Magical places in the Canary Islands: El Cotillo
29 October 2019
TopCar wants you to discover the best places to visit in the Canary Islands. These magical places are very easy to find and produce incredible sensations to those who visit them. Today we will talk about El Cotillo.
El Cotillo, located in the northwest of Fuerteventura, is a very small coastal town, surrounded by crystalline waters and white sands, a very characteristic feature of the island itself.
The volcanic origin of the islands means that the magnificent blend of pale yellow colours and the characteristic black of the solidified lava can almost be touched.
El Cotillo is also an incredible place to enjoy Canarian cuisine, with a wide range of traditional restaurants where you can savour, and confirm, the well-deserved fame of the fish from the "majorero" coasts (coasts of the island of Fuerteventura).
A perfect day in El Cotillo, enjoying unspoilt beaches, coastal landscapes, traditional delicacies of its cuisine and the hospitality of this particular fishing village, culminates with a unique sunset that will captivate those lucky enough to enjoy the end of a perfect day in this magical place in the Canary Islands.
The sky slowly turns from an imposing blue to a golden colour with purple and reddish streaks, making it a true spectacle of colours for the eyes.
¿How to get to El Cotillo?
There are several ways to get to El Cotillo, as due to the size of the island (the second largest in the Canaries) there are long roads that run from north to south as well as from east to west.
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The best way to get to El Cotillo is to take the FV-2 from Fuerteventura Airport until you reach Puerto del Rosario, where you have to continue along the FV-3 for a few miles. Then turn off onto the FV-10 at the Juan de Bethencourt roundabout and from there follow the signs to El Cotillo.
The coastal atmosphere of Fuerteventura can be perceived in El Cotillo, a picturesque village bathed by the sea and surrounded by beaches or coves created by the volcanic nature of the island.
As you head north, the rocky landscape of the coastline boasts beautiful natural pools of fine white sand and crystal-clear waters where you can enjoy a relaxing swim. You cannot leave El Cotillo without visiting two must-see places, the beautiful beaches of La Concha and Los Charcos (formed by several coves).
Towards the south, you can see Fuerteventura’s endless miles of beaches stretching out in front of your eyes, where the sand and turquoise sea make this town one of the most magical places in the Canary Islands.
A dream place
In El Cotillo you can enjoy great accommodations that will make your stay an unforgettable experience. We never get tired of repeating it, but watching the sunset on the west coast of Fuerteventura is an experience not to be missed.
In short, El Cotillo is a town where the sea breeze, the paradisiacal beaches, the sunset and absolute calm together create a group of sensations that we recommend you completely soak in.
This has been the first of many magical places in the Canary Islands. One by one, we will continue to reveal in TopCar’s blog more places in the Canary Islands that have a special, almost magical charm.