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“Must see in El Cotillo” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museum of Traditional Fishing

Museum of Traditional Fishing
Ranked #8 of 14 things to do in El Cotillo
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La Oliva, Spain
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“Must see in El Cotillo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

Although the famed lagoon beaches are the highlight of any trip to El Cotillo, there are two other specific 'sights' to see, the castle in the old village, above the new harbour, and the Museum of Fishing, which is housed in the old lighthouse on the Punta de Toston right at the far end of the lagoons.

There are 3 lighthouses here, including the modern one - still in use - but the museum is in the oldest (19th century) structure. And very photogenic it is too. However, although you should definitely wander round the outside to take in the setting (don't miss the stone 'memorials'), it is worth paying the few Euros entry fee, both for the interesting exhibitions and audio visual on Fuerteventura's fisheries but even more so for the possibility of ascending the tower to the viewing deck.

This offers a panoramaic, 360 degree view of the straits and Lanzarote to the north, the rugged mountains, jables and malpais of Fuerte's interior to the east, south over the stunning white sand beaches and blue, blue sea of the lagoons to El Cotillo and beyond, on a clear day right down the west coast of the island to Jandia, and west over the mighty Atlantic rollers, breaking on the lava reefs offshore. Don't forget the camera!!

Visited November 2011
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