El Cotillo is surrounded by amazing beaches with sandy coves and lagoons to the north offering sheltered swimming, which are ideal for families. To the south is a large beach perfect for watersports as it catches most swells for surfing and also offers good windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions. Surfboard hire can be organised from the surf shop in the village.
The beaches are never crowded and you won’t ever find yourself fighting for space. This makes it ideal for both those wanting to get away from it all and families who want space for their children to enjoy. Parking is available free at all the beaches.
The village has many good restaurants and a handful of bars. Nightlife tends to be focussed around eating although the bars have a friendly atmosphere. There are a handful of mini-markets and a bakery in addition to a few surf shops and general stores. Larger shops and supermarkets are available either in Coralejo or Puerto del Rosario which are a 20 or 40 minute drive away respectively.