Costa Teguise is on the North east coast of Lanzarote just a 15-20 minute drive from the airport at Arrecife,a holiday resort that is very popular for families and windsurfers.The area is named after the former capital of the island Teguise which is a bit further in land.Teguise is the venue for the famous Sunday street market. Coaches from all over Lanzarote visit here from 9 am onwards.
Local families make quite an income from private car parking. It is best if travelling by car to approach Teguise from the North otherwise you face locals trying to shepherd you to their own private car parking which can be quite a bit away from the Teguise centre.The market is worth the trip as the place is alive with local folk music and other entertainment as well as all the goods on offer. There are lovely craft shops and cool bars to get out of the sun. I would advise visiting Teguise also in the week when you can stroll round at your leisure and visit the castle of Santa Barbara which sits above the town and gives great views of the island and across to Fuerteventura the largest of the Canary Islands.
Costa Teguise is a purpose built resort with man made beaches and was the first major area to be developed before Puerto del Carmen. The nature of the coastline is rugged with coves that have been formed into beaches.Many hotels have their own private beach access. Playa Cucharas is the largest beach with surf shops and equipment for hire. Windsurfing is very popular here. There is plenty of self catering accomodation here including naturist resorts a bit further north of the main resort area. Costa Teguise has a great nightlife with bars, international restaurants,clubs plus holiday entertainment based in the complexes/hotels. Accomodation includes Hotels, self catering holiday apartments and private villas /apartments.If you fancy a golfing holiday Costa Teguise has its own 18 hole golf course, the first to be built on the island. It is quite challenging with the constant breezes here on the island and it sits amongst the arid and volcanic landscape as a unique feature in its own right There is also an aquapark here, again this is the only aquapark on Lanzarote.
Playa Bastian is a much smaller but child friendly beach and very popular with families for that reason.
There is also a small naturist resort at Chaco de Palo further up the coast with bungalows fronting right on the Atlantic ocean.This resort area was started 25 years ago with a single villa built by a German. Due to its isolated position behind the cactus fields it was ideal. It has now expanded into a village in its own right with a few bars, four restaurants and a commercial centre etc. There are now approximately 350 apartments /villas in the village.. Click here for live web cam from Las Cucharas beach Costa Teguise one of the most popular beaches on Lanzarote.