Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
- Sailing Spots
- Getting There
- Where to Stay
- Food & Nightlife
Costa Teguise is located on the eastern side of Lanzarote, 7 kms north west of the capital Arrecife, and only 10 to 15 minutes by car from the airport.
It is one of the most attractive tourist areas on Lanzarote thanks to its range of accommodation, its beaches, and plenty of activities. It is a fully developed but not an overly large holiday resort, and hence suitable as one of the preferred destinations for families visiting the island.
Everything is within easy reach by foot which makes it easy to get about. There is a large choice of restaurants and bars to suit different budgets, and a nightlife that is vibrant but not ‘rowdy’.
The accommodation ranges from budget to luxury self-catering apartments, resorts and luxury 5* hotels.
One of the great appeals of Costa Teguise is its wide range of recreational facilities, that include surfing, road and mountain biking, golf, parasailing and a water park.
Windsurfing is concentrated at Cucharas Beach. It is quite well protected from the wind so non-windsurfers can enjoy their holidays too.
There is no kitesurfing allowed at Costa Teguise however there is a great spot not too far away at Famara.
There are other beaches in Costa Teguise such as Bastian Beach which is ideal for families with small children since it is easily accessible and protected from the winds. There is also the fine white sandy beach of Jablillo.
Best Time To Visit
For intermediate & advanced windsurfers, the wind at Costa Teguise is most consistent from April to September, with average speeds over 15 knots (force 4) over 80% of the time.
However this is a great spot all-year-round for beginners and improvers.
The climate in Costa Teguise is mild and sunny. The average temperatures in summer range from 24 – 28°C with higher peaks, and in the winter months 20 to 22°C. In summer bring a light jacket for windy nights, and in winter you’ll need trousers and a jacket in the evenings.
Costa Teguise Windsurfing & Kitesurfing Spots
All windurfing at Costa Teguise takes place on he sandy crescent shaped bay of Las Cucharas is a safe location surrounded by beach and shore on all sides.
The bay provides what can best be described as three distinct windsurfing areas that are created by the shape of the bay and the effect of the prevailing north-east trade wind that blows cross shore form the left.
There is no kitesurfing allowed at Costa Teguise; check out Famara for kitesurfing on Lanzarote Island.
Windsurfing & Kitesurfing Spots
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Las Churachas Bay Cucharas Beach is located in the Canary Islands on the Island of Lanzarote at the town of Costa Teguise. The 600m long horseshoe shaped bay surrounded by the hotels and a number of windsurfing centres. It is generally windier than other spots in Lanzarote, which is one of the reasons it attracts windsurfers. With the north-east trade wind, Read more...
- Famara Famara is located in the North-Western side of Lanzarote (due north of Costa Teguise) and the sailing area is located at the base of the spectacular Famara cliffs. The area is predominantly frequented by kitesurfers & surfers and the small nearby fishing village of Caleta de Famara has several kite & surf shops offering rental equipment and lessons. The Read more...
Costa Teguise Windsurfing & Kitesurfing Services
There are no kitesurfing centres in Costa Teguise however you will find several of these at Famara.
Costa Teguise has a few windsurfing centres providing lessons for all ages & levels as well as quality gear rentals for all types of windsurfing disciplines. Prices & value for rentals vary from one centre to another so be sure to check them all out to find the best one suited to you.
Some of the centres also have some retail element to them as well as repair services.
- Location Pro Centre Lanzarote is located approximately 200 metres from the launching area up a moderate road/walkway. It is central to accommodation in the area so easy to get to by foot however if you need to drive there is a free public car park nearby. Business Hours Operating hours are 10 am to 6 pm daily, 365 days a Read more...
Getting to Costa Teguise
Lanzarote airport is a 20 minute drive away south west of Costa Teguise, just south of the capital Arrecife.
Car hire is very inexpensive on Lanzarote and is the most efficient and effective way to get around the island and visit the other attractions of the island.
The most convenient way of getting from the airport to Costa Teguise, without hiring a car, is by taking a cab or pre-booking a hotel transfer.
Public Transport Services
If you decide to travel around Lanzarote on public transport, you can catch the buses supplied by the company Intercity Bus, which operate all over the island.
Costa Teguise Accommodation
Costa Teguise has a great range of 4 and 5 star hotel accommodation, as well as apartments and villas to rent. Most are located within walking distance of Las Cucharas Beach, as well as other services such as the bars, restaurants and shops.
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Meliá Salinas is a luxury ADULTS ONLY hotel located right on the beachfront on Las Chucaras. There are a variety of room types catering for 1 – 3 guests and many rooms have spectacular views across the ocean plus they look out directly over the Windsurfing areas. Facilities include 2 beautiful pools set in tropical gardens, beach bar, 2 buffet Read more...
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Barceló Teguise Beach is and ADULTS ONLY resort hotel located 150 m from Las Chucaras beach. Rooms cater for singles, twin-share, double and triple-share and all have balconies, private bathrooms, some with spa baths. The hotel has a communal lounge area, buffet restaurant, outdoor pools in a tropical setting, an endless pool overlooking the beach/windsurfing area, bar and fitness centre. Read more...
Food & Nightlife in Costa Teguise
Compared to nearby Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise nightlife is more laid-back and low key, which is why this resort is so popular with people seeking a quieter atmosphere for their Lanzarote holiday. Being a resort town, there are a lot of restaurants dotted around, ranging from British and Irish style' pubs' that satisfy the package holiday market, to locally styled places to drink and dine.
Clubs and bars in Costa Teguise
The main nightlife in Costa Teguise is around Avenida de las Islas Canarias and between Calla las Olas and Calla le Goleta, where you’ll find some of Lanzarote’s best cocktail bars. Costa Teguise nightlife is much more limited than the larger resorts of Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca, which appeal more to clubbers and groups of friends.
Many bars and restaurants here also play live music such as jazz, although it’s not nearly as frantic as Lanzarote’s bigger resorts. If you’re staying at an all-inclusive hotel, you may benefit from a nightly entertainment programme with live music, shows or comedy as part of your al-inclusive package.
Nightlife further afield
If you’re looking for a more clubbing themed atmosphere than Costa Teguise nightlife, head to Puerto del Carmen, about 25 minutes away by taxi, where you’ll find some of the best clubs in the Canary Islands. This energetic resort has a wide choice of venues around Avenida de las Playas, ranging from cocktail bars to dance clubs, where you can party well into the early hours.
The capital Arrecife is a great choice for more authentic bars where you can mingle with the locals and listen to some live music.
When you’re planning a big night out, bear in mind that clubs in Lanzarote don’t normally open until 11 pm, and dance floors don’t often get busy until around midnight, and go on until about 6 am.
Cost Teguise Activities & Culture
Apart from its very conveniently located windsurfing and water sports centres, Costa Teguise has all sorts of activities going on that don't involve the water. It is also very much a family resort which makes the resort feel safe and friendly with families enjoying the beach and restaurants. It has four beaches which are well linked and accessible via the pleasant seafront promenade which is ideal for walking or jogging.
- Stand Up Paddle boarding
- Boogie Boarding
- Water Park
- Catamaran sailing
Other Activities – non water
- Relaxing on the beach
- Spa, wellness and health centres
- Yoga and Pilates
- Road Cycling
- Electric E-bike cycling
- Mountain biking
- Golf course
- Aquarium – dive with sharks
- Go Karting
Lanzarote provides many further activities outside of Costa Teguise which are accessible by hire car or public transport. For a list of further activities outside of Costa Teguise, see the page on Lanzarote.
- Catamaran sailing
- Sailing yacht cruises
- Whale and Dolphin watching
- Submarine trips
- Horse riding
- Camel rides
- Big game fishing
- Quad biking
- 4wd Buggies
- Iron Man triathlon training and competition
- Excursions to volcanic areas
- Excursions to volcanic caves
Costa Teguise has a fairly short history due to it being purpose-built for tourists in the 1970s. However, its development has been carefully managed over the years, and the resort has been well designed, with a layout reminiscent to that of an old Canarian town with narrow streets and white washed buildings. It is a melting pot of mixed culture from various European influences, but traces of Canarian culture can still be experienced through the various traditional restaurants, white washed buildings and festivals that take place in the resort.
- Pueblo Marinero (fishing village) in Costa Teguise - This is a cluster of typical Canary buildings as conceived by the artist Cesar Manrique, where there are restaurants, pubs and shops, as well as a market held every Friday from 19:00 hours.
- Annual carnival in February
- Annual Fiesta in September
- Crafts and markets
- Art exhibitions
- Live music and entertaining jam sessions
For a further list of cultural activities outside of Costa Teguise, see the section on Lanzarote.
- Folk festivals
- Open air cinema in Puerto del Carmen
- Wild West Show and Dinner
- Vine growing in the La Geria nature reserve
- The small pilgrimage chapel Ermita de las Nieves and its views high up in the Risco de Famara
- Wine Museum El Grifo near the village of Masdache
- Visit the César Manrique Foundation, located in Tahiche, home of Lanzarote's most famous artist.
Costa Teguise Environment and Exploring
Costa Teguise is quite small, and to really take advantage of its surrounding environment, a hire car is required.
The volcanic origins of Lanzarote provide some fascinating areas to explore, from volcanic national parks and mountainous views, to the longest lave cave in the world.
Go to the Lanzarote section for further details.
- Timanfaya National Park Hiking - The largest of the national parks is Timanfaya National Park, which has 50 square kms of volcanic landscapes, tubes and craters, and occupies a quarter of the island's land mass.
- Jameos del Agua lava caves in the north - Lava tube with a natural concert hall, subterranean lagoon, restaurant and museum.
- Cueva de los Verdes lava cave near Arrieta - At the north of the island 4kms north of Arrieta is the lava cave Cueva de los Verdes, which is the longest volcanic tunnel system in the world where two of its six kilometres can be walked.
- The Lago Verde - Just south of the fishing village of El Golfo is the Lago Verde, which means "green lake" in German. Its bright green colour is due to the influence of the algae Ruppia Maritima.
- The Jardín de Cactus (cactus garden) at Guatiza - On the northern outskirts of Guatiza in the direction of Mala is the last major work of the Lanzarote artist César Manrique. The Jardin de Cactus, a huge cactus garden, was built into an open quarry.
- The Valley of the Thousand Palms at Haría - In the northwest of Lanzarote above the village of Haria is the Mirador de Haria where there is a magnificent view over the valley of 1000 palm trees.
- Famara Beach - Probably the most impressive sandy beach on Lanzarote that has beautiful sunsets.
- Mirador Del Rio viewpoint overlooking La Graciosa Island in the north.
- The spectacular drive along the Los Hervideros coast between the fishing village of El Golfo and Salinas de Janubio.
- Day trip to the island of La Graciosa
- Day trip to the island of Fuerteventura
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- Family Friendly
- Kids Facilities
- Some Nightlife
- Easy Access
- Accommodation Nearby
- Non-Sailor Activities
- Cheap Accommodation
- Luxury Hotel Resorts
- Solo Male Traveler
- Solo Female Traveler
- Romantic Couple
- Family With Infant(s)
- Family With Young Children
- Family With Teenager(s)
- Male Group
- Female Group
- Mixed Group
- Flat Water
- Warm Water
- Sandy Beach
- Sailing Centre(s)
- Gear Storage
- Equipment Rentals
- Rescue Craft
- Beach Swimming
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