- Costa Teguise
On Lanzarote’s eastern coast is the coastal town of Costa Teguise, one of the major resorts on the island. Intentionally built for tourism, Costa Teguise has a wide range of sights and attractions including four natural sandy beaches, numerous restaurants offering everything from traditional Spanish Tapas to international themed dishes, and a lively nightlife.
Costa Teguise enjoys a pleasant, warm climate all year-round but temperatures are the warmest (29°C) in August. But, this is also when humidity is at its highest. If you prefer cooler temperatures, fewer tourists, and low humidity, visit in April when the average high is 23°C
Pueblo Marinero, a traditional style fishing village, is a great place to walk around with numerous shops, bars and restaurants and a weekly market held on Wednesdays and Fridays. At the market you’ll find locally crafted goods and occasionally live music.
If you’re interested in art or architecture, Fundacion Cesar Manrique Museum is a must-visit. Tickets are inexpensive and, once inside, you can explore his home, his art and even lovely surrounding gardens.
There are four natural beaches in Costa Teguise, all with watersports available. While windsurfing is hugely popular throughout the resort, it’s best experienced on Playa de las Cucharas. If you’re looking for a more laid-back day at the beach, head to Playa Bastian or Playa de los Charcos, both of which are easily accessible and are protected from strong winds. Of all of the beaches, Playa del Jablillo is the smallest, but it’s clear turquoise waters are perfect for fishing in.
Whether you’re looking for something cheap and local or are more interested in fine dining, you’ll find something in Costa Teguise.
For a delicious afternoon seafood snack, go to Habana 6. Its relaxed atmosphere, local food and friendly staff make it a must-visit. If you’re looking for something a bit hardier, try The Grandfather Steak House Bar where you’ll find moderately priced specials and wine by the bottle.
If you want to eat like the locals do, try El Guachinche de Luis and for a classic English Breakfast (and a pint) head to Tekkers Family Bar & Restaurant.
Costa Teguise is the perfect place to let loose, with karaoke, discos, pubs, live music and more.
Drinks and tapas are inexpensive and the atmosphere is lively in Pueblo Marinero, where you’ll find numerous bars and restaurants. While here, you can people watch in the Square or sit down for a few in The Irish Eye.
If you’re looking for a laugh (and something different), head to Lively Lady Show Bar. Family-friendly shows featuring singing and dancing drag queens attract tourists from all over the world.
While Costa Teguise is lacking in terms of history, there are plenty of cultural celebrations to enjoy throughout the year.
In September, don’t miss the Costa Music Festival where you’ll be able to hear sounds from around the world and in June, dance and drink with locals at the Brazilian Music Festival.
Travellers flock to Costa Teguise for its recreational facilities, including a water park, golf course and windsurfing schools. Of course, you’ll also find opportunities to scuba dive, snorkel and fish on the various beaches.
Located just 10-15 minutes from the airport, it’s easy to reach the resort by taxi or shuttle bus.
Once settled, walking is pleasant and, from the resort, you’re only about 10 minutes away from the Square. If you’re looking to travel a bit further, there are also public busses and day trips can be easily organised with private transportation.