Costa Teguise Weather October Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Costa Teguise in October
Costa Teguise, Spain, is located on the east coast of Lanzarote, to the west of Northern Africa. Its position means it's right on the trade winds belt, and can experience rather windy conditions at times. This is both an advantage and disadvantage. While the sands can create a bit of dust for sunbathers, the waves created are ideal for a wide range of water sports which have become one of the most popular activities in the resort.
Although October is generally considered to be the beginning of autumn in the UK, the summer weather lingers well into the month in Costa Teguise, with warm temperatures and low rainfall remaining. Lows of 19°C and highs of 26°C are typical during this time of year, with sea temperatures averaging around 19°C and rainfall measuring around 10mm over the month, spread across just four days.
As winter is starting to slowly approach the daily high temperatures are starting to gradually decrease but they can still stay around a hot 25°C at this time of year.
Daylight and Sunshine Hours
Over the course of October, the length of day is also decreasing. From the start to the end of the month in Costa Teguise, the length of day decreases by approximately 49 minutes. The shortest day of the month is October 31st with 11:03 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is October 1st with 11:52 hours of daylight. However, the amount of sunshine hours stay essentially constant compared to September, where the sunshine hours are at nine hours per day.
During October the median cloud cover stays around a mostly clear 40%, so you won't have to worry too much about any cloud cover affecting your holiday as it should still be sunny and warm enough to still sunbathe at this time of year.
The probability of precipitation varies throughout October. Precipitation is most likely to occur around October 31st at 19%, whilst precipitation is least likely around October 1st at 12%. If it does rain the most common forms of rainfall at this time of year are drizzle, moderate rain and light rain.
At this time of year the relative humidity typically ranges from a mildly humid 57% to a very humid 90%, rarely dropping below a comfortable 42% or reaching as high as 100%. On average, the air is driest around October 1st at which time the relative humidity drops below a mildly humid 64% three days out of four, whilst the air is most humid around October 8th at which time the humidity levels can rise above 84% three days out of four.
Lanzarote is renowned as a windy island; however, during October it certainly won't affect your holiday. Over the course of October, the typical wind speeds vary from 4mph to 19mph, which is considered as a light to fresh breeze, rarely exceeding 25mph. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the north followed by the northeast.
Costa Teguise Hotels in October
Celeste Apartamentos offer 85 rooms, making it one of the more intimate apartment complexes in Costa Teguise. There is a choice of one or two bedroomed apartments, sleeping between one and four guests, which come complete with private facilities, fully equipped kitchenette, and balcony or terrace. The apartments are located within walking distance of the beach, the main diving schools, and the lively bars and clubs.
The Sands Beach Resort is another popular option to take into consideration if you are thinking of staying in Costa Teguise. The resort comprises of self-catering apartments dotted around an attractive outdoor swimming pool. There are also a number of restaurants and bars onsite, as well as a gym and a variety of water sports. Believe it or not it is still warm to enough to swim in the sea at this time of year.
The three-star Mansion Nazaret offers a cosy and comfortable complex that features a heated outdoor swimming pool in the winter months and each apartment comes fitted with free Wi-Fi and satellite TVs. The resort is also located just a short distance away from Lanzarote's Playa Cucharas Beach if you're thinking of doing a spot of sunbathing or taking an evening stroll.
On the other hand, the three-star H10 Lanzarote Gardens offers a series of modern apartments that feature fully-equipped kitchens and living rooms. The hotel also offers a tennis court, two swimming pools and a children's pool, as well as an on site restaurant serving a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is even a lounge bar and snack bar open by the pool for drinks and light snacks.
Costa Teguise Beach for October
Famara Beach is more than 6km wide, making it the longest beach on the island of Lanzarote. The beach features fine golden sand, although, it can get rather windy during October, making it a haven for windsurfers. Swimming is not recommended at this beach as there are strong currents, but it is an excellent spot for expert surfers and windsurfers.
Las Cucharas is one of the main beaches in the area. Spanning out over 640m long this beach offers golden sands and crystal clear waters which are lot safer for swimming than Famara. The beach also offers a wealth of amenities such as sun loungers and parasols and there are also a number of restaurants and cafes within close proximity.
Bars and Restaurants
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!
Oscar's is a Belgian owned restaurant located in Costa Teguise. This place serves up a variety of international dishes from the classic Caesar salad to steak and chips. If you have a sweet tooth why not try one of their delicious Belgian waffles with cherries and chocolate sauce. Sounds divine!
On the other hand, if you're looking for a typical tapas head to Casa Luis found down Avenida del Mar. This restaurants offers an array of homemade Spanish and Canarian dishes from grilled sardines to potatoes with mouthwatering Mojo sauce. Tapas is the ideal food if you're looking for a light meal or want to try a variety of different dishes.
Things to do in Costa Teguise in October
As the weather is still stunning in October, why not cool down at the Aquapark? The whole family will have a fun day out here, with flumes, slides, and a whole host of water based fun. As well as wet and wild rides, there's also a forested paintball area for the bigger kids. Adult day tickets cost £18, with reduced rates for children aged between 2 and 12. Under 2's play and swim for free.
If you consider yourself a wine enthusiast and fancy a day out of town why not visit the Wine Museum of Lanzarote, which is located at the old cellars of the El Grifo wineries. The museum houses a large number of ancient tools and machinery used to create wine, dating back over the years. Entrance is only 3 Euroes per adult and includes a free wine tasting.
The Timanfaya National Park is a must visit whilst staying in Lanzarote. The park is made up of 100 extinct volcanoes covering more than 50km2. The last eruptions were back in 1824 and even today the landscape has not changed much at all. The only problem is that it is not possible to wander free around the park, but there are a number of coach trips that offer tours around the area.
As October ensures a warm climate at this time of year you may see it as the ideal opportunity to have a round of golf with a group of 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. This course is a must for any golf lover.
Dates for the diary
Dia de la Hispanidad (National Day Festival) is celebrated throughout Spain and the Canary Islands on October 12th. The day celebrates the heritage and history of Spain and as a result is designated as a public holiday, therefore, many businesses may be closed on this day, but restaurants and popular attractions are still likely to be open.
The Haria Extreme Mountain Marathon is likely to take place from October 10th to 11th, but make sure to look out for posters and online as dates tend to vary slightly every year. The event consists of three grueling races including a 10km, 22.5km and 32.5km run known as the "Spanish Cup."
On October 18th many local swimmers take on the challenge of "Travesia le Bocaina" which involves swimmers having to swim all the way to Fuerteventura! The distance is approximately 15km and is definitely not for the faint hearted.