Things to do in El Cotillo

Our most recommended things to do in El Cotillo

El Cotillo: Surfing Class with a Pro Surfer

1. El Cotillo: Surfing Class with a Pro Surfer

Attend a surf lesson with a pro surfer on this tour in El Cotillo. Enjoy the Canarian nature, experience the surf life, and learn how to ride a surfboard in the temperate waters of Fuerteventura. Meet your local surfing teacher at the surf school and enjoy easy transportation to a quiet spot where they will show you the basics, at whatever pace you want to go. Experience standing up on the board and riding your first wave or even just develop your skills. Your surfing instructor will accompany you into the water and provide all the tips and tricks necessary to get you up and riding a wave. Learn in a safe, calm environment and enjoy spending some time in the sun and sea.

Fuerteventura: Fishing Excursion to Lobos Island

2. Fuerteventura: Fishing Excursion to Lobos Island

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Corralejo. Climb aboard your boat and search for the best fishing spots around Lobos Island based on the weather conditions. Try your hand at bottom fishing and see if you can reel in a big one. After fishing, drop anchor opposite La Concha beach, famous for its tranquility and turquoise waters. Watch as the landscape ebbs and flows with the tide. Enjoy your choice of water activities, including swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, or snorkeling. Feed the fish or just daydream while soaking up the sun. Enjoy a fried-fish lunch made from the catch of the day, and papas arrugadas (boiled jacket potatoes) with Canary Island mojo sauce. Afterward, sail back to Corralejo.

Corralejo: 5-Hour E-Bike Tour with Hike on Fuerteventura

3. Corralejo: 5-Hour E-Bike Tour with Hike on Fuerteventura

Discover the beauties of Fuerteventura using the lastest E-bike, which will provide you with the power to complete the ride. Surround yourself with nature, exploring a lunar landscape, dry sand, river beds, valleys with ancient craters and white beaches with crystal clear water. Pass the volcanoes that start from Corralejo and end in Lajares. Hike up to the Calderon Hondo, following a path that will bring you to a balcony overlooking the Crater of the Vulcanoes. From there, take in the stunning view of Fuerteventura with its sand dunes, volcanoes and coast. In the background, you'll be able to see Lanzarote.  Follow the dry riverbed of white sand that will bring you to Cotillo. Your e-bike or fat bike is easy to drive on the sand. Snap photos of the surfers' beach in El Cotillo. Take a one-hour break at the lagoon, where you can relax on the white-sand beach, swim in the blue and calm water, or enjoy the view from the restaurant in front of the beach while you are tasting the local cuisine. Return to Corralejo along the north route, passing some of the most beautiful beaches and surfer's spots on the island.

From Corralejo: Small Group Windsurfing Class in El Cotillo

4. From Corralejo: Small Group Windsurfing Class in El Cotillo

Set off from Corralejo for a windsurfing lesson with a small group. Learn all the basics from a skilled instructor and then hit the open water. Take in amazing views off the coast as you feel the breeze rushing by you. After you are picked up in a van in Corralejo, set off to the lagoon in El Cotillo, where you will learn how to set up your board and sail. Your instructor will provide a wetsuit and boots for each student. Learn on land how to use the equipment. If you already have some experience, you can start directly on the water. In a fun and efficient way, the instructor will guide you step by step through the process. Windsurfing is fun and you will feel that right away. Whenever the instructor sees you're picking up on it, they will challenge you to try a new maneuver, a bigger sail, or a smaller board. Pose as the instructor takes photos of you so you can bring some fun memories home.. When you get tired you can stop, return your equipment, change, and you will be brought back to your accommodation. The lessons are suitable for kids, so bring the whole family along for a fun day on the water learning a new skill.

Fuerteventura: Explore the Area with a Bike Rental

5. Fuerteventura: Explore the Area with a Bike Rental

Enjoy the freedom to plan your own adventure in Fuerteventura with the use of a bicycle as an economic means of transport. Explore with ease and set out on a self-guided bike ride that fits your interests and schedule. Pick up your bike, hop on, and set off for your desired destination. You can ride along the trails in Corralejo National Park, or head towards the beautiful beaches that are nearby. If you are feeling more adventurous you can ride from Corralejo to Lajares or El Cotillo. Adventure awaits you with numerous attractions and an amazing landscape in Fuerteventura. Get outdoors and explore the area with the freedom of a bike rental.

Fuerteventura North Full-Day Tour

6. Fuerteventura North Full-Day Tour

Discover the unique landscapes of the north of Fuerteventura on this 7-hour guided tour. Visit the natural park of Corralejo, a protected area covering 2,600 hectares of golden sand dunes. Stop at the town of Corralejo, the tourist capital of the island, and see the great variety of shops and restaurants. Climb to the top of an imposing volcano in Lajares. Its last eruption occurred 50,000 years ago and created all of the land in the north of the island and formed the island of Lobos as well. Visit the Tostón Lighthouse, a magical place that's open to the sea, and finish off with a stop in historic La Oliva.

Fuerteventura: 4x4 Off-Road Trip to El Cotillo and La Olivia

7. Fuerteventura: 4x4 Off-Road Trip to El Cotillo and La Olivia

There is no better way to discover the north part of the island than with 4x4 vehicles, they allow us to alternate the narrow roads with dirt tracks. The landscape of this area of the Canary Islands is unique and difficult to explain, you have to see it and you have to live it. After you are picked up from your hotel, you drive to the meeting point then a briefing about the excursion and you take off on your safari tour, following the dirt tracks that will take you up to La Caldera volcano. The vehicles will drive us through Majanicho village on the north shore of the island up to El Toston Lighthouse the northwestern point of Fuerteventura. The tour will also stop at a El Cotillos´s natural lakes for a refreshing swim, where you can enjoy fun activities and games for all ages. After continue your journey at La Oliva village visiting an Aloe Vera farm where you will be informed about the properties of this miraculous plant, and finally visiting Corralejo´s sand dunes, ending the day by returning to your hotel. If you are on holidays in Fuerteventura, it will be an unforgettable day

Fuerteventura: Trekking Tour Through the North of the Island

8. Fuerteventura: Trekking Tour Through the North of the Island

Cross the north of Fuerteventura whilst enjoying a nature hike through a unique environment. During this Trekking Tour, discover El Calderón Hondo in Lajares village, one of the most well-preserved volcanoes of the island. Climb to the edge of the crater and enjoy the impressive depth of the cone from a panoramic balcony, one of the best views of the north shore and Lanzarote. Walk through fossil dunes and into ravines formed by millions of years of erosion in the natural setting of La Cañada de Melian Canyon.  Next, relax in the typical village of El Cotillo located on the northeastern coast, which offers some of the island's most charming beaches. Visit a local bar or restaurant downtown before walking around the Toston lighthouse to see the ocean and the natural lakes of the north.  Finally, return to your hotel for a rest after this unforgettable day. Be picked up at your Hotel between 9:00 and 9:30 AM and return between 2:30 and 3:00 PM.

Lanzarote: Advanced 5-Hour Fuerteventura E-Bike Tour

9. Lanzarote: Advanced 5-Hour Fuerteventura E-Bike Tour

This 5-hour e-bike tour is designed not only for those people that have experience in biking, but also those who accept the challenge of a biking tour. The tour itself is 45 kilometers and over different terrains, including rocks, paved roads, sand and beaches. Thanks to your e-bike, this tour can be enjoyed also by those people that are not trained. It is a full-day discovering and enjoying the beauties of Fuerteventura. You will pass the volcano chain that starts from Corralejo and ends at Lajares, before hiking up to the Calderon Hondo following a path that will bring you to a natural balcony that looks out over the craters of the volcanoes. From there you will have an astonishing view of Fuerteventura, complete with its dunes, volcanoes and coast. In the background you will also have stunning views of Lanzarote and the ocean. You will follow the dry riverbed of white sand that will bring you to Cotillo, and your E-bike will be a fat bike, meaning you will have no problems driving on the sand. You will take a break in El Cotillo where you will have the opportunity to take wonderful pictures of the the surfer's beach, before taking an hour break in the lagoon where you can relax on the white beach and have a swim in the calm blue water. You can also enjoy the view from the restaurant in front the beach while you experience the local cuisine. You will return to Corralejo along the north coast passing some of the most beautiful beaches and surfer's spots of the island.

Fuerteventura: Discover the island by Land Cruiser

10. Fuerteventura: Discover the island by Land Cruiser

Embark on an unforgettable tour by Land Cruiser, and discover the best way to explore the Canary Islands. Fuerteventura is famous for its magnificent beaches, but the interior is something else to be desired. Step into charming villages, watch time stand still, and gaze at the beautiful beaches, unknown to many. Leave Costa Calma and head toward Sicasumbre viewpoint. Pass through Ajuy and Pajara, while enjoying the panoramic route in the mountains. Take out your camera and capture beautiful sites along the way. Next, head to the old capital, Betancuria. This small settlement was founded in 1404 and was once the capital of the island all the way up until the 19th century. From there, go offroading and discover wonderful and clandestine beaches, like Playa Jarubio and arrive at Cotillo to enjoy Escalera beach. Afterward, make a stop at Villa Verde and taste a delicious Canarian lunch. Then, explore the wonderful dunes of Corralejo, before heading back to Costa Calma.

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What people are saying about El Cotillo

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 100 reviews

We loved our day. The location and charm of each of the places visited allow you to discover the north and center of the island in addition to tasting local products. The duration of the activity is optimal, that is to say that it is still possible to take advantage of the end of the afternoon to go to the square for example. A special mention should be made for the guide who is simply incredible and who adapts to everyone to give us a unique experience. In short, this activity can be suitable for lovers of animals, wines, beers or food, in addition to allowing you to learn more about this wonderful island. I highly recommend !

Very nice experience. In this trip you can visit the Calderon ondo volcano.and the beautiful small town of El Cotillo.and the lighthouse.and the spectacular sand beaches of Corralejo National Park. Alfredo my guide very friendly and knowledgeable of the places.i really recommended to anybody

Our Guide Luca and the captain where amazing. It was a fun day from beginning to end and well worth the money.

martin is very nice and a good teacher. in one day we were able to learn the basics. would recommend!

Très bonne expérience, le tour était très complet. Merci beaucoup à Pépé !