Here we answer some of the many El Cotillo frequently asked questions we get asked on an almost daily basis:
Are there holiday apartments to rent in El Cotillo?
Yes there are plenty. Here is our selection of the best – selected apartments and villas in El Cotillo
Can I stay in El Cotillo all-inclusive?
There is one hotel that does all-inclusive, the Cotillo Beach Hotel. You can check out the hotel and book here – Cotillo Beach Hotel
How far is El Cotillo from airport?
It is approximately 45 kms (28 miles) and it takes 35-40 minutes to drive.
How to get from Fuerteventura airport to El Cotillo
If you do not have a car you can either take a taxi, which is very expensive at roughly 200€ return including a tip, or you can choose one of the Fuerteventura Shuttle options which is cheaper.
If you hire a car from the airport then follow these directions:
As you leave the hire car parking area you will come to a roundabout, with a petrol station. Turn left and as you exit the roundabout keep to the right and take the slip road signposted to Puerto del Rosario.This takes you onto the FV-2 dual carriageway. Drive past the first exit (signposted Playa Blanca) and then take the next exit (signposted Corralejo and La Oliva). This is the Puerto del Rosario ring road. Take the 2nd exit slip road, signposted La Oliva and at the roundabout turn left (3rd exit), Follow this road (FV-10) up the hill and just keep going straight for about 12 miles (19 kms) through the scenic mountain road. You will pass by the village of Tetir and then Tindaya. After Tindaya you will drop down into La Oliva. Just as you reach La Oliva take the turn off left, signposted El Cotillo. There is a Disa petrol station at this junction, which is the closest to El Cotillo. Just keep going straight for another 9 miles and you will come straight into El Cotillo.
How far is El Cotillo from Corralejo?
It is approximately 12 miles (19 kms) from El Cotillo to Corralejo, via Lajares.
How to get from El Cotillo to Corralejo?
There is a very good, reliable bus service between El Cotillo and Corralejo – the No 8. Details and timetables here. The bus takes around 45 minutes.
Driving, head back out of El Cotillo and when you get to the first roundabout turn left. Drive through Lajares (worth a stop for coffee) and keep going straight, over the roundabout by the football ground. You will come to another roundabout after a couple of kms. Go straight over and take the left-hand land, signposted to Corralejo. This will take you onto the new road (still being built as of September 2018) and you will come straight to Corralejo high street. It takes about 25 minutes to drive.
Where is El Cotillo Beach?
There is more than one beach in El Cotillo, both to the south and the north of the village. The wilder beaches popular with surfers, kite surfers and wind surfers are to the south. The quieter protected lagoon beaches start on the edge of the village to the north and run all the way to the lighthouse. For full details of all the beaches see – El Cotillo Beaches
Where are El Cotillo lagoons?
The El Cotillo lagoons are located to the north of El Cotillo village. To get to them:
Walking – walk along the coast path
Driving – you need to take the turn by the football ground and follow this through the high street, past the Cotillo Beach Hotel (on the right) and keep going. Follow the road around the left 90ª bend and then you will start to come to the various beaches. The first has Torino’s Beach Bar and beyond that the lagoons start properly.
Where to eat in El Cotillo?
We try not to make too many recommendations with regard to restaurants to eat at because what some people love others hate. It is all a matter of taste really. That said, the Olivo Corso is proving very popular but there are many others that do great food and that have wonderful views. Take a look at our El Cotillo Restaurants and Cafe Guide.
Where is El Cotillo Fuerteventura?
El Cotillo is located on the north-west corner of Fuerteventura. It faces the Atlantic Ocean and as it faces west it has some spectacular sunsets.
What is El Cotillo like?
Well I am biased but I think it is the nicest place on the whole island. It has great beaches, it is quiet but with enough bars an restaurants to keep you happy and there are some lovely places to stay. Check out the rest of the website.
What is the weather like in El Cotillo?
Check out our El Cotillo weather page for up to date weather and weather month by month.
What to do in El Cotillo?
The most popular activity is to lie on one of the lovely beaches and take the occasional swim to cool off. For other things see Things to do in El Cotillo.