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9 things to do in El Cotillo Fuerteventura

My pick of the top 9 things to do in El Cotillo in Fuerteventura

Source: http://www.elcotillo.net/things-to-do-in-el-cotillo-fuerteventura/

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Beaches - obviously!

Beaches - obviously!

The most popular daytime activity in El Cotillo is definitely finding a nice spot on one of the El Cotillo beaches and relaxing. With, or without, swimwear - it is your choice. Take the occasional dip in the sea to cool off. Try snorkelling if you are on one of the lagoon beaches. People watch.

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El Tostón Tower

El Tostón Tower

Take a stroll to the Tostón tower to the south of the village, overlooking the new harbour and the surfers' beach. It was built in the early 1700s to defend the dock from pirates. It only costs a couple of Euros to go in and explore. Normally they also have an art exhibition of some kind inside too.

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El Cotillo Lighthouse

El Cotillo Lighthouse

Take a walk north along the coast to the lighthouse (Faro de Tostón). It takes about an hour to walk there or you could even try jogging it. When you get there you can have a well-deserved coffee or beer from the little cafe inside (Open 10:30-17:30 and closed Sunday and Monday). When it is open you can also pay a small fee and see the fishermans' exhibition and go up to the top of the middle tower to get a great view.

4

Chill and watch the sunsets

Chill and watch the sunsets

This is probably one of the most popular things to do in El Cotillo. Being on the west coast, El Cotillo gets some great sunsets. So find a seat outside one of the nice bars or restaurants in El Cotillo, with a view of the sea, and chill with your favourite sundowner to watch the show. Some suggestions are - Sottovento restaurant, Aguayre cafe by the new harbour, The Toston bar's terrace in the old harbour.

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Learn to surf, kite surf or SUP (stand up paddle)

Learn to surf, kite surf or SUP (stand up paddle)

If you are feeling energetic why not learn to surf or kite surf? There are a number of schools located in the village that can teach you. Surf lessons generally take place on the surfers' beach immediately to the south of the El Cotillo. Kite lessons also take place on this beach as well as the first beach past the lighthouse. If you can already surf then the schools can normally rent you a board by the day or week.

6

Rent a Bike

Rent a Bike

The energetic can rent bikes from a number of shops in El Cotillo, such as the Riders Surf n Bike shop near the football ground. You can ride the tracks along the coast to the south and visit Steps Beach or Esquinzo beach. You can head the other way and go to the lighthouse and then along the north shore to Majanicho. Alternatively you can head inland to Lajares via the cycle path and further afield.

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Bus (Lajares, La Oliva, Corralejo, Rosario)

Bus (Lajares, La Oliva, Corralejo, Rosario)

Take a bus trip on the no 8 bus (timetable) from El Cotillo bus station. Have lunch in Lajares. Get off at La Oliva and visit the Colonels’ House or spend an hour in the art gallery. Travel all the way to Corralejo to do some shopping, have lunch along the sea front or go to the water park during the summer. Alternatively you can catch the no 7 to the capital, Puerto del Rosario.

8

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

It is possible to go horse riding from a stable in El Roque, near the windmill. I believe most of the horses are rescued. Rides include a sunset trek along the coast.

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Segway Tours

Segway Tours

Perhaps the most unusual of the things to do in El Cotillo Fuerteventura. You can join one of the 5 Segway tours which range from 15 minutes to 2 hours. These are based just in front of the Cotillo Beach Hotel.