Lanzarote >> Costa Teguise
Costa Teguise is located on the eastern side of Lanzarote, close to the capital and only 10 to 15 minutes by car from the airport. It offers all types of accommodations and activities. Costa Teguise is one of the most attractive tourist areas on Lanzarote thanks to its array of lodgings, beaches, services and the tranquillity one breathes around it. This is definitely one of the preferred destinations for families visiting the island.
One of the great appeals of Costa Teguise is its recreational facilities which run from a large variety of water activities to a golf course and water park. You’ll find several windsurfing schools along the Cucharas Beach and Jablillo Avenue.
Sporting and cultural events in Costa Teguise have multiplied during the last years. Qualifiers for the PWA Windsurfing World Championship at Cucharas Beach in June, the Costa Music Festival in September, the Brazilian Music Festival in June, are among the many events that take place here.
But above all the major draw of Costa Teguise is the beaches. Cucharas beach is most appreciated by windsurf lovers while Bastian Beach is ideal for families with small children since it is easily accessible and protected from the winds. Though smaller than the others, the fine white sandy beach of Jablillo is also of note.
If you are in Costa Teguise, you should visit the Pueblo Marinero (fishing village) which is a cluster of typical Canary buildings as conceived by the artist, César Manrique. Restaurants, pubs and shops, as well as a market held every Friday from 19:00 hours, can be found there.
Recent years have seen improvements in the Costa Teguise infrastructure with new highways, better signage and tourist facilities among others. The Costa Teguise tourist office has undergone changes as well; it has been moved to the edge of Pueblo Marinero, which has also had a major facelift.
As an interesting aside, the house that King Hussein of Jordan presented to King Juan Carlos can be found in Costa Teguise.