What's the weather like in Costa Teguise in April
Costa Teguise, Spain, is the place to go for travellers looking for a lively holiday. The town survives primarily due to its bustling nightlife and drinking culture, and attracts holiday makers from across Europe, particularly the UK, who come looking to enjoy the 18-30 atmosphere, the popular nightclubs, and the beachfront cocktail bars and restaurants.
While temperatures come to a bit of a standstill in Costa Teguise in April, not changing significantly from March with lows of 15°C and highs of 23°C roughly, other aspects of the weather do improve slightly.
The month of April is characterized by constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs staying around 22°C throughout the month, meaning it's even warm enough to go sunbathing!
Rain and Average Sea Temperature
There's certainly no signs of the April showers here as rainfall continues to fall to just 10 mm over the month, spread across just four days; a record low for the town which continues right through until the autumn, and sea temperatures begin to rise, averaging around 19°C at this time of year, making it warm enough to even go swimming at the beginning of April.
Precipitation is only 16% likely at the beginning of the month and decreases even more towards the end of the month to just 11%. However, if it were to rain, the most common forms of precipitation during April are drizzle, moderate rain and light rain.
Over the course of April, the length of day is gradually increasing as summer starts to approach. From the start to the end of April the length of day increases by approximately 47 minutes. The shortest day of the month is April 1st with 12:29 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is April 30th with 13:16 hours of daylight.
Average Sunshine Hours
The amount of sunshine hours are essentially constant and stay at 10 hours per day which is the same as March.
Furthermore, the skies are extremely clear at this time of year. The median cloud cover is a partly cloudy 44% and does not vary substantially over the course of the month. As already mentioned before, precipitation is also very low at this time of year.
Humidity levels at this time of year tend to fluctuate between a mildly humid 52% and a very humid 89%, rarely dropping below a comfortable 39% or reaching as high as 100%. On average, the air is driest around April 21st, at which time the relative humidity drops below a mildly humid 59% three days out of four, whilst the air is likely to be most humid around April 1st, where humidity levels could rise above 82% three days out of four.
Lanzarote is renowned as a windy island, however, the wind can sometimes bring a cool relief from the hot weather! Over the course of April in Costa Teguise the wind levels are not too high. Wind speeds tend to vary from 6 mph to 21 mph, which is considered as a light to fresh breeze. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the north, followed by the northeast.
Costa Teguise Hotels in April
The Sands Beach Resort is a very convenient accommodation choice for those partaking in the duathlon. The resort comprises of self-catering apartments dotted around the outdoor swimming pool which cost from £35 per night. There are a number of restaurants and bars onsite, as well as a gym and a variety of water sports organised by the hotel.
On the other hand, the three-star Apartamentos El Guarapo is located just a short walk away from Playa Bastian and the town centre of Costa Teguise. All of the apartments feature well-equipped kitchens, a living room and en suite bathroom. The complex is also set around a central outdoor swimming area, complete with sun loungers and parasols.
However, if you are looking for somewhere a little more upmarket head to the four-star HD Beach Resort, right on the seafront in Costa Teguise. This hotel offers air-conditioned suites that come complete with balconies, satellite TVs, a fridge, toaster and more! Plus, the resort offers guests exclusive access to tennis courts, a gym, spa and luxurious outdoor swimming pool and hot tub.
Apartamentos Sol is a comfortable three-star self-catering resort located just 600m away from Costa Teguise's Cucharas Beach. The complex features an outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by sun loungers and parasols, as well as a snack bar offering drinks and light meals from 12pm to 4pm. All apartments feature a kitchen equipped with a hob, kettle and microwave. If you need to stock up on supplies there is a supermarket just 50m away.
Costa Teguise Beach for April
Las Cucharas Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the area of Costa Teguise. This 640m long beach offers clean golden sand to sink your toes into and crystal clear waters that are perfect for swimming at this time of year. This is also a popular spot for windsurfers due to the slightly stronger winds in this corner of the island.
Another beach worth spending the day at is Eljabillo Beach. This also is a windy beach, however, it is slightly more sheltered from the sea currents and offers over 150m of fine white sand. The beach also features a wide boardwalk making it accessible to everyone and the surrounding area is complete with restaurants, cafes, hotels and more.
Bars and Restaurants
Prado Verde offers varied international cuisine in the centre of the town. There really is a wide menu choice, although perhaps the most impressive is the two person kebab sharer, where a selection of meats and fish are brought to the table on tall metal skewers. The restaurant was established in the 1980s when Costa Teguise was first developed, so the interior may be a little dated, but the outdoor terrace is more modern and very lively on warm days.
Casa de la Playa is an affordable seafood restaurant situated by Arrieta Beach. This is the perfect place to go to in the evening or for a spot of lunch. Menu del dia is one of the most popular dishes on the menu, which includes three different types of freshly grilled fish with salad, bread, potatoes and dips to accompany the meal.
Oscar's is an international restaurant located in Costa Teguise. They serve anything from Caesar salads to steak and chips to appeal to all tastes. A bonus about this place is that it is very family friendly, there an ideal place to take the kids if you are staying here for the Easter holidays.
The Star is a family friendly bar located in the heart of Costa Teguise and even boasts its very own bouncy castle! On certain nights of the week The Star Bar also shows live sports such as the Premier League and the Champions League by the bar.
Things to do in Costa Teguise in April
If it's a nice evening make sure to go for a stroll along the Costa Teguise promenade and stop off at Pueblo Marinero square. Every Friday evening of the year from approximately 6pm the square comes alive with a market selling a variety of souvenirs, clothes and decorations. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes in the area where you can catch a drink and a spot of tapas.
As the sea temperature is starting to warm up at this time of year why not take advantage of one of the many water sports on offer in the area. Pro Center Antxon Otaegui offers courses in windsurfing for all ages and abilities. However, if you consider yourself a more experienced windsurfer you can also hire out a board too.
Raven's Volcano (Volcan del Cuevo) is one of the island's most popular attractions mainly down to its dramatic landscape. The volcano is easily accessibly by foot, there is also a small car park close to the volcano which is useful if you have hired out a car for the duration of your stay. Make sure to bring plenty of water with you, some walking shoes and sun cream as it can get very hot here!
As April ensures a warm and comfortable climate at this time of year you may see it as the perfect chance to have a round of golf with some friends. The Costa Teguise Golf Club features an 18-hole course designed by John Harris in 1978. The course includes over 3000 palm trees and offers an extinct volcano as its backdrop. The overall design of the course is soft and varied with various obstacles such as sand bunkers and sloping hills to make your way around.
Dates for the diary
The Spring Duathlon at the Sands Beach Resort takes place during April. The event comprises of a 5 km run, a 20 km bike ride, and then a further run of 2.5 km. The route takes participants across the Costa Teguise beaches and up north to Guatiza. It's not just for professionals, and holiday makers, either individuals or groups, are invited to take part for a £16 entrance fee. The first three finishers in both the single and group categories will be rewarded with a trophy at the awards ceremony.
Easter Sunday is celebrated on April 5th in 2015. There are no major churches in Costa Teguise, however, if you head to Arrecife you will find San Gines Church which will host special services throughout Easter to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In 2014 the Volcano Triathlon was back with a bang and no doubt it will be back for 2015. This endurance race is open to people of all ages and includes a 1.5k swim, 40k bike ride and a final 10k run! So it definitely is not for the faint-hearted. The route will pass Famara, Caleta de Caballo and finish at the Club La Santa Stadium.