Talented musicians – Fuerteventura 2016

Fuerteventura 2016

What happened in June – Living in Fuerteventura 2016

This month’s Fuerteventura 2016 blog shows what we got up to living in Fuerteventura in June. It was a relatively quiet month with some lovely weather.

It was Sue’s birthday so we went to El Cotillo to celebrate. After a nice meal, eaten overlooking the sea at the El Roque de Pescadores restaurant we moved on to the Coyote bar, overlooking the old harbour, where we met a number of friends. The music that night was really good and the violin player was a particularly talented musician – watch towards the end of the video to see what I mean.

I had a strange moment in the Coyote bar when an English couple, who were on holiday, came up to me and said “You’re JP aren’t you? We watch all your videos.” I was quite taken aback. Thank you Pete and Karen. Perhaps I have found fame at last? I hope fortune is just around the corner.

It includes:

– Pool wildlife
– Sue’s Birthday (meal in an El Cotillo restaurant followed by a night in the Coyote Bar)
– San Juan bonfire
– an afternoon on a Fuerteventura beach – the El Cotillo lagoons
– Dogs digging in the river beds
– Pool swim


Watch the video in Youtube

El Cotillo Fuerteventura – A Tour

El Cotillo
El Cotillo

El Cotillo is on the north-west coast of Fuerteventura. It was once a sleepy fishing village, and has obviously expanded since then, but fortunately it has retained its heritage and charm.

El Cotillo has been loved for many years by people who want a quiet, laid-back holiday, away from the hen and stag nights, football shirts, night clubs and drunken behaviour.

Many visitors start off by coming to Fuerteventura and staying in Corralejo but then discover El Cotillo on a day trip and then end up staying here in future. That is what happened to us anyway.

It is a quiet, relaxing, place with just enough bars and restaurants to try somewhere new almost every night of a two-week stay.

El Cotillo’s Beaches

To the north are the famous Cotillo lagoons, which are a series of beaches with very sheltered and safe swimming, that stretch to the lighthouse and beyond. Great for snorkelling and for families but plenty of space for some seclusion and naturism too. See the beaches of El Cotillo post.

To the south is Piedra Playa, known locally as the “Surfer’s” or “Wild” beach, which is very popular with those who love all forms of surfing – board, wind and kite. Surf and kite-surf schools operate here too so if you want to learn that is not a problem. It is also a wonderful beach to walk along, paddle or swim in, but only when the lifeguard flags advise.

Beyond this are other wonderful beaches, accessible by car, where you might spend all day on your own.

Where to stay in El Cotillo

Hotels: There are only two –

  • Cotillo Beach Hotel – this is the largest hotel offering all-inclusive if required
  • Laif Hotel – a small hotel in the centre of the village with a rooftop pool


Villas/Houses in El Roque (just a short walk into El Cotillo) many with private pools

Watch the video for a full tour

Read more information on El Cotillo on this useful website – Elcotillo.net