Back when it was built in the Seventies, Costa Teguise – on Lanzarote’s southeast coast – attracted affluent Spanish families, and today King Carlos of Spain has a place here. But thankfully visitors don’t have to wait for royal appointment to enjoy the sandy beaches, top-class windsurfing and the buzzy but family-focused nightlife.
When it comes to beaches, Costa Teguise gives you 5 sandy ones – all joined up by a promenade with shops and restaurants. This stretch of the coast can be quite breezy, so many people head for Playa Jablillo, a wind-protected, horseshoe-shaped spot, or – 5 minutes’ walk further – Playa Bastian, which comes with zocos, large stones you can shelter behind.
A waterpark and golf course
Activity-wise, children are well catered for with the Costa Teguise Aquapark, which comes with lots of slides as well as a lake for swimming. Meanwhile, grown-ups get an 18-hole golf course at the side of an old volcano. Lessons are available too, and there’s a driving range and a pitch and putt green.
Daytrips to Arrecife
You can be in Lanzarote’s capital, Arrecife, in just 15 minutes. A good place to start is El Charco, a lagoon surrounded by fishermen’s cottages – there are a couple of great fish restaurants here, too. For sights, you’ve got a couple of forts that now house museums, while shoppers should head to Calle Real, which has plenty of cafés for rest stops.