The peaceful village of Cotillo is famous for its natural silver sand lagoon beaches and golden sand surf beaches. Not an umbrella or deck chair in sight, unless you take your own and only one cafe actually on the beach! Cotillo is an empathic naturist resort so be prepared to encounter the odd naked person or perhaps join them! Cotillo is also famed for its fabulous restaurants, most in the new or old harbour areas, all serving daily caught Atlantic seafood which can be eaten whilst watching wonderful sunset scenes. The house was built about 20 years ago as a family home so offers very generous size rooms, unlike many apartments in the village. Apart from the three double bedrooms and large open plan living space, the home has all kitchen appliances as one would expect, matching crockery, washing machine, iron and also a cupboard of books, DVD's and games!
We first went to Fuerteventura back in 1991 and discovered Cotillo. We have been going back frequently since, firstly with our 3 little boys, then the boys & their friends, then the girlfriends & now with grandson & granddaughter!! A full family cycle!! We love the place, despite the increasing building work there. You cannot escape the development of the 21st century anywhere but you can escape to the most spectacular beaches the world can offer by visiting Cotillo! We bought our home on the edge of the village, 10 years ago and have loved every minute of owning it but due to UK work commitments feel it is time to offer it to other holiday makers to enjoy too. The house was built as a home, not a touristy rental flat, so offers space and light and feels just like home from home.
LORRAINE purchased this house in 2000
We bought the home because the area, in general, is of outstanding natural beauty! The house itself is in a very quiet street seconds from Anna's tiny supermarket (she has been there forever and we feel no option but support a sole trader), it's seconds away too from the new harbour & Rustica, a restaurant also run by two lovely local people, plus so close to other bars, restaurants & little local shops. By 11pm the area is silent, not a place to go to if you want discos and karaoke bars. A gentle stroll takes you to the lagoon beaches or the huge rolling surf ones. The view from the roof terrace is all but 360 degrees, the sun rising over the back drop of mountains behind us, to the village roof tops and the sun setting over the sea. What more can one want?
We have 2 bathrooms... no queue for the loo in the morning!! No drink/driving issues of an evening when you walk from restaurant back home. As already mentioned we have wonderful views, are right next to all the village amenities and a short hop to the wonderful beaches. Being a town house we have no landscaped garden or pool but you can sit by a pool anywhere in the world...... there is only one coastline of beaches you can sit on and that is in Cotillo! Our roof terrace, however, is integrated in the house, (some places you have to go out your front door and up a shared staircase) so if you feel like staying in you have total sunbathing privacy or it's perfect for a late night tipple leaning back and watching the billions of stars.
We keep going back- something must be right!
Well presented house, lovely village, marvelous beaches
Family naturism at its best
The house is 100 yards away from the new harbour, 3 minute walk to the old harbour, approx 10 minutes walk to the start of the mile long the surf beaches and 15 minute walk to the start of the lagoon beaches. The beaches are the best on the island especially being west facing, so every day one can watch the sun setting on the horizon. All the beaches are virtually empty, especially off season… perfect for relaxation and privacy.
Only one airport on the island, 35 minutes away on the east coast. Very easy to get to Cotillo by hire car or taxi but personally would recommend a hire car.
El Cotillo 0 miles. Ancient village wells (recently restored) opposite the house. El Toston art gallery-3 minutes walk
El Cotillo light house museum-5 minutes by car, 30 minute walk
Lajares approx 10 minutes by car. Corralejo approx 20 minutes by car or 40 minutes by hourly bus service from the village (water park, children activities, shops, the national park famous sand-dunes).
Loads of fantastic restaurants in the village all within 5 minute walk from the house so no drink/drive issues. Large new supermarket and other mini-mart shops (nearest 100yds from house). Two banks, surf board and cycle hire shop, French patisserie, a few souvenir style shops, internet cafe etc. However, the village is very quiet except for two weeks in August when it is festival time.