Costa Teguise has two faces. Some see it as the quieter, more relaxed counterpart to the very busy and dynamic Puerto del Carmen; others see it as a somewhat disappointing, sleepy version. The fact remains that the village has a beautiful beach and modern design. It is also a paradise for golfers and windsurfers, as there is a strong wind on the coast. In any case, a holiday in Lanzarote is a guarantee for a wonderful time with both nature and culture within reach.
Costa TeguisePhoto: Romazur in the public domain
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In any case, the location of the Costa is fantastic. Costa Teguise is located north of the capital Arrecife, in the west of Lanzarote. The airport can be reached within 20 minutes. Furthermore, the town is perfectly located in relation to various attractions. For example, the Mirador del Rio, the Jardin de Cactus and the Jameos del Aqua are not far away. In short, an ideal base if you don't just want to stay in one place but also want to explore the rest of the island.
The weather, like the rest of Lanzarote, is fantastic. Summers are very hot, especially when the trade winds from the Sahara blow over the island. The winters are very pleasant anyway. It rarely gets too cold, so Costa Teguise is an excellent destination for the winter. The temperature very rarely drops below 20 degrees and even in the darkest months the sun shines about 6 hours a day. Moreover, the chance of rain in all seasons is not too big. In the summer months, it rains for an average of 0 (!) days, while in the wettest months it rarely rains for more than 5 days. Okay, it can be windy, but surfers appreciate that.
Costa Teguise BeachPhoto: Frank Vincentz CC 3.0 Unported no changes made
The resort was created in the 1970s to satisfy the growing desire for tourist resorts. It is therefore no historical interest that attracts tourists to Costa Teguise. It has, however, resulted in a town built in a modern, open 1970s style. It is home to some of the finest all-inclusive resorts in the Canaries.
Mirador del Rio LanzarotePhoto: H.Zell CC 3.0 Unported no changes made
As mentioned, there are several attractions just a stone's throw away. Examples are Mirador del Rio, the Jardin de Cactus and the Jameos del Aqua. The Mirador del Rio is a beautifully designed viewpoint. You stand here at a height of 475 metres, looking out over the island, the surf, the sea and the island of La Graciosa.
Jardin de Catus LanzarotePhoto: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez CC 3.0 Unported no changes made
The Jardin de Cactus, or Cactus Garden, is a unique botanical garden that distinguishes itself from others by two characteristics: firstly, the garden has been laid out in the form of an amphitheatre and secondly, the garden bears the hand of architect César Manrique. This means that it has been designed in a unique way, with surprising choices regarding fauna and visual arts. A final must is the village of Teguise, located a little further inland. This Andalusian-style village has a fantastic Sunday market, where you can taste and buy various local products.
Zwarte Stranden LanzaroteFoto: MoveinBlue CC 3.0 Unported no changes made
While in Lanzarote, try to admire the various unique wonders of nature that the island offers. The black lava soil has earned the island the nickname of 'the black pearl', and it is not without reason that UNESCO has classified the whole of Lanzarote as a Biosphere Reserve.