Costa Teguise holidays

The jewel of Lanzarote’s east coast, Costa Teguise holidays are a firm favourite thanks to this area’s dazzling golden coastline. With plenty of beaches and a colourful waterfront filled with restaurants, shops and top hotels, the resort is perfectly placed for getaways with friends and family.

Costa Teguise is quieter than Puerta del Carmen and Playa Blanca, where much of the island’s clubbing scene is concentrated. So, if you prefer a more relaxed, family friendly atmosphere and instant access to the beach, this is a great base. Another advantage in staying here is that you’ll be within easy reach of Lanzarote International Airport, just a 15 minute journey or 15km away, and the island's historic capital and port Arrecife, just 8km away.

The best time to visit Costa Teguise

Like the rest of Lanzarote, Costa Teguise is warm all year round; even in January, daytime temperatures often reach the low 20s °C, while temperatures in July and August frequently exceed 30°C. The island is also remarkably dry and sunny, receiving more than 300 days of sunshine per year, so you can enjoy a fun-packed holiday in Costa Teguise at any time, wherever you go on the Costa Teguise hotels map.

Get up and close with underwater wildlife

In Costa Teguise, take a submarine trip to the bottom of the bay and find out what exciting creatures have their home beneath the waves. From colourful fish that’ll swim by your window to the elusive stingrays that lurk around the mysterious sunken ship, there are many species to discover.

Spend the day at the Cactus Garden

Practically due north of Costa Teguise, about a 15 minute journey or 13km from the resort, the Cactus Garden includes more than 10,000 plants in a former quarry and restored windmill. It’s spiky, it’s quirky, and it’s very different from anything else you’ll see on this gorgeous island! This amazing attraction was pioneered by the hero of Lanzarote, César Manrique, an architect and artist who also designed the island’s renowned Jameos del Agua caves attraction and the Mirador del Rio viewpoint.

Have fun at the Timanfaya National Park

Head outside your Costa Teguise hotels map and see this awe-inspiring national park. A must for any visitor to Lanzarote, buy your ticket from the office then hop on a coach for a guided tour around this fascinating lunar landscape. The unique site is made up of over 100 volcanoes, which were created during six years of eruptions in the 1730s, among the strongest in the island’s recorded history.

Learn about the eruptions that have taken place over the years, including the last one which was 190 years ago, so don’t worry, there’s no eruptions forecast any time soon! After your tour, watch the demonstrations which will show you how hot the area is, including a mini geyser created by pouring water into a bore hole. You can even enjoy a meal which has been cooked by geo-thermal heat in the ‘El Diablo’ restaurant.

Visit the Pueblo Marinero Craft Market

To find that perfect gift for a loved one or a souvenir for yourself, a visit to the Pueblo Marinero Craft Market is a must. From wooden items to jewellery, you’ll find a great range of the finest handmade products from around Lanzarote.

Other places to visit in Costa Teguise

Take the family to the Lanzarote Aquarium, where you’ll walk through an underwater shark tunnel and observe other marine species. Alternatively, throw your Costa Teguise hotels map away and go exploring around the spectacular Cueva de los Verdes lava tunnel and concert hall in the far north of Lanzarote, where you’ll see illuminated cave walls at a site formed around 3,000 years ago.

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17-28 ℃

Enjoy a subtropical climate with warm, dry weather throughout the whole year. Even in January, daytime temperatures still hover around 20 or 21°C, which is closer to what you’d expect in London in June. In summer, occasionally heatwaves can occur when the wind comes from the Sahara Dessert, although these do not normally last long.

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Costa Teguise is best for...

Families: Meet stingrays and sharks at the Lanzarote Aquarium or watch a sea lion show at the local zoo during your Costa Teguise holiday.

Beach lovers: This resort is the perfect holiday destination for beach enthusiasts, with five sandy beaches to choose from.

Water sports fans: The resort’s beaches are known across the island for water sports, and even host windsurfing competitions. 

Fast facts for Costa Teguise

Language: The language spoken here is Spanish, although the accent and dialect is more like the Spanish of Central American countries rather than the Spanish mainland. Because of its popularity with English-speaking holidaymakers, English is widely spoken in many tourist venues in Lanzarote, so you’ll have little trouble getting by. Still, if you’d like to practice some Spanish, download our handy language app or use a phrasebook , whether its' ordering a simple 'desayuno' (breakfast' or making reservations for 'cena' (dinner).

Currency: The currency used here is the Euro (€).

Local time: Costa Teguise is the same time as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Lanzarote Airport. The transfer time to Costa Teguise is just 20 minutes. 

Flight time from the UK: The flight time to Costa Teguise is 4 hours.

Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found by clicking here https://www.lanzaroteguidebook.com/destination/costa-teguise.

Visa / health: Before you travel, click here https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements for recommendations and advice on visas and health requirements for your Costa Teguise holidays.

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Getting around Costa Teguise

By bus: The bus services in Costa Teguise and Lanzarote are regular and affordable. The Arrecife Bus connects the main resorts, with regular services throughout the day. Online schedules may not always be up-to-date, so it’s a good idea to check bus times before you set off.

By car: Lanzarote has very good roads and is an easy place for visitors to navigate by car. The island is small enough to get from one end to the other in an hour. If you’re interested in day trips or just getting around in your own time, car hire is the best option. This can be a convenient way to get around, especially if you’re a family with children or just want more independence on your Costa Teguise holiday.

By bike: One of the most relaxing ways to get around in and around this resort is to ride a bike. If you would prefer not to bring your own, you’ll find numerous bike rental firms across the resort.

By taxi: A taxi can be a handy way to get around in Costa Teguise, especially if you’re heading back from the clubs of Puerto del Carmen in the early hours. Just remember to always agree the fare before you take off, and make sure you have enough cash.

Events in Costa Teguise

Surf fans: Costa Teguise is something of a water sports hotspot in Lanzarote, and in July, the resort is set to host an international windsurfing event. The European Freestyle Pro Tour will consist of four days of pro windsurfers tackling the elements on Costa Teguise’s beautiful beach.

Party: One of the highlights of the annual calendar is the Carnival, which takes place in late February or early March and includes a magnificent parade, concerts, and big fireworks.

Costa Teguise weather

Temperature: 17-28 (°C).

You can expect warm weather in Costa Teguise all year round, especially from around June to September, when daytime temperatures hover around 28°C. Autumn is a good time to avoid the crowds and enjoy more pleasant temperatures, while winter is still warm by day, although not quite warm enough for beach wear! It’s is also very sunny, with an average of over 3,000 hours a year, over twice that of most locations in the south of the UK.

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