Costa Teguise

The resort of Costa Teguise is the second largest tourist area of Lanzarote, developed in the 1980's.

The area was designed so that the roads have been kept away from the sea front, there are numerous pedestrian areas connecting the many squares surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants. Along the promenade that covers the length of the resort from the King's house to the Melia Salinas, there are delightful beaches, seafront shops and restaurants with lots of watersports on offer.

The King of Spain Juan Carlos and his wife Sofia have a house on the front and there are often dignatries or members of their family staying in the area and enjoying the local restaurants and tourist attractions.

Cesar Manrique helped to design some of the local architecture, the white gates on the main road from the North, the entrance to Pueblo Marinero and the 5* Melia Salinas hotel to mention a few.

Costa Teguise currently has the oldest golf course on the island, this course was designed by John Harris and built in 1978 by a British firm. It is situated at the foot of an old volcano, offering fabulous views around the 18 hole course.

The only waterpark on the island is also situated in Costa Teguise, the park is open every day from 10am to 6pm, the full 20,000m2 of space is filled with exciting rides suitable for all ages and is a great day out with a couple of restaurants, children's playground and shows too.

The popular square Pueblo Marinero is host to two weekly markets. Every Friday evening from 6pm to late there is a craft market and recently a new Lanzarote market has opened on a Thursday from 11am to 4pm offering local food, music, wine with Canarian arts and crafts and fresh produce. Costa Teguise is also part of the Municipality Teguise which offers a huge market each Sunday from 9am to 2pm with hundreds of stalls situated in the cobbled streets around the church and plazas.

There are beaches for everyone in Costa Teguise, follow the promenade along the front to find:

Playa Las Cucharas is considered the main beach with golden sand and gentle waves, the wind is great in the afternoon for windsurfing and there are a choice of schools and equipment for hire.


Playa del Jablillo is small, shallow and sheltered sandy bay, a favourite for the little ones and try scuba dives.

Playa Bastian has exotic palms, stone zocos, toilets and BBQ, not the easiest beach for access into the water at low tide but the prettiest.

Playa del Ancla hidden from view but worth the steps down, a sheltered sandy bay cut into the rocks.