As a planned holiday resort Costa Teguise in Lanzarote revolves around the lovely beach of Las Cucharas. This includes the replica fishing village, the Pueblo Marinero, designed by the famous island-born architect César Manrique and which consists of pretty white-washed squares and narrow streets.
Costa Teguise is also a great base for visitors who wish to explore the northern half of the island, as it is only a short drive from some of the most spectacular attractions to be found on Lanzarote.
The resort is a fifteen minute drive from the airport and is situated on the further side of the capital Arrecife. Although there is no bus service running between the airport and Costa Teguise, it is relatively easy and not expensive to get there. A taxi drive would normally cost around €15, whilst a hire car may prove the cheapest option for those who intend to go exploring during their holiday.
Several car hire companies have offices in the arrivals lounge at the airport, making the transfer to your accommodation much easier. On leaving the airport, drivers should choose the Arrecife exit, following the dual carriageway until the left exit marked ‘Circunvalacion’. This is the ring road which runs outside the capital and quickly transports you to the resort of Costa Teguise.
Costa Teguise boasts one of the best selections of holiday villas and apartments in Lanzarote. Many of which command great locations, with direct access to the seafront promenade and local beaches.
There are five beaches in total in Costa Teguise. Besides the main beach at Las Cucharas, there is a small beach, Playa Jablillo, in front of the hotel Teguise Playa, whilst a little further in the direction of Arrecife is Playa Bastian. Two much smaller beaches can be found at either end of the resort, Playa de los Charcos to the north and Playa del Ancla to the south. Las Cucharas is a particularly good beach for small children, as it gently slopes into the sea and generally has very small waves.
Things to Do
Anyone who visits Playa Las Cucharas will observe windsurfers getting in and out of the water. This is one of the best places to practice the sport as the enclosed bay usually has a prevailing breeze from the north-west, making ideal weather conditions for windsurfing.
Costa Teguise is also home to the island’s only water park, which is full of chutes and slides. And a little further inland, visitors will find the island’s second golf course. On the other side of town, a recently opened aquarium houses numerous examples of local fish.
Many of the resort’s restaurants can be found in the Pueblo Marinero, although two notable exceptions, that offer excellent food all round are Meson La Jordana, situated in Calle Los Geranios and Oscars, which is just after the Las Coronas Playa Hotel.