El Cotillo News

El Cotillo as it was 1

El Cotillo as it was

I came across a couple of old photos of El Cotillo on a Fuerteventura Facebook page and thought people may 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…

A walk to Torino's Beach Bar El Cotillo

A walk along the beach to Torino’s Beach Bar El Cotillo

A few weeks ago I took a walk from the first beach to the north of the village, by the Marfolin Apartments. I walked long the beaches to Playa de la Concha and then continued on to what I know as Caleton beach – called that because of the Caleton apartments right by the beach….

El Cotillo Update

A short update on the current situation

I went to El Cotillo to get my hair cut and afterwards went for a trip around part of the village to see what is open now and also to see how busy it is. I started off in the new harbour area where the Olivo Corso has now reopened and also the Aguayre, the…

A walk around El Cotillo during phase 1 to see what's open 2

A walk around El Cotillo during phase 1 to see what’s open

I went to get my haircut in El Cotillo so decided to go for a walk around the village to see what bars, restaurants etc were open during phase 1 of the lockdown easing. I have to say there were fewer places open that I thought there would be and also fewer people about. When…

A Beach Walk - for those missing it 3

A Beach Walk – for those missing it

The day before lockdown my new camera arrived so I gave it a quick test by walking the length of Piedra Playa. It wasn’t that good but since it is impossible to go out and film anything else I uploaded it anyway. Hopefully we can all do a real beach walk soon. I have bought…

home deliveries

Home deliveries in El Cotillo during lockdown

I am sure there are a number of restaurants and cafes in El Cotillo doing home deliveries and I will add any more I find to this post. Cohiba Cafe Initially I have just found one which is the Cohiba Cafe. This is their price list and it seems they will deliver as far away…

Fuerteventura lockdown - Coronavirus 4

Fuerteventura lockdown – Coronavirus

If you think you may have the virus you can call the following number for advice etc I am trying to keep my post on my other website up to date with information (which I am finding only from official sources – not from stupid Facebook posts). Link below: JP in Fuerteventura Coronavirus Page

Church services change of venue 5

Church services change of venue

St. James’s Church, which is part of the Church of England Fuerteventura Chaplaincy, has moved to a new venue due the the commencement of the refurbishment at Cotillo Beach Hotel, which was their previous venue.  Until further notice they will be holding their English language services in El Toston Bar in the old harbour of…

New El Cotillo Sign

The controversial new El Cotillo sign

A few weeks ago a new sign was erected in the main street (Calle 3 de Abril de 1979) near the end of the football ground and outside the Riders – Surf n Bike shop. La Oliva Ayuntamiento have been placing similar large “sculpture” type signs around most of the towns and villages in the…

apartments to rent in El Cotillo

Selected Apartments to Rent in El Cotillo

There are many apartments to rent in El Cotillo for self catering holidays. So to make your choice easier, and more informed, I have used my local knowledge to select some of the best El Cotillo holiday apartments available. Many of these El Cotillo apartments to rent have sea views, some are actually right on…

El Cotillo Hotels

There are actually only three El Cotillo hotels as, fortunately, it has not developed into that kind of resort – so far anyway. I would not want to see it become another massive all-inclusive resort like some others as the village would be totally ruined. The three hotels in El Cotillo are all very different…

driving to el cotillo from fuerteventura airport

Driving to El Cotillo from Fuerteventura airport – 2 routes

Driving instructions It is easy to find your way when driving to El Cotillo from Fuerteventura airport as the roads are well signposted and there is generally very little traffic. If you are arriving after dark, and a little apprehensive about driving, then you may prefer to take the new road (avoiding the mountain road)…

The New Harbour, El Cotillo

The new harbour to be upgraded

A budget of 160,000 Euros has been allotted to upgrade the moorings in El Cotillo’s new harbour. This will increase the number of boats that can be accommodated to a total of 50. Currently the boats, which are mainly fishing boats, are moored to individual buoys that are attached to the sea bed by chains….

Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2019

Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2019

The program for the Fuerteventura Kite Festival is now available (see bottom of post) so you can plan when and where you can visit. The festival takes place over 4 days from 7th to 10th November. It is a great event and one that, each year, I say “I’m not going to go this year”…

Holiday Villas in El Roque – Just Outside El Cotillo

El Roque, is a very quiet hamlet located immediately outside El Cotillo just off of the main road. As El Roque is only 1km/10 minutes easy walk into El Cotillo village, and the beaches, it is an ideal place for a family holiday for anyone wanting a villa and a private swimming pool. There are…

Festival Cotilleando

Cotilleando 2019 – 12th/13th October

This year’s Cotilleando Festival Artistico will take place (in El Cotillo of course) on 12th and 13th October. There will be performers from Peru, Guatemala, Chile, Dominican Republic, Italy, Argentina, Bulgaria , mainland Spain as well as some from the Canary Islands. All performances take place in the street, in various locations. The Artists Some…

New spar supermarket in El Cotillo

New Spar Supermarket Opens

El Cotillo has another supermarket. This time a Spar, which seems to be owned by the Padilla family. It is located in the new harbour area of the village on the main street (Calle 3 de Abril de 1979) and is almost next to the Olivo Corso restaurant. It is opened Monday to Saturday from…

Music at the Craft Market - 30th August 6

Music at the Craft Market – 30th August

There will be music tomorrow (30th August) at the Craft Market in the square off the main street. Hannah Life Lover will be entertaining shoppers with her one woman show. The market is on from 7pm until 10pm with a range of different stalls selling all kinds of handicrafts.

Fiesta music night on 17th August 7

Fiesta music night on 17th August

On 17th August, during the fiesta, a music evening will take place that includes young musicians from Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote as well as from Fuerteventura. This takes place from 21:00 on Muellito del Cotillo (the quay of the old harbour). It is the 25th anniversary of this event taking place so the program is…

El Cotillo Fiesta Extra Bus Timetable

Extra buses for the Fiesta

The Tiadhe Bus Company are running extra buses over the fiesta period. They will run on 16th, 17th , the 21st, 23rd and 24th August on both the 07 El Cotillo – Puerto del Rosario route and the 08 Cotillo – Corralejo routes. See the added bus timetable below: