Lanzarote has been a favourite for British holidaymakers for many years thanks to its incredible beaches, outstanding weather and laid-back atmosphere. One of the leading resorts on the island is Costa Teguise, where tourists can take advantage of some of the best attractions available in this beautiful corner of the Canaries.

Whether you want an adrenaline rush or simply wish to chill out and bask in the sun, there are plenty of options to choose from and here are just some of the top activities:

1. Learn more about the island at Fundacion Cesar Manrique

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The Fundacion Cesar Manrique is a fantastic option for art and history fans. Designed by esteemed architect Cesar Manrique and based in nearby Tahiche, the development was constructed on five volcanic bubbles and converted by Manrique prior to his death. It is an excellent representation of the man’s legacy and illustrates the island’s nature, traditions and landscape.

For visitors wanting to understand the history of Lanzarote, this museum offers a fantastic insight and features some of the leading artworks on the island, including Manrique’s amazing collection of contemporary works.

Whether you’re an art buff or simply want to see something different, The Fundacion Cesar Manrique is one of the most fascinating attractions in and around Costa Teguise.

2. Give surfing a try

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Costa Teguise’s coastal location makes it one of the best regions in the Canaries for watersports and there are plenty of excellent schools to introduce newcomers to surfing, windsurfing or kitesurfing.

Even though hitting the waves can be intimidating, teachers at Las Cucharas Beach will ensure visitors feel comfortable in the water and improve their confidence gradually, rather than dropping them in at the deep end.

Surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing are the three leading watersports in Costa Teguise and there’s no better place to give them a try than in the magnificent Atlantic Ocean.

3. Wine and dine at Pueblo Marinero

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Pueblo Marinero is a great nightlife spot in Costa Teguise and has earned a stellar reputation for its amazing selection of bars and restaurants.

The square boasts a fantastic atmosphere that is perfect for those who want to sit back, relax and get away from it all. Rather than offering clubs and big crowds, this location has a classy, sophisticated feel that makes it the perfect destination for a cocktail or a late meal.

Restaurants here include the magnificent Restaurante Grill La Vaca, where visitors can enjoy a range of outstanding steak dishes served with exceptional service.

4. Get up close to ocean life and try snorkelling

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Costa Teguise offers a range of different scuba diving schools, making it a fantastic place to get up close to the island’s beautiful ocean life. If you’re not a confident swimmer, the guides here will make you feel comfortable and ready to explore the Atlantic, providing help and assistance all the way.

All of the equipment required is available to hire and experts will be at hand to ensure your safety, leaving you to focus on enjoying the tranquil majesty of the ocean.

Those who are more experienced swimmers will be given the freedom to explore beautiful fish and habitats and, regardless of ability, it is certain to be an unforgettable experience for travellers.



  1. Your article above is a great description of Costa Teguise.
    Our first holiday to Lanzarote in 1998 was allocated on arrival & we ended up staying in Costa Teguise. Eighteen years later visiting at least twice a year sometimes more we still love the place. Now we are both in retirement we had five weeks in Costa Teguise last winter & we’re heading off for a two month holiday this coming winter. Our favourite spot for a beer in the afternoon is near the windsurf station on the Cucharas beach, it’s called Flintstones & has an outside raised terrace, a great spot for people & windsurfer watching. I agree the Pueblo Marinero is a great square particularly in the evenings with a good variety of bars & restaurants, there is also a local fresh food market held there on Tuesday mornings where you can buy fresh veg, salad, cheeses (which they will let you try) and eggs among other things. the “square” is also used for the general market on Friday evenings.

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