Costa Teguise is just 15 minutes from Arrecife airport and offers the ideal combination of spectacular beaches with plenty of old-fashioned charm. The former capital of Lanzarote is a modern resort – but in town, life still centres around the square, designed by local artist César Manrique to look like a traditional fishing village. On Costa Teguise holidays you’ll find markets, tapas bars and restaurants, with locals strolling about before dinner, as well as live music in the evenings.
Holidays to Costa Teguise are great for beaches, with five to choose from. Popular Cucharas beach is the place for windsurfers, divers and kitesurfers, while sheltered Playa Bastian is perfect for small children and sunbathers wanting protection from Lanzarote’s lively winds. Costa Teguise comes alive at night, so get dressed up for the evening and choose from the many family-friendly bars and restaurants along the promenade, enjoying the sea views as you feast on freshly caught seafood.
Show some spine
The magical Cactus Garden, developed, like much of the island, by César Manrique, showcases these prickly plants, with thousands of different species to see. It’s nearby and inexpensive.
Housed in an atmospheric 16th-century castle on a hill overlooking Teguise town, kids will love the Museum of Piracy, exploring the history of Lanzarote’s buccaneering connections.
Make time for tradition
Head inland to Teguise town to discover a gorgeous historic quarter that’s more than 600 years old, along with a huge market, upscale boutique shopping and delicious fine dining, Canarian-style.