Overview of Costa Teguise

Situated on the beautiful east coast of Lanzarote island is Costa Teguise - one of Lanzarote’s main tourist resorts. The resort has good weather all year round with little rain, and four excellent beaches to top up your tan. These beaches are well linked and accessible via the pleasant seafront promenade which is enjoyable for a stroll or a jog. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone happy: windsurfing, diving, golfing, mountain biking, Aquarium, Aquapark, paint ball and many more. In fact, Costa Teguise is one of the stages for the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) world cup tour.

Costa Teguise is not short of things to do when the sun goes down either, with many restaurants serving local and international cuisines competing to tempt your tastebuds. As for places to drink, there are English, Irish and Scottish bars, most with happy hours and live football screenings.

This charming resort takes its name from the former capital of the island, Teguise, which is located around 16km away.

History

Costa Teguise has a fairly short history due to it being purpose-built for tourists in the 1970s. Its development has been carefully managed over the years, making it rather pleasing to the eye than the closeby tourist mecca Puerto del Carmen. Tourism began in the region with the opening of the Gran Meliá Salinas hotel, a six storey building overlooking the principal beach Playa de las Cucharas. The resort has been well designed, with a layout reminiscent to that of an old Canarian town with narrow streets and white washed buildings.

Culture

Costa Teguise is a melting pot of mixed culture from various European influences. Traces of Canarian culture can still be experienced through the various traditional restaurants, white washed buildings and festivals that take place in the resort.

How To Get There

By Bus:
From Arecife, there are 24-hour bus service from Arrecife to Costa Teguise (buses number 01, 03 and 25, interchangeably). Buses depart every 20 minutes between 06:40 and 21:20, and at least once an hour throughout the night. Weekend buses also run 24-hour, with slightly frequency. Number 03 bus departs from Puerto del Carmen to Costa Teguise via Arrecife.

There are buses from Costa Teguise to Teguise for its famous Sunday morning market. Bus number 11 (Sunday only) departs for Teguise market 5 times in the morning 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30 and 11:00; and return buses depart for Costa Teguise at 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:15 and 14:00.

By Car:
From Arrecife, Costa Teguise is only about 12 minutes drive away on LZ-14.
From the airport, take LZ-2, LZ-3 then followed by LZ-14. Journey takes about 16 minutes.
From Puerto del Carmen, take LZ-40 then follow the same route as described for airport above. Journey takes about 25 minutes.

There are numerous taxi ranks outside the airport, or you can organise a direct transfer online before you leave.

Economy

Being one of the most popular tourist resorts of the island the economy of Costa Teguise is almost entirely based on tourism.