Planning your trip to Lanzarote? Wonderig about the best things to do in Costa Teguise?
Here’s our complete guide to all the best places and best things to do in the region, to make the most of your stay:
- the most beautiful beaches in Costa Teguise
- Places to see in town
- excursions around the island
- fun activities in the water or on land…
This is our personal selection of must-do activities in Costa Teguise.
This opinion is completely independent, based on our experiences. We visited the region anonymously, making our own choices and paying our bills in full.
1. Enjoy Costa Teguise’s main beach: Playa Cucharas
Playa Cucharas is Costa Teguise’s main beach. Right in the heart of the small seaside resort, it offers a fairly large expanse of fine sand and a gentle slope to enter the water.
Protected by two large dikes, the waters are fairly calm.
This really is the heart of Costa Teguise vacations: you’ll find all the activities and restaurants around. Many water sports are practiced here.
If you visit in June, you’ll be able to attend the PWA World Windsurfing Tour.
2. Stroll along the seafront promenade
Like almost every town on the Canary Islands, Costa Teguise has a beautiful seafront promenade (Paseo Martimo).
We love stretching our legs here, especially at sunrise and sunset.
Here, it’s around 5 kilometers long and is shared between pedestrians and cyclists at certain points.
You’ll walk along the various beaches and see the peaks of the volcanoes in the city’s background.
3. Aquapark water park
AquaPark is Costa Teguise’s water park. It is the largest and offers the widest variety of activities in Lanzarote(see our comparison).
We enjoyed the different areas with: straight slides, spiral slides, a mini-pool, a lagoon for young children, games, deckchairs, activities…
There’s something for everyone in the family.
However, as the park is large, this really creates a lot of separate spaces, and if you have children of different ages, everyone will be spread out.
WHERE TO STAY IN Costa Teguise
Costa Teguise also boasts Lanzarote’s only aquarium.
We warn you, it’s a small aquarium. But it does allow us to learn a little more about the species that live on the Canary Islands. It’s always interesting to discover the local wildlife.
In the 33 basins you’ll see:
- typical Canary Islands species such as moray eels, bream, sea bream…
- colorful tropical species (such as clownfish)
- a variety of sharks and rays in our underwater tunnel and central tank
5. Playa Bastian
Another beach we’ve enjoyed in Costa Teguise is Playa Bastian.
It lies to the south of the town and is a little quieter than Pmlaya La Cucharas.
We like the way it’s laid out on a terrace to shelter from the wind.
You’ll find a mix of sand and rocks, and, of course, always crystal-clear waters.
The beach is unsupervised, but sun loungers, showers and toilets are available for hire.
OUR ADVICE FOR RENTING A CAR IN Lanzarote
- Compare prices on our preferred platform: DiscoverCars – one of the best rated sites.
- A small car is all you need.
- But you can also choose a larger one if you wish, as the parking spaces are rather large.
- There’s a lot of demand and it’s an island, so book early.
6. Playa Jablillo
The small cove of Playa Jablillo doesn’t offer much sand for landing.
But it’s right in the center, and ideal for those who love snorkeling and discovering the seabed. There are lots of black lava rocks and transparent water, so you can see a lot of fish.
No deckchairs, but ramps for easier access.
7. Buggy tour and activities on land
If you’d like to explore off the beaten track with a few adrenaline-pumping moments thrown in, one of the most popular activities in Costa Teguise is a buggy trip.
It’s all about having fun, taking to the dirt roads and discovering Lanzarote’s magnificent landscapes: volcanoes and cliffs.
Don’t forget to wear a bandana, cover your face and protect yourself from dust!
Drivers must be over 20 years of age and have held their license for more than 2 years. Children under 1.35 m are not accepted as passengers.
And if you prefer something slower to take in the sights, you can also go on excursions with an eBike.
See program and availability – and book!
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8. Explore the seabed (Sea Trek and scuba diving)
Costa Teguise, and Lanzarote in general, is a great place to explore the seabed. With the water’s transparency and shallow depths, it’s ideal for fishwatching, even for beginners.
Depending on your level of stress about going underwater, you can choose between two options:
- Introduction to classic diving, which will open up a whole new world to you – see availability and book now
- Sea Trek, where you place your head in a bubble and breathe normally. You simply walk underwater. We’ve already had a chance to test this kind of bubble, and it’s amazing how easy it is! Book a 40min tour
Note that if you want to see dolphins at sea, you’ll need to take a boat from Puerto del Carmen. See our article.
9. Water sports
Costa Teguise is also famous for windsurfing and kitesurfing. This is where the PWA World Windsurfing Tour takes place in June.
If you’ve always wanted to discover the thrill of gliding, you can take a windsurfing course and learn all about the sport.
10. Enjoy tapas
We love the atmosphere of the Costa Teguise seaside resort. She’s more relaxed, less tall than the others.
In the evening, there’s a wide choice of restaurants.
For typical Canary Island tapas (with good cheese), we really liked La Tabla restaurant. The beautiful terrace and smiling staff make for a charming evening.
11 à 16. Best things to do around Costa Teguise
Costa Teguise is quite central. It allows you to explore the whole island. But you’ve already got some of the best-known attractions within a 30-minute drive.
Costa Teguise is the seaside resort of the town of Teguise, which lies at the heart of the island.
We highly recommend a visit to this historic site. It was the island’s capital until 1852. It is one of the oldest towns in the Canaries.
Just stroll along the cobbled streets and enjoy the architecture with its beautiful stately homes, white walls and brown stones.
The town is also famous for its Sunday market, which has now become a tourist attraction.
Costa Teguise to Teguise = 25min drive
LagOmar is one of Lanzarote’s most spectacular private properties. Conceived by César Manrique and designed by Jesus Soto, it was built in a quarry with natural tunnels and caves. It’s quite a labyrinth to explore, and we really enjoyed it!
In the 70s, Oman Sharif came to Lanzarote to film “The Mysterious Island” and bought it.
Today, it can be visited as a museum.
Allow 1 hour. Come early or late to avoid the buses because the space is small.
Book your ticket.
Costa Teguise to LagOmar = 15min drive
13. César Manrique Foundation
The César Manrique Foundation is headquartered in a home he designed and where he lived for 20 years. It was built in harmony with a lava flow formed during Lanzarote’s famous eruptions between 1730 and 1736.
The rooms are housed in volcanic bubbles and linked by tunnels.
Exploring the place is a fun experience, as always with Manrique’s work.
Allow 2 hours.
- Costa Teguise to the foundation = 10min drive
- And if you don’t rent a car, book a tour that combines the foundation and the cactus garden.
14. Cactus garden
One of our favorite Lanzarote attractions is the Cactus Garden. César Manrique has imagined a fascinating transformation of this abandoned quarry. He used the amphitheater to create a botanical garden with 4,500 cacti from all over the world (450 species).
Thanks to the structure, the cacti are protected from the strong winds that sometimes blow over Lanzarote and the plants flourish.
Allow 1h30 to 2 hours.
- Costa Teguise to Cactus Garden = 15min drive
- And if you don’t rent a car, book a tour that combines the foundation and the cactus garden.
Lanzarote’s capital is just south of Costa Teguise.
It’s not a very touristy place, but there are still a few places to see.
- Tour the San Gines fishing port with touches of blue
- Visit the historic church of San Gines
- Admire the fort on the small island: Castillo de San Gabriel.
Costa Teguise to Arrecife = 15min drive
16 to 17 excursions from Costa Teguise
The island of Lanzarote is exceptional and well worth a visit. Of course, you can explore the whole island of Lanzarote from Costa Teguise.
But if you only have a few days, here are our favorite excursions.
16. Timanfaya National Park
It’s a must-have. Timanfaya National Park is Lanzarote’s best excursion. It’s absolutely breathtaking!
It’s a national park and you can’t walk around on your own. But even in a group, it’s fantastic to see the colors and power of the Earth.
Timanfaya National Park is located on the west coast of the island and consists entirely of volcanic soil.
It’s protected. Next to the restaurant, you can see the water projected from the Earth and touch the hot rocks. After that, you board a bus to visit the park on the unique route they’ve created.
This route offers fantastic panoramas of the many volcanic craters (formed mainly between 1730 and 1736), different types of lava and incredible colors.
- Driving time from Costa Teguise = 30min
- If you don’t want to drive, there are group excursions combined with other Lanzarote attractions:
A little of everything in Lanzarote – see prices, photos and availability
Los Hervideros – prices, pictures and availability
With Tubes de laves – see prices, photos and availability
- And much more – see the tours that include Timanfaya
17. Hiking in the Geria vineyards
Another special feature of Lanzarote is its volcanic viticulture.
It’s incredible that they can produce wind in such a difficult environment.
La Geria is Lanzarote’s best-known wine-growing area, with its stone circles stretching as far as the eye can see.
Take a hike through its surprising landscapes and taste the wines produced here.
See program and availability
18 à 21. Things to do in Costa Teguise: other activities
Costa Teguise also boasts a golf course on the slopes of an ancient volcano. It offers stunning views of volcanoes and the sea.
This 18-hole course was created in 1978.
19. Family cycling
In many parts of the city, you can also rent bicycle carts to pedal with your family and get on the same wavelength!
20. Other beaches: Playa de los Charcos and Playa el Ancla
To the north and south of Costa Teguise, you’ll find two other beaches. They are less well known because they have a lot of rocks. But if you’re looking for peace and quiet, these are good options.
- To the north is the Playa de los Charcos cove, with its 2 protective dikes.
- To the south, you’ll find Playa El Ancla, a small cove just below the beach.
21. Fun with arcade games
And in several places, you can find small areas with arcade games.
Practical tips and map to visit
Where is Costa Teguise
Here is a map to help you find your way:
The town of Costa Teguise is very easy to get to, on the east coast of the island, a little to the north.
- Lanzarote Airport (ACE) to Costa Teguise = 15min drive
- Costa Teguise to Puerto del Carmen = 25 min
- Playa Blanca to Costa Teguise = 45 min
How to get around
It’s easy to get around the city center on foot.