The 10 Best Things to Do in El Cotillo, Spain

July 31, 2017 Dorsey Hagwood

Discover the best top things to do in El Cotillo, Spain including Segway Tours El Cotillo, Tarpons Bay Kitesurf School, Cross Island, Riders Surf'n Bike, Surf Institute, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, Calderon Hondo, FreshSurf Surf School, Shock Wave Surf & Windsurf School, Museum of Traditional Fishing.
Restaurants in El Cotillo

1. Segway Tours El Cotillo

Avda Los Lagos,s/n Hotel Cotillo Beach | 15 Kms Away From Corralejo, 35650 El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
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5 based on 293 reviews

Segway Tours El Cotillo

SEGWAY TOURS EL COTILLO is located in the hotel Cotillo Beach in the charming fishing village el Cotillo, on the way from the village to the Lagos Beach and lighthouse. Only 15 kms away from Corralejo. We offer 5 tours: 1.- Around 15 minutes (10 euros): Beaches 2.- Around 30 minutes (20 euros): tour through the FISHING VILLAGE AND TOSTON TOWER to appreciate the wonderful long Beaches views form the top of cliff edge. 3.- Around 1 hour ( 30 euros): the longest tour along the Beaches up to the LIGHTHOUSE 4.- Around 90 minutes ( 35 euros): MIX TOUR lighthouse tour + fishing village and toston tower, a good price for the people who feel that 1 hour is not enough to ride the segway. 5.- Around 2 hours ( 40 euros): EXTREME TOUR "ESQUINZO" a tour for adventurer and lover people of a wild nature, going through the fishing village we will get the path that, form the top, go along the long Beaches until reach the most hidden beach el Esquinzo. Amazing cliff views and the other side the Volcanos..

Reviewed By IsleofWightTrev - Isle of Wight

We had intended to do this a couple of years ago but never made it due to unforeseen circumstances.
We booked it up during one of the most unsettled periods of weather that the Island had experienced for years, which included a very strong wind.
The instructor (Alex), was excellent and spent a short time guiding us through the training session. When he was satisfied that we could control the Segways we set off in a line on our adventure towards the lighthouse at El Cotillo. After a few minutes, Alex stopped us and switched off Training Mode, obviously feeling confident of our abilities. Off we set again, experiencing some horrendous winds and some squally rain. The route consisted of pavements, good roads, less-good roads, rough tracks and sandy paths.
We all found that controlling the Segway was rather easy once we got the hang of it. One uses the lean of ones body to accelerate and brake, and a simple push of the handlebars to change direction.
I would recommend this to anyone of all ages. Fabulous experience which that I would love to do again.

2. Tarpons Bay Kitesurf School

Calle Castillo, 35650 El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
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5 based on 121 reviews

Tarpons Bay Kitesurf School

Reviewed By nannomulder - Oisterwijk, The Netherlands

Great service and the professional teaching approach of the owner instructor Lorenzo garantees a steep learning curve for students from starter level to advanced levels.
Chiara is the organisational girl power to move the processes forward.
Honest and passioned hard working people providing a save and perfect kiting experience for their guests.
Hope to see you next time.

3. Cross Island

La Cancela, 35650 Lajares, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain +34 661 96 37 15
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5 based on 168 reviews

Cross Island

You´d like to truly discover your vacation spot? It's time to think outside the box, and explore with Cross Island! We have so many place to share with you : uncharted corners of Fuerteventura, hidden volcanoes, deserted coves, culinary tour, and many other delightful surprises... Board the Defender, let the adventure begins!...

Reviewed By 16Nov16 - Dublin, Ireland

Family of five (incl. three kids - 15, 13 & 9) really enjoyed our trip.
Suddenly the geography of Fuerteventura and all the Canary Islands came alive, with their 20 million-year history of volcanoes, erosion, microclimates, the importance of water, forging a life in hostile conditions etc. Great way to spend 4 hours.

4. Riders Surf'n Bike

Avenida 3 de Abril de 1979 no. 33, 35650 El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
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5 based on 108 reviews

Riders Surf'n Bike

Riders Surf ' n Bike bietet Dir alles rund ums Bike und Surfen. Wir haben vom Beachcruiser bis zum Mountainbike alle bikes vorratig . Und ausserdem verleihen wir Surfboards, Boogieboards, Sup, Kajaks und Schnorchelmaterial.

Reviewed By Ilse W

Great service and very helpful staff!! We rented two mountainbikes for a day, which were of great quality. They even brought them to Corralejo so we could cycle to El Cotillo for a small fee. Easy communication through Whatsapp. I would highly recommend this place!

5. Surf Institute

Calle Coronel Gonzalez del Yerro, 35650 Lajares, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
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5 based on 73 reviews

Surf Institute

WELCOME TO Lajares - Fuerteventura AND BIENVENIDO A SURF INSTITUTE The learning of Surfing is possible for every human being. Your age, height or weight do not matter! Your Surfing courses here on Fuerteventura/Lajares are managed and carried- out exclusively by the founders of Surf Institute. The directors of the Surf Institute -Dave and Pat- will present you their novel surf training concept - surf courses without time limit! This unique surf course (training) concept [from Surf Institute] is also greatly suitable for the whole family.We make a difference with our unique service offering! We don`t do mass processing of surf students. We are small and we will stay like this on purpose! Because smaller groups mean bigger success and we are always there for you - on land and in the water. In contrary of other surf schools, with us you will benefit from being only in small groups and do not more than one course per day. We're remaining individually and teaching completely without pressure and stress. And the result will be more than just a surf lesson!

Reviewed By rhan2013 - London, United Kingdom

My friend and I took a Surfing course with Pat & his brother Gil on a recent holiday in Fuerteventura. The guys were very welcoming & focused heavily on the fun factor in learning how to surf which was great. The background they teach you & tips they give along the way in the water is awesome and best of all is that it's a maximum of four people in the lesson so you really get a lot of 1:1 instructor time. I'd definitely recommend them to anyone looking to learn to surf in a relaxed but professional environment.

6. El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons

Cotillo, El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain +34 611 34 60 79
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons

Reviewed By ChrisJanC - Suffolk, United Kingdom

Wow, what a fabulous little spot. The village has a small harbour overlooked by some cafes, tavernas on the cliff top. Fabulous views all along the coast, with amazing sandy Beaches and bays to explore. A good walk or drive along the beach road, path leads to some great bays and secluded coves. It extends along to the lighthouse, with amazing views and sandy bays to swim or relax in. Fantastic beautiful relaxing place.

7. Calderon Hondo

Lajares, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
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Calderon Hondo

Reviewed By lbj17 - Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

We have been round the volcano several times and there are always plenty people here exploring. Park near the camel rides sign if there is room. I find walking anti clockwise is easier on my knees. There is a short spur off the circular path to the crater, where there are plenty ground squirrels seeking food.
The cobbled path round the back of the volcano is a bit wobbly in places and isn't suitable for those with limited mobility.
Usually good for seeing grey shrikes, trumpeter finches and ravens.
There is a longer loop that can be followed from the crater down the untarmaced road towards Tamaragua, then looping back towards Lajares - c 8kms in total.

8. FreshSurf Surf School

Calle Castillo 4 | Edificio El Carmen, Local 3, 35650 El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
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5 based on 275 reviews

FreshSurf Surf School

Reviewed By Ross W

When Reading the reviews on tripadvisor, I was perplexed as I have had the complete polar opposite experience using this company.
I visited the shop originally to hire a suit/board for myself and additional suit for my wife.
When entering the shop we were met with silence. Staff were glued to their social media accounts and stared blankly at us.
I introduced myself and explained what I needed. With that, I was given an ML Xcel wetsuit and board without being offered the chance to try the suit on. It was only when I got to the beach that I discovered it was obviously too small.
The next day I returned to get a better fitting suit. The previous girl who served me was visibly annoyed that I was interrupting her Instagram session and again, ignored me. Instead, her associate went to the store and handed me a O'Neil wetsuit in a Large size. Apparently, it is common knowledge that O'Neil suits come up larger than Xcel suits in their sizes, therefore I should've been offered the L in an Xcel.
Again, by the time I had been ushered out the door and arrived back at the beach. I discovered the suit was this time too large, rendering it pointless to wear at all.
Regarding my board, for my size and height, I need an 8ft board to learn on. I decided to measure the board I was given and it was closer to 7"4. I went back to the shop AGAIN, asking for a longer board, to which I was informed that it was 8" and the longest. They then gave me an even shorter board than the first, which was unusable.
To summarise, they lack the basic knowledge of their own products and I wouldn't recommend them. I wasted a lot of time and spent 200 euro's for nothing.
Needless to say I will be going on another Surfing holiday soon and doing better research into a legit hiring company.
To the owners. I understand you run a surf camp and you have many good reviews. I didn't get the impression that the girls in the hire shop were being supervised and that might explain the experience I received.

9. Shock Wave Surf & Windsurf School

Calle del Pintor Nestor de La Torre 1/A, 35650 El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
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5 based on 149 reviews

Shock Wave Surf & Windsurf School

surf/windsurf school and surf shop and rentals BIKE! we are in El cotillo!visit us DA APRILE A SETTEMBRE AM 9:00 PM 20:00 DA OTTOBRE A MARZO AM 9:00 PM 18:30

Reviewed By JamesTP - UK

This school comes highly recommended for the excellent tuition, small groups and friendly staff. The lead instructor doesn't speak english that well, but easily made up for this with tremendous energy and enthusiasm and really excellent, personal advice. Groups were much smaller than the other schools in the water that day, and so we got much more individual help. We have done a few surf lessons in the past at various places we have visited and this was definitely the best. Highly recommended.

10. Museum of Traditional Fishing

Avda de los Lagos, El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain +34 639 43 83 19
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4 based on 165 reviews

Museum of Traditional Fishing

Reviewed By Rebecca S - Wisbech, United Kingdom

We drove to this location and on arrival parked up and walked around. Location is fantastic with wonderful views, but unfortunately the day we went it was closed so we couldn't enter but it was definitely worth going to the location.

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