On the northwest coast of Fuerteventura you will find a piece of paradise within your reach – El Cotillo. A small fishing village noted for its sustainable living and for not being part of an epicentre of mass tourism. Here you will find the peace that you are looking for thanks to its beautiful sandy beaches, turquoise waters, relaxing panoramic views from the castle, narrow streets with whitewashed houses and its fishing port with many restaurants specialising in fresh fish.
Would you like to discover a bit more of what El Cotillo has to offer? Here are 4 essentials during your trip:
La playa de La Concha (La Concha beach)
In reality this is an extension of small coves ideal to discover together as a family. It´s length is 220 metres and it is one of the most famous beaches in Fuerteventura for its tranquillity and beauty, the ideal spot to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in your life.
La playa de Los Lagos (Los Lagos beach)
Just like La Concha beach, this beach is a succession of quiet coves that extend towards Corralejo along the north coast of the island. It is also ideal for families as everyone can enjoy the clear waters and fine sand even if they don´t know how to swim. A perfect area for long walks along the shoreline as the tide is low so poses no risk.
El Castillo del Tostón (Toston castle)
The Toston castle is a cultural and historical space in El Cotillo, a Historic-Artistic monument of Cultural interest since 1949. Its cylindrical shape has 3 guns at the top and still conserves the stairs and drawbridge with wrought iron chains.
When the Crown of Castilla conquered the island, El Cotillo started to gain importance as a natural port for the trade of orchilla, cereals and livestock. This construction was used to defend the coastal area from the Berbers, English and French pirates.
Today it is a cultural landmark of the village. You can access the inside to contemplate the views from the viewpoint and to enjoy the various temporary exhibitions that it hosts. It is also home to the local tourist office where tourists receive information to plan their trips on the island. Outside of the castle is the Toston beach with its strong winds and waves which is why it´s an ideal spot for sports such as kitesurf or windsurf.
El Museo de Pesca Tradicional (Traditional fishing museum)
Just 5 kilometres separates El Cotillo village and the Toston lighthouse and it is here that you will find the Traditional fishing museum. A place where you can get to know the significance of the traditional fishing of the island (also known as Majorera fishing) and the close relationship that the locals have with the sea, the engine of local economy and an example of sustainable exploitation of natural resources.
The cultural conversions of lighthouses have become very common in Fuerteventura over the last few years with the idea of making them into spaces open to the general public with an educational purpose and the diffusion of local life in an interactive way through audios, information boards and videos. A visit to the Museum also includes climbing to the top of one of the turrets of the lighthouse to be able to enjoy the amazing landscape surroundings.
If you would like to discover the charm of El Cotillo on your own, at Vacanzy Collection we offer you 3 possible properties for your stay: Marae, a modern duplex with sea views from the roof terrace; Pantai I, a one bedroom apartment and Pantai II, a 2 bedroom apartment. Take advantage of the offers that you will find on our website and enjoy an unforgettable experience in this fishing village. We´ll be waiting for you!!