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.
- Guided excursions
- Attractions & sights in Costa Calma
- Attractions & sights in Tarajalejo
- Shopping possibilities
- The nightlife
- The beaches
- The weather
- 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.
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
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…explore
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…explore
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…explore
Bus and Minibus Excursions, Jeep Safaris and Day Trips to 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…explore
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…explore
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…explore
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…explore
Buggy and Quad Tours
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…explore
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…explore
Bicycle and Segway Tours
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…explore
Ride Excursions on Horses or Camels
JetSki, Parasailing, Flyboard and Water Sports Combinations
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…explore
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…explore
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…explore
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…explore
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…explore