El Cotillo News

Kite Festival Timetable 1

Kite Festival Timetable

The Kite Festival timetable is now available and shows that it starts on the beaches of El Cotillo on 9th November. It is well worth taking the trip to Corralejo over the weekend as all the kite festival participants will be flying their kites then.

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Meeting with the town council

Meeting with the town council The La Oliva town hall has called a meeting in El Cotillo to discus topics of planning, infrastructure and other matters effecting the residents of El Cotillo. This will take place at the Cultural Centre on Monday 23rd October at 19:00. A chance for all residents to have their say…

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Proposed New Hotel in El Cotillo

A proposed new hotel is being planned in El Cotillo. It is intended to be built on the front line between the Marfolin apartments and the “Sotavento” apartments. It is also proposed to cover two plots taking it all the way back to the main road. It would house up to 500 tourists at a…

Festival Cotilleando

Festival Cotilleando 14th-15th October

Festival Cotilleando 14th-15th October Festival Cotilleando will include fifteen artists providing free shows around the village. These will include aerial acrobatics, dance, circus skills, music, crafts and magic. The Councillor of Culture of La Oliva, Guacimara González, stated that Cotilleando will fill the streets of El Cotillo with “spectacular street performances, with a special presence…

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Fuerteventura International Kite Festival 2017

Fuerteventura International Kite Festival 2017 – The most colourful event in Fuerteventura The 30th annual Fuerteventura International Kite Festival 2017 will take place from 9th to 12th November. The event takes place during these dates on the dunes beach in Corralejo and it is definitely worth a visit. I mention it on here, not only…

Film crew invaded El Cotillo to film "Solo" | Solo (2017 film) 4

Film crew invaded El Cotillo to film “Solo” | Solo (2017 film)

Solo (2017 film) This week a film crew invaded El Cotillo to film some scenes in the sea off the cliffs between the new harbour and the Toston tower. They are making a Spanish film called Solo which tells the true story of a Spanish surfer, Álvaro Vizcaíno, who fell from the cliffs near Cofete. He…

El Cotillo Fiesta Bus Service Timetable

El Cotillo Fiesta Bus Service Timetable 2017

El Cotillo Fiesta Bus Service Timetable The fiesta bus service timetable for all no 7 and no 8 buses to and from El Cotillo has been published by the Cabildo. There are a number of extra buses being put on to get fiesta goers home after the music finishes. Obviously this is a better idea…

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Festival of Traditional Music and Dance – 19th August

The first Saturday of the El Cotillo Fiesta will include the Festival of Traditional Music and Dance – “Festival de Musica Y Danza Traditional de Canarias” The festival will include seven folk groups, one from each of the Canary Islands.Each will appear with their own dance groups. The festival starts at 9pm on Saturday,19th August…

El Cotillo Fiesta 2017

El Cotillo Fiesta 2017 – Program of Events

The El Cotillo Fiesta 2017 program of events has been released. This is taking place this year from 16th to 27th August. The El Cotillo Fiesta 2017 highlights are: Friday 18th: 22:30 until at least 03:00 – the first of the many music nights held in the church square behind the Cotillo Beach hotel featuring…

Another El Cotillo beach awarded blue flag

Another El Cotillo beach awarded blue flag

Another El Cotillo beach awarded blue flag This week, Playa de La Concha (Shell Beach) has announced it has become another El Cotillo beach awarded blue flag. Many local businesses, as well as the La Oliva Ayuntamiento (town hall), were involved in obtaining this award. This is the most popular beach in El Cotillo with…

Extra Buses for the Music Festival

Extra Buses for the Music Festival in El Cotillo

Extra Buses for the Music Festival The Cabildo is putting on extra buses for both the No 7 (Puerto del Rosario) and No 8 (Corralejo) routes over this weekend especially for the Music Festival. Buses will run as late as 4am on Sunday morning on the No 8 service. Have fun if you are planning…

Friday Craft Market – El Cotillo Fuerteventura

Every Friday afternoon and early evening there is a craft market held in the little square on the main street to the harbour. To get to it, from outside El Cotillo, drive straight into the village and it is on the right just past La Caixa bank and before you get to the new harbour….

Easter in El Cotillo

Easter Weekend Entertainment in El Cotillo

Easter Weekend Entertainment in El Cotillo There are various entertainments taking place during Easter in El Cotillo which is from 13th to 15th April this year. These will go on into the early hours as usual so El Cotillo will be rather noisy for a few days. On Sunday is children’s day with lots of…

El Cotillo Music Festival 2022

El Cotillo Music Festival 2017

El Cotillo Music Festival 2017 – 30th June-1st July The El Cotillo Music Festival 2017 (FEM – Fuerteventura en Musica) takes place this year on 30th June and 1st July – both nights from 20:00 to 04:00. So, not much sleep for the residents that weekend. UPDATE: The line up has now been announced and…

El Cotillo Useful Information – Doctors, Hospital, Pharmacy, Map

Doctors There is a private doctor’s surgery in the high street. It is a branch of the main Brisamar clinic in Corralejo. Opening hours are 16:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday. Obviously you will have to pay but if you have travel insurance this should be refundable. There is also a private doctor’s practice in…

El Cotillo Music Festival 2022

El Cotillo Fiesta and Music Festival

El Cotillo Fiesta The El Cotillo fiesta always takes place at the end of August and lasts roughly 10 days. During this time the village is transformed from a quiet laid-back place into a very busy, noisy one. Don’t expect much sleep at this time! See the news section for details of this year’s El…

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El Cotillo Fuerteventura | Why People Love It

El Cotillo Fuerteventura is located on the north-west coast of the island, facing the Atlantic Ocean. To many people, who visit regularly, it is the nicest place in Fuerteventura as it still feels like a village, it is relatively quiet but with great restaurants and bars and the icing on the cake are its beautiful…

El Cotillo Transport

Transport Links to and from El Cotillo

El Cotillo transport facilities are not particularly extensive but what there are ok. The buses in particular are very dependable. If you want to see more of the island but don’t want to drive, or use the buses, then check out our tours, excursions and activities page. Fuerteventura Airport Transfers There are a number of…

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Where To Stay in El Cotillo – Apartments and Hotels

When considering where to stay in El Cotillo, the vast majority of visitors’ preferred option is to stay in one of the many self-catering El Cotillo apartments there are to rent. Some have fabulous sea views, others are tucked away in quiet spots in the village.. Some apartments are in small complexes while others are…

El Cotillo Weather

El Cotillo Weather | The Weather in El Cotillo Fuerteventura

The El Cotillo weather is much easier to forecast than in the UK. However, it is amazing how many times the meteorologists can still be wrong. Perhaps one day they will admit that you cannot predict the unpredictable. For those that believe such things here is an up to date forecast for the El Cotillo…