Costa Teguise is a city of 8,300 people (2018) on the eastern side of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. It is close to Arrecife, the capital, and 10 to 15 minutes by car from the airport. It offers all types of accommodations and activities. Costa Teguise is one of the most attractive tourist areas on Lanzarote thanks to its array of lodgings, beaches, services and the tranquillity. This is definitely one of the preferred destinations for families visiting the island.
Bus is easy to get to Arrecife and Puerto del Carmen and runs all night (€2.60 to Carmen)
You can hire a car for €50 for a three-day period and drive around the island to see the interesting landscapes and sights.
The centre of the village is on the bay of Playa de las Cucharas. It's a bit spread out, but relatively flat and can therefore be explored on foot.
- The La Mareta palace at the western entrance to the town. It was designed around 1980 by César Manrique for the Jordanian King Hussein and blends inconspicuously into the natural surroundings. A fence and a helipad are less noticeable than the apartment houses built next to it.
- Lanzarote Aquarium, Avda. Las Acacias s / n (Centro Comercial El Treból), ☏ . Daily 10:00-18:00. Single ticket €11, family (2 adults, 2 children) £42.
- Scuba diving from Costa Teguise is some of the best in Europe.
- Stroll on the promenade. Much of the coast is very rocky, and the sharp-edged lava cliffs make swimming almost impossible. But the path is ideal for long hikes.
- Playa de las Cucharas. Well suited for windsurfing.
- Playa Bastián and Playa del Jablillo. Family-friendly beaches.
- Aquatic park
- Costa Teguise Golf, Avda. Golf s / n, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. Green fees €73 low season, €90 high season, 50% discount for juniors.
There is shepherd's pie and scampi and chips in the myriad British-style pubs, but you'll find nicer places are around the old square with huge steaks and (fairly pricey) tapas.
Nice tapas place on the main road which curves around the outside of the resort.
- La Bodeguetta, a tapas and wine bar. Great to sample a taste of real Canarian food in a resort packed with European focused steak houses. Really friendly staff, great wine and great location, just sheltered from the breeze. Located at the southern end of the Los Cucharas beach past the Irish bars (Henneseys, etc.)
The Chill Out Bar on the first floor along from Dreams is about the only decent bar in the town. More South East Asian in feel than Spanish, but pretty cool and cheap beers.
Everywhere else in Costa Teguise is like something out of Phoenix Nights, i.e. stuck in 1982. Wall-to-wall karaoke and pop tribute acts. Places with the names "The Red Lion" and "The Black Bull" abound, with most showing Coronation Street and Emmerdale (Britush soap operas).
Cayote Disco Pub is about the only place that could reasonably be described as a nightclub (or disco, "nightclub" seems to be widely understood as a brothel in Spain - which would be more interesting, frankly), but it's still pretty ropey.
All rather depressing, really.
There are a number of large 4-5 star hotels.
- Apartments Celeste, Avda. Islas Canarias, 21-23-25, Costa Teguise, ☏ . The Hotel Celeste features 85 fully equipped apartments with one and two bedrooms. Located in the heart of Costa Teguise, Lanzarote’s premier holiday resort, the complex is divided into three blocks, each with its own swimming pool and sunbathing area.
- Coronas Playa, Avda del Mar 26, ☏ . The Hotel Coronas Playa is in a prime seafront location, the nearby beach Playa Bastian and the local shops and bars are only a short distance away.
- About 15 km away from capital Arrecife. Buses run every 20 minutes to it and to tourist city of Puerto del Carmen.