Things to do in Costa Teguise
Tips, Things Worth Seeing and Interesting
Costa Teguise – Weather, Beach and Hotels
Costa Teguise is the northernmost tourist center of Lanzarote and is located about 5 kilometers above the capital Arrecife. It was already decided in 1970 to develop this place as a holiday metropolis. At that time, the canary artist and architect César Manrique was involved intensively in the planning and realization. This is why a holiday resort has been created without concrete bunkers and high-rise buildings, with hotels and apartment complexes that instead preserve the traditional Canarian architecture. The streetscape of Costa Teguise is therefore characterized almost exclusively by two- to a maximum of three-story buildings; these have a flat roof and the island-typical green window frames. The various structures are separated by green areas, parks and numerous palm trees.
The dreamlike beaches of the resort are undoubtedly one of its most beautiful sights. But Costa Teguise also has a lot more to offer. A golf club and the water park “Aquapark” are, for example, in the immediate vicinity. And in addition, you can quickly reach the most interesting sights of the island in no time via the local expressways. For this reason, Costa Teguise is also the central starting point for various organized excursions. As a result, there are countless opportunities available for active holidaymakers to make their stay great. Read this article to find out what makes Costa Teguise so popular, all the things to do there and what you should definitely see.
- Guided excursions
- Attractions & sights
- Shopping possibilities
- The nightlife
- The weather
- The beaches
- The hotels
- Our excursions for holidaymakers in Costa Teguise
Activities in Costa Teguise
Dey Trips and Excursions From Costa Teguise
In a tourist center such as Costa Teguise, there naturally are many operators that offer a wealth of organized excursions and activities. The result is a varied range of different options so that you can give your vacation an active, action-packed or even a relaxed touch. In addition, most of the excursion providers are located directly in town in or very close to Costa Teguise. This means that it is almost certain that the hotel transfer will also be offered for your excursion. Due to the excellent transport connections of the place, even the operators from the south of Lanzarote will pick you up at tour hotel. You can read whether and from where the hotel transfer to the respective excursion takes place in detail in the complete descriptions of our excursions under “Services & Prices”. At the end of this page you will find our overview of all the excursions which either start directly from Costa Teguise, or that include transfer from the hotel and back.
Tours by Bus From Costa Teguise
If you want to see as much of Lanzarote as possible in one day and don't want to get behind the steering wheel yourself, bus tours are certainly the perfect alternative for you and your family. The comfortable and air-conditioned coaches take you to the most emblematic places of the island and the competent tour guides give you all their knowledge about these sights. Do not miss out on such a day full of interesting impressions.
Boat Trips From Costa Teguise
You will be surprised at how exciting the coast of Lanzarote is in this area. Wonderful, white sandy beaches alternate with rugged cliffs of deep black volcanic rock make a remarkably contrasting picture. This scenic interplay is interrupted by small picturesque coastal towns. Enjoy this wonderful sight on board one of the excursion boats. Feel how the sun warms your skin soothingly and listen to the relaxing sound of the waves breaking on your boat. Refresh yourself while snorkeling or swimming in the Atlantic and let the crew treat you with food and drinks.
In the Footsteps of César Marique
Hardly anyone else has shaped the landscape of Lanzarote as much as the local artist and architect César Manrique. You can find his imprint all over the island where his works can be admired in art and construction. One of the best opportunities to do this is the César Manrique bus tour without a doubt. After this extraordinary excursion, you will take home an overwhelming impression of the work of this talented person that was deeply connected to nature.
Costa Teguise Buggy Tour
What comes out when you combine fun, action and off-road? Quite simply: a buggy tour in Lanzarote! Does that sound promising? Then don't waist more time! Shortly after your pick up from the hotel, you will take a seat on these cheeky speedsters with their wide tires. After a short security briefing, you are already leaving the operator's premises, following the guide in a caravan. In the tight asphalt bends, you will feel the centrifugal force pulling at you and the off-road part of this adventure will require some driving skills.
Take Hiking Tours From Costa Teguise
Those who feel the desire of getting closer to the nature and landscapes of Lanzarote can do this best on a guided hiking tour. Completely relaxed, without any annoying card reading and constantly having to orientate permanently. You simply follow the professional who knows the island very well and also knows where to find the most beautiful natural monuments. During the tour you will also learn everything you need to know about the flora and fauna of the island.
Things to see in Costa Teguise
The Canarian Village of Pueblo Marinero
The Pueblo Marinero probably is the most remarkable attraction of Costa Teguise. It is a small village in the middle of the city. César Manrique wanted to immortalize Canarian culture architecturally with this complex, thus preserving some of the original charm of bygone times. In this area you walk through narrow alleys, with small shops, various restaurants and past houses in typical Canarian style. Countless palm trees provide shade for the walker and there is a pretty pavilion in the central square, Plaza Pueblo Marinero. Small markets are held around the pavilion every Wednesday and Friday until 10 p.m. Here you can buy one or the other Canarian specialty. And don't miss the craft and farmers market on Tuesday mornings.
The Aquarium in Costa Teguise
The Lanzarote Aquarium is considered something very special, because it is one of the largest in the entire Canary Islands. You can experience the lively activity underwater in a total of 33 pools of different sizes. There are also so-called petting basins; the visitors are allowed to touch the fish swimming in there. Its most spectacular attraction, however, is undoubtedly the glass underwater tunnel. As you walk through it, you can see the different sea creatures swimming calmly over your head.
The Seafront Promenade of Costa Teguise
The different beaches of Costa Teguise are connected by a very nice beach promenade. Pretty plantings with palm trees and flowers line their path. Together with the wonderful view over the white beaches and the sea, it offers the walker a real southern flair providing pure holiday feeling. When strolling, some cafes and bars also offer great opportunities for a coffee break or a cool drink to refresh. You can experience particularly impressive moments here in the evenings. Then the sunset conjures glittering reflections on the sea and colors the surroundings in warm shades.
Punta de la Corvina
You will find this impressive stretch of coastline on the northern outskirts of the city. However, you should definitely not go swimming there, because the very strong surf breaks on sharp-edged rocks and is therefore extremely dangerous. But instead, you have an extraordinarily beautiful view along the east coast towards the north from here. It is a wild rugged coastline. On windy days, the waves are brought in so violently here that they smash on the rocks creating enormous fountains.
Shopping in Costa Teguise
There are many souvenir shops, fashion boutiques and other shops that are open daily along the main avenue, Avenida Jablillo,. So that shopping fans have an extensive choice here. And if that's not enough, you can continue in the Cucharas Shopping Center. There you will find a variety of other stores that offer a wide range of items. And who knows, you may find a special souvenir of your wonderful holiday in Costa Teguise here. On top of that you will also find other smaller shopping centers in the town center. While you can stock up on essentials in the smaller supermarkets or get an air mattress for your day at the beach.
The Nightlife in Costa Teguise
Compared to the other major tourist centers, the nightlife in Costa Teguise is less lively. The localities are also spread all over the place. Nevertheless, the lovers of the nightlife among you are offered a lot in Costa Teguise. Along the Avenida del Jablillo and in the Pueblo Marinero you will find restaurants, bars and pubs. In some of them guests are offered karaoke and in others cabaret or live music instead. You can also take it easy in the Dickens Cocktail Bar with a delicious cocktail drink in a relaxed atmosphere. And after that it's best to check out Dreams. In this discotheque you can dance until 4 a.m.
Interesting Facts About Costa Teguise
Costa Teguise Weather
The question of the weather forecast in Costa Teguise for your 14 day vacation in is answered quickly: Sunny, dry and warm, with a light breeze from the sea. The definitely applies for the summer half-year and even in the winter months there are only occasional exceptions. The weather in Costa Teguise is mild and balanced all year round. While the temperatures in summer are usually between 26 and 28 degrees Celsius, in winter you can still expect 22 to 24 degrees. There are only rainy days in winter and this rather rarely, because the averages 16 rainy days of the year are concentrated on the winter months. One can therefore say the climate of Costa Teguise invites you to holiday all year round in the best weather.
The Beaches of Costa Teguise
Those who have planned extensive bathing days during their vacation is in the right spot in Costa Teguise. There are a number of very beautiful light sandy beaches that offer the right conditions for most. For example, families with young children will find almost ideal conditions on the beaches of Costa Teguise, as well as water sports enthusiasts looking for a strong breeze or high waves. Here is an overview of the beaches in Costa Teguise sorted from north to south:
- Playa de los Charcos: it has a length of about 450 meters and a width of up to 30 meters. The beach is mostly natural and in some places it is a bit rocky. Despite the lateral breakwaters, some waves still reach the shore, which can spoil the fun for smaller kids. You will also find some surfers with their boards here.
- Playa de las Cucharas: is one of the island's hotspots for surfers and windsurfers. The conditions for this water sport are almost optimal here. Especially because it is a lot windier than on the other beaches of Costa Teguise. The beach has a total length of around 600 meters and a width of up to 75 meters. Due to the wind and its currents, this beach is less suitable for children.
- Playa del Jablillo: with 170 meters length, it is the smallest beach in town. Breakwaters ensure calm water so that even the little ones can play in the water carefree. In addition, the water is very clear, which is ideal for snorkeling.
- Playa Bastián: is the most popular beach among families. Moles separate the approximately 280 meters long and 50 meter wide bright sandy beach from the open sea. Therefore there are no currents at all and waves are at most very weak. In addition, the entry is very flat. All this together makes Playa Bastián the number one family beach in Costa Teguise.
Costa Teguise Hotels
The hotels in Costa Teguise mainly accommodate families and surfers. But also golfers and active vacationers appreciate the comfortable, partly luxurious hotels of the resort. Special care has been taken to ensure that the architecture and the area occupied form a harmonious picture with the coastal landscape and the traditional architectural style of Lanzarote. You will therefore not find any high buildings and within the hotels there are park-like facilities create a green, almost tropical-looking atmosphere. These are the most popular hotels in Costa Teguise:
- Meliá Salinas: designed by César Manrique and located directly on the beach (5-star luxury hotel)
- Beatriz Costa & Spa: comfortable hotel with extensive wellness area (4 stars)
- Sands Beach Resort: family hotel located directly on Playa de los Charcos (4 stars)
- Barceló Teguise: family-friendly hotel with pool area and animation (4 stars)
The above list is based on internet research, for the correctness of which we cannot guarantee.
Tours and Excursions for Holidaymakers in Costa Teguise
Boat and Yacht Excursions, Dolphin and Whale Watching
Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Duration: 3,5 hours Embark to this awesome boat trip to the exceptionally beautiful Papagayo Beaches during your holiday in Lanzarote. Go kayaking, snorkeling or just relax on the inflatables. Drinks and food…explore
Bus and Minibus Excursions, Jeep Safaris and Day Trips to Fuerteventura
Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Duration: 7 hours An exciting expedition in safari style into fascinating volcanic landscapes. The volcanic imprint is omnipresent in the south of Lanzarote. With the 4x4 convertible minibus, which is like a…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Duration: 7 hours Discover a Lanzarote that remains hidden to many. The all-terrain convertible minibus in Jeep style make it possible. Your adventurous route takes you off the usual tourist beaten tracks…explore
Buggy and Quad Tours
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 2,0 hours An exhilarating tour through the beautiful Lanzarote with the unique Polaris Slingshot. The open roadster on 3 wheels undoubtedly provides a unique driving experience and driving pleasure without…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 3 hours An exhilarating quad tour through the volcanic landscape of Lanzarote’s fascinating neighboring island of Fuerteventura. It is known that the excitement increases with the extension of the off-road track…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 3,5 hours An exhilarating tour through the beautiful Lanzarote with the unique Polaris Slingshot. The open roadster on 3 wheels undoubtedly provides a unique driving experience and driving pleasure without…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 5,5 hours An exhilarating tour through the beautiful Lanzarote with the unique Polaris Slingshot. The open roadster on 3 wheels undoubtedly provides a unique driving experience and driving pleasure without…explore
Bicycle and Segway Tours
Ride Excursions on Horses or Camels
JetSki, Parasailing, Flyboard and Water Sports Combinations
Hiking and Climbing
Season: October to April Days: Thursday Duration: 6,5 hours Conquer the volcanic craters of the impressive Famara massif. This guided hiking tour across the mighty rock wall, which rises 500 m from the Atlantic Ocean, offers spectacular panoramic…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Wednesday, Friday Duration: 5 hours Cross solidified the lava flows and climb the volcanic cones of Lanzarote. Discover the wonderful world of volcanoes: Lava canals, volcanic tunnels, cold lava seas and spectacular craters. This is…explore