From the airport, take the exit for the FV-2 north (follow the signs for Puerto del Rosario).
Drive past the Playa Blanca exit, and take the next exit for the circunvalacion FV-3 (this road bypasses Puerto del Rosario). Continue on the FV-3 then take the turn off for the FV-10 signposted for La Oliva and Puerto del Rosario.
The FV-10 will take you past the villages of Tetir, La Matilla and Tindaya. About 5km after you pass Tindaya, and just before you reach La Oliva, take the left-hand turn, signposted FV-10 Lajares and El Cotillo.
Follow this road, past Lajares and through El Roque, until you reach El Cotillo. Watch your speed as you enter the area, as the limit drops down to 50kph.
NB: Many of the smaller back streets in El Cotillo are one way.
There is no direct bus from the Airport to El Cotillo, so you will need to catch bus number 3 (timetable) from the airport to Puerto del Rosario bus station and then the number 7 route (timetable) from Puerto del Rosario to El Cotillo. Do bear in mind that the number 7 bus runs, at most, 4 times a day and even less on weekends and public holidays.
The bus from Puerto del Rosario to El Cotillo costs €4.35.
There are plenty of taxis available at the airport. It costs around €50 for a taxi from the airport to El Cotillo, and should take around 45 minutes.
By Airport Transfer
Given there is no direct bus and that the main bus runs at most 4 times a day, a pre-booked Airport Transfer is probably the best option, especially if you are travelling alone or don’t want to spend holiday money on taxis. A pre-booked transfer offers the convenience of being dropped off directly at your Hotel for a fraction of the cost of a taxi (less than €12 per person). Larger groups can also book mini-vans or private buses, for a much better price than using several taxis. Please note that you cannot purchase a ticket for a shuttle bus upon arrival at the airport, so if you want to use this service, you must book your seat in advance. Click here for more information or to book.