A little bit of history
Costa Teguise was born in 1970 to become a high-class tourist resort, built on agricultural fields and land previously used as pasture land.
The first hotel to rise above the coast and overlook the sea was the Gran Meliá Salinas, an imposing 5-star establishment that counted on the artistic collaboration of César Manrique who designed its facilities.
Since its creation, Costa Teguise has grown steadily to become one of Lanzarote's main tourist centres.
What to see in Costa Teguise
The main attractions of Costa Teguise are its extensive white sandy beaches, although, being one of the main tourist centres of Lanzarote, Costa Teguise has an extensive variety of bars and restaurants as well as all kinds of leisure activities such as golf courses, a large aquarium and the largest water park in Lanzarote.
These are some of the places not to be missed:
Playa de las Cucharas: Enjoyed mostly by water sports lovers and those who visit in search of tranquillity, the beach of Las Cucharas is one of the highest-rated beaches in Costa Teguise.
Playa del Jablillo: The most peaceful beach in Costa Teguise is also the smallest. In this case, size doesn't matter, as the Jablillo beach is a haven of peace and has many annual visitors.
Playa de los Charcos: Located in the north of Costa Teguise, the beach of Los Charcos is formed by a strip of white sand and is usually affected by strong winds, which is why it's one of the prime locations for windsurfers.
Pueblo Marinero: This area designed by César Manrique pays homage to typical Canarian architecture. In Pueblo Marinero, you'll find shops and restaurants decorated in white, blue and green tones, offering a calm and pleasant atmosphere.
Seafront: One of the most charming places in Costa Teguise is its seafront. Running along 3 miles (5 kilometres) of coastline, the seafront overlooks the sea and accompanies the beautiful beaches of the island.
Montaña Corona: Hiking enthusiasts tend to enjoy the ascent to the volcano, and it takes just under an hour to reach its summit.
Garden of the Gran Meliá Salinas Hotel: The first hotel to be built in Costa Teguise has an impressive garden designed by César Manrique that extends next to the sea. You can visit the garden even if you're not staying at the hotel.
How to get to Costa Teguise
The most common way to get to Costa Teguise is by car, as most tourists rent a car to get around Lanzarote comfortably.
If you're not planning to hire a car in Lanzarote, the bus service links Costa Teguise with the main towns on the island. Line 1 goes to Arrecife, line 3 goes to Puerto del Carmen, line 11 links the coast with the town of Teguise and line 25 goes to Puerto Calero.