Activities & Attractions
Costa Teguise is made for beach holidays
Lots of the nearby activities are based around the water, so whether you want to give windsurfing a try or just shoot along the speedy slides at the Aquapark, you better prepare to get wet! There’s a fantastic golf course Golf Costa Teguise within the resort too, and it accentuates the unusual rocky scenery of Lanzarote.
The main beach in Costa Teguise, Playa de las Cucharas, has a gentle arc of soft golden sand. It also enjoys a healthy breeze so there’s no worry of ever getting too hot as you bask in the warm sun. And despite being smaller, Playa el Jablilo displays everything that’s great about Lanzarote beaches, with its cool turquoise water and soft light sand.
Costa Teguise is ideally placed for exploring Lanzarote. The cultured charms of the capital, Arrecife
, are just five miles away, whilst the original Canarian town of Teguise
is only seven miles inland. It’s here you’ll discover the wonderful weekly market – all kinds of wares from local produce and natural leather are sold here. Definitely a place to pick up a souvenir to remind you of fantastic holidays in Costa Teguise!
Art, sports and activities all easily accessible
Being a specially developed holiday resort, Costa Teguise has come up with plenty of ways to keep its visitors busy. And as Lanazarote is a surprisingly small island encircled by the warmth of the Atlantic Ocean, perhaps it’s inevitable that there’s a focus on the water.
Playa de las Cucharas, the most popular beach in Costa Teguise, is also considered one of the best in the Canaries for windsurfing. Further out to sea, the beach gets a fairly strong northerly wind (it’s a nice refreshing breeze if you’re sunbathing) and this helps whip up the ideal conditions for the sport. But it’s not all about skilled watersports, as fun rides on banana boats and doughnuts take on a whole new level when the wind kicks up a wave!
Continuing with the watery theme, the Aquapark is well worth a visit during your holidays in Costa Teguise. It has fun colourful slides and a children’s play pool and castle, plus to top it all off there’s a stunning view of the volcanic mountains in the distance. And yet more water based fun is to be had at Lanzarote Aquarium. Just a short walk north from Playa de las Cucharas, the aquarium is the largest in the Canary Islands and features an array of tropical fish. It’s educational too, so is perfect for a family day out. There’s even an opportunity for the brave amongst you to dive with sharks!
But if you’d like to truly appreciate the land-level scenery in Lanzarote, Golf Costa Teguise would be a good choice. Designed by the Spanish golfing legend Seve Ballesteros, this 18-hole course has thousands of palm trees and cacti spread across its grounds. It also makes the most of Lanazarote’s strange mars-like landscapes, with burnt orange soil, rocks and mountains creating an otherworldly backdrop to your game.
Another advantage of having your holidays in Costa Teguise is that you’ll be very close to Lanzarote’s capital, Arrecife. Many exciting cultural attractions await here, including museums, old churches and galleries. But perhaps the best gallery of all is just to the north of the capital – the Fundacion Cesar Manrique. This inventive artist is a native of Lanzarote, and he has certainly used its unique formations to full effect. The fundacion is built around find volcanic bubbles that Manrique has reworked into incredible viewing rooms. If this attraction takes your interest, why not stay at Costa Teguise’s Gran Melia Salinas hotel with Jet2holidays. Its stunning salt water lagoon was designed by the artist himself.
“Visit the Cesar Manrique Foundation. I hadn't heard of him before visiting Lanzarote and found his works brilliant.”
Plenty of places to enjoy international flavours
Being a purpose-built resort, many of the restaurants you’ll come across on your holidays in Costa Teguise are geared towards tourists. That’s no bad thing by any means, as favoured types of cuisine such as Chinese, Indian and Italian are all readily available. Some of the Chinese restaurants represent incredible value too, as you can enjoy all-you-can-eat buffets for amazingly cheap prices.
Holidays in Costa Teguise have a good choice of British pubs too. With shepherd’s pie and fish ‘n’ chips on offer, when it comes to home-cooked food something will certainly suit your tastes here.
Plus, if you’re after something more authentically Canarian, unlike many resorts, Costa Teguise doesn’t have an ‘old town’ as such. However, it does have an area known as the ‘old square’ and the restaurants here feature gourmet offerings as well as traditional tapas and Canarian delicacies.
For yet more choices, you could always venture outside of the resort. The original town of Teguise
is just seven miles inland, its white washed villas and old churches are very different in character to Costa Teguise. As you’d expect, the restaurants here are almost exclusively Spanish, but some have incredible views of the surrounding sea and mountains.
Three golden beaches nearby
The main beach in Costa Teguise is also the largest, and wherever you’re having your holidays in the resort, it should be conveniently close. Named Playa de las Cucharas, it’s a fine bay of golden sand that leads to clear waters. Very popular with windsurfers due to the stronger winds out to sea, you should notice a nice north-westerly breeze which will help cool you down while you sunbathe. The beach is also backed by a small palm tree garden that adds to the overall beauty of the beach.
The second closest beach to the centre of Costa Teguise, Playa el Jablilo, is much smaller, at around 150m long. But it more than makes up for it in the attractiveness of its surroundings. The arcing headlands help keep the waves a little calmer close to the beach (although the strong wind remains further at sea) and the water is the inviting colour of translucent turquoise.
Kept scrupulously litter-free, the nearby Playa Bastian is proud of its EU Blue Flag status for safety and cleanliness. It all helps to make the beach even more attractive, with fine light golden sand and a promenade lined with palm trees. The added protection from the large headland to the north keeps the waves calmer and makes this beach a good choice for families.
Clubs and beach parties from dusk till dawn
Despite being a relaxed resort perfect for families and couples, Costa Teguise still has several bars and pubs, all grouped into specific areas of the resort. The clean, car-free roads and modern street lighting ensure evenings out are very safe too. The main road that has the biggest choice of bars is Avenida de las Islas Canarias. Often you’ll notice that there are live bands and singers performing at the open-front terraces of the bars. These performances are usually entirely free to watch, so all you need to pay for is your drinks. The entertainment also extends to widescreen TV with all the latest football matches and soaps – just the thing to enjoy in the warm weather with a cool drink in your hand.
The Old Square where some of the more authentic Spanish restaurants are based is also a good place for evenings out. There are bars dotted all over this area and the price of everything from pints to cocktails is surprisingly cheap.
Plus, don’t forget Arrecife is less than five miles away! The capital of Lanzarote has a traditional Spanish style that adds to the atmosphere of nights out here. There are over 100 bars and clubs in Arrecife so you’ll certainly find a great place to mingle with the locals.