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El Cotillo Fiesta 2018 - Program of Events 1

El Cotillo Fiesta 2018 – Program of Events

Finally, with only a week to go, they have released the El Cotillo Fiesta 2018 program of events! They don’t have a clue about publicity here in Fuerteventura. It all starts on Wednesday 15th August with a handball tournament on the beach and and finishes on Sunday 26th August.with a football tournament. The highlights (at…

El Cotillo Piedra Playa Cliff Landslides Warning 2

El Cotillo Piedra Playa Cliff Landslides Warning

The Ayuntaniento of La Oliva (Town Hall) has put up signs at the southern end of Piedra Playa warning of the danger from a cliff landslides. There have been a number of cliff landslides over the years between southern end of Piedra Playa (Surfers’ Beach) and the next beach, which is really only accessible at…

huge development in El Cotillo

Huge development proposal between El Cotillo and El Roque

A huge development has been proposed that would effectively join El Cotillo and El Roque together. This is reported in an article by Diariode Fuerteventura.com which also gives information on another big development in Parque Holandes. The full Spanish article can be found here. They are proposing that the huge development includes 3000 beds in…

Live music in El Cotillo

Live Music in El Cotillo Throughout July – Cotillo en Vivo

Throughout July there will be lots of live music in El Cotillo. Venues, times and acts are as follows: 1st – Starting today at the Olivo Corso restaurant near the new harbour will be Flamenco music with Marien and Jordi from 20:30. 3rd – Alejandra and Andrea Brasil from 19:30 in Kalima 5th – Imma…

Corralejo Camera Club Photography Exhibition

Corralejo Camera Club Photography Exhibition

The Corralejo Camera Club is holding an exhibition of members work in the Castillo del Toston in El Cotillo. The exhibition will run throughout June and July (and again in October and November). Corralejo Camera Club hold regular meetings and organised trips to various locations around the island. They welcome new members, both residents and…

Cotillo Live Music

Cotillo Live Music Festival – El Cotillo Football Ground

Cotillo Live Music festival will be held on 17th August 2018 in the football ground in El Cotillo. The artists that will be performing are: Juan Magan Carlos Baute K-Narias Tickets are General Entrance: 25€ and VIP Entrance: 45€. There are advance discount tickets available while stocks last for General Entrance: 20€ and VIP Entrance:…

Music Festival Cancelled Fuerteventura en Música Cancelled

The July Music Festival Cancelled

The July Music Festival Cancelled. The annual El Cotillo music festival, which was due to take place on 6th and 7th July, has been cancelled.That is a bit of a blow for the village. The Festival Website states: “The Cabildo suspends the Fuerteventura Festival in Music 2018 The requirements of the Law on Contracts of…

Camper Vans in El Cotillo Get Fined 4

Camper Vans in El Cotillo Get Fined

Over the Easter period the La Oliva Ayuntamiento fined 17 camper vans in El Cotillo for parking overnight by Playa de la Concha (Shell Beach). Overnight parking has been banned at the beach to prevent the camper vans from using parking spaces normally used by daytime beach goers. The Ayuntamiento hopes this will help with…

Surfboard Sale at Riders on Saturday 5

Surfboard Sale at Riders on Saturday

GARAGE SURFBOARD SALE @RIDERS in EL COTILLO – this SATURDAY, 05.05.2018 from 10:00 – 17:00!! COME BY and check out USED SURFBOARDS for SALE (Softboards, NSP & Fibreglass) Check out their Shop (-10% on all products for residents) & have a nice COFFEE & CAKE-BREAK at Smoothie Fruit Bar Spot opposite. Website: www.riders-surfnbike.com

Literary Week in El Cotillo 6

Literary Week in El Cotillo

From the 23rd to 27th April it will be literary week in El Cotillo and elsewhere in the north of the island. It includes events in El Cotillo, at the Cultural Centre, Tindaya, Parque Hollandes, Caldereta, El Roque, Corralejo, Lajares and Villaverde. Everywhere but La Oliva it seems. It will take place in libraries and…

Easter in El Cotillo 7

Easter in El Cotillo

There are many activities planned for Easter in El Cotillo. From 8pm on Friday 30th March there will be lots of music of various kinds taking place in Plaza del Pueblo. Then from 12:00 on Saturday 31st March the El Cotillo Family Day will take place  in the Old Harbour. There will be foam canons…

Music Festival Cancelled Fuerteventura en Música Cancelled

El Cotillo Music Festival 2018 – Fuerteventura en Musica

The El Cotillo Music Festival 2018 has been cancelled. See this post: https://www.elcotillo.net/2018/06/06/july-music-festival-cancelled/ The dates and line up of the El Cotillo Music Festival 2018 have been announced. This year it will take place over the weekend of 6th and 7th July in its usual venue of the Playa de la Concha. I think this…

Olivo Corso

New Bar/Restaurant Opens – Olivo Corso

A new bar/restaurant has opened in El Cotillo called Olivo Corso. It is located in Calle Mallorquin which is the small road behind the Aguayre cafe, near the new harbour. The chef owner is Frederic Grimaldi, originally from Corsica, who has been the head chef at the Vaca Azul in El Cotillo for many years….

Cuchilleria de Francia

Unusual new shop opens – Cuchilleria de Francia

Sadly, the shop has now closed A new, rather unique, shop, has just opened in El Cotillo called Cuchilleria de Francia. It sells a large range of French and Spanish knives of all types, shapes and sizes. The range includes kitchen knives, pen knives, fishing knives, knives with horse tools, multi-tools, knives with volcanic stone…

El Cotillo Restaurants and Cafes

For a relatively small place, there are many lovely El Cotillo restaurants and cafes, which are located all over the village, rather than in one long strip. El Cotillo‘s restaurants provide a wide variety of different cuisines – including traditional Spanish, Italian, International, Chinese, Tapas, Pizza and even English. There are also a selection of…

El Cotillo Bars | Where to drink in El Cotillo

El Cotillo bars are located in different parts of the village. One thing is for sure, you won’t find noisy night clubs and bars in El Cotillo. Having said that, some of the bars do have live music some evenings but it is usually good acoustic music, not loud heavy rock. In fact El Cotillo…

El Cotillo Planning Meeting

El Cotillo Planning Meeting – 25th January 2018

El Cotillo Planning Meeting (Apologies – mostly translated by Google from Spanish) La Oliva, on January 25, 2018. “El Cotillo, we like it as it is, a town with fishing identity and not mass tourism,” said today the mayor of La Oliva, Jesse Blanco, before starting the full ordinary meeting. “We are committed to a…

Corralejo Carnival

Corralejo Carnival 2018 – Carnaval de Corralejo 2018

This isn’t in El Cotillo, of course, but the Corralejo Carnival is worth going to see if you are staying in El Cotillo. The main carnival procession happens in evening of the last Saturday 3rd March. It takes some time to pass down the high street, perhaps 2 hours. It is reminiscent of the carnivals…

11 things to do in El Cotillo Fuerteventura

13 Things to Do in El Cotillo Fuerteventura

One of the wonderful things about holidaying in El Cotillo is the peace and quiet and lazy days lying on the beach. But, now and again, you may want to vary your daily relaxation routine with the odd activity before you head to the beach, or perhaps after you leave the beach. If that is…

El Cotillo to Corralejo bus timetable

Additional buses on the no 8 route – El Cotillo to Corralejo bus

The Cabildo has announced changes to the El Cotillo to Corralejo bus timetable starting 7th January 2018. It includes not only buses starting earlier and finishing later but also some additional more direct services. The highlights are: The first bus to Corralejo is now at 7am instead on 8am The first bus to El Cotillo…