Resort Guides

El Cotillo

VirginSituated on the northwest corner of Fuerteventura, El Cotillo is a peaceful place but it offers some good restaurants, bars, a few shops and more recently, lots of new accommodation.

Pronounced 'El Coateeyo', El Cotillo is a small rustic little fishing village is dedicated to the virgin of good travel (Virgin de Buen Viaje) these words can be seen painted on the cliffs in the old harbour near the statue of the woman looking out to sea.

Day out to Cofete

Jeanne QuigleyGetting over to Cofete village and beach has always been a bit of a struggle unless you have a four-wheeled drive vehicle. The beach is one of the island’s most beautiful and despite the water not being safe for swimming (due to high winds and strong currents), is becoming very popular. But getting there means driving over the most inhospitable of mountains on a small, stony, winding track. Some visitors listen to advice and hire a four-wheeled drive car; others are foolhardy enough to take their small rented cars.


A visit to Tefia- Part 2

TefiaLast week I described the buildings in the eco-village at Tefia, which have been preserved to show traditional life from the poorest home to the better off farmer. I also showed you some of the workshops which house the crafts which were essential to village life and are now continued through the artisan network.


mount-tindayaTindaya was meant to be the final masterpiece of the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida: a sculptural intervention inside a majestic mountain in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, which involved digging a 50 cubic meters cavity in the mountain. But Chillida, who died in 2002, never saw his dream project realized

A visit to Tefia. Part 1.

TefiaWhilst we had some friends staying with us recently, we took the opportunity to re-visit the eco-village at Tefia. This is a collection of traditional buildings spanning both sides of the FV207. We began in one of the buildings near the car park where you pay your entrance fee (a very reasonable 5 euros with a discount on production of your residency document) and are given a laminated pamphlet in the appropriate language to direct you around the area and tell you a little about each building.

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