A short 20 min drive north-east from the airport, is the purpose-built resort-town of Costa Teguise. A gateway to Lanzarote’s northern attractions, Costa Teguise is only a 15 minute drive to the old Capital of Teguise, which hosts the Island’s largest market every Sunday Morning. The proximity to the Lanzarote’s capital, Arrecife, means that Costa Teguise has a slightly more authentic Spanish feel than you might otherwise expect from a purpose-built resort.
Costa Teguise is less sheltered than the other main resorts of Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. It can, even in the summer months be very windy; hence there are a number of windsurfing schools located in the area (great for beginners and those wanting to hone their skills).
The seafront promenade runs along the five main beaches of Costa Teguise and is great for walkers and joggers. Las Cucharas beach is most appreciated by windsurfers, while Bastian Beach is ideal for families with small children since it is easily accessible and protected from the wind. Although quite small, the horseshoe-shaped beach of Jablillo is great for swimmers and usually offers some protection from the wind.
For activities away from the beach, there is a small water park and aquarium, and the longest established 18 hole Golf Course in Lanzarote. Costa Teguise is also a great jumping off point for the Island’s northern highlights such as Cueva de los Verdes, Jardin de Cactus, Mirador del Rio and Jameos del Agua.
Pueblo Marinero (known as The Square), comes alive at night thanks to its numerous bars and restaurants, adding soul that can seem lacking elsewhere in this purpose-built resort. Friday evening plays host to a small craft market and, in the summer, there is live music from the central bandstand. If you want to party and dance away until the wee hours, then you’d best head Puerto del Carmen or nearby Arrecife, where there is a much livelier nightlife scene.