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 transfer options to and from the airport, including a coach which drops off at various locations to a minibus direct to your accommodation. Check out the options here – Shuttle Fuerteventura
Many people prefer to hire a car when they stay here as it allows easy access to the beaches further out of the village, easy transport from and to the airport and also allows some sightseeing to other parts of the island.
Driving in Fuerteventura is very easy with good roads and little traffic.
It is possible to hire a car near the hotel. If you are going to hire one though you are definitely better to hire one to pick up when you arrive at the airport as you may find it cheaper to hire for a whole week or more than renting one for a day in the village. My advice on hiring here in Fuerteventura.
Also, you should definitely pre-book online to get a better rate too.
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The bus service in Fuerteventura is pretty reliable and not expensive. There are two bus services to/from El Cotillo:
No 7. This runs to/from Puerto del Rosario. There are 4 a day in each direction.
No 8. This runs every hour on the hour (plus a few direct buses), and runs to Lajares, La Oliva, Villaverde and terminates in Corralejo. The return buses leave Corralejo every hour, on the hour too. New timetable.
Routes and Timetables can be found on the Tiadhe Bus Company website
On all buses you can buy a credit card size discount card (called a Bono) from the bus driver. It costs 2 euros initially and then you can add money to it (10 euros minimum or more in 5 euro stages up to a maximum of 50 euros. This card then gives a 5% discount on all bus journeys.
There are no taxis based in the village. It is possible to ring to get one to pick up but they are based in Corralejo.
You can get a taxi from Fuerteventura airport to El Cotillo but they are quite expensive and may cost as much just one-way (85€+ each way plus a tip) as it would to hire a car for a week or more.
If you don’t want to hire a car or book a private transfer then you can pre-book a shuttle bus service from the airport. Be warned though that you may wait quite a while for it to leave the airport and it will probably go to Corralejo first and drop off at lots of hotels. The journey to El Cotillo may well take many hours.
There are a few bicycle hire shops in the village so you can hire for a few hours, days or longer.
Apart from a Segway tour there are no other forms of El Cotillo transport available – except your feet of course which isn’t a bad way to get around anyway.