If you are planning your holidays in El Cotillo, Fuerteventura, the following information may help by giving you an overview on the resort and the surrounding area .
Pronounced ‘El Coateeyo’, El Cotillo is a small village at the northern end of Fuerteventura, on the west coast. A holiday to El Cotillo is centred around the small harbour that is mostly used by local fishermen. The harbour, where the boats are to be found, is actually relatively new. The old harbour is only a short walk to the north over the headland that separates the two. There are several bars and restaurants close to the old harbour and the views from El Toston are particularly pleasing.
El Cotillo has some fantastic beaches and lagoons that lie to the south of this little harbour town. There are miles of beaches to the south of this part of sunny Fuerteventura. The beaches are excellent, and even on a busy day they are too large to be overcrowded. Although quite safe at the lagoons (on the East side), there can be a danger of strong under currents on the cliff side (turning left in the village) especially during the big winter swells.
The tower is open to the public, where you can find a tourist information centre of sorts. Even though the tower was built as a defence against English pirates, some of the information leaflets are in English. A couple of miles to the north of El Cotillo there is a lighthouse, and a pleasant afternoon can be spent wandering there and back.
There are plenty of good fish restaurants to enjoy on your El Cotillo holidays.
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