Location & Information
The island is famous for its stunning white sand beaches and very popular with water sport enthusiasts. El Cotillo just happens to have 2 of the best beach areas. To the south of the village we have the amazing stretch of the Piedra Playa which is a surfers paradise, and to the north you have a whole series of sheltered lagoons with powder white sand and clear turquoise water protected from the waves by lava stone reefs. Here you can also find our famous natural wind breakers built by beach lovers using the lava rocks which offer protection on windy days and privacy for getting that all over tan if you are feeling a bit shy! The island has traditionally been a popular destination for naturists and still is.
How to get there?
Direct flights available from most major European airports. Flight times are between 3.5 -
The climate is subtropical (temperatures usually range from 18-28°C) and has very little rainfall. It’s closest neighbour is the coast of West Africa. The sun shines approximately 8 hours a day almost every day of the year and so just happens to be an ideal destination at any time of the year.
The village and it’s surroundings
El Cotillo is set in the North West of the island of Fuerteventura. Once a sleepy fishing village, it is now moving into the 21st century and with it a certain amount of new developments. However, it has not grown too much and still retains the true local atmosphere it has always had.
The village has 1 large and 2 smaller super markets, a bank with an ATM machine and a fabulous French bakery. There are various other smaller stores and services in the village including a phone and internet shop. Restaurants are plentiful and most have excellent views over the beach or harbours … and many of the bars/restaurants host a free WiFi service.
The village maintains its Canarian feel and is an ideal location for many. Surfing, body boarding, fishing, snorkelling, cycling and walking are all very popular in this area and equipment can be bought or hired locally. We have a small horse riding stable on the edge of the village near El Roque.
If you really have to leave El Cotillo you can find a water park, a zoo, museums, markets, golfing and much more within easy access.
Whether you’re thinking of taking your holidays in Fuerteventura, booking an apartment, hiring a car or looking for more information or simply browsing for fun, let us simply welcome you to this beautiful Canary island – Fuerteventura. With three thousand hours of sunshine a year, Fuerteventura is the closest Canary Island to the African coast with only 100km separating the ‘Punta de la Entallada’ from Cape Juby in Morroco and is the second largest (after Tenerife) of all the islands.
The weather conditions of Fuerteventura are very similar to Florida and Mexico which are on the same latitude, which make this island the ideal holiday location. There is no other island in the Canaries with as many enormous sand dunes and long sandy beaches (more than one hundred and fifty). Even though most of the land on Fuerteventura consists of stone and rock, this island has some of the most impressive beaches in the whole of Europe. Approx 98km long and 30km across at the widest point.
In the history of time Fuerteventura is generally regarded as the oldest of all the Canaries and its strange contours come from various volcanic episodes. The last eruption occurred about 7,000 years ago so you’re pretty safe! Should you wish to see some volcanic activity take a trip to the neighboring island of Lanzarote, it’s well worth the effort. You can also take a short boat trip over to the small island called Los Lobos (only 6sqkm) and really get away from it all. Water sports are very popular in Fuerteventura. Every year hundreds of surfers, wind and kitesurfers find their way into this little paradise. There are many new attractions inviting tourists to discover different aspects of the Island’s landscape and culture such as the Betancuria Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography and Tefia Craft Village to name but a few.
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