El Cotillo, Fuerteventura

El Cotillo is a small fishing village located on the northwest coast of the beautiful island of Fuerteventura, Spain. It is a popular destination for tourists who are looking for a tranquil and relaxing getaway. Here is a visitor guide to help you plan your trip:

Things to See and Do:

1. Explore the beaches: El Cotillo is known for its stunning beaches. Some of the most beautiful ones include Los Laguitos and El Castillo. These beaches offer clear turquoise waters and white sand. Ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports like snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding.

2. Visit the lighthouse: El Cotillo is home to the historic El Toston Lighthouse, which was built in the 1890s. It offers panoramic views of the ocean and the surrounding islands. Near to the lighthouse you can also find a museum dedicated to the history of fishing in the area.

3. Go surfing: El Cotillo is a popular spot for surfers of all levels, thanks to the consistent waves and warm water temperatures. You can rent a surfboard and attend classes at one of the many surf schools in the village.

4. Take a boat tour: There are boat tours that leave from El Cotillo which can take you to see the coastline and nearby islands. You can see the local wildlife, and snorkel in the ocean to view the area’s marine life.

5. Enjoy the local cuisine: The atmosphere of this village has resulted in a high concentration of fantastic seafood restaurants. There are several incredible restaurants that offer fresh seafood, like the Grilled Octopus at La Vaca Azul, a local favorite.

Where to Stay:

There are numerous options for accommodation in El Cotillo such as apartments, hotels and villas available on websites like booking.com and Airbnb. It is recommended to choose the ones located near the village center so as to be close to all the amenities the village has to offer.

Getting Around:

Although the village of El Cotillo is relatively small, you may find that a car rental is necessary to explore the rest of the island. If you only plan to explore the village, then you can always walk or catch a taxi to nearby destinations.

When to visit:

The weather in El Cotillo is warm and sunny throughout the year. However, the best time to visit is between September and December, when the temperatures are milder, and the peak tourist season is over.

In summary, El Cotillo is a beautiful and tranquil destination that offers many things to see and do. Whether it is relaxing on white sand beaches, exploring the lighthouse or enjoying incredible seafood, you will find something for everyone in this charming village.

The following accommodations are available in El Cotillo, Fuerteventura:


Lacasa Apartments Cotillo

El Cotillo, Fuerteventura

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