income. There are now some hotels in the area and you can spend some wonderful days on its long dark sandy beach. Active holiday makers can go on excursions from Tarajalejo and get to know Fuerteventura. We have reviewed the basic points that make a place a great travel destination. You can find out here whether a vacation in Costa Calma really id worth it.

Index

  1. Guided excursions
  2. Attractions & sights in Costa Calma
  3. Attractions & sights in Tarajalejo
  4. Shopping possibilities
  5. The nightlife
  6. The beaches
  7. The weather
  8. The hotels


Things to do in Costa Calma

Organized Excursions in Costa Calma

Joining in excursions is not a problem at all in Costa Calma. In addition to the operators on site, many form other localities will pick you up from there. Since the resort is part of the southern area, you can participate in many excursions offered by tour operators from Morro Jable and surroundings. The distance is short, so that most operators offer these transfers. Organized excursions, which start in the north, are of course also accessible. Some of the operators will pick you up in Costa Calma. In any case, there is always the possibility to travel to the venue on your own. It is best to check the detailed descriptions of our excursions under “Services & Prices”. There it indicates exactly if transport service is offered and for which places.

Whales and Dolphins in Costa Calma

While on the beach, you might want to go and see the dolphins and whales out on the sea. Nothing easier than that. As a holidaymaker in Costa Calma, a dolphin and whale watching tour, on one of the boats in the south, is no problem. You will be picked up at your hotel and brought back again.

Buggy and Quad Tours

One of the most popular things to do in Costa Calma: We can offer you a buggy and a quad tour starting directly in this town. Within the village you will be picked up and taken back free of charge. The tour leads you to the west coast partly along dusty paths. Get to know the original Fuerteventura in a motorized way. It will take another shower afterwards, as you will be covered in durst.

E-Bike Tours

If you are looking for something calmer, but not less interesting, we can highly recommend an e-bike tour. We also have an e bike tour on offer, which starts directly in Costa Calma. Within the village the hotel transfer is available and included in the price. The electric motor actively supports you when entering in the center of the island. Enjoy breathtaking views and a wonderful day in nature.

Mini Bus Tours in Costa Calma

Although the bus tours do not start from Costa Calma, most of them will be picked up there. Sign up for a culinary mini bus tour and enjoy the island. The hotel transfer is included as well as the various delicacies you can taste during the tour.

Things to Do in Tarajalejo

If you spend your holidays in Tarajalejo, the selection of the offered excursions with transfer is a bit more limited. Nevertheless, you can take some trips while there. You can make the desired tour with a rental car or check whether hotel transfers are available for your desired trip. On our website you will find this information for each excursion in the “Services and Prices” section of the description.

Things to See in Costa Calma

The Main Street

Since Costa Calma is a fairly young and artificially grown place, you will only find a few sights there. The most notable among the few things to see of the resort is the main road. There are countless palms and pines on each side of the street. Over the years these have grown into a forest-like road in the middle of the arid and sandy landscape of the island. This green tunnel keeps the street noise away. The paths and quiet areas created inside of it invite you to take a walk under the shady crowns.

Risco del Gato

The cat cliff, is located southwest of Costa Calma. The effort of climbing up is rewards with a breathtaking view over the rows of houses of the village. You will also overlook the beautiful endless sandy beaches and the turquoise Atlantic.

The African Street Market

On Wednesdays and Sundays there is a market in Costa Calma, where African traders offer all sorts of junk, but also some pretty and partly self-made souvenirs. To haggle for the price with the traders, may not sound good, but you should still consider it because it is often “tourist prices” that have been adjusted a little upwards.

The Cañada del Rio Wind Farm

When leaving the town towards the south, the Cañada del Rio wind farm is hard to miss. It is the largest of its kind in the Canary Islands. It was installed here, since the wind drives the propellers all year round.

Things to See in Tarajalejo

The local attractions include the Plaza, lined with giant Indian laurel trees that provide plenty shade to rest and chill out. In the surrounding restaurants you can enjoy fresh fish and seafood. In addition, you can visit the saltwater aquarium. You can find further information here, section “Amusement parks and water parks”.

Shopping in Costa Calma

There are numerous shopping opportunities in Costa Calma, since there are various Centro Comerciales spread throughout the city. To mention only the two most important ones: The Centro Comercial El Palmeral is probably the largest shopping center in the city. It is well located on a public road. On two floors you will find boutiques and shops that fulfill all the wishes of shopping lovers. While there are shops, as well as restaurants and a supermarket in the Centro Comercial Botanico.

The Nightlife in Costa Calma

Of course, there is also nightlife in this tourist resort. You can spend the night in various bars and pubs. For those who want have a blast on a night out, you can hit the dance floor in one of the nightclubs after midnight. It is very popular to dance under the stars in the open-air disco PMP.

Things Worth Knowing About Costa Calma

The Beaches in Costa Calma

Although the resort itself has little to offer, this shortcoming is more than offset by its beautiful beaches. The beach Playa de Costa Calma is located directly in town. The wide golden sandy beach leads flat into the sea and the shallow water makes it the ideal beach for the whole family. Further south you will find the Playa de la Barca, which is popular with kiters and surfers due to the strong winds and good waves. Here you can book courses or rent equipment in the “René Egli” kite school.

The Weather in Costa Calma

The locality is considered the “coolest place” in Fuerteventura. But you can hardly take that seriously, as in this case we talk about one degree less than average temperature. Due to the quite strong wind at times, which blows here all year round, the weather feels a bit cooler here. In fact, according to the climate table, the temperatures are between 22 and 24 degrees Celcius in the winter months and between 24 and 28 degrees in the summer. Over 30 degrees are rarely reached. With about 35 rainy days a year, it does not rain more often in Costa Calma than in the rest of the island.

Hotels in Costa Calma

Families, water sports enthusiasts and beach lovers often spend their holidays in the hotels of this tourist resort. The hotels of the area are very popular holiday accommodations due to their proximity to the extensive beaches. Many of the complexes are located directly on the coastline, so that you can enjoy a wonderful ocean view. Numerous additional offers such as fitness rooms, spas, diving stations and child care complete the attractive offer of hotels in Costa Calma. You will find offers for every category and price range.



Tours and Excursions for Holidaymakers in Costa Calma and Tarajalejo

Boat and Yacht Excursions, Dolphin and Whale Watching

Beach & Market From Fuerteventura to Lanzarote

    Beach & Market From Fuerteventura to Lanzarote

    Season: All‑season                            Days: Saturday                             Duration: 5 hours                                                                     Island hopping; have a great day out in Lanzarote while on vacation in Fuerteventura. Shop in the sophisticated Marina Rubicon and go swimming at the paradisaical Papagayo beaches. Discover…

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    Catamaran Tour Morning Deluxe Fuerteventura

      Catamaran Tour Deluxe Fuerteventura

      Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 4 hours                                                                     Treat yourself to some luxury on your vacation in Fuerteventura. You deserve it. The friendly crew spoils you with salmon and steak on board of this sleek catamaran. And…

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      Catamaran Tour Sunset Deluxe Fuerteventura

        Catamaran Tour Sunset Deluxe Fuerteventura

        Season: All‑season                            Days: Temporary not available                         Duration: 4 hours                                                                     This is the perfect boat tour for a luxury holiday on Fuerteventura! A sunset trip on the stylish catamaran with a maximum of only 12 passengers. This varied tour starts…

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        Catamaran Trip Select Fuerteventura

          Catamaran Trip Select Fuerteventura

          Season: All‑season                            Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday                       Duration: 4 hours                                                                     The sun is shining; you breathe the fresh sea air and taste the salt on your lips. The seagulls are flying in the cloudless sky of Fuerteventura and you…

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          Fishing Trip Morro Jable Fuerteventura

            Fishing Trip Morro Jable Fuerteventura

            Season: All‑season                            Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday                              Duration: 4 hours                                                                     Due to its vast biodiversity Fuerteventura is a very popular area for experienced anglers. But you do not need to have any deep sea fishing experience. You will be instructed…

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            Paradise Sailing Trip Fuerteventura

              Paradise Sailing Trip Fuerteventura

              Season: All‑season                            Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday                      Duration: 4 hours                                                                     An exclusive sailing trip, in a small circle. Sail along the impressive volcanic coast of Fuerteventura on an elegant hand-crafted Turkish gullet. Set the sails and navigate into the…

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              Pirates & Dolphins in Jandía Fuerteventura

                Pirates & Dolphins in Jandía Fuerteventura

                Season: All‑season                            Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday                         Duration: 4 hours                                                                     Embark on an exciting sea adventure off the coast of the Jandía nature park in the south of Fuerteventura with this quaint pirate ship. Get on this legendary sailing ship,…

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                Relax & Dolphins in Jandía Fuerteventura

                  Relax & Dolphins in Jandía Fuerteventura

                  Season: All‑season                            Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday                         Duration: 4 hours                                                                     A great combination: Dolphin and whale search with maritime fun off the south coast of Fuerteventura. Many sea dwellers are native to the nature park of Jandía. In addition…

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                  Sea Adventure from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote

                    Sea Adventure from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote

                    Season: 15th July to 15th September                       Days: Tuesday                              Duration: 5 hours                                                                     Visit the overwhelmingly beautiful Papagayo Beaches of Lanzarote, while on holiday in Fuerteventura. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a fantastic day on the sea. You will first…

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                    Whale and Dolphin Search Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                      Whale and Dolphin Search Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                      Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 1,5 hours                                                                     Come for a whale and dolphin search trip to Morro Jable on Fuerteventura. The encounter with these fascinating creatures in the wild is a truly unique experience. You can make…

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                      Bus and Minibus Excursions, Jeep Safaris and Day Trips to Lanzarote

                      From Fuerteventura to the Volcanoes of Lanzarote

                        From Fuerteventura to the Volcanoes of Lanzarote

                        Season: All‑season                            Days: Tuesday (15.07. to 15.09.) and Saturday                    Duration: 5 hours                                                                     Take the opportunity to visit the fascinating Lanzarote during your holiday in Fuerteventura. This combination of boat and bus tour is packed with mesmerizing experiences. Discover the hidden treasures…

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                        Jeep Safari Cofete in the South of Fuerteventura

                          Jeep Safari Cofete in the South of Fuerteventura

                          Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 7 hours                                                                     The scenic beauty of this area in the south of Fuerteventura cannot be described. You have to experience it to understand it. Picturesque mountain ranges, unspoiled nature and a wild…

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                          Jeep Safari Cotillo in the North of Fuerteventura

                            Jeep Safari Cotillo in the North of Fuerteventura

                            Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily except Sunday                          Duration: 7 hours                                                                     Driving through the mountains of Fuerteventura in a caravan with several jeeps has something truly adventurous. And the Defenders are more comfortable than you would expect. With your jeep you…

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                            Minibus Tour from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote

                              Minibus Tour from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote

                              Season: All‑season                            Days: Friday                              Duration: 8 hours                                                                     Island hopping by minibus from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote - the beautiful neighbor island. A truly fascinating tour between two islands that could not be any more different from each other.…

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                              Minibus Tour Inland South Fuerteventura

                                Minibus Tour Inland & South Fuerteventura

                                Season: All‑season                            Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday                         Duration: 7 hours                                                                     Leave the main roads on this minibus tour and head for the narrow side streets. Discover the beauty of the interior of Fuerteventura and its west coast. Expect overwhelming views and…

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                                Minibus Tour The Flavours of Fuerteventura

                                  Minibus Tour The Flavours of Fuerteventura

                                  Season: All‑season                            Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday                         Duration: 7 hours                                                                     Enjoy Fuerteventura with all your senses. On this interesting drive through Pájara and Betancuria in a comfortable minibus, you can taste a variety of local agricultural products and learn about…

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                                  Buggy and Quad Tours

                                  Buggy Tour Costa Calma Fuerteventura

                                    Buggy Tour in Costa Calma Fuerteventura

                                    Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily except Monday                          Duration: 3 hours                                                                     Unlimited buggy driving pleasure. Experience the beauty of the beaches of Fuerteventura in this action-packed expedition through desert-like landscapes and dried riverbeds. This impressive driving experience and the breathtaking…

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                                    Buggy Tour in Jandia Fuerteventura

                                      Buggy Tour in Jandía Fuerteventura

                                      Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 2 hours                                                                     Enjoy a buggy tour in Fuerteventura over unpaved tracks from Morro Jable through the Jandía National Park. The driving pleasure is known to increase in proportion to the length of…

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                                      Quad Bike Tour Costa Calma Fuerteventura

                                        Quad Bike Tour in Costa Calma Fuerteventura

                                        Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily except Monday                          Duration: 3 hours                                                                     An action packed expedition through Fuerteventura by quad bike. This tour combines the sensational quad biking fun with a great nature experience. On your way through deserted, unreal lunar…

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                                        Quad Bike Tour in Jandia Fuerteventura

                                          Quad Bike Tour in Jandía Fuerteventura

                                          Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 2 hours                                                                     Explore Fuerteventura by quad starting from Morro Jable. This ride combines the action-packed quad driving fun with the unique natural experience of the Jandia Natural Park. You can…

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                                          Bicycle and Segway Tours

                                          E-Bike Tour Costa Calma Fuerteventura 3 Hours

                                            E-Bike Tour in Costa Calma Fuerteventura 3 Hours

                                            Season: All‑season                            Days: Thursday and Saturday                          Duration: 3 hours                                                                     Get to know the different facets of Fuerteventura. You will be truly amazed by its scenic diversity. This guided e-bike tour leads you from Costa Calma, along the stunning coastlines…

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                                            Ride Excursions on Horses or Camels




                                            JetSki, Parasailing, Flyboard and Water Sports Combinations

                                            Parasailing in Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                              Parasailing in Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                              Season: All‑season                            Days: Temporary not available                         Duration: approx. 10 minutes                                                                  Experience Morro Jable from lofty heights - parasailing fun on Fuerteventura. Float at about 150 m above the turquoise waters. Enjoy an exciting cocktail of various overwhelming sensations. Unlimited…

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                                              Jet Ski Safari in Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                Jet Ski Safari in Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 1 or 2 hours                                                                   Discover the stunning coastline of Fuerteventura by Jet Ski. Get on the powerful watercraft turn up the speed and follow your guide on an exploration safari along the beautiful…

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                                                Water Sports Package Crazy Ufo Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                  Pack 1: Crazy Ufo & JetSki Safari & Jet Boat

                                                  Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 10 min Crazy Ufo, 10 min Jet Boat,                                   1 hour JetSki Safari                                                           The water sport package with a plus for the extra adrenalin kick. You save between € 31,00 and € 40,00! No time to relax in Fuerteventura. These activities keep…

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                                                  Water Sports Package Parasailing Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                    Pack 2: Parasailing & Crazy Ufo & JetSki Safari

                                                    Season: All‑season                            Days: Temporary not available                         Duration: 10 min Parasailing, 10 min Crazy Ufo,                                   1 hour JetSki Safari                                                           A totally crazy combi for an absolutely insane price: Save between € 37,00 and € 42,00! Feel the G-Force dragging you from side to side during this wicked Crazy…

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                                                    Water Sports Package Banana Boat Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                      Pack 3: Banana Boat & Parasailing & Crazy Ufo

                                                      Season: All‑season                            Days: Temporary not available                         Duration: 10 min Banana Boat, 10 min Crazy Ufo,                                  10 min Parasailing                                                           Triplicate the fun factor & save between € 15,00 and € 28,00. This package fantastically combines total relaxation with absolute excitement at the beach of Morro Jable in…

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                                                      Water Sports Package Jet Boat Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                        Pack 4: Jet Boat & Crazy Ufo & Banana Boat

                                                        Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 10 min Jet Boat, 10 min Crazy Ufo,                                   10 min Banana Boat                                                         Water sport Pack 3 reloaded: The total speed adventure! And save between € 9,00 and € 26,00! When speed and G-Force combine with the ocean the result is maximum…

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                                                        Hiking and Climbing

                                                        Hiking Wine & Volcano Fuerteventura

                                                          Hiking Volcano & Wine Fuerteventura

                                                          Season: All‑season                            Days: Friday                             Duration: 5,5 hours                                                                     A guided hiking tour through the fascinating volcanic landscape of Fuerteventura followed by a wine tasting. Enjoy the absolute silence, far away from the tourist paths, in the middle of…

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                                                          Hiking Wild Coast & Legends Fuerteventura

                                                            Hiking Wild Coast & Legends Fuerteventura

                                                            Season: All‑season                            Days: Tuesday                              Duration: 5,5 hours                                                                     Walk the ancient shepherds’ paths of Fuerteventura and immerse yourself in myths and legends from bygone eras. The guided hiking tour will first take you to the unique canyon La…

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                                                            Hiking Tapas & Culture Fuerteventura

                                                              Walking Tapas & Culture Fuerteventura

                                                              Season: All‑season                            Days: Wednesday                             Duration: 5,5 hours                                                                     Enjoy Fuerteventura with all your senses. This guided walking tour will take you from finca to finca and from tasting to tasting. Tunos, Mojo sauces, Gofio and of course…

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                                                              Walking with Goats in Fuerteventura

                                                                Walking with Goats in Fuerteventura

                                                                Season: All‑season                            Days: Saturday                             Duration: 5,5 hours                                                                     Explore the inland of Fuerteventura off the beaten tourist tracks on this guided hiking tour accompanied by goats. Your friendly four-legged companions will happily take care of your physical…

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