Sunday, February 19, 2023


Once a small fishing village, El Cotillo is now a quiet place to enjoy relaxing holidays on the northwest coast of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
Fotografía: A. Murillo
NL-5415048, sent by Gaucha.
Tostón Lighthouse is located about 5km's north of El Cotillo. 
The current lighthouse is the third in a succession of lights that have operated at the site on the promontory of Punta Tostón.
The original lighthouse was opened in 1897, and consisted of a 7 m high plain masonry tower on one corner of the single storey keeper's house. In the 1950s a new 15-metre concrete tower was constructed, which was also superseded by a taller tower in the 1980s.
The original keeper's house has been renovated and reused as a museum with a small café. Visitors to the museum which contains an exhibition describing the traditional fishing of the island, can also climb to the top of the 1950s concrete tower. - in:

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