Update on the Building Work in El Cotillo



As many will know, there are a few large building projects going on in the north of El Cotillo, in the area in front of the Coral Cotillo Beach Hotel and the Marfolin Apartments.

All of the pile hammer action has finished on the first project, which will be an apartment development with a swimming pool, and they are now building the actual apartments themselves. There is a large crane moving building material around.

There are plenty of associated building site noises and dust, which can’t make life in the apartments that overlook the site very pleasant.

The second site is in front of the hotel. They have almost completed excavating the giant hole that I assume may house underground parking. But I don’t know what this development will be since there is no notice up on the site as there is for the first one, at least not yet. I am simply assuming it will be another apartment complex.

Building Work in El Cotillo

I imagine the Coral, the new owners of the Cotillo Beach hotel cannot be too pleased. They have only just reopened after spending a great deal of money upgrading the hotel to a 4 star.

I imagine the noise etc must be putting people off staying at the hotel, particularly if you end up in one of the hotel rooms that overlooks the building site.

As well as the noise the hotel will also be losing much of its distant sea view. Mind you, I have always thought that calling it the Cotillo Beach was a little deceptive as it implies it is situated on a beach, which of course it is not.

Building Work opposite Coral Cotillo Beach Hotel

The first time my wife and I stayed in El Cotillo we spent the first 3 nights in the hotel, as the apartment we were renting wasn’t available until then. That was in 2007 I think. The hotel only had 6 rooms occupied so it was a little like the Marie Celeste.

It was very cheap though; I think we only paid about 30€ a night all-inclusive for both of us. But after the first night we didn’t eat in the hotel as they put the food out for the 6 rooms at 6:30 so if you went to eat at say 20:00 the food had been sitting under heating lamps for 1.5 hours. We went in the bar one evening for a drink before we went into the village to eat. There was no-one in the bar, not even a barman, and no music or anything. So we sat at the bar in this empty, dead-quiet room until the barman came out of the kitchen and served us in plastic disposable glasses.

Not a great experience, but it has certainly improved since those days.

I made this short video of the building work so far if you want to watch it.

7 responses to “Update on the Building Work in El Cotillo”

  1. Steve avatar

    Any ideas what is planned behind the football ground as it has recently been marked out with wooden pegs painted orange ?

    1. JP in Fuerteventura avatar

      I know there were plans to build a new school in that area at some point. I don’t know if that is it.

  2. John Reid avatar
    John Reid

    Anyone know how to access the tennis courts?
    Since covid they have been locked and I guess you have to register to use them.

  3. JW avatar

    Just returned from our twice-yearly visit and shocked to witness Bar Torino being dismantled, apparently, due to a dispute with the council. What a shame; it’s been a great asset to holiday makers. I don’t know what the future is for El Cotillo but I think its not going to be improved. I sense vested interests are behind this. Whatever happens, it will never be a ‘squeeky clean’ resort it seems to want to project – not with all the dog mess on the beach dunes.

    1. JP in Fuerteventura avatar

      It is all about putting money in the back pockets of the local politicians

  4. Janni avatar

    Considering staying in the Coral Beach Hotel next week. How bad are the building works? Is it very noisy when inside the hotel?

    1. JP in Fuerteventura avatar

      To be honest, I doubt that you will hear that much from inside the hotel. Just make sure you have a room facing the pool rather than the road.

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