Elegant, newly-refurbished, 2 bedroom, upper floor, frontline apartment directly above a beautiful white sand beach and sheltered, tidal lagoon.
Set amidst the small 'coves' of fine, white sand and the turquoise-blue, salt water lagoons of El Cotillo in Fuerteventura's untouristy northwest, we are a small, secluded, peaceful, whitewashed group of beachside self-catering apartments, set in a sub-tropical garden with dragon trees, bougainvillea, oleander and hibiscus. The apartments we offer here are uniquely positioned right on the beach.
Do you have the imagination? Yes, you could be "stranded on a desert island with a few mod cons".
So if you're a dedicated sun-worshipper or beachcomber, a naturist, a keen surfer, windsurfer or snorkeller, this is the place for you.
Casa del Sol is located on the upper floor at the end of the building and thus benefits from a southwest-facing balcony with table and chairs and absolutely stunning, panoramic views out to sea and down the entire west coast of Fuerteventura as far as Jandía. Similar views obtain also from the living area and master bedroom, both of which have access onto the balcony through glass doors. The living area offers table and chairs, sofa and easy chairs for four and a TV with DVD player whilst the brand new fitted kitchen comes with ceramic hob and full oven, a microwave oven, a gridge with ice box and a separate drinks fridge plus kettle and toaster. The double bedroom has a king size bed (200 x 160) and plenty of storage in fitted wardrobes and there is a smaller twin room to the side. The bathroom is a wet room style with shower, WC and basin.
Maximum occupancy in Casa del Sol is 4 people and unfortunately it is not possible to add a cot or folding bed for a baby or small child.
Bed linen (changed weekly for stays of 2 weeks or longer) and hand, bath and kitchen towels are provided.
Cotillo Lagoon Apartments are situated around 1 km north of El Cotillo, which is still a traditional fishing village with tourist facilities rather than an overgrown resort. There are about a dozen good restaurants (mostly Canarian or Italian), many with terraces overlooking the sea and serving superb locally-caught fish, several bars and a couple of supermarkets. There is a bank, a French bakery and other shops for your everyday needs.
The village has some of the best beaches in the Canaries, including a vast stretch of sand on the so-called 'big wave beach' to the south, beloved of surfers, and a whole series of small, sheltered coves with brilliant white sand and clear turquoise water to the north around about us. These are divided from each other and protected from the waves and open sea by lava stone reefs and thus provide safe bathing, even for little ones. Please note that naturism is very popular along this stretch of coast.
Recreational activities nearby include: tennis, cycling (bike hire in Cotillo), diving, fishing, surfing and windsurfing (schools in the village and Lajares), walking (we are directly on the much-recommended north coast route from Corralejo to Cotillo) and of course swimming and snorkelling direct from your door.
El Cotillo has fast road connections to the island network. We are around 20 minutes by car from the island's biggest resort, Corralejo, with its water park, commercial centres and nightlife, should you want these.
It is roughly 40 minutes drive to the airport or the island capital, Puerto del Rosario, a popular excursion for its good shopping facilities or simply to stroll along the prom and watch the ferries and cruise ships coming and going.
The scenic central mountains, home to historic villages such as Betancuria, Pajara or Antigua with their craft centres and museums are under an hour by car. Likewise Caleta de Fuste and its golf courses.
Fuerteventura has without doubt the best beaches in the Canaries and some of them truly world-class. Everyone talks about the wind, and yes, it can be breezy here, but the key thing is the sun. Fuerte has longer sunshine hours on average than Tenerife or Gran Canaria and only a fraction of their average rainfall.
Those in search of peace and quiet, something which can be hard to find on the more developed Canary Islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, will also love Fuerte. It's a big place (nearly the size of Tenerife) but with a small population. The roads are well-built but very quiet, making hiring a car a pleasure, and you can really escape from the bustle of modern life, be it on a deserted white beach or in the stark, striking mountains of the interior, which have a beauty all their own.