El Cotillo News

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Home deliveries in El Cotillo during lockdown

I am sure there are a number of restaurants and cafes in El Cotillo doing home deliveries and I will add any more I find to this post. Cohiba Cafe Initially I have just found one which is the Cohiba Cafe. This is their price list and it seems they will deliver as far away…

Fuerteventura lockdown – Coronavirus

If you think you may have the virus you can call the following number for advice etc I am trying to keep my post on my other website up to date with information (which I am finding only from official sources – not from stupid Facebook posts). Link below: JP in Fuerteventura Coronavirus Page

Church services change of venue

St. James’s Church, which is part of the Church of England Fuerteventura Chaplaincy, has moved to a new venue due the the commencement of the refurbishment at Cotillo Beach Hotel, which was their previous venue.  Until further notice they will be holding their English language services in El Toston Bar in the old harbour of…

New El Cotillo Sign

The controversial new El Cotillo sign

A few weeks ago a new sign was erected in the main street (Calle 3 de Abril de 1979) near the end of the football ground and outside the Riders – Surf n Bike shop. La Oliva Ayuntamiento have been placing similar large “sculpture” type signs around most of the towns and villages in the…

apartments to rent in El Cotillo

Selected Apartments to Rent in El Cotillo

There are many apartments to rent in El Cotillo for self catering holidays. So to make your choice easier, and more informed, I have used my local knowledge to select some of the best El Cotillo holiday apartments available. Many of these El Cotillo apartments to rent have sea views, some are actually right on…

driving to el cotillo from fuerteventura airport

Driving to El Cotillo from Fuerteventura airport – 2 routes

Driving instructions It is easy to find your way when driving to El Cotillo from Fuerteventura airport as the roads are well signposted and there is generally very little traffic. If you are arriving after dark, and a little apprehensive about driving, then you may prefer to take the new road (avoiding the mountain road)…

The New Harbour, El Cotillo

The new harbour to be upgraded

A budget of 160,000 Euros has been allotted to upgrade the moorings in El Cotillo’s new harbour. This will increase the number of boats that can be accommodated to a total of 50. Currently the boats, which are mainly fishing boats, are moored to individual buoys that are attached to the sea bed by chains….

Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2019

Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2019

The program for the Fuerteventura Kite Festival is now available (see bottom of post) so you can plan when and where you can visit. The festival takes place over 4 days from 7th to 10th November. It is a great event and one that, each year, I say “I’m not going to go this year”…

Festival Cotilleando

Cotilleando 2019 – 12th/13th October

This year’s Cotilleando Festival Artistico will take place (in El Cotillo of course) on 12th and 13th October. There will be performers from Peru, Guatemala, Chile, Dominican Republic, Italy, Argentina, Bulgaria , mainland Spain as well as some from the Canary Islands. All performances take place in the street, in various locations. The Artists Some…

New spar supermarket in El Cotillo

New Spar Supermarket Opens

El Cotillo has another supermarket. This time a Spar, which seems to be owned by the Padilla family. It is located in the new harbour area of the village on the main street (Calle 3 de Abril de 1979) and is almost next to the Olivo Corso restaurant. It is opened Monday to Saturday from…

Music at the Craft Market – 30th August

There will be music tomorrow (30th August) at the Craft Market in the square off the main street. Hannah Life Lover will be entertaining shoppers with her one woman show. The market is on from 7pm until 10pm with a range of different stalls selling all kinds of handicrafts.

Fiesta music night on 17th August

On 17th August, during the fiesta, a music evening will take place that includes young musicians from Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote as well as from Fuerteventura. This takes place from 21:00 on Muellito del Cotillo (the quay of the old harbour). It is the 25th anniversary of this event taking place so the program is…

El Cotillo Fiesta Extra Bus Timetable

Extra buses for the Fiesta

The Tiadhe Bus Company are running extra buses over the fiesta period. They will run on 16th, 17th , the 21st, 23rd and 24th August on both the 07 El Cotillo – Puerto del Rosario route and the 08 Cotillo – Corralejo routes. See the added bus timetable below:

The Cohiba Café

Cohiba Café : new Bistro-Lounge

There is another new place to eat and relax with a drink in El Cotillo. The Cohiba Café has just opened and is located under the Marfolin apartments on the lagoon side of the village. Ideal for eating lunch on the way to the beach or a drink when you come off the beach. Their…

El Cotillo Fiesta 2019 – 14th-25th August

The El Cotillo Fiesta 2019 (Las Fiestas del Buen Viaje) provisional program is now available (see below). The full and final program with timings is below. Sábado 17 – Cotillo Joven Day (Youth day) Domingo 18 – Día Principal y Función Marítimo Terrestre de la Virgen del Buen Viaje (The main event – the fisherman’s…

El Cotillo Festival of Kites

Fuerteventura International Kite Festival 2019

Kite flyers from all over the world will again be attending the annual festival of kites which will take place from November 7th to 10th. On the 7th November this normally takes place on Playa de la Concha in El Cotillo. This started off as an unofficial day but in recent years has become part…

El Cotillo Music Festival 2019 – Additional Buses

Extra buses are again being put on to ferry those going to and from the music festival this weekend. Both the No 7 (Puerto del Rosario) and No 8 (Corralejo) services have additional buses running. They will be running up to 4:30am on both nights. See the timetable below:

Extra Buses for the Music Festival

El Cotillo Music Festival 2019

With just over 3 weeks to go I have just seen the first indication that the music festival is planned to go ahead this year. There is still no mention of it on the Ayuntamiento website (no surprise there though) but it has been announced in the Noticias Fuerteventura website – here. It states that…

Where to stay in El Cotillo

Cotillo Beach Hotel changes hands

The Cotillo Beach Hotel has been sold and is now owned by the Coral Hotels chain. It plans to upgrade the hotel from its current 3 star rating to 4 star. Coral Hotels, which was formed in 1986, has ten other hotels, all located in Tenerife, but is now looking to expand to other islands….

Second Hand Shop Opens

Sadly, the shop has now closed. A new shop has just opened in El Cotillo which sells second hand goods. It is located just down the side of the Dragon China shop opposite the main Superdino supermarket in Avda Hermanas del Castillo. You can take your unwanted items into the shop which will sell them…