Environment: Costa Teguise [MAP]

 

Costa Teguise is the least touristy of Lanzarote’s resorts. Even though you’ll see many visitors, it’s also home to a large number of locals who love to live here because of its tranquility, large gardens, sports facilities and, of course, the Costa Teguise beaches.

In general, there’s quite a sporty feel to the coast here, with numerous runners, cyclists and windsurfers making the most of the facilities. Most beaches are sheltered from the frequent wind and generally have good services, including carparks, showers, sunbeds, lifeguards etc.

From north to south, you’ll find:

Los Charcos
Size: 430 by 20 meters.
Servicios: Parking, showers, hammocks, umbrellas.
Eat + drink: Only one establishment, in the Sands Beach hotel.
Best feature: It may not be the prettiest beach but this makes it the most tranquil.

 

It’s located next to Las Cucharas and is by far the best windsurfing beach. There’s a carpark right next to it, which makes it easy to park up your van and get ready to take on the waves.

Las Salinas

Playa Las Salinas

 

Size: 85 by 30 meters.
Services: Showers, hammocks, umbrellas.
Eat + drink: Beach Bar Luca.
Best feature: Small very attractive beach.

 

This beach is named after the Hotel Salinas that stands behind it, sheltering it from the wind. This iconic hotel was one of the first on the island and its spectacular interior gardens were designed by César Manrique himself. The hotel’s beach bar overlooking the sea is one of the most popular places to end the day… or start the night!

Las Cucharas [Cover photo]
Size: 400 by 30 meters.
Services: Lifeguard, parking, showers, hammocks, umbrellas.
Eat + drink: Several terraces and restaurants.
Best feature: Its sporty atmosphere and ample size mean there’s enough space for everyone..

 

It is the life and soul of Costa Teguise’s beaches with swimmers and windsurfers enjoying the water in equal measure. It’s the windsurfing nerve centre of the area that riders can enjoy to the full knowing they are safely cordoned off from other beach goers. Every June it hosts the PWA / La Santa Surf Costa Teguise Windsurfing World Championship. As if that weren’t enough, there’s also a diving centre.

El Jablillo

Playa El Jablillo

 

Size: 150 by 20 meters.
Services: Lifeguard, parking, showers, hammocks, umbrellas.
Eat + drink: Several terraces and restaurants.
Best feature: The breakwaters create a semi-protected pool, ideal for swimming.

 

The hotel provides this white sandy beach excellent shelter from the wind. The two breakwaters give it a horse-shoe shape and make it into a semi-open pool that is ideal for swimmers and inexperienced divers.

Bastian Beach
Size: 150 by 20 meters.
Services: Surveillance, parking, showers, toilets, hammocks, umbrellas.
Eat + drink: Several terraces and restaurants.
Best feature: Very well sheltered from the wind.

 

Small beach surrounded by stone walls which were initially intended for barbecues but are currently banned. It has toilet facilities and nearby you’ll find one of the most recognizable seafront terrace restaurants in the area, Villa Toledo.

El Ancla

Playa El Ancla

 

Size: 75 by 20 meters.
Services: Showers.
Eat + drink: No nearby establishments.
Best feature: Small attractive beach.

 

Much further away from the rest of Costa Teguise’s beaches at the southern outskirts of the resort. It’s is known locally as the King’s beach because the large villa owned by the King of Spain is nearby. There is a small area of sand and lots of rocks and stones.