We have just returned from the beautiful Canary Island of Fuerteventura http://www.fuerteventura.com/index.shtml . This volcanic island is the second largest and the nearest to the African coast , benefiting from glorious weather similar to Florida & Mexico as they are on the same latitude. If you want peace,quiet (as most entertainment in Costa Calma itself is resigned to the hotels) surf & sand then this is for you. Don’t expect nightclubs and bars, there are shopping centers but only small ones there is however an excellent bus service to the livelier town of Jandia. It’s neighboring village Morre Jable the old part once a small fishing community is now host to many seafaring restaurants and a beautiful promenade beach walk. You can watch as people feed the Barbary squirrels which run along the walls looking for a tasty morsel!