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  • El Cotillo Fiesta 2023

    El Cotillo Fiesta 2023

    Finally, the El Cotillo Fiesta 2023 timetable has been released and the events will occur between 15th August and 27th August. The main events are: Sunday 20th August from 1pm – The procession of the Virgin statue out to sea and back from the Old Harbour. Wednesday 23rd from 1pm until 11pm – Foam party…

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  • El Roque de los Pescadores Reopens

    El Roque de los Pescadores Reopens

    I walked past the Pescadores this morning and can confirm that it has now reopened after its refurbishment. It is a popular El Cotillo restaurant with great views over the new harbour and the coast. It specialises in fish dishes but also has many meat options too.

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  • Koi Sushi El Cotillo

    Koi Sushi Restaurant Opens

    On 18th June a new sushi restaurant opened in El Cotillo. This new El Cotillo restaurant is located in the road behind the old harbour – Calle Guillermo Gutiérrez, 15 in a unit that has been many things in the past from a bar to a pizza restaurant. “A unique culinary journey, where traditions, freshness…

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  • A walk around El Cotillo

    El Cotillo Walk Video – May 2023

    I had a walk right through El Cotillo from Playa de la Concha through to the Toston Tower overlooking the Surfer’s Beach (Piedra Playa) towards the end of May. I show the progress of the building development near the Cotillo Beach Hotel and any other new developments, such as the opening of the Nana Cocktail…

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  • FEM 2023 El Cotillo

    Fuerteventura In Music FEM 2023

    The dates and line up for this month’s El Cotillo FEM (Fuerteventura en Musica) festival has been announced. As usual it will take place at the rear of La Concha Beach on 30th June and 1st July. The Spanish singer-songwriter Canijo de Jerez will perform on Saturday, taking the place of Chilean artist Ana Tijoux,…

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  • The Seahorse Bar Closes 1

    The Seahorse Bar Closes

    Sadly the Seahorse Bar which overlooks the new harbour has now closed permanently. This El Cotillo bar has been a feature of El Cotillo for many years with Merv and Jan running it. It was very popular with visitors, expats and locals alike as a venue to watch football, rugby and other televised sport. We…

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  • NāNā Cocktail Bar El Cotillo

    NāNā Cocktail Bar El Cotillo

    After being empty since it was built 15 years ago, the large commercial unit overlooking the Tostón Tower (Torre del Tostón) was recently occupied. It has opened as the NāNā Cocktail Bar with a huge terrace and an upstairs terrace. I am sure it will become a very popular El Cotillo bar. It has great…

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  • Road overlooking the New Harbour Pedestrianised 2

    Road overlooking the New Harbour Pedestrianised

    There has been talk of this happening in El Cotillo for a while but it has finally happened. On Christmas Eve the Ayuntamiento put up barriers outside the Aguayre cafe at one end and the Seahorse bar at the other end to prevent any more traffic and parking along the road. The intention is now…

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  • The Amazing Formation Kite Fliers in El Cotillo 3

    The Amazing Formation Kite Fliers in El Cotillo

    I finally managed to edit last year’s footage of the Fuerteventura Kite Festival in El Cotillo. If you will be in El Cotillo or elsewhere in Fuerteventura from 7th to 13th of November, take a look. It is always worth a visit. The main days are Thursday, the 10th, in El Cotillo and the 11th-13th…

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  • Fuerteventura International Kite Festival 2022 4

    Fuerteventura International Kite Festival 2022

    It is nearly that time of year again for the kites to arrive in Fuerteventura, for the 35th year. The most colourful event of the year in Fuerteventura. It is running for a week this year, from 7th to 13th November, although it will probably start slowly and build up to the final three days…

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  • El Cotillo in October 2022

    A Quick Look at El Cotillo in October 2022

    I had to take Jenson to get his haircut so as I had an hour to kill I had a little walk around Cotillo to see what is new, what has closed and also to see the current situation with the building work opposite the Coral Cotillo Beach Hotel. Not too many changes apart from:…

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  • 11 things to do in El Cotillo Fuerteventura

    Increased Bus Services During the 2022 El Cotillo Fiesta

    The Cabildo has increased the bus service on the No 7 (Puerto del Rosario – El Cotillo) and No 8 (Corralejo – El Cotillo) routes with services that run up to 6am to take fiesta goers home after the music finishes. Increased timetable below:

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  • El Cotillo Fiesta

    El Cotillo Fiesta – 16th to 28th August 2022

    This year’s fiesta in El Cotillo in honour of Ntra. Sra. del Buen Viaje. Quiet little El Cotillo will once again become incredibly noisy, not due to the traditional parts which are nice, but because it seems you can’t have a fiesta nowadays without crazily loud “music” until 4-5am most nights. I imagine that 30-40…

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  • El Cotillo Music Festival 2022

    Music Festival Activities During the Day

    The Cabildo says in their post https://bit.ly/3A2NBEj …. FEM de Día 2022 includes activities throughout the weekend such as parades, concerts and workshops The 16th edition of Fuerteventura en Música will host a program of day activities, which will be held on July 1, 2 and 3, organized by the Council of Culture of the…

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  • Extra Buses for the Music Festival

    Extra Bus Timetable for the FEM Festival

    As in previous years, extra buses are being put on to cover the El Cotillo music festival. On both the No 7 (Puerto del Rosario) and No 8 (Corralejo) services to enable people to travel back at the end of each evenings music (or should I say at the end of the very late night/early…

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  • Fuerteventura en Music (FEM) Festival 2022 5

    Fuerteventura en Music (FEM) Festival 2022

    The FEM festival will take place this year after a 2 year absence on the 1st and 2nd July. As usual, it will take place at the back of La Concha beach in El Cotillo. If you are staying on holiday that weekend, you may as well go to it as you won’t get much…

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  • Bar Torino To Close 6

    Bar Torino To Close

    This will be a blow to many as, after 22 years, Bar Torino on Playa de la Concha (the main lagoon beach) will close due to a dispute with the council. It is the only beach bar in El Cotillo and has become a big part of life in Cotillo. This is a message on…

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  • Vandalism of the Toston Tower 7

    Vandalism of the Toston Tower

    According to Noticias Fuerteventura, last night (between 24th and 25th April), someone painted graffiti on the Toston Tower in El Cotillo. They state: Some unscrupulous people painted during this last night a graffiti in one of the symbols of the Majorera culture in the north of Fuerteventura. The Torreón del Tostón appeared with horrible graffiti…

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  • Easter 2022 in El Cotillo - Semana Santa 8

    Easter 2022 in El Cotillo – Semana Santa

    On 15th April there will be music from the Banda Furgojoven in the old harbour from 12:30 to 14:30. There will also be music in the Public Square in El Cotillo on 15th April from 22:00 to 03:00, so don’t expect to get any sleep until the early hours. The acts include Grupo Kandela, Nuevo…

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  • Extra Buses for the Music Festival

    FEM Music Festival – Will it happen this year?

    The 2022 Fuerteventura in Music Festival is scheduled to take place during the first weekend of July (1st and 2nd July) and will, as usual, take place in the area behind La Concha beach. Sadly, a few times in recent years, it has been cancelled at the last minute and wasn’t scheduled to take place…

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