If you are looking for an exciting beach holiday that is away from the mass of tourists, then an El Cotillo holiday is perfect for you. This small fishing village is located on the north-western side of the island of Fuerteventura, right on the coast, offering breathtaking sea views. An El Cotillo holiday rental apartment is the perfect base from which to explore the village and the surrounding area as well as resting after a day filled with exciting outdoor activities.
The village of El Cotillo is best noted for its wonderful beaches and natural lagoons which are perfect for visitors of all ages. An El Cotillo holiday means that you can spend hours on the beach either relaxing in the sun or indulging in a range of activities such as sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, diving, snorkelling and fishing.
Other activities available in the village include tennis, cycling, hiking, walking and horse riding. There is a golf course approximately 30 minutes drive away from the village too. An El Cotillo holiday also offers a bit of history as the village has its own old lighthouse, the Faro, as well as the Fortaleza Del Toston, a round shaped fortress on the cliffs which guarded against pirates in the 18th century.
If you can prise yourself away from your luxurious El Cotillo holiday rental villa then there are plenty of places to be visited on the island. One village worth visiting is La Alcogida, which was specially built as an ecological museum. There are eight houses in the village that are dedicated to showing visitors the culture and traditions as well as the way of life on the island. The museum is a working one, which even grows its own range of local crops.
If you decide to have an El Cotillo holiday rental apartment you can expect to experience very hot summers and mild winters. The hottest months of the year tends to be July, August and September when the temperature during the day is an average of 26°C. Visitors can also expect the temperature to creep up to a whopping 35°C during the summer but the Trade Winds help to keep the days feel a bit cooler. The winter months see the temperature during the daytime fall to around 22°C with a low of 15°C. The average annual rainfall is a miniscule 5 inches for the whole of the island!
Travellers on an El Cotillo holiday will land at the only airport on the island, Fuerteventura Airport (FUE), which is around 55 minutes away from the village. Air operators that offer affordable flights to the island include BMI, easyJet, Monarch Airlines and Thomson Airways. Travellers can depart from various UK airports such as East Midlands (EMA), Glasgow (GLA), Bristol (BRS), Newcastle(NCL), London Gatwick (LGW) and Leeds (LBA).