About Costa Teguise
Situated on the eastern coast to the north of Arrecife, Costa Teguise is Lanzarote’s third largest tourist resort.
It is only a 20 minute drive from lanzarote airport and is a convenient place from which to explore the island's main cultural attractions such as the César Manrique Foundation, as well as atmospheric neighbouring villages such as Arrieta and Haria.
The island’s historic capital of Teguise is also just a 10 minute drive and its quiet, cobbled streets and historic buildings are well worth exploring, and if you go on a Sunday, the very popular weekly market will the on until 1pm.
History and Development
Costa Teguise is a purpose built holiday resort, which started to take shape in the 1970s. It was initially developed as an alternative to Puerto del Carmen and became very popular with German and Scandinavian tourists during the 1980´s.
What to Do
Although many of the activities revolve around the beach, with windsurfing in particular being very well catered for, there is plenty more to do in and around Costa Teguise than just soak up the sun.
Costa Teguise Beaches
There are five beaches in Costa Teguise, all comprised of golden sand. The main ones, such as Playa Cucharas and Playa Bastian offer good facilities, such as WC´s, sun loungers and umbrellas. Whilst others such as Playa Ancla are a little more all natural.
Local Tourist Attractions
Costa Teguise is well situated to explore the many tourist attractions in the North of Lanzarote, such as the Cueva De Los Verdes, Jameos Del Agua and the Jardin De Cactus. All of which were created by local artist César Manrique, whose former home and studio is also just a ten minute drive away in Tahiche. So if you are planning to combine sunbathing with sightseeing Costa Teguise is an excellent choice.
Things To Do
Costa Teguise can also lay claim to the only water park on the island. The AquaPark is located around ten minutes walk from the Pueblo Marinero in the direction of Tahiche and is open daily from 10.00 to 18.00. The resort is also home to Lanzarote´s only aquarium, which can provide a decent diversion for families.
Windsurfing is a major activity in Costa Teguise with visitors and residents alike. There are windsurfing schools, shops and equipment rental companies all around the beach at Las Cucharas.
Cycling and running are also quite widely enjoyed for the more energetic amongst us, the climate and safe roads making for a very pleasant experience.
Costa Teguise is also home to the oldest golf course on the island, so this is where you can head for eighteen holes in the sun all year round.
Like most purpose built resorts, there is no shortage of shops aimed at the tourists, with plenty of jewellers, discount electrical stores and general gift shops, with most budgets and tastes being catered for.
If you are on a self-catering holiday, there are plenty of small supermarkets within the resort. These stores generally stock a good range of international products.
Costa Teguise Night Life
Costa Teguise is quieter than puerto del carmen but still has a handful of decent venues, that are worth seeking out. There´s regular live jazz close to the Pueblo Marinero and lots of other bars and restaurants.
Where to Eat
Costa Teguise scores highly when it comes to eating out. Most of the best restaurants are located in the Playa Bastian area of the resort, all rated highly.
Costa Teguise is well served by public transport with buses and taxis being readily available. However if you want to really get the most out of your holiday to Costa Teguise and explore some of the tourist attractions which are further afield, you should consider renting a car.