Costa Teguise Weather July Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Costa Teguise in July
Costa Teguise, Spain, is located on the island of Lanzarote, which holds a rich history, having been born from a series of volcanic eruptions under the Atlantic Ocean. However, the town of Costa Teguise dates from as recently as the 1980s, having been designed and built to both encourage tourism and meet existing tourism needs, most specifically the need for luxury resorts, bars, and clubs.
Temperature and Average Sunshine Hours
In keeping with the subtropical climate in Costa Teguise, July sees beautiful weather that really attracts the crowds. Overnight temperatures of 20°C may seem perfect to some, but for others it may become a bit sweaty, so be sure to look for accommodation with air conditioning. During the day, these temperatures can rise up to the high 20's, averaging around 28°C. Sea temperatures climb further, up to around 22°C, and rainfall remains a maximum 10mm on average across the month.
Throughout July, as summer is under full swing, the month is characterised by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 27°C and the amount of sunshine hours staying similar to May and June at 11 hours per day.
Over the course of July in Costa Teguise, the length of day is essentially constant. As expected, the shortest day of the month is July 31st with 13:31 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is July 1st with 13:58 hours of daylight.
The median cloud cover at this time of year is very low too, on average at a mostly clear 31% and is unlikely to vary substantially over the course of the month. On July 16th, a representative day, the sky is expected to be clear or mostly clear 45% of the time and only overcast 10% of the time.
Precipitation is very low at this time of year; the likely possibility that any precipitation will be observed is only 3%! On the other hand, if it were to rain the most common forms of precipitation are drizzle or moderate rain.
As July is in the height of summer the relative humidity typically ranges from a mildly humid 53% to a very humid 89%, rarely dropping below 41% or reaching as high as 100%. On average, the air is driest around July 29th, at which time the relative humidity drops below a mildly humid 60% three days out of four. On the other hand, the air is likely to be most humid around July 13th, where humidity levels could rise above 82% three days out of four.
If it is high humidity perhaps you would welcome the wind. This area is renowned for having slightly higher winds than average, but over the course of July typical wind speeds vary from 10mph to 24mph, which is considered as a gentle to strong breeze. It is very unlikely that the wind will exceed 32mph at this time of year. At this time of year the wind is most likely to be coming from the north, followed by the northeast.
Costa Teguise Hotels in July
For a room with a view, check in to the Luabay Lanzarote Beach, where all rooms boast a view of either the beachfront or the pool. This modern hotel offers rooms from £65 which include private balconies or terraces, LCD TVs, air conditioning and spacious en suite bathrooms. The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the Playa de las Cucharas beach, a spot which is particularly popular with windsurfers.
The three-star Apartamentos El Guarapo is located just 200m away from Playa Bastian and 300m from the resort of Costa Teguise. The self-catering apartments all feature well-equipped kitchens, living areas and TVs. The complex also features an outdoor swimming pool, complete with sun loungers and parasols to enjoy in the summer months.
The two-star Oasis Lanza Club is situated just 350 metres away from the beautiful Jablillo Beach on the coast of Costa Teguise. The resort offers two outdoor swimming pools, a bar-restaurant and live evening entertainment. All apartments are fitted with a kitchen, as well as a lounge area with a satellite TV and en suite bathroom, complete with a hairdryer.
Vitalclass Lanzarote Spa & Wellness Resort offers a quiet secluded retreat for adults, situated in a relaxed residential area, just 900m from Bastian Beach. The hotel offers an extensive spa, three outdoor pools, one indoor pool, a well-equipped gym, beauty centre and much more. All rooms feature a Canarian-style décor, as well as a spacious lounge and en suite bathroom complete with a hydro massage shower.
Costa Teguise Beach for July
Playa Jablillo is one of the most popular beaches in Costa Teguise. This clean fine sand beach features crystal clear waters which are safe for swimming. Visitors can also hire out sun loungers and parasols for the day. There are also showers on site and a number of restaurants and cafes within close proximity to the beach.
Another beach to look out for is Ensenada de la Caleta, which is located in the port area of Marmoles. This beach is very popular in the summer months by both tourists and locals due to its calm waters, despite it being rather windy. However, the wind is most often a welcome relief when the temperatures are very high at this time of year.
Furthermore, Los Charcos is one of the main beaches in the area. This beach measures 300m long and is made up of fine white sand. There are a number of hotels, restaurants and bars in the area, as well as hammocks, parasols and sun loungers for hire.
Bars and Restaurants
Los Amigos is undoubtedly one of the best traditional restaurants in Costa Teguise. This place serves a wide variety of breakfasts, lunches and evening meals, including tapas, local seafood, pasta and steaks, so there definitely is something for everyone, even if you are the fussiest eater. The bar also offers a large terrace overlooking an outdoor swimming pool.
If you're looking for a delicious breakfast or a sweet dessert you should definitely stop by the Brown Deli. The breakfast menu includes 'gourmet' bacon rolls and croissants, while coffee, cakes, and savoury dishes such as sandwiches and baguettes are served throughout the day. If you like the food, pop into the adjoining store to pick up some homemade chutneys and other produce.
The Dolphin Inn may be located in the heart of Costa Teguise, but travellers could be forgiven for thinking they were enjoying an evening at their local. British bacon, fish and chips, curry nights, and Sunday roasts are on the menu here, along with pints of Carling and Guinness. Every night is quiz night at this fun and down to earth pub, and there's always live sports and the best of British reality TV being shown on the televisions.
La Vida attracts mainly the over 30s crowd. This superb venue offers a wide array of live music from high quality musicians and bands performing a range of music genres from reggae to indie. The bar also stocks a wide variety of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks to appeal to everyone.
Things to do in Costa Teguise in July
As the sea temperatures rise higher, the Daivoon Diving Centre becomes increasingly popular. The diving school offers pick up from hotels in and around Costa Teguise, and takes travellers out to some of the most fascinating dive sites off the Lanzarote coastline. For beginners, there's PADI courses, and for those not keen on diving but still eager to participate, the centre also offers snorkelling excursions with a keepsake photo souvenir of the trip.
To escape from the heat for a couple of hours why not visit the largest aquarium in the Canary Islands the Lanzarote Aquarium. This place offers a large biological collection of native and tropical fish including fire dragons and lobsters. Visitors will even get the chance to see some sharks and engage in six touching pools, where children and adults can touch sea urchins, starfish and small crabs, whilst at the same time learning about their way of life.
Whilst staying in Lanzarote you should definitely visit the Timanfaya National Park. The park itself is made up of a volcanic landscape and is home to a whole array of rare flora and fauna species. The park is also home to the Fire Mountains (Montanas del Fuego) which rose up from the ground between 1730 and 1736. The last eruptions were in 1824 and due to limited rainfall, the area appears to have not changed much at all since the last eruptions. The park also features a restaurant named El Diablo, which serves delicious Canarian cuisine, which is cooked using the geothermal heat from the ground by using a cast-iron grill.
If you don't like the idea of traipsing round a hot national park why not head to Lanzarote's capital Arrecife, which is just a 15 minute drive from Costa Teguise. The city is the principal commercial centre of the island and offers a large shopping street (Castillo y Leon) that features a wide array of shops selling renowned brands and local goods. You can also stop off at a number of cafés or bars for a refreshing drink or coffee.
Dates for the diary
The official Saints day of Nuestra Senora del Carmen is held on 16th July, however there will be variety of events and celebrations taking place around mid-July. The main events usually take place in various towns around the island including Teguise, Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen. One of the most impressive aspects of this saint's day is the maritime procession, which includes the effigy of Saint Carmen being paraded through the town, down to the water, where it will be transported on a boat out onto the waves. The boat is then surrounded by fishing vessels, as the local fishermen make their annual blessing of the sea and pray for plentiful catch during the coming year.
Another event to look out for in the area is the annual International Jazz Festival, known as Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz and Mas Heineken. This festival usually takes place mid-July and lasts for three weeks, showcasing a range of jazz concerts in Teguise. If you are interested, make sure to look out for posters around town nearer the time.
The ECOMAR fair will be held in Playa Honda from 10am to 4pm on 26th July. The fair will be focusing on eco friendly travel and ecological products. A number of restaurants and businesses will be participating in the event including La Terraza, Las Tasca de Lola and La Marea.
Throughout the month in Arrecife there will be an English cinema showing all the latest blockbusters as well as classic movies in English.