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Costa Teguise

Framing pretty golden Playa de las Cucharas, just 8km northeast of Arrecife, the purpose-built resort of Costa Teguise is a perfectly pleasant holiday spot provided you aren't expecting cobbled streets, crumbling buildings and genuine Canarian charm. Established in the 1970s, the resort inevitably lacks real soul, but the fun here revolves around bustling shopping centres, family-geared beaches and water sports, plenty of bars and restaurants (some, admittedly, more impressive than others) and the Canarian-style pueblo marinero, a fishing-village-inspired plaza area on which the great César Manrique collaborated.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Costa Teguise.