El Cotillo is a small rustic little fishing village and 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.
Situated on the northwest corner of Fuerteventura, El Cotillo is a peaceful place but it offers some of the best restaurants.
This is truly the surfing and windsurfing Mecca of the island. These monster waves have even been known to sink some of the small fishing boats that are moored there. Many experienced surfers head to the beaches of El Cotillo and those between El Cotillo and Corralejo because of these conditions.
On the cliffs near to the town center, south of the harbor and overlooking the sea, is the Fortaleza del Tostón. This round shaped fort was built in the late 1790's to defend against invading pirates.
The old harbor, with its small bars and restaurants, is the most picturesque part of town and it is here you'll find most of the bars and restaurants.