El Cotillo as it was



I came across some old photos of El Cotillo on a Fuerteventura Facebook page and thought people might 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 fishing boats are all stored just off the beach as the new harbour didn’t exist then. I took a photo back in 2013 during the fiesta from almost the same spot so you can compare then and now(ish).

Old photo of El Cotillo's old harbour
El Cotillo Old harbour then
El Cotillo as it was 1
El Cotillo old harbour in August 2013

The second photo is an aerial view of the old harbour looking inland, and again, I don’t know what year this was taken. The second is a still taken from an excellent drone video of El Cotillo by Paul McGuinness, which you can watch here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BrsiCo7krs

Comparing these two photos, you can see how El Cotillo has grown.

Old photo of El Cotillo old harbour from the air
El Cotillo old harbour from the air – year unknown
El Cotillo as it was 2
El Cotillo old harbour from the air taken in 2017

The old photos are from the Fuerteagenda Facebook page. Check it out as they have many other old photos of Fuerteventura and it is fun trying to work out where they are.

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