If this is a cause for concern,
we strongly recommend that you make arrangements for a pre-booked taxi to be waiting for you, and clearly
specify at the time of booking that a child seat is needed for the journey. Pre-booked taxis are often a little more
expensive, although as with all things in life, you only get what you pay for.
For those visitors who have pre-arranged for the collection of a hire car from one of the numerous agencies
based at the airport, driving over to Costa Teguise is also very straightforward. As you leave the airport
facility join the LZ2, the Carretera de Arrecife de Yaiza, heading eastward.
As you approach Arrecife take the LZ3, Carretera de la Circunulacion, which is the Arrecife northern ring road.
This then leads to the LZ14, the Avda. da la Palmeras, which will take you into the centre of the resort. If needed,
a more detailed version of this route, complete with links to maps where appropriate, is available from the
link on the left hand frame of this page
Although being a purpose built tourist resort, considerable care has obviously gone into the planning and
general layout of the town, and its wide traffic free promenade and broad tree lined avenues make getting
around on foot quite easy and pleasurable. In terms of visitor popularity Costa Teguise is only second in
Puerto del Carmen,
although at only 2 miles long by 1 mile wide, most visitors do actually find the resort surprisingly compact.
What most visitors to Costa Teguise may be unaware of is that the original old town of Villa de Teguise,
some 9 miles inland from the coastal development, was once the ancient capital of the island, and today
still serves as the administrative centre of this part of Lanzarote.
The boundaries of the Villa de Teguise were first established in 1418 by the Maciot de Bethencourt, making
this the first recognisable city in the Canary Islands. Despite both intense commercial and economic pressure
that have been applied over the last 600 years, much of the historic centre of Villa de Teguise still remains,
leading to the award in the mid 1980's of the status of "Conjunto Arquitectónico Histórico-Artístico" which
roughly translates as an architecturally historic artistic site.
A number of these finely restored buildings are open to the public, however we will be covering these in
greater depth as part of our
Attractions and Amenities
Returning now if we may to the resort of Costa Teguise, after settling into their chosen accommodation, the
first thing many visitors remark upon is that the whole area is quite windy, which makes the resort extremely
popular with windsurfers and perhaps less so with sun worshipers, especially on the more cloudy days.
In all fairness on a very hot day the wind is quite refreshing, particularly when you are on the beach, although
this can also disguise the intense power of the sun, and you should never forget that Lanzarote is situated on
the Tropic of Cancer.
Without a shadow of doubt, one of the major attractions of Costa Teguise to visitors would be the choice of
no less than three fine white sandy beaches that make up the resort. The largest is known as "Las Cucharas"
which sits at the centre of the resort, however the other two "Los Charcos" and "El Jablillo", although being
somewhat smaller, are certainly of an equal standard in terms of both cleanliness and facilities. As an added
bonus many of the hotels in Costa Teguise do also have direct beach front access.
As with so many other resorts on the island, Costa Teguise could never really be ever described as being
rowdy, although few would really dispute that it is nevertheless quite lively which is then reflected in its
popularity with families as opposed to the younger 18 - 30's scene.