Costa Teguise is one of the 3 big resorts in Lanzarote, along with Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca.
Costa Teguise was purposely built as a tourist resort under the guidance of Cesar Manrique, the famous artist and architect who had a major influence in Lanzarote's development as a tourist destination.
What you should know about Costa Teguise
Like the rest of Lanzarote, Costa Teguise enjoys mild winters with temperatures still reaching 20 Celsius during the daytime, but as one of the 3 big resorts on the island along with Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca, Costa Teguise is the least sheltered, so it might be windier compared to the other two, situated more down south.
Costa Teguise - a great place for surf lovers and families
Costa Teguise is a great place to stay in Lanzarote if you're into surfing, kite surfing or any other water sports and you'll also find lots of surfing schools in the resort, if you want to take some lessons or rent the equipment.
We also consider Costa Teguise to be a family friendly resort, especially during the summer months, when there's so much to do and see if you bring the kids for a holiday. As you'll see on our list below, you have an aquarium, a waterpark and also short trips to do, that will keep you occupied, without having to spend a lot of time in the car.
What to do in Costa Teguise - get to know more about the places you can visit there
Explore the beaches in Costa Teguise
There are 5 beaches in total in Costa Teguise, but Playa Bastian and Playa de las Cucharas are the most popular. Bastian beach is ideal for families traveling with children and people who just want to relax and get a tan, while Cucharas beach is preferred by surfers and people who love water sports.
Costa Teguise is the home of the only Aquarium in Costa Teguise.
It's a nice place to visit, especially if you're on a holiday with children. Although not as spectacular compared to larger aquariums in the world, you can still spend around 1 to 2 hours walking around and looking at the tanks.
Open everyday from 10:00 to 18:00h
Tickets: Adults 14 € / Children 9 € / Babies under 3 - Free
Aquapark Costa Teguise
Besides the Aquarium, Costa Teguise is also the home of the only Aquapark on the island.
As you can see, Costa Teguise is a great resort for a family holiday, as the kids will have plenty of activities and you don't even have to travel out of the resort if you don't want to.
Open everyday from 10:00 to 18:00h
Tickets: Adults 22.5 € / Children 16 €
Half Day Tickets - from 3PM: Adults 16 € / Children 12 €
Pirate Museum - Museo de la Pirateria
Situated in the Fortress of Santa Barbara, the museum has some amazing views and it's yet again a wonderful place to visit kids the kids.
The Canary Islands were often under attack by pirates on their route to and from the Americas, so Santa Barbara Fortress was used to spot pirate ships from a distance and also provided shelter for the population in case of an attack.
Open everyday from 10:00 to 16:00h
Tickets: 3 €
Enjoy the atmosphere in Pueblo Marinero
Pueblo Marinero is a charming town square, with plenty of bars and restaurants and a great place to spend the evening, having some drinks and watching people go by.
On Friday evenings there's also a small market in Pueblo Marinero, so take advantage to do some shopping, while enjoying the nice vibe.
Spend Sunday morning the Teguise Market
Only a short trip away by bus or by car, Teguise market should be on your list at least once while visiting Lanzarote. It's the largest market on the island and although you'll see plenty of stalls selling fake goods, there are also plenty of talented people selling handmade goods and also cheap souvenirs.
Explore the north of Lanzarote
Lanzarote is not a big island and it's easy to explore if you hire a car.
From Costa Teguise it's very easy to make short trips and visit some amazing places, especially if you to see more of the influence that Cesar Manrique has had on the island.
Jameos del Agua
Jameos del Agua is a unique places in Lanzarote, where you can understand more about the vision that Cesar Manrique had in terms of bringing together nature and mankind.
Besides visiting during the daytime, you can also make an evening out of it and buy a ticket for a concert and dinner, in one of the most spectacular concert halls you'll get to see.
Cueva de los Verdes
After you visit Jameos del Agua, you can continue your adventure with a visit to the Green Cave, where you'll get to enter a volcanic tube and learn more about the volcanic history of Lanzarote.
This is a guided tour that takes around one hour and it'e better to visit in the afternoons, if you are going on your own.
Mirador del Rio
Depending on how early you start your day, you can include Mirador del Rio on the same day you visit Cueva de los Verdes and Jameos del Agua. From here you'll get a beautiful view over the island of La Graciosa, so make sure you choose a clear day, so you can enjoy the magnificent view.
If you're into surfing, Playa de Famara is probably on your list of places to go to while in Lanzarote.
The beach is easy to reach from Costa Teguise and you can also come here to enjoy the views, admire the sunset and enjoy a tasty meal with fresh fish and sea food.
Cactus Garden - Jardin de Cactus
There's not much vegetation to see in Lanzarote, so you'll probably enjoy a visit to the Cactus Garden, where you'll get to stroll around a beautiful garden with hundreds of types of cacti and also beautiful views of the ocean.