Why go to Costa Teguise?
Although Costa Teguise was built from scratch in the 1970s, the development has been very sympathetic and most of it is low-rise, with whitewashed buildings. The large, mostly modern (although some developments are in need of renovation) resort features mostly self-catering accommodation, with some upmarket villas, as well as some very good hotels, notably the five-star Gran Meliá Salinas , one of the most luxurious on the island.
One of the three main resorts on the island, Costa Teguise tends to be quiet, attracting families and older couples. Just 25-minutes drive from the airport on the north west coast, Costa Teguise literally means ‘Coast Teguise’. The resort - many tourists have been known to take a wrong turn on the roads - is not to be confused with the inland town of Teguise, the former capital, which has a very popular weekly market on Sundays.
On the beach
Playa Las Cucharas is the main beach and, along with its smaller neighbour, Playa Charcos, is very popular with windsurfers. The two other main stretches of sand include popular Playa del Jabillo and the somewhat quieter, Playa Bastian.
R and R
Costa Teguise is the sight of the only golf course on the island - although there are others in the pipeline. And for kids, the aqua park is very close. The resort is well positioned to explore a number of César Manrique attractions - Fundación César Manrique, Jameos del Agua and the Cueva de los Verdes are all only a few miles away. Shopping opportunities can be found in the local supermarkets - for beach refreshments, or food supplies if you are self catering; there is also a good range of souvenir shops and some boutiques.