Costa Teguise Weather March Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Costa Teguise in March
Costa Teguise, Spain, is a coastal resort on the island of Lanzarote, part of the Canary Islands chain to the west of Northern Africa. Although the town was purpose built for tourism in the 1980s, one aspect of the resort that is natural is the beaches. In fact, all five of Costa Teguise's stunning stretches of sand have largely remained untouched by developers.
As spring approaches, the weather in Costa Teguise starts to vary from the stable conditions during the winter, and temperatures begin to rise and rainfall begins to drop. Lows average around 15°C, while highs can reach the mid 20s, often peaking at around 23°C. Rainfall drops to around 12 mm over the month, as it does in Puerto del Carmen, although sea temperatures remain roughly the same at 18°C on average.
Daylight and Sunshine Hours
The length of day is also starting to gradually increase in March. From the start to the end of the month the length of day increases by approximately 53 minutes. Furthermore, the shortest day of the month is March 1st with 11:35 hours of daylight whilst the longest day is March 31st with 12:27 hours of daylight. The amount of sunshine hours have also increased by one hour compared to February from nine hours per day to 10.
Cloud Cover and Rain
The median cloud cover during March is relatively low at a partly cloudy 43% and does not vary substantially over the course of the month. The likeliness of precipitation is also starting to gradually decrease to only 17%, with little variation. Throughout this month the most common forms of precipitation are drizzle, moderate rain and light rain. Overall, you definitely don't have to worry about the rain or cloud cover affecting your holiday during March.
At this time of year the humidity levels tend to be slightly lower. During March the relative humidity levels typically fluctuate between a mildly humid 52% and a very humid 89%. On average, the air is driest around March 14th, at which time the relative humidity drops below a mildly humid 61% three days out of four.
Furthermore, during March the typical wind speeds vary from 5mph to 20mph, which is considered as a light to fresh breeze, rarely exceeding a strong breeze of 28mph. The highest average wind speed of 13mph usually occurs around March 23rd, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 20mph. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the north followed by the northeast.
Costa Teguise Hotels in March
Apartamentos Nazaret offer one or two bedroomed apartments from £22 per night. The one bedroomed apartments sleep between one and four guests, while the two bedroom apartments sleep between four and six. All come equipped with a kitchenette, while some also boast private balconies or terraces. The apartment complex includes three swimming pools, nestled between the traditional Canarian style architecture of the property.
Melia Salinas is a gorgeous five-star hotel located right on the beachfront of Costa Teguise. This luxurious hotel offers a wealth of amenities and activities for its guests including lagoon style swimming pools, four on site restaurants, whirlpools and more.
The Camel's Spring Club is a small and friendly aparthotel in Costa Teguise that lies just a stones throw away from the beach. The aparthotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and self-catering apartments that include a kitchen, lounge and one or two bedrooms. The club boasts a stunning setting as it is surrounded by tropical plants and a volcanic landscape.
Another option to look into is Residencia Golf y Mar which features bright and attractive apartments in the heart of Costa teguise. All apartments come with a fully-equipped kitchenette and balconies overlooking the rest of the resort. There are also a number of convenience stores, bars and restaurants within walking distance to the complex.
Costa Teguise Beach for March
Esenada de la Caleta Beach can be found close to Arrecife and the port area of Marmoles. This beach is rather popular due to its calm clear waters and fine white sand, however it can get rather windy at certain times of the day. The beach also features unique lava stones also known as 'picon.'
Playa Bastian Beach is located in a semi-developed zone of the resort and is over 375m long, meaning there's plenty of space for everyone, however, this time of year does tend to be quieter in comparison to the summer months. There are also a number of amenities and facilities available at this beach such as sun loungers, parasols and hammocks. There is also a nearby parking area if you have hired a car for the duration of your stay as well as a local bus route to and from the beach.
Famara Beach is more than 6km wide, making it the longest beach in Lanzarote. The beach offers fine golden sand, however, it can get very windy at this time of year, making it a haven for windsurfers. Swimming is very dangerous at this beach, but it is an excellent spot for expert surfers and windsurfers.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're a fan of Mediterranean food head to the highly popular Portobello Restaurante Italiano in Costa Teguise. This place serves delicious homemade pizza, pasta, steaks, salads and more, which will please even the fussiest eater!
On the other hand, if you prefer a good old Indian curry you must try the Masala Lounge. This eatery serves all the classics from Madras to Shashlik kebab! Plus, they also serve a great array of sweet treats such as mouthwatering chocolate cake with fresh cream.
Open nightly from 8pm, Coyote Disco is one of the few clubs in Costa Teguise. There's a resident DJ each and every night, although for a wild time, visit on a Friday for the weekly foam party. The music here suits all tastes, ranging from Latin music and 80s and 90s classics to garage, dance, and house. Check out the schedule to see when the next happy hour is, where patrons can enjoy 2-4-1 drinks.
The Lively Lady Show Bar is a comedy bar show that has been going strong for a number of years in Costa Teguise. The shows feature comedy mime, live music and audience participation to get everyone involved. The bar offers a friendly and intimate atmosphere that is open to the whole family!
Things to do in Costa Teguise in March
Although the waters haven't yet heated up in Costa Teguise, March is a great time for taking a dive, as it's one of the last opportunities to see angel sharks that come to the area during the winter. Calipso Diving have a school in the heart of the town and offer cave diving, wreck diving, and reef diving all over the island. Caves and lava tubes are common sights due to the island's volcanic past, and seahorses, giant tuna, and dolphins can usually be seen all year round.
However, if you're in need of a little retail therapy make sure to 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.
Lanzarote offers a wide array of natural attractions from lakes and lagoons to extinct volcanoes. The Timanfaya National Park boasts a jaw dropping stretch of volcanic wasteland which stretches over 51 square kilometers. The Montanas del Fuego "Fire Mountains" are said to have been created between 1730 and 1736 when more than 100 volcanoes rose up from beneath the ground and devastated this part of the island. There are a number of tour operators and providers on the island that offer excursions to this mesmerizing natural spot.
The Fundación César Manrique is a great way to spend an afternoon to learn about the local art culture on the island. The home of famed Spanish artist César Manrique is designed in the contemporary art style he was renowned for, and a selection of his most famous works can be seen in the adjoining gallery.
Dates for the diary
"Danza de los Diabletes" which translates into "Dance of the Little Devils" is a notable event celebrated every year in Teguise around the 1st of March. Along with this event there will be a carnival taking place with various parades and street musicians.
March is a relatively busy month in terms of events. Dia de San Jose (St. Joseph's Day) takes place on March 19th which celebrates the Feast of St. Joseph, who was husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic Church. To commemorate the day there will be many special services held in churches throughout the island of Lanzarote.
In 2015 Holy Week takes place from Palm Sunday on March 29th and lasts until Holy Saturday, which falls on April 4th. There will be range of religious festivities taking place throughout the island to celebrate the occasion.