Moving to Spain | Moving to Costa Teguise
Matthew’s article this week concentrates on moving to Costa Teguise, Lanzarote’s windy “city”.
Moving to Costa Teguise: How to extend a Lanzarote holiday
For many visitors, Costa Teguise is a firm favourite for those who return year after year. As a result, the beaches, gardens and public areas are kept immaculately clean. There is an excellent variety of restaurants and bars, some of the latter with live entertainment. You’ll have Playas Bastían, Cucharas, and Jablillo on your doorstep, along with an excellent golf course. There is also a regular bus service which not only covers the town but has good connections to other parts of Lanzarote. There are some great walking routes in and around Costa Teguise, taking you from the beaches to up a volcano (dormant) in less than an hour.
The eastern Canary Islands can get quite windy. Good for windsurfing championships, not always so good for sunbathing – although that can offer a respite for those who struggle in the Lanzarote sun. The outskirts are home to a couple of half-built complexes that have been lying unfinished for more than a decade.
Ins and outs
With its central location, Costa Teguise is handy for the airport which is a mere 10 minutes away by car. It’s an even shorter, 5-minute drive to capital Arrecife with everything a capital city has to offer. Within 15 minutes you can be enjoying the beautifully wild north coast of Arrieta or the more touristy Puerto de Carmen if heading slightly south.
You’ll find the island’s only bilingual school in Costa Teguise. Colegio Arenas Internacional educates students from six months young all the way up to 18 years old. Further afield, in Puerto del Carmen, you’ll discover the British School of Lanzarote.
Shop until you drop…
Coronas Newsagent & Bookshop on Avenida del Mar, sells UK newspapers and magazines, along with the latest titles from Britain’s leading authors and retro sweets. There are a couple of supermarkets in the centre of town and a new Euro Spar on Avenida de Las Palmeras, but if you want something more substantial, there’s a Lidl for grocery shopping when heading towards Arrecife and another Euro Spar in the capital itself. Mercadona has now reached the island and the nearest is in Valterra, Arrecife. (Thanks to Adam Simmons for the extra supermarket info).
The majority of properties to buy in Costa Teguise are apartments located within developments which tend to include a swimming pool. You can live in the thick of the action, or base yourself a little further out.
There are one-bedroom apartments from €65,000, but you’ll need to shell out closer to €250,000 for anything with three bedrooms or more.
Once you have bought your dream property in Costa Teguise, there will no doubt be some changes that you would like to have – to make your property perfect for you.
We can heartily recommend Mike from CWS Maintenance who will provide a super job, inside and outside of your new purchase. Everything from giving your pool and terrace a great new look, to fitting your new kitchen.
Mike covers the entire island and will be happy to chat yo you about your property needs and maike suggestions that will leave you thrilled!
We have had a relationship with Estupendo since we first moved to Lanzarote back in 2006.
This company was originally set up as a family business but its success and attention to client satisfaction has led to it being one of the leading estate agents on the island.
They cover the entire island, whether you are seeking a villa in Playa Blanca, an apartment in Puerto del Carmen, or a business in Costa Teguise – plus everything in between.
Make Estupendo your first port of call when seeking to purchase a property or business on the island.
In Praise Of
“We relocated here 16 years ago now and, though there have been many changes and improvements to Costa Teguise, it has retained its charm and tranquil nature. The area is an ideal location for families, couples and the retired as it has the feel of a village, with many different nationalities living and working alongside each other creating a safe community feel. There are a wide variety of cuisines with restaurants and bars spread throughout the resort, giving Costa Teguise a cosmopolitan feel.” Judith Howe (The British Cafe)
“Costa Teguise? It boasts the best location by far on island. There’s no need for a car as everything is within comfortable walking distance in town, including an amazing water park.” Mark Holden (Lanzarote Gossip)
- Are you an expat living in Costa Teguise? What do you like/dislike about it? Let us know below.
About your questions…Sorry – but we do not offer relocation advice on an individual basis through Spain Buddy. There are a number of relocation experts who are better placed to advise you on your new life in sunny Spain.
Matthew Hirtes has been an expat since moving to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria back in 2004. He's travelled extensively through Spain, covering it for such publications as Telegraph Travel, Metro, and The Independent. The author of Going Local in Gran Canaria: How To Turn a Holiday Destination into a Home, Matthew truly is a resident expert. He's also Mr Gran Canaria Local, the man behind the island's most discerning blog.