Things to do in Costa Teguise

Must-see Costa Teguise sights

Situated on Lanzarote’s east coast, Costa Teguise is home to a number of beautiful beaches that all demand your attention in their own unique ways. Whether you want to chill out, get stuck into the watersports scene or dine on fresh seafood at a beachfront restaurant, there’s plenty of ways to discover the best things to do in Costa Teguise. It’s the ultimate destination for kicking back; during your time there, you’ll find yourself pondering difficult decisions like whether to sit in the sweltering sun or the breezy shade, or which type of fruity cocktail concoction to try next

  1. Playa Bastian
  2. Playa del Jablillo
  3. Plaza Pueblo Marinero
  4. Playa de las Cucharas
  5. Playa de los Charcos

1. Playa Bastian

Playa Bastian is one of the most serene beaches in Costa Teguise, with umbrella-capped sunbeds and a winding wooden path trailing along the middle of the beach, to stop your feet from burning as you amble along in search of the perfect sunbathing spot. It’s hard to find fault with this mostly dark-sand beach, with the gentle crash of waves against the smooth shoreline perfect for paddling in. The beachfront backs out onto white-walled villas, apartments to rent and resorts with private swimming pools, so if you’re browsing Costa teguise holidays, then this is an idyllic spot to base yourself. Plus, there are an excellent range of facilities and amenities, including public bathrooms and beachfront restaurants, so you can really make the most of a well-spent day here.

Best for: Drawing pictures in the sand.

While you’re there: Dine at Restaurante Villa Toledo

2. Playa del Jablillo

Spending a day at Playa del Jablillo is one of the most family-friendly things to do in Costa Teguise; and even better if you choose to base yourself there. This relatively quiet beach has a sheltered cove, which lends itself to numerous rock pools that kids can amuse themselves with exploring. Not only are the rock pools great fun, but with the clear waters, you’re likely to spot little fishies swimming up close in the shallow waters, giving it an exciting edge for those who don’t want to lounge around or exert themselves too much. A rocky finger juts out at a curve, which helps break the wind a little, but not much; it’s one of the more breezier beaches in Costa Teguise, so make sure you pin your towels, hats and anything else lightweight down with a few trusty stones. Just behind Playa del Jablillo is a pleasant promenade, which winds along a long curve of the area, offering great seafront views.

Best for: Spotting fish and crabs.

While you’re there: Stroll along the well-lit promenade in the evening to watch the sun set.

3. Plaza Pueblo Marinero

If you’re wondering what to do in Costa Teguise that takes you away from the beaches and into the nightlife, you can’t go wrong with Plaza Pueblo Marinero, which is tucked a little further back from the seafront behind the main road. This is where to come for the night scene in the region, and is also where many carnivals and celebrations are held. As you enter the Plaza, you’ll pass through its column-lined white archway, which leads onto more low-set white buildings, from tapas to cocktail bars. The architecture of the Plaza follows a traditional Canarian design, with its square-shaped buildings and low-set archways throughout the area. Aside from the bars, restaurants and shops that you could easily pass an afternoon at, there’s also a twice-weekly market. Check at your hotel to find out the exact days; but once you’re there, browse the goods on offer, buy a few souvenirs and remember to stop off for a quick drink or two.

Best for: Getting away from the beach.

While you’re there: Make the most of the drink deals – sangria, anyone?

4. Playa de las Cucharas

With its curved bay, bright blue waters and crashing waves, this is the spot to come for a truly ace afternoon of windsurfing. Playa de las Cucharas also has plenty of beachfront bars and restaurants to choose from, and the sandy beach is perfect for sprawling yourself across if you’d rather watch the windsurfers zip across the waters ahead of you. Behind the beach is a high stone barrier, which backs onto a tree-lined promenade above; it’s a lovely spot to walk along to reach your next lunch, dinner or drink stop.

Best for:Watersports.

While you’re there: While you’re there: Go for a game of tennis on the courts overlooking the beach.

5. Playa de los Charcos

Playa de los Charcos is ideal for those looking for a bit of privacy – your holiday, your rules, right? Walk along the promenade between the resorts and beachfront; some of the resorts have their own private access, with bar islands accessed by footbridge only. At each end of the beach is a pier which you can walk to the end of, to take in sweeping views across the sea and listen to the crashing waves launch themselves against the rocks set against the pier. Just behind the beach is a cark park, which is ideal if you’re planning on travelling further afield.

Best for:Privacy

While you’re there:Treat yourself to a drink at the Mai Tai Pool Bar and Restaurant.

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