El Cotillo News

This year’s fiesta – your chance to get involved

There will be a meeting in the Cultural Centre in El Cotillo on Tuesday 14th May to discuss this year’s Fiesta in honour of our Lady of the Safe Voyage. It will take place from 18:30 and everyone is welcome. So if you want to get involved in the celebrations this year then go along…

Easter 2019 in El Cotillo

Easter 2019 in El Cotillo

Semana Santa 2019 The program for the Easter weekend festivities has been made available. It all kicks off on Friday 19th April in the evening at 20:30 in the Plaza vieja. The acts on Friday include the headliners, So Co (IV Sonido Costero) who I believe are a reggae group (but I may be wrong)….

New school location in El Cotillo

New school location approved

The location for a proposed new school in El Cotillo has been approved by the Ayuntamiento. It will be located behind the football ground and next to what many people call “The Orange Block” of apartments. It is believed it will be an infant and primary school. No date has been given as to when…

El Cotillo Labyrinth

El Cotillo’s Best Kept Secret – The Labyrinth

Although I had heard of the Labyrinth just outside El Cotillo before, incredibly after 12 years or more of visiting (and living in) El Cotillo I had never been to it. A few weeks ago I went with a friend who knew where it was. It was an overcast and windy day, but that didn’t…

Umami Fruit and Vegetables

Umami Fruit and Vegetable Shop

Sadly, the shop appears to have closed now. The Umami Fruit and veg shop in Avenue Los Lagos (the main road to the lagoons) is offering fruit and veg packages which seem good value. All fresh local organic produce and they will even deliver locally. Orders should be made 24 hours in advance by phone…

11 things to do in El Cotillo Fuerteventura

Meeting To Discuss El Cotillo Bus Service

The Town Hall has announced that there will be a meeting held in the Cultural Centre in El Cotillo on Monday 14th January at 18:00 (6pm). The objective of the meeting is to allow residents to make their views known about the future of bus transportation to and from El Cotillo. Amazingly they have actually…

El Cotillo Craft Market 7th December – with live music

With the usual amount of massive notice – this was just released today (when will they ever learn) – tomorrow’s craft market (7th December) will take place from 18:00 to 21:00 as usual but will also have live music from Manu, with his one man show. The craft market has handicrafts made in Fuerteventura, paintings…

Cotilleando 2018

Cotilleando – 13th and 14th Ocober 2018

El Cotillo will have almost 40 international artists with all kinds of shows. Culture and artistic expression for all tastes in this festival that doesn’t stop growing. It will be Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October, and we will have circus, acrobatic, musical shows, craft shows, dance and hip hop, clown acrobatics, and also new…

Dunes Road Closure Protest | Protest against the FV1 Closure

At 8pm on Saturday 8th September a dunes road closure protest will be held in Plaza Patricio Calera (behind the little Shell petrol station) in Corralejo. This is to protest against the closure of the dunes road (FV1) until 6th October because of the filming of Wonder Woman 2. This is a video of the…

2018 International Kite Festival.

2018 International Kite Festival

Only a few months now until this year’s 2018 International Kite Festival.  It will be held from 8th to 11th November. We believe the first day, the 8th, will be on Playa de la Concha in El Cotillo. This is without a doubt the most colourful event of the year in Fuerteventura so well worth…

El Cotillo Q&A

El Cotillo Q&A and Walkabout Video

I answered some El Cotillo Q&A (questions and answers about living in Fuerteventura) in this video and also took a walk around to show what is happening in the village and also any new shops, restaurants that have opened since my “El Cotillo video: What’s it like video” – https://youtu.be/6kbCz9BMuuE There are a number of…

El Cotillo Fiesta 2018 – Program of Events

Finally, with only a week to go, they have released the El Cotillo Fiesta 2018 program of events! They don’t have a clue about publicity here in Fuerteventura. It all starts on Wednesday 15th August with a handball tournament on the beach and and finishes on Sunday 26th August.with a football tournament. The highlights (at…

El Cotillo Piedra Playa Cliff Landslides Warning

The Ayuntaniento of La Oliva (Town Hall) has put up signs at the southern end of Piedra Playa warning of the danger from a cliff landslides. There have been a number of cliff landslides over the years between southern end of Piedra Playa (Surfers’ Beach) and the next beach, which is really only accessible at…

huge development in El Cotillo

Huge development proposal between El Cotillo and El Roque

A huge development has been proposed that would effectively join El Cotillo and El Roque together. This is reported in an article by Diariode Fuerteventura.com which also gives information on another big development in Parque Holandes. The full Spanish article can be found here. They are proposing that the huge development includes 3000 beds in…

Live music in El Cotillo

Live Music in El Cotillo Throughout July – Cotillo en Vivo

Throughout July there will be lots of live music in El Cotillo. Venues, times and acts are as follows: 1st – Starting today at the Olivo Corso restaurant near the new harbour will be Flamenco music with Marien and Jordi from 20:30. 3rd – Alejandra and Andrea Brasil from 19:30 in Kalima 5th – Imma…

Corralejo Camera Club Photography Exhibition

Corralejo Camera Club Photography Exhibition

The Corralejo Camera Club is holding an exhibition of members work in the Castillo del Toston in El Cotillo. The exhibition will run throughout June and July (and again in October and November). Corralejo Camera Club hold regular meetings and organised trips to various locations around the island. They welcome new members, both residents and…

Cotillo Live Music

Cotillo Live Music Festival – El Cotillo Football Ground

Cotillo Live Music festival will be held on 17th August 2018 in the football ground in El Cotillo. The artists that will be performing are: Juan Magan Carlos Baute K-Narias Tickets are General Entrance: 25€ and VIP Entrance: 45€. There are advance discount tickets available while stocks last for General Entrance: 20€ and VIP Entrance:…

Music Festival Cancelled Fuerteventura en Música Cancelled

The July Music Festival Cancelled

The July Music Festival Cancelled. The annual El Cotillo music festival, which was due to take place on 6th and 7th July, has been cancelled.That is a bit of a blow for the village. The Festival Website states: “The Cabildo suspends the Fuerteventura Festival in Music 2018 The requirements of the Law on Contracts of…

Camper Vans in El Cotillo Get Fined

Over the Easter period the La Oliva Ayuntamiento fined 17 camper vans in El Cotillo for parking overnight by Playa de la Concha (Shell Beach). Overnight parking has been banned at the beach to prevent the camper vans from using parking spaces normally used by daytime beach goers. The Ayuntamiento hopes this will help with…

Surfboard Sale at Riders on Saturday

GARAGE SURFBOARD SALE @RIDERS in EL COTILLO – this SATURDAY, 05.05.2018 from 10:00 – 17:00!! COME BY and check out USED SURFBOARDS for SALE (Softboards, NSP & Fibreglass) Check out their Shop (-10% on all products for residents) & have a nice COFFEE & CAKE-BREAK at Smoothie Fruit Bar Spot opposite. Website: www.riders-surfnbike.com