Every Friday, for almost two years, the public square of El Cotillo has been holding CotiARte flea market, an initiative set up by local craftsmen and artists who wanted to develop a creative, authentic and collective space.
CotiArte is the only afternoon market in Fuerteventura, where apart from enjoying different activities —concerts and activities intended for all audiences— you can also appreciate the best sunsets in the island. And this is because El Cotillo, due to its beauty, its seaside alleys and the fishing village charm that it still keeps, is the ideal stage for this weekly event which is already totally consolidated.
CotiArte Market is original and dynamic, as all the exhibited objects are unique and crafted by its craftsmen and artists. In fact, one of the targets of the association arranging it is to promote traditional and artistic handicraft, not accepting resale or volume produced materials. Unique leather products, macramé, goldsmith, textile, food, recycling, sculptures, paintings, portrays… Craftsmen and artists from different countries, residents or just passers-by, share their creations in this original market.
With this market, the public square in El Cotillo becomes a meeting point and a cosmopolitan and trans generational coexistence space between residents and visitors of all ages and nationalities.
Moreover, it’s a cultural event where the organizing association brings us live environmental music, performances, children’s and adults ‘s workshops and balls every Friday. Free activities that are carried out thanks to the collaboration and financing of the very craftsmen taking part in this market and the bars that are next to the square.
The public square of El Cotillo is accessible and inclusive for everybody’s enjoyment. Coming to El Cotillo is easy, as it’s connected to Corralejo by a direct bus until 23h, which allows the visitors to keep enjoying the wide leisure and gastronomic offer of this village after the market.
CotiArte market has a varied programming which is weekly published in its Facebook: «Asociación Cultural Cotiarte» and in «pelladeocio» (web and app).
We invite you to pop in this market every Friday from 18 to 22h to enjoy its handicrafts, the activities they propose and a magic evening in one of the most charming villages in the island, thus supporting this initiative by purchasing local products and handicrafts.