Costa Teguise –Windsurfers Paradise

Costa Teguise is located north of the capital Arrecife and is a very popular holiday destination with windsurfers. The constant wind provides ideal conditions for this sport and every year a Windsurfing World Cup championship is celebrated at the Las Cucharas Beach. The numerous sandy beaches of this particular area also make it perfect for the whole family whilst on holiday.

As the resort developed progressively over many years there is a lack of one main central area. You can take long walks along the promenade right by the sea or visit the different bars and restaurants in the Pueblo Marinero, a meeting place created by island artist César Manrique, but there is no typical ‘old town’ as such. During recent years Costa Teguise became very popular among British tourists and especially in the evening you will see this. In the many bars English musicians perform their songs, Guinness, Cider and lager are readably available and many bars offer Karaoke nights with a catalogue of typical British hits. However if you prefer a more quiet evening there are plenty of places to relax and enjoy.

The main meeting point for the young is the Las Cucharas Beach (approx 700 metres long). Here they surf the tide by day and relax later on the beach showing the most modern swimwear fashion. Many sun beds and shades as well as the very calm sea in the sheltered bay also attract families to this beach. If you like it quieter you can easily reach one of the smaller beaches such as Playa Bastian, Playa Jabillio or Playa del Ancla. In Costa Teguise you will also find one of the two golf courses of the island. Also close by the vast water park Aquapark offers lots of fun for all the family with a large selection of slides and fantastic pools.

The capital of the municipality is the village of Teguise, about 15 minutes by car from Costa Teguise. This village with its traditional buildings has a very special atmosphere and numerous tapas bars and restaurants invite you to enjoy a visit of this special village. On Sunday the quite village changes into the centre of the island. The traditional and very popular market attracts every week thousands of tourists; hardly anyone leaves the island without visiting this market. Locals and visitors meet, once the market closes at 14 h, in the bars to enjoy some live music and to celebrate the early end of the working day.

The popularity of Costa Teguise is also shown by the regular visits of Spanish prince Felipe with his family and Spanish president José Luís Zapatero during the last years.

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