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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:

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…

El Cotillo Music Festival 2022

Music Festival Activities During the Day

The Cabldo say 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…

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 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 morning. From…

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. f you are staying on holiday during that weekend you may as well go to it as you won’t get…

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…

Vandalism of the Toston Tower

According to Noticias Fuerteventura last night (between 24th-25th April) someone painted graffiti on the Toston Tower. 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 a horrible graffiti with the word liberta,…

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…

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…

Building work in El Cotillo

Update on the Building Work in El Cotillo

As many will know, there are a few large building projects going on in the north of El Cotillo, in the area in front of the Coral Cotillo Beach Hotel and the Marfolin Apartments. All of the pile hammer action has finished on the first project, which will be an apartment development with a swimming…

El Cotillo Fiesta

El Cotillo Fiesta 2021 – CANCELLED

No great surprise but this years fiesta in El Cotillo has been cancelled again. It was due to take place from 10th August but yet again, it was cancelled with only a few days notice. Crazy when you consider that they will be allowing football crowds and all manner of other things to take place….

Hire a hog in El Cotillo

Hire a Hog In El Cotillo

Sadly this business has now closed You can now hire a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in El Cotillo and explore the island. Steel Horse Motorcycles has opened hiring both Harley-Davidson Iron motorbikes as well as Brixton Felsberg 125cc all-terrain motorbikes. The owners are long time passionate bikers who have seen a gap in the market in Fuerteventura….

Work starts on new hotel in El Cotillo

Work starts on new hotel in El Cotillo

Work has now begun to build what is believed to be a new hotel in El Cotillo on the site in front of the Marfolin Apartments. The hotel will extend from the main road to the lagoons beaches, just past the Coral Cotillo Beach Hotel, down to the road that runs along the seafront. At…

Ice Cream Figure Stolen from La Puntilla

It is incredible but the Ice Cream figure that sits outside the La Puntilla home made ice cream shop has been stolen. What kind of low life would do a thing like that? Hopefully it will be found, or returned by whoever did it. It is hardly something that is easy to hide. If anyone…

New Delicatessen – La Gastronomia

I know it has been there a little while but we only discovered La Gastronomia a few weeks. It is located near the main Superdino supermarket and is the other side of the road just down the side from the Chinese shop. It has been opened my Enrico and I have to say the food…

El Cotillo Friday Craft Market

La Oliva Ayuntamiento temporarily suspends street music performances and market in El Cotillo

Translated from the Ayuntamiento notice: The City Council of La Oliva decrees the temporary suspension of musical performances in the streets, in addition to the markets of Lajares and El Cotillo. A decision that is adopted after the new extension of the Insular Emergency Plan and the notable decrease in tourists in the municipality, which brings…

El Cotillo Friday Craft Market

Artisans Market Starts Again Friday 14th August

After a long lay-off, for obvious reasons, the market in El Cotillo resumes from 19:00 – 22:00 on Friday 14th August. There will be 30 stalls with social distancing and other safeguards in place. Disinfectant solution dispensers will be supplied and in addition, the use of a mask will be mandatory whenever the meter and…

El Cotillo as it was

I came across a couple of old photos of El Cotillo on a Fuerteventura Facebook page and thought people may be interested in seeing them to see how things have changed. I don’t know when the photos were taken unfortunately. The first picture is of the old harbour looking north. You can see that the…

A walk to Torino's Beach Bar El Cotillo

A walk along the beach to Torino’s Beach Bar El Cotillo

A few weeks ago I took a walk from the first beach to the north of the village, by the Marfolin Apartments. I walked long the beaches to Playa de la Concha and then continued on to what I know as Caleton beach – called that because of the Caleton apartments right by the beach….

El Cotillo Update

A short update on the current situation

I went to El Cotillo to get my hair cut and afterwards went for a trip around part of the village to see what is open now and also to see how busy it is. I started off in the new harbour area where the Olivo Corso has now reopened and also the Aguayre, the…