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Costa Teguise

Beaches

The Costa Teguise has quite a few beaches.  The Playa de las Cucharas is the most centrally located beach here and the busiest. It’s also the most family-friendly with all the facilities you might need for a beach day with the family nearby, including loads of restaurants, snack places and shops.  

Beach in Costa Teguise

If this beach would get too busy for you, or you would want to hide a bit from the strong winds that some time of year plague these beaches, you might want to have a look at Playa del Jablillo.  Playa Bastian is another large beach in this area with more natural darker sands. This beach is a bit outside of the main resort of Costa Teguise. Therefore it is often quieter than the other beaches.

Hotels in Costa Teguise

Nightlife

Canaria International at night in Costa Teguise

Nightlife in the Costa Teguise is one of the more chilled ones in Lanzarote.  There are plenty of bars open till late; you can find them all over the area.  The most lively spot in the Costa Teguise is generally within the Pueblo Marinero, a small closed-in area in the centre of town.  This is the same area where you will find the markets during the daytime. Another place where you will find loads of activity at night is near the little harbour next to the Barcelo Teguise hotel.

Restaurants & bars

There are quite a few restaurants in and around the Pueblo Marinero and the little harbour area of Costa Teguise.  Prices in this area are among the fairer of Lanzarote. You can find all kinds of offerings ranging from cheap all-you-can-eat food to oriental cuisine and some excellent upscale restaurants.  You will find most of these more pricey and specialized restaurants on the Calle Las Olas, the big street leading to the Playa de las Cucharas beach.

Costa Teguise restaurant menu

Shopping & markets

There aren’t that many clothing stores in Costa Teguise if you want to go shopping. Yes, you will find your typical touristy shops selling beachwear and the likes, but not many branded or high street stores. However, to compensate, Costa Teguise has a wide array of different markets during the week.

How to get to the Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise is only 15 km or a 20 minute drive from the Lanzarote airport (ACE). There are 3 easy options to get you to Costa Teguise:

  • Public transport: 2.55 euro, no direct line, transfer in Arrecife
  • Shuttle bus: 5 euro, no transfer needed
  • Taxi: 20 euro in daytime and 22 euro in night time or weekend

Have a look here for more details and the best places to book taxis, buses and shuttles.

Things to do in and near the Costa Teguise

Lanzarote isn’t so big, so if you are renting a car, you can easily reach everything on the island. So that is definitely something I would advise doing. Especially because renting a car on Lanzarote can be as cheap as 10 euros per day. There are also things to do in Costa Teguise but for example, the water park here ain’t the best. It’s a bit dated. Much better is to visit the Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park in Puerto del Carmen area. This park has some water parks and loads of live shows and things to do and see.

These are just a few quick tips to do when staying in the Costa Teguise. You can find my complete list of things to do while on holiday in Lanzarote here.

Is Costa Teguise the best holiday destination for you?

Costa Teguise is the resort in Lanzarote with the most variety. From budget to luxury hotels and restaurants, Costa Teguise has it all. Also, there are many different beaches to explore. With the typical Spanish and touristic shops, bars and restaurants present in this area, you have a wide variety of choices. If you like to be surprised and discover, Costa Teguise might be great for you. Just look where your hotel is before booking as this area is very big, and your hotel might be located far away from the centre where most shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife are located.

Not sure Costa Teguise is right for you? Here is my complete guide to where to stay in Lanzarote.