Costa Teguise is the third most popular holiday resort of the Island of Lanzarote. It is situated on the east coast just a little further north than Arrecife. The name Costa Teguise is derived from the inland village of Teguise which was once the islands capital city. Prior to the development of Costa Teguise there were no buildings in this area just beaches.
The resort itself is the most recently constructed of the three main tourist areas and was purposely built for that reason, to accommodate tourists. Initially the whole resort was owned by the company of the Spanish family who built it but in recent years parts of Costa Teguise have been sold off following privatisation of the company.
Costa Teguise Beaches
There are two beaches at Costa Teguise. The Playa Bastian is a beautiful golden sandy beach and is the ideal setting to catch a few rays whilst relaxing in this quieter area of the resort. The main beach is Las Cucharus and is an absolute dream for anyone who wants to windsurf during their stay on the island as it is the main windsurfing spot of the island. There are also several dive schools in the area if you would like to try diving. The sands are white and the waters are crystal clear making it a perfect beach to relax and extremely safe for those who want to swim or snorkel.
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Costa Teguise Accommodation
The resort of Costa Teguise offers an excellent standard of accommodation with several four and five star hotels. There are also many studios, apartments and luxury villas, so plenty to suit every taste and budget.
If you have opted for self catering accommodation but have no intention of cooking for yourself you will not be disappointed with the wide range of tasty delights available for you to try in Costa Teguise. With restaurants offering Chinese, English, Swiss and Indian food along with traditionally Spanish tapas there is sure to be something to tickle your taste buds. The fish restaurants in Teguise are superb so if you are a fish and seafood lover why not pop down to Aulaga Restaurant in the Bastian beach area. They serve children’s meals, a vegetarian choice and you can even get a take away if you prefer to eat at home.
The nightlife in this resort is not as busy as that of Puerto Del Carmen, probably what you would consider to be more family orientated, with lots of TV bars although there are a few open ’til late watering holes. However, if clubbing is your thing, you need only jump in a taxi to Puerto Del Carmen and within fifteen to twenty minutes you can enjoy all the nightlife you could possibly wish for.
Things to do in Costa Teguise
There are plenty of things to do whilst staying in Costa Teguise. There are many shops where you can pick up souvenirs of your holiday and each Friday there is a street market where the locals sell their crafts. This is extremely colourful and there is usually a good mix of different nationalities attending. It is an evening market starting at around 6pm and closing when everyone has finished shopping.
There is an Aqua Park just 2km from the resort which is the only one on the island. It has recently been renovated and now includes many exciting water chutes and flumes and a heated swimming pool. It is open every day between 10am and 6pm and is a fabulous day out for all the family.
For golf lovers why not hire some clubs (if you have not got your own with you) and head off down to the eighteen hole golf course located at Costa Teguise. You will find yourself stopping to admire the spectacular scenery as the course is set amidst a sea of stunning green grass and palm trees.