Castillo del Tostón, a small watchtower in El Cotillo (Fuerteventura).

Castillo del Tostón

When you are in El Cotillo, a small fishing village near Corralejo, then Castillo del Tostón is a nice cultural place for a short visit.


Do not expect a large castle here, it is no more than a number of watchtowers which were made to spot and stop the pirates. They were built around 1700. You’ll find watchtowers like this on the other Canary islands as well. You can visit the largest watchtower for a small fee. Most of the people who went inside say that it wasn’t worth it. Considering it only costs two euros, you can take the chance and find it out yourself.

Castillo del Tostón, a small watchtower in el Cotillo (Fuerteventura)

Whale skeleton

Instead of going inside I recommend walking around the watchtowers, enjoying the scenery and take a lot of pictures of the landscape, watchtowers and ocean view. Next to the watchtowers you’ll also find Cuvier’s Beaked Whale Skeleton, a skeleton of a prehistoric whale.

El Cotillo restaurants

When you have seen enough of the watchtowers then you should definitely have a drink and eat some tapas in on of the restaurants close to Castillo del Tostón. Olivo Corso for example will be a great choice. For an evening dinner with ocean view I recommend La Vaca Azul

Castillo del Tostón, a small watchtower in el Cotillo (Fuerteventura)

You can park your car for free directly next to Castillo del Tostón on the dirt parking place.

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Location: Calle Bellavista, El Cotillo (Fuerteventura)

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