Little El Cotillo is a relaxed and charming resort on the northern tip of the beautiful island of Fuerteventura. Its spectacular beaches, among them a mecca for kite surfing and other water sports, are among the best on the island, but there are lots of delightful little coves to explore nearby. This former fishing village has preserved plenty of authentic charm, and has a fishing port where you can watch the fishermen bring in their catch, plus a clutch of great places to eat, drink and shop. If you’re looking for some bright lights and a wider range of nightlife, the lively resort of Corralejo is just 20 minutes away by car.
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Your guide to El Cotillo holidays
El Cotillo is a charming fishing village that has developed into a small and appealing resort. It has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, but the magnificent beaches are undoubtedly the biggest attraction. There are beaches to suit everyone, whether you’re travelling with young kids and want shallow waters and fine sand, or are looking for the adrenaline rush of kite-surfing and surfing. If you want more seclusion, you can head to one of the wonderfully unspoilt bays, dramatically fringed with dark, volcanic rocks, which are located on the outskirts of the town. You can watch the fishermen unload their catch on the docks, climb to the top of the old watchtower for wonderful views, or head into nearby Corralejo for some shopping and nightlife.
El Cotillo is surrounded by fabulous beaches, which are some of the best on the island. The Piedra Playa stretches for 2 kilometres south of the town, and is a mecca for surfing and kite-surfing. To the north are the La Concha and Los Lagos beaches, which are sheltered by a reef and feature shallow waters that are ideal for families with young children – or just for basking in the gorgeous sunshine. None of the beaches have many facilities, so remember to bring a parasol, plenty of water and a picnic. You could also explore the secluded coves that dot the coast around the town and provide a wonderful respite from the crowds.
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