El Cotillo News

Literary Week in El Cotillo

From the 23rd to 27th April it will be literary week in El Cotillo and elsewhere in the north of the island. It includes events in El Cotillo, at the Cultural Centre, Tindaya, Parque Hollandes, Caldereta, El Roque, Corralejo, Lajares and Villaverde. Everywhere but La Oliva it seems. It will take place in libraries and…

Easter in El Cotillo

There are many activities planned for Easter in El Cotillo. From 8pm on Friday 30th March there will be lots of music of various kinds taking place in Plaza del Pueblo. Then from 12:00 on Saturday 31st March the El Cotillo Family Day will take place  in the Old Harbour. There will be foam canons…

Music Festival Cancelled Fuerteventura en Música Cancelled

El Cotillo Music Festival 2018 – Fuerteventura en Musica

The El Cotillo Music Festival 2018 has been cancelled. See this post: https://www.elcotillo.net/2018/06/06/july-music-festival-cancelled/ The dates and line up of the El Cotillo Music Festival 2018 have been announced. This year it will take place over the weekend of 6th and 7th July in its usual venue of the Playa de la Concha. I think this…

Olivo Corso

New Bar/Restaurant Opens – Olivo Corso

A new bar/restaurant has opened in El Cotillo called Olivo Corso. It is located in Calle Mallorquin which is the small road behind the Aguayre cafe, near the new harbour. The chef owner is Frederic Grimaldi, originally from Corsica, who has been the head chef at the Vaca Azul in El Cotillo for many years….

Cuchilleria de Francia

Unusual new shop opens – Cuchilleria de Francia

Sadly, the shop has now closed A new, rather unique, shop, has just opened in El Cotillo called Cuchilleria de Francia. It sells a large range of French and Spanish knives of all types, shapes and sizes. The range includes kitchen knives, pen knives, fishing knives, knives with horse tools, multi-tools, knives with volcanic stone…

El Cotillo Planning Meeting

El Cotillo Planning Meeting – 25th January 2018

El Cotillo Planning Meeting (Apologies – mostly translated by Google from Spanish) La Oliva, on January 25, 2018. “El Cotillo, we like it as it is, a town with fishing identity and not mass tourism,” said today the mayor of La Oliva, Jesse Blanco, before starting the full ordinary meeting. “We are committed to a…

Corralejo Carnival

Corralejo Carnival 2018 – Carnaval de Corralejo 2018

This isn’t in El Cotillo, of course, but the Corralejo Carnival is worth going to see if you are staying in El Cotillo. The main carnival procession happens in evening of the last Saturday 3rd March. It takes some time to pass down the high street, perhaps 2 hours. It is reminiscent of the carnivals…

11 things to do in El Cotillo Fuerteventura

13 Things to Do in El Cotillo Fuerteventura

One of the wonderful things about holidaying in El Cotillo is the peace and quiet and lazy days lying on the beach. But, now and again, you may want to vary your daily relaxation routine with the odd activity before you head to the beach, or perhaps after you leave the beach. If that is…

El Cotillo to Corralejo bus timetable

Additional buses on the no 8 route – El Cotillo to Corralejo bus

The Cabildo has announced changes to the El Cotillo to Corralejo bus timetable starting 7th January 2018. It includes not only buses starting earlier and finishing later but also some additional more direct services. The highlights are: The first bus to Corralejo is now at 7am instead on 8am The first bus to El Cotillo…

Kite Festival Timetable

The Kite Festival timetable is now available and shows that it starts on the beaches of El Cotillo on 9th November. It is well worth taking the trip to Corralejo over the weekend as all the kite festival participants will be flying their kites then.

Meeting with the town council

Meeting with the town council The La Oliva town hall has called a meeting in El Cotillo to discus topics of planning, infrastructure and other matters effecting the residents of El Cotillo. This will take place at the Cultural Centre on Monday 23rd October at 19:00. A chance for all residents to have their say…

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Proposed New Hotel in El Cotillo

A proposed new hotel is being planned in El Cotillo. It is intended to be built on the front line between the Marfolin apartments and the “Sotavento” apartments. It is also proposed to cover two plots taking it all the way back to the main road. It would house up to 500 tourists at a…

Festival Cotilleando

Festival Cotilleando 14th-15th October

Festival Cotilleando 14th-15th October Festival Cotilleando will include fifteen artists providing free shows around the village. These will include aerial acrobatics, dance, circus skills, music, crafts and magic. The Councillor of Culture of La Oliva, Guacimara González, stated that Cotilleando will fill the streets of El Cotillo with “spectacular street performances, with a special presence…

Fuerteventura International Kite Festival 2017

Fuerteventura International Kite Festival 2017 – The most colourful event in Fuerteventura The 30th annual Fuerteventura International Kite Festival 2017 will take place from 9th to 12th November. The event takes place during these dates on the dunes beach in Corralejo and it is definitely worth a visit. I mention it on here, not only…

Film crew invaded El Cotillo to film “Solo” | Solo (2017 film)

Solo (2017 film) This week a film crew invaded El Cotillo to film some scenes in the sea off the cliffs between the new harbour and the Toston tower. They are making a Spanish film called Solo which tells the true story of a Spanish surfer, Álvaro Vizcaíno, who fell from the cliffs near Cofete. He…

El Cotillo Fiesta Bus Service Timetable

El Cotillo Fiesta Bus Service Timetable 2017

El Cotillo Fiesta Bus Service Timetable The fiesta bus service timetable for all no 7 and no 8 buses to and from El Cotillo has been published by the Cabildo. There are a number of extra buses being put on to get fiesta goers home after the music finishes. Obviously this is a better idea…

Festival of Traditional Music and Dance – 19th August

The first Saturday of the El Cotillo Fiesta will include the Festival of Traditional Music and Dance – “Festival de Musica Y Danza Traditional de Canarias” The festival will include seven folk groups, one from each of the Canary Islands.Each will appear with their own dance groups. The festival starts at 9pm on Saturday,19th August…

El Cotillo Fiesta 2017

El Cotillo Fiesta 2017 – Program of Events

The El Cotillo Fiesta 2017 program of events has been released. This is taking place this year from 16th to 27th August. The El Cotillo Fiesta 2017 highlights are: Friday 18th: 22:30 until at least 03:00 – the first of the many music nights held in the church square behind the Cotillo Beach hotel featuring…

Another El Cotillo beach awarded blue flag

Another El Cotillo beach awarded blue flag

Another El Cotillo beach awarded blue flag This week, Playa de La Concha (Shell Beach) has announced it has become another El Cotillo beach awarded blue flag. Many local businesses, as well as the La Oliva Ayuntamiento (town hall), were involved in obtaining this award. This is the most popular beach in El Cotillo with…

Extra Buses for the Music Festival

Extra Buses for the Music Festival in El Cotillo

Extra Buses for the Music Festival The Cabildo is putting on extra buses for both the No 7 (Puerto del Rosario) and No 8 (Corralejo) routes over this weekend especially for the Music Festival. Buses will run as late as 4am on Sunday morning on the No 8 service. Have fun if you are planning…