Costa Teguise Holidays
Costa Teguise Holidays – A great choice for families
Costa Teguise is a bustling, purpose built resort around a 20 minute drive from Arrecife Airport. The resort boasts golden sandy beaches and good entertainment facilities including a golf course and waterpark. This is definitely a beach holiday destination; you won’t find cobbled streets and ancient architecture in the town itself, although the pretty northern fishing villages of Arrieta and Orzola are only a short drive away. The nightlife scene in Costa Teguise is much more sedate than in Arrecife and Puerto del Carmen – as such, this resort tends to attract families and older couples.
When to go
Costa Teguise is busiest during July-August with people on summer holidays, and between November-April with people looking for winter sun. The most expensive times of year to visit will be Easter and the July school holidays. Cheap deals can be had in the late autumn and winter months.
There are various festivals in the resort throughout the year, including the PWA Windsurfing World Championship at Cucharas Beach in June, the Brazilian Music Festival in June and the Costa Music Festival in September; during these periods the town may be far busier and accommodation harder to book last minute.
The weather in Costa Teguise
The weather in Costa Teguise is consistently warm and sunny all year round. July, August and September are the hottest months, with average temperatures between 25-30 °C. December to March sees the coldest weather, with average highs of 19°C and lows of 14°C. There may be a small amount of rainfall in December and January, but generally this is sporadic and will quickly peter out.
Evening temperatures during the winter can be chilly (average lows of 10°C), with the occasional cold wind blowing, so it is worth bringing something to wrap up warm in over this period.
Getting the best deal
The cheapest times of year for Costa Teguise holidays are in spring (May-June) and autumn (September-October). These are just outside the peak winter sun and summer holiday periods, but still benefit from fantastic weather and some great off-season deals on flights and accommodation.
Booking well in advance will generally see you make the biggest savings; however those willing to take the risk can pick up some great cut-price last-minute holidays nearer the time of your holiday. Generally you are more likely to pick up cheap winter sun holidays at the last minute, as the peak summer season can see prices fluctuate significantly from week to week.
Check out our fantastic deals on package holidays to Costa Teguise below, or have a look at our late deals offers here.
Airport and transport need to know
There is only one airport on Lanzarote – the Lanzarote Arrecife (ACE). The airport is fairy busy and has recently been expanded with a second Terminal. The majority of the shops are found at Terminal 1 – visitors should bear in mind that Lanzarote is not part of the EU, so there are restrictions on what you can take out of the airport.
You can get to Lanzarote from any of the London Airports, as well as Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, and regional airports such as Humberside and Bristol.
Holidays to Costa Teguise are made that little bit easier with the resort’s close proximity to the airport; it takes just 15 minutes to transfer. The easiest way to get to Costa Teguise is by taxi. Taxis accommodate a maximum of 4 people and run on a meter. The taxi rank is located outside the arrival hall at Terminal 1.
Private car hire is highly affordable, starting from around €15 per day, with petrol much cheaper than in the UK. Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road.
There is no direct bus service to Costa Teguise, however you can get a bus to Arrecife and a connection onto to the resort. The public bus service can be caught from outside the arrival hall of Terminal 1, takes around 30 minutes to reach Arrecife, costs around €1. Bus number 22 or 23.
The best beaches in Costa Teguise
Costa Teguise is one of the most popular resorts on Lanzarote, in no small part because of the beautiful sandy beaches found here. Basking in sun on the island’s east coast, Costa Teguise has 3 miles of gorgeous coastline along with warm sea temperatures all year round. Unlike many beaches in the Canaries which tend to have black sand, the beaches in Costa Teguise tend to be of fine white or golden sand.
Playa de las Cucharas
Playa de las Cucharas is the largest beach in the area, stretching for over 600m. It is a favourite beach for families with children due to its shallow waters and good nearby services, including many restaurants and shops. Playa de las Cucharas is also popular with windsurfers due to the strong trade winds which blow in the summer and create perfect windsurfing conditions. Aside from windsurfing, a variety of other watersports are available here, including scuba diving and sea fishing.
Los Charcos Beach
Also popular with windsurfers, Los Charcos Beach is smaller and quieter than Playa de las Cucharas, with fine white sand stretching around 300m. Los Charcos Beach does not have any nearby facilities to speak of other than a large car park, which adds to the secluded feel. It can get very windy here in the summer. Hammocks and sunshades are available to rent, and the beach is accessible by public transport.
Playa Ancla beach
The locals’ beach of choice, the Playa Ancla can be found in a peaceful location just a stone’s throw from the centre of Costa Teguise. Just head past the Las Maretas palace in the direction of Arrecife and you’ll find it. Similar to nearby Jablillo beach, Playa Ancla is surrounded by huge boulders which create a lagoon-style pool, ideal for swimming in. Facilities here are minimal though, so be sure to take a picnic!