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Museum of Traditional Fishing

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Address: Avda de los Lagos, El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
Phone Number: 639 438 319

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Worth the walk

Nice walk along past the lagoons takes you to the lighthouse. Great views from the top and the museum is interesting. The day we visited there had been a power cut so cafe not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2016
Stirling, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rather disappointing. In the museum we have received book with all info. No one was there apart of us. We went upstairs and return in 3 minutes. Took a walk through the museum - another 5 minutes, unless you want to read 3 pages of booklet in front of every picture. We did appreciate the story of this place and... More 

Thank Lucyna T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

As we were out this way we decided to come up and see this area but we were a little late as it was closed at 2pm. Still lots to see and do lovely walk you can do to see some fossils. It's really a lovely place.

Thank clarec848
Bromsgrove, Worcesterhire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Really stunning location - great walking around and reading the history boards. Watching the kite surfers against such a breathtaking backdrop was lovely. Great walking - park away from the lighthouse and walk up.

Thank Carol_Starkey
St. Clement, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

In the footing of the lighthouse you will find a small but interesting museum outlining the traditional way of life and some of their tools. As I am interested in other cultures I take time to visit as many of these local museums as possible to make up a picture of what life must have been like in the past.I... More 

Thank Sten A
Holbeach, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We hired bikes in El Cotillo and headed off to see this lighthouse and museum. It was about a forty minute hilly cycle ride away from our hotel but worth seeing. After a browse in the museum which is actually quite small, we did some of the signed walk, then walked out over the rocks and spent time looking at... More 

Thank Dameleisurely
Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice walk along past the lagoons takes you to the lighthouse. Great views from the top and the museum is interesting. The day we visited there had been a power cut so cafe not available. Definitely worth a visit if you get bored sunbathing!

Thank Maclynson
Chipping Sodbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Cheap place to visit. Good views over the rocks and the sea. Very windy. Cafe serving drinks and snacks OK.

Thank ells57
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This light house is at the very end of the island, we cycled and pleased to find a shop and café and you can also pay to go around the museum. You can sit outside with a lovely drink and amazing views of the sea and waves crashing on the rocks

Thank clarky395
Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Very scenic location and worth a walk around. Loads of saline in the rock pools. There's a short signed walk with information posts. Don't worry, its easy and can be done in any footwear and should be suitable for most folks. A good photo opportunity too

Thank PaoloRoss
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Excellent venue, very interesting museum and adequate refreshment area. Staff extremely helpful and polite. Well worth the effort to visit this interesting site.

Thank Richard S

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