El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, El Cotillo

4.7
#1 of 100 in Outdoors in La Oliva
The calm pools at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons make for great swimming or snorkeling, but be cautious as unexpected currents are common. Looking out across the water, you’ll see a lighthouse and, looking inland, a volcanic desert. This unique setting served as a movie set for a major production, “Exodus” by Ridley Scott. Although you’ll find one cafe, consider bringing a picnic or barbecue supplies. Its not uncommon to see clothing optional swimmers and sunbathers at this beach. Discover how to plan a El Cotillo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Excellent beaches but you need a windbreak! The sand really does whip up and can be painful. Calm seas.  more »
  • It's a beautiful, unguarded beach. Sand mixed with lava formated small pools - good for snorkeling. Take plenty of food and water as there is noting in immediate proximity. No shower/toilet either.  more »

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