Beaches in Costa Teguise
Costa Teguise is blessed with some great beaches – there are no less than five main beaches for holidaymakers to explore. Most of which are united by a seafront promenade along the shoreline that runs from one end of the resort to the other.
Outside the main summer months your choice of beach in Costa Teguise can often be dictated by the weather. As the resort isn’t as well positioned or protected from the wind as say Puerto del Carmen – which is why the main beach is also very popular with windsurfers. But with a little inside knowledge it’s till easy to find your place in the sun; regardless of what the weather is up to!
Costa Teguise´s Main Beach
Playa Cucharas is the most popular and central beach in the resort and boasts a kilometre or so of fine golden sand, shelving gently into the sea. Which makes it an ideal choice for families with young kids and those who like to punctuate their sunbathing with regular dips in the ocean.
There are also plenty of facilities here – with loungers and sun shades available for hire, a toilet block located just away from the centre of the beach and plenty of shops and restaurants in short walking distance where you can stock up on food and drink.
Cucharas is also a favourite with wind surfers and much of the time half of the water off the beach is cordoned off to separate them from swimmers. If the wind surfers are out this can also mean that the beach is breezy – and Cucharas isn’t as well protected from the elements as other options such as Playa Bastian or El Jablillo.
If you´ve rented a car you´ll also find that there is plenty of parking in reasonably close proximity to the beach. The best spot is the large area of rough ground behind the post office in Costa Teguise, as the sand is just a minute or so away. Parking is also available in the parking area outside the Cucharas shopping and commercial centre.
A Quieter Spot
Take a stroll from Cucharas past the grounds of the 5 star Gran Melia Salinas hotel and you´ll find Playa Los Charcos. Of all of the beaches in Costa Teguise this is probably the most exposed. It also doesn’t offer any facilities beyond a large car park. On the upside however this can mean that on a still and sunny day it is an ideal and relatively quiet spot. And access to the sea here is easy too.
Great For Swimming
If you´re a keen swimmer head for Playa Jablillo – as this small horseshoe shaped beach located right in front of the Teguise Playa Hotel is encircled by a large barrier of volcanic rock, creating a perfect pool.
Jablillo also boasts loungers and umbrellas, but no WC´s or other facilities. And during peak months parking can be a little tight in the immediate environs. This isn’t the largest beach in Costa Teguise by any means – but remains a great spot for swimming and sunbathing as it is also relatively well protected from the wind.
A Sheltered Spot
Continue following the seafront promenade from Jablillo and a five minute walk brings you to Playa Bastian, which is certainly our favourite beach in Costa Teguise.
Playa Bastian is surrounded by attractive and well planted gardens and offers excellent facilities, with showers, WC, loungers and umbrellas all available, along with disabled access.
The beach here is pretty large too so it´s always easy to find a relatively private spot. Best of all, Playa Bastian boasts a number of large stone zocos´- which provide shelter from the wind, making sunbathing possible at pretty much any time of the year.
There´s a small tower which is fun for kids to climb, ample parking and a restaurant- Villa Toledo – located right next to the beach. The only slight downside with Bastian is that getting in and out of the water can be quite tricky as there are rocks lining much of the seashore.
The Local´s Favourite
Playa Ancla is a real local´s favourite as it is located off the beaten track a short distance away from the heart of Costa Teguise, past the palace at Las Maretas in the direction of Arrecife.
But it´s well worth seeking out as much like Jablillo it is enclosed by large stone boulders which create the ideal conditions for swimming. Don’t expect anything on the way of facilities here though!