Hello everyone! First travel post here. So, Lanzarote is one of the fourth largest of the Canary Islands located near the coast of north Africa. The key features of this island is it’s stunning beaches and volcanoes as it is a volcanic island. I have been travelling here for 12 years now and have stayed at various resorts in Lanzarote. However, I have found myself coming back to Costa Teguise time after time. Costa Teguise is located on the east side of the island. Also, It is one of my favourite resorts as it is quiet, perfectly safe and great for those on a budget!
The resort is small and you can explore the whole resort within walking distance. I am here to show you the hidden gems and different beaches you can visit. Also, the beaches scattered across Costa Teguise are very different and have their own names. “Playa” means “Beach” in Spanish, each of these beaches are great for different things and all of them are worth a visit! After booking your flights and going as all inclusive, the last thing that you want to do is stay cooped up in the hotel or spend a lot more money. I am here to show you the hidden gems and where to find good cheap eats and amazing cocktails without breaking the bank!
Go snorkelling at Playa del Jablillo – Cost: Free (If you have your own snorkel!)
Jablillo beach is located on a large sea path called Av. los Cocederos. Jablillo beach is sheltered from wind and currents making it a very safe and tranquil beach to relax at. This beach resembles a cove and the sea current is protected, this means that there is plenty of sea life as plenty of fish and various sea animals are using this place as a safe haven. Also, the amazing thing is that you do not have to be a strong swimmer or pay loads of money for scuba diving classes to see the sea life. Also, there are a sheer amount of fish that swim up to the shore and swim near the rocks at the sides of the beach. Furthermore this place is perfect if you are into snorkelling, underwater filming and photography.
Tip: Bring some bread with you if you really want to see these fish in action. And yes, they actually eat bread of off the tourists and is one of the favourite things that they love to eat. Also, I always come back to this beach to feed, swim with and film these adorable fish. However, be careful as they frenzy when they are eating but they do not bite, are completely harmless and are very familiar with humans. Here are some video footage that I’ve taken, please keep a lookout for my full video of the beautiful beach and it’s sea life on my YouTube channel. The link will be inserted into this post when it is ready!
Get your Perfect Beach Photos at Playa Bastian & Playa de las Chucharas – Cost: Free or €2.00 for great coffee with a view
Each beach has its own characteristics. Playa Bastian is located right next to Playa del Jablillo and is on the same sea path. However this beach is not good for swimming and you do not often see people swimming here as the sea current is rough as it is not protected like Jablillo beach. There are a lot of stunning surrounding Villas too. The option to have coffee at Villa Todelo (only costs around €2.00) is also worth opting for as the view is spectacular!
Playa de las Chucharas
Playa de las chucharas is not located on the main sea path Av. los Cocederos and is located in the opposite direction from Playa Jablillo. It is more bustling here and there are endless bars and restaurants along the strip. This beach is more suitable for sunbathing due to the amount of sun loungers and space. It is a little windy but if you are the type that likes to sunbathe and drink cocktails, this is the place for you. Also, speaking of that we can get to the good bits…
Visit Local Beach & Cocktail Bars – Cost: €10 for a three course lunch or for one snack, beer & cocktail/sangria
These bars have a rank of one “£” in terms of price on Trip Advisor. So if you are after value, you are in the right place!
Restaurante Bacchus is located by Playa de las Chucharas. This place has a range of midday offers and happy hour. It costs €2.00 for a pint of beer and €1.50 for half a pint during happy hour (11am-6pm). Also, it costs €2.50 for half a litre of sangria! Snacks included in happy hour include a hot dog or burger with chips for only €2.50. The cocktail in the photo is called coco loco and the cocktails here cost €6.50.
Too British? not to worry, They offer a three course lunch menu for only €10 which includes local fish and Canarian dishes are included. Traditional tapas is also sold here but costs a lot more than the happy hour and midday deals.The food quality is fantastic and the staff are ever so friendly. The friendly waiter named Juan is the reason why me and my mum always come back here, the locals treat you with such warmth and compassion. Also, if you become a reoccurring face, they will give you beers on the house for your loyalty. I’d drink to that one!
Bar Vali is located right near Jablillo beach. What is great that it is also a unique outside bar. The prices are very similar to Restaurante Bacchus. Cocktails cost only €6.00-€7.00. They also do fantastic breakfasts and snacks which range from €1.90-€6.00. I personally think that they do the best and most creative cocktails. The one in the picture is called the pink pantha. A friendly man at this bar too gave me strawberry shots on the house! This bar also does smoothies, coffee, non-alcoholic options and fresh juice.
All you Can Eat Chinese – Cost: €5.95 Each
The name of this place is Golden City and it is footsteps away from Bar Vali. It does every oriental dish under the sun and includes fresh fruit and salad. You may think that the price is too good to be true but there is a catch – drinks are extortionate and actually cost more than the food. If you come here for the food alone you are in luck! They do a range of curries, roast duck, fried rice, soups, noodles, shrimp and beef.
The quality of the food is good but do not arrive too late as there is nothing more disheartening than luke warm/cold Chinese food! I found that this happened when we arrived really late. Other times it has been fine and absolutely delicious.
I have a lot more stuff to blog about in terms of Costa Teguise but here are just a handful of things you can do on a budget. So we have a bunch of cocktail bars, some amazing beaches and buffets. I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading this and hopefully plan to visit here in the future. Has anyone visited Costa Teguise or any hot spots that I mentioned? I would also love to connect with you and hear your feedback.