Apartment vacational rent in El Cotillo, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Awesome apartment, first floor in a beautiful building with awesome furnished rooftop terrace with pool ocean view, acces for weelchair, elevator, private parking place and stock in garage with authomatic door,
350 meters far from Los Lagos Beach and 30 meters far from the Old Harbour, Old Center, supermarket, shop and restaurants.
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Fuerteventura (literally meaning “strong fortune” but translated by some as “Strong Winds” or a corruption of the French term for “Great Adventure”) is one of the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean and is part of the North Africa region, politically part of Spain. At 1,660 square kilometres (641 square miles), it is the second largest of the Canary Islands, after Tenerife. It was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in May 2009. Its capital is Puerto del Rosario.

Beaches

Fuerteventura was chosen among 500 European destinations by the Quality Coast International Certification Program of the European Coastal and Marine Union as one of the most attractive tourist destinations for visitors interested in cultural heritage, environment and sustainability.

The geographical position of the island has allowed the sands of the Sahara to settle on the coasts creating numerous beaches. The most popular are:

  • El Cotillo, of light sand, long beach dedicated to surfers and romantics for unforgettable sunsets.
  • The Corralejo dunes, characteristic black stone constructions in the shape of a nest, allow to shelter from the wind.
  • Gran Tarajal, 1km beach of very warm black sand, beach suitable for families and children, full of facilities such as the football pitch on the beach.
  • Sotavento, characterized by the alternation of the tides that cover and uncover hectares of beach, forming lagoons where you can walk in 40 cm of water..
  • Cofete, reachable by a dirt road, surrounded by a natural landscape.
  • Barlovento, separated from the civilization by 15 km of dirt road.
  • Garcey, a beach surrounded by impressive cliffs, characterized by dark sand, in whose bay the shipwreck sway..
  • Morro Jable, a protected natural area, characterized by the presence of vegetation resistant to the various tides.
  • Jandia, formerly a separate islet and later joined to the island by sand deposits.
  • Las Playitas, characterized by black volcanic sand.
  • Pozo Negro, of volcanic origin, with dark sand, takes its name from the characteristic fishing village to which it belongs.

Watersports

The sea and climate conditions make the island the perfect place for a huge variety of watersports.

Surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing

Many types of surfing are popular on the island, including traditional surfing, windsurfing (where the board is propelled by a sail) and most recently kitesurfing. The island has many schools and courses dedicated to teaching these sports.

The sports where Fuerteventura has the most impact internationally are windsurfing and kitesurfing, mainly due to the International Windsurfing and Kiteboarding Championship. This has run since 1985 and is held at Playas de Sotavento in Pájara municipality. Many important wind and kitesurfing figures compete in this championship, such as the several-times world windsurfing champion Björn Dunkerbeck and Gisela Pulido, the very young kiteboarding champion from Tarifa.

Many Canarian windsurfers are on the Canarian Waveriders circuit, which has been based in Corralejo since 2005.

Diving

Diving schools are just as frequent as surfing ones, all around the coast of Fuerteventura. Unlike the other islands of the archipelago, Fuerteventura has a shelf which at some points goes up to 30 kilometres (19 miles), making it an ideal place to practice this sport.

Two of the most useful points for diving are the coast off Playa del Matorral in the South, and the zone between Lobos Island and Corralejo in the north. It is here in Corralejo that the International Sea and Submarine Photography Festival takes places, known as Fimarsub Corralejo – Lobos. During the festival there are beginners’ lessons, professional dives, lessons in underwater photography, screenings and other events related to the sport.

Swimming

There are many swimming pools on the island but the most obvious place to swim is in the open sea. There is an annual swim from Lobos Island to Fuerteventura, held every year since 1999. The event attracts amateur swimmers from all over the Canaries and Spain, and also swimming professionals such as David Meca and Maarten Van der Weijden, the paralympist Jesús Collado Alarcón who won gold medals for 100m backstroke and butterfly in Athens 2004, and Xavi Torres Ramis, the paralympic champion in Barcelona ’92, Sydney and Atlanta.

Sailing

The harbour at Caleta de Fuste (Antigua)

The island holds competitions involving different types of boat, such as the lateen and the Optimist. An interesting event is the Tour of Fuerteventura by Kayak, which is organised as a series of stages rather than a competition, and is an easy way to explore the island.

Fishing

The most notable competition here is the Gran Tarajal Fishing Open.

Running

Corralejo hosts the Fuerteventura Half Marathon Dunes de Corralejo, a foot race through the sand dunes of the Natural Park of the dunes. Also in the beaches located near the center it is possible to practice surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, among which many are Playa del Burro and Playa del Morro. Other sports are running, cycling, skateboarding and swimming. Another event is the swimming crossing of the stretch of sea between Corralejo and the island of Lobos.

Beaches in Corralejo

In Corralejo the beaches are numerous. To the left of the port there are a couple of larger beaches with a view to the predominantly stony island of Lobos, adjacent to the pier of Corralejo a small beach offers artists who work the sand and fishermen who clean the fish. At the Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo, declared a protected area, south of the city, they extend to the sea, the wide beaches on which the desert sand dunes of the Sahara extend along the coast for about 8-10 km starting from Corralejo. On the beach we find small circular buildings, a sort of lava stone nest made to shelter from the strong wind. The beaches between Punta de Tivas and the hotels Tres Islas, are called: playa del Pozo, playa del Medano and playa de Viejo, and all linked together form the Flag beach. The beaches of Corralejo host surf schools, kitebording schools and diving centers. The great ocean waves of Corralejo have always been a destination for surfers from all over the world.

Beaches in El Cotillo

El Cotillo is surrounded by some of Europe’s best beaches, including a range of bays with crystal clear waters and fine sand beaches, known as “la Concha” and “los Lagos”. In 2016, local newspaper La Provincia – Diario de Las Palmas reported that el Cotillo’s beaches ranked among the ten best ones in Europe, as voted for by users of the online travel site TripAdvisor.

Torre del Tostón is the village’s most prominent monument. It was built in 1700 to defend the coast against pirates who operated from France, England and North Africa (Barbary pirates). Torre del Tostón was recognized as “Bien de Interés Cultural” in 1949.

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  • Adults: 4
  • Size: 70m²
  • Bed Type: 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bathroom
  • Categories: El Cotillo

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