El Cotillo News

The Cohiba Café

Cohiba Café : new Bistro-Lounge

There is another new place to eat and relax with a drink in El Cotillo. The Cohiba Café has just opened and is located under the Marfolin apartments on the lagoon side of the village. Ideal for eating lunch on the way to the beach or a drink when you come off the beach. Their…

El Cotillo Fiesta 2019 - 14th-25th August 1

El Cotillo Fiesta 2019 – 14th-25th August

The El Cotillo Fiesta 2019 (Las Fiestas del Buen Viaje) provisional program is now available (see below). The full and final program with timings is below. Sábado 17 – Cotillo Joven Day (Youth day) Domingo 18 – Día Principal y Función Marítimo Terrestre de la Virgen del Buen Viaje (The main event – the fisherman’s…

El Cotillo Festival of Kites

Fuerteventura International Kite Festival 2019

Kite flyers from all over the world will again be attending the annual festival of kites which will take place from November 7th to 10th. On the 7th November this normally takes place on Playa de la Concha in El Cotillo. This started off as an unofficial day but in recent years has become part…

El Cotillo Music Festival 2019 – Additional Buses

Extra buses are again being put on to ferry those going to and from the music festival this weekend. Both the No 7 (Puerto del Rosario) and No 8 (Corralejo) services have additional buses running. They will be running up to 4:30am on both nights. See the timetable below:

Extra Buses for the Music Festival

El Cotillo Music Festival 2019

With just over 3 weeks to go I have just seen the first indication that the music festival is planned to go ahead this year. There is still no mention of it on the Ayuntamiento website (no surprise there though) but it has been announced in the Noticias Fuerteventura website – here. It states that…

Where to stay in El Cotillo

Cotillo Beach Hotel changes hands

The Cotillo Beach Hotel has been sold and is now owned by the Coral Hotels chain. It plans to upgrade the hotel from its current 3 star rating to 4 star. Coral Hotels, which was formed in 1986, has ten other hotels, all located in Tenerife, but is now looking to expand to other islands….

Second Hand Shop Opens 2

Second Hand Shop Opens

Sadly, the shop has now closed. A new shop has just opened in El Cotillo which sells second hand goods. It is located just down the side of the Dragon China shop opposite the main Superdino supermarket in Avda Hermanas del Castillo. You can take your unwanted items into the shop which will sell them…

This year's fiesta - your chance to get involved 3

This year’s fiesta – your chance to get involved

There will be a meeting in the Cultural Centre in El Cotillo on Tuesday 14th May to discuss this year’s Fiesta in honour of our Lady of the Safe Voyage. It will take place from 18:30 and everyone is welcome. So if you want to get involved in the celebrations this year then go along…

Easter 2019 in El Cotillo

Easter 2019 in El Cotillo

Semana Santa 2019 The program for the Easter weekend festivities has been made available. It all kicks off on Friday 19th April in the evening at 20:30 in the Plaza vieja. The acts on Friday include the headliners, So Co (IV Sonido Costero) who I believe are a reggae group (but I may be wrong)….

New school location in El Cotillo

New school location approved

The location for a proposed new school in El Cotillo has been approved by the Ayuntamiento. It will be located behind the football ground and next to what many people call “The Orange Block” of apartments. It is believed it will be an infant and primary school. No date has been given as to when…

El Cotillo Labyrinth

El Cotillo’s Best Kept Secret – The Labyrinth

Although I had heard of the Labyrinth just outside El Cotillo before, incredibly after 12 years or more of visiting (and living in) El Cotillo I had never been to it. A few weeks ago I went with a friend who knew where it was. It was an overcast and windy day, but that didn’t…

Umami Fruit and Vegetables

Umami Fruit and Vegetable Shop

Sadly, the shop appears to have closed now. The Umami Fruit and veg shop in Avenue Los Lagos (the main road to the lagoons) is offering fruit and veg packages which seem good value. All fresh local organic produce and they will even deliver locally. Orders should be made 24 hours in advance by phone…

11 things to do in El Cotillo Fuerteventura

Meeting To Discuss El Cotillo Bus Service

The Town Hall has announced that there will be a meeting held in the Cultural Centre in El Cotillo on Monday 14th January at 18:00 (6pm). The objective of the meeting is to allow residents to make their views known about the future of bus transportation to and from El Cotillo. Amazingly they have actually…

El Cotillo Craft Market 7th December - with live music 4

El Cotillo Craft Market 7th December – with live music

With the usual amount of massive notice – this was just released today (when will they ever learn) – tomorrow’s craft market (7th December) will take place from 18:00 to 21:00 as usual but will also have live music from Manu, with his one man show. The craft market has handicrafts made in Fuerteventura, paintings…

Cotilleando 2018

Cotilleando – 13th and 14th Ocober 2018

El Cotillo will have almost 40 international artists with all kinds of shows. Culture and artistic expression for all tastes in this festival that doesn’t stop growing. It will be Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October, and we will have circus, acrobatic, musical shows, craft shows, dance and hip hop, clown acrobatics, and also new…

El Cotillo Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

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?…

Dunes Road Closure Protest | Protest against the FV1 Closure 5

Dunes Road Closure Protest | Protest against the FV1 Closure

At 8pm on Saturday 8th September a dunes road closure protest will be held in Plaza Patricio Calera (behind the little Shell petrol station) in Corralejo. This is to protest against the closure of the dunes road (FV1) until 6th October because of the filming of Wonder Woman 2. This is a video of the…

2018 International Kite Festival.

2018 International Kite Festival

Only a few months now until this year’s 2018 International Kite Festival.  It will be held from 8th to 11th November. We believe the first day, the 8th, will be on Playa de la Concha in El Cotillo. This is without a doubt the most colourful event of the year in Fuerteventura so well worth…

Fuerteventura Excursions

There are many things to do in fuerteventura and things to see in Fuerteventura. So if you feel like going out for the day then try a Fuerteventura excursion – here are some suggestions. Fuerteventura activities They include fuerteventura boat trips, visits to Fuerteventura attractions by mini-bus tours, Jeep safaris, Oasis Park, visits to a…

El Cotillo Q&A

El Cotillo Q&A and Walkabout Video

I answered some El Cotillo Q&A (questions and answers about living in Fuerteventura) in this video and also took a walk around to show what is happening in the village and also any new shops, restaurants that have opened since my “El Cotillo video: What’s it like video” – https://youtu.be/6kbCz9BMuuE There are a number of…