El Cotillo News

Road overlooking the New Harbour Pedestrianised 1

Road overlooking the New Harbour Pedestrianised

There has been talk of this happening for a while but it has finally happened. On Christmas Eve the Ayuntamiento put up barriers outside the Aguayre cafe at one end and the Seahorse bar at the other end to prevent any more traffic and parking along the road. The intention is now to pave the…

The Amazing Formation Kite Fliers in El Cotillo 2

The Amazing Formation Kite Fliers in El Cotillo

I finally managed to edit last year’s footage of the Fuerteventura Kite Festival in El Cotillo. If you will be in El Cotillo or elsewhere in Fuerteventura at any time from 7th to 13th of November go and take a look. It is always worth a visit. The main days are Thursday 10th in El…

Fuerteventura International Kite Festival 2022 3

Fuerteventura International Kite Festival 2022

It is nearly that time of year again for the kites to arrive in Fuerteventura, for the 35th year. The most colourful event of the year in Fuerteventura. It is running for a week this year, from 7th to 13th November, although it will probably start slowly and build up to the final three days…

El Cotillo in October 2022

A Quick Look at El Cotillo in October 2022

I had to take Jenson to get his haircut so as I had an hour to kill I had a little walk around Cotillo to see what is new, what has closed and also to see the current situation with the building work opposite the Coral Cotillo Beach Hotel. Not too many changes apart from:…

11 things to do in El Cotillo Fuerteventura

Increased Bus Services During the 2022 El Cotillo Fiesta

The Cabildo has increased the bus service on the No 7 (Puerto del Rosario – El Cotillo) and No 8 (Corralejo – El Cotillo) routes with services that run up to 6am to take fiesta goers home after the music finishes. Increased timetable below:

El Cotillo Fiesta

El Cotillo Fiesta – 16th to 28th August 2022

This year’s fiesta in El Cotillo in honour of Ntra. Sra. del Buen Viaje. Quiet little El Cotillo will once again become incredibly noisy, not due to the traditional parts which are nice, but because it seems you can’t have a fiesta nowadays without crazily loud “music” until 4-5am most nights. I imagine that 30-40…

El Cotillo Music Festival 2022

Music Festival Activities During the Day

The Cabldo say in their post https://bit.ly/3A2NBEj …. FEM de Día 2022 includes activities throughout the weekend such as parades, concerts and workshops The 16th edition of Fuerteventura en Música will host a program of day activities, which will be held on July 1, 2 and 3, organized by the Council of Culture of the…

Extra Buses for the Music Festival

Extra Bus Timetable for the FEM Festival

As in previous years, extra buses are being put on to cover the music festival. On both the No 7 (Puerto del Rosario) and No 8 (Corralejo) services to enable people to travel back at the end of each evenings music (or should I say at the end of the very late night/early morning. From…

Fuerteventura en Music (FEM) Festival 2022 4

Fuerteventura en Music (FEM) Festival 2022

The FEM festival will take place this year after a 2 year absence on the 1st and 2nd July. As usual it will take place at the back of La Concha beach in El Cotillo. f you are staying on holiday during that weekend you may as well go to it as you won’t get…

Bar Torino To Close 5

Bar Torino To Close

This will be a blow to many as, after 22 years, Bar Torino on Playa de la Concha (the main lagoon beach) will close due to a dispute with the council. It is the only beach bar in El Cotillo and has become a big part of life in Cotillo. This is a message on…

Vandalism of the Toston Tower 6

Vandalism of the Toston Tower

According to Noticias Fuerteventura last night (between 24th-25th April) someone painted graffiti on the Toston Tower. They state: Some unscrupulous people painted during this last night a graffiti in one of the symbols of the Majorera culture in the north of Fuerteventura. The Torreón del Tostón appeared with a horrible graffiti with the word liberta,…

Easter 2022 in El Cotillo - Semana Santa 7

Easter 2022 in El Cotillo – Semana Santa

On 15th April there will be music from the Banda Furgojoven in the old harbour from 12:30 to 14:30. There will also be music in the Public Square in El Cotillo on 15th April from 22:00 to 03:00, so don’t expect to get any sleep until the early hours. The acts include Grupo Kandela, Nuevo…

Extra Buses for the Music Festival

FEM Music Festival – Will it happen this year?

The 2022 Fuerteventura in Music Festival is scheduled to take place during the first weekend of July (1st and 2nd July) and will, as usual, take place in the area behind La Concha beach. Sadly, a few times in recent years, it has been cancelled at the last minute and wasn’t scheduled to take place…

Building work in El Cotillo

Update on the Building Work in El Cotillo

As many will know, there are a few large building projects going on in the north of El Cotillo, in the area in front of the Coral Cotillo Beach Hotel and the Marfolin Apartments. All of the pile hammer action has finished on the first project, which will be an apartment development with a swimming…

El Cotillo Fiesta

El Cotillo Fiesta 2021 – CANCELLED

No great surprise but this years fiesta in El Cotillo has been cancelled again. It was due to take place from 10th August but yet again, it was cancelled with only a few days notice. Crazy when you consider that they will be allowing football crowds and all manner of other things to take place….

Hire a hog in El Cotillo

Hire a Hog In El Cotillo

Sadly this business has now closed You can now hire a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in El Cotillo and explore the island. Steel Horse Motorcycles has opened hiring both Harley-Davidson Iron motorbikes as well as Brixton Felsberg 125cc all-terrain motorbikes. The owners are long time passionate bikers who have seen a gap in the market in Fuerteventura….

Work starts on new hotel in El Cotillo

Work starts on new hotel in El Cotillo

Work has now begun to build what is believed to be a new hotel in El Cotillo on the site in front of the Marfolin Apartments. The hotel will extend from the main road to the lagoons beaches, just past the Coral Cotillo Beach Hotel, down to the road that runs along the seafront. At…

Ice Cream Figure Stolen from La Puntilla 8

Ice Cream Figure Stolen from La Puntilla

It is incredible but the Ice Cream figure that sits outside the La Puntilla home made ice cream shop has been stolen. What kind of low life would do a thing like that? Hopefully it will be found, or returned by whoever did it. It is hardly something that is easy to hide. If anyone…

New Delicatessen - La Gastronomia 9

New Delicatessen – La Gastronomia

I know it has been there a little while but we only discovered La Gastronomia a few weeks. It is located near the main Superdino supermarket and is the other side of the road just down the side from the Chinese shop. It has been opened my Enrico and I have to say the food…

El Cotillo Friday Craft Market

La Oliva Ayuntamiento temporarily suspends street music performances and market in El Cotillo

Translated from the Ayuntamiento notice: The City Council of La Oliva decrees the temporary suspension of musical performances in the streets, in addition to the markets of Lajares and El Cotillo. A decision that is adopted after the new extension of the Insular Emergency Plan and the notable decrease in tourists in the municipality, which brings…