El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, El Cotillo

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The calm pools at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons make for great swimming or snorkeling, but be cautious as unexpected currents are common. Looking out across the water, you’ll see a lighthouse and, looking inland, a volcanic desert. This unique setting served as a movie set for a major production, “Exodus” by Ridley Scott. Although you’ll find one cafe, consider bringing a picnic or barbecue supplies. Its not uncommon to see clothing optional swimmers and sunbathers at this beach. Discover how to plan a El Cotillo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • We were staying in Corralejo and got the bus here for the day! It’s a lovely little town! The beach has golden sand and gorgeous light blue sea! Great rock pools further round! If I came to Fuertevent...  more »
  • The coastline is jagged with high cliffs, rocks and sandy beaches. El Cotillo is a small village on the first sight with little experience. If one however to the harbour descends one comes in a lively area with some cosy restaurants. You can eat tapas at a wonderful view! The walk to the Lighthouse is long but runs along the rugged coastline, worth it.
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  • Nice beach, gently sloping into the sea. Therefore also suitable for families with children. Here you can admire the surfers also nice.
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