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WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Any time of year is a good time to visit. The hottest months are between April and October, but the rest of the year enjoys warm temperatures and good levels of sunshine. The winter months can be wet, so avoid travelling in December if you want to enjoy good weather. If you want to make the most of the sea, book tickets for Costa Calma holidays in August, when the sea temperature is around 22°C.

Best for

Families: A huge beach and fewer crowds than other parts of Fuerteventura, Costa Calma holidays are ideal for families who want to spend some quality downtime together.

Couples: With less of a party-scene than other resorts on the island, Costa Calma offers balmy, late-night walks and quiet bars where you can enjoy some traditional Spanish music over a leisurely drink.

Adrenaline-junkies: While life might be laid-back on the beach, hit the waves to add a shot of adrenaline to your Costa Calma holidays! Water sports are big business on this part of the island and you’ll find everything from windsurfing to scuba-diving.

Fast facts

Language: Spanish is the national language of Fuerteventura, but you’ll find that most of the locals have a good grasp of English and German. Pack a phrasebook and show willing: a quick ‘Hola!’ goes a long way!

Currency: The currency used is the Euro.

Local Time: Costa Calma is the same time as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Fuerteventura Airport. Transfers to Costa Calma take 1 hour. .

Flight Time from the UK: The Costa Calma flight time is 4.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found here.

Visa and Health: Before you fly, click here for advice and recommendations on visas and health for your Costa Calma holidays.

Getting around

By bus: The bus services have improved drastically in recent years and are now the most efficient and cost-effective way to go sightseeing. There are 16 bus routes across the whole of Fuerteventura, making them a great way to get around. If you’re planning on using the buses regularly, you can buy a top-uppable travel card from the driver, which offers a 30% discount on each journey.

By taxi: While taxis are plentiful in the resort, you’re better off using them for short distances only. Despite being a little more comfortable than a bus, they’re much more expensive.

By bicycle: Pedal power is the best way to soak up the scenery. With plenty of local cycle paths, cycling is popular in the resort and there are plenty of hire centres where you can pick up a set of wheels.

EVENTS...

Carnival: ‘Costa Calma’ might translate as ‘the calm coast’ but, every February, the locals do what they do best: party! Expect colourful parades, elaborate costumes, fireworks, food, dancing, live music and lots and lots of sangria!

Fiesta de Santa Marta: Some Spanish celebrations are hard to describe and the Fiesta de Santa Marta falls into that category! In essence, it’s a big party for locals who’ve had a near-death experience in the last year. As well as fireworks, food, drinking and dancing, you’ll see these lucky locals paraded through the town, in coffins! This morbid-but-fun madness takes place in April.