Costa Teguise Weather September Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Costa Teguise in September
Costa Teguise, Spain, is located in the Canary Islands which are a popular holiday destination all year round, especially for British tourists due to ease of access. While mainland Spain experiences a Mediterranean climate, Lanzarote, where Costa Teguise lies, experiences a subtropical climate that brings warm and dry weather all year round, with temperatures often much higher than many other parts of the country.
The high heats continue into September, with temperatures more reminiscent of Agadir in Morocco than destinations in mainland Spain. Lows of 21°C and highs of 29°C are common at this time of year, and rainfall continues to fall at a minimal rate of just 10 mm. However, sea temperatures do start to cool down in preparation for the winter now, slipping by roughly 2°C to 21°C.
As expected temperatures do start to gradually decrease at this time of year, but it definitely isn't anything to worry about. Daily highs still stay around a sweltering 27°C and only drop below 25°C one day in ten.
Daylight and Sunshine Hours
Over the course of September the length of day is also starting to gradually decrease. From the start to the end of the month, the length of day decreases by approximately 48 minutes. The sunshine hours have also decreased from 10 hours per day in August to nine hours per day in September.
At this time of year the median cloud cover fluctuates between a mostly clear 32% and 37%. Throughout the summer the skies tend to stay extremely bright and clear, however, during September the trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier, with the median cloud cover increasing by approximately 5% from the start to the end of the month.
During September the probability that precipitation will be observed is starting to increase. On average, precipitation is most likely around September 30th at 12%, whilst precipitation is least likely around September 2nd at 6%. The driest months of the year are usually July and August, where little to no rainfall is likely, whilst the wettest month on average is December, where up to 26mm of rainfall is expected to fall throughout the month.
Throughout September the relative humidity typically ranges from a mildly humid 54% to a very humid 90%, rarely dropping below a comfortable 41% or reaching as high as 100%. On average, the air is driest around September 1st, at which time the relative humidity drops below 62% three days out of four. On the other hand, the air is likely to be most humid around September 24th, at which time the humidity levels are likely to rise above 84%.
Sometimes the wind comes as a welcome relief when the humidity and heat kicks in. Over the course of September typical wind speeds are likely to vary between 5mph and 22mph, which is considered as a light to fresh breeze. At this time of year the wind is most likely to come from the north followed by the northeast.
Costa Teguise Hotels in September
Located within walking distance of Playa Las Cucharas, Apartamentos Oceano offer accommodation from £20 per night. The apartments have been built around the swimming pool, and were a part of the original development of Costa Teguise back in the late 1980s. Rooms accommodate between one and two guests, although adjoining doors make it easy for families and groups to stay connected.
Apartamentos Santa Rosa is another self-catering option worth considering. The complex offers an outdoor swimming pool complete with sun loungers and parasols. On site there is also a small children's park and buffet restaurant if you don't feel like preparing your own meals. You can also take advantage of the apartments local, which is just 200m from Bastian Beach.
On the other hand, the four-star Sands Beach Resort is a must for anyone who wants a luxurious apartment right by the ocean, with spectacular sea views and facilities. The Sands Beach Resort offers a wealth of amenities including a lagoon pool, an 8-lane pool for those who want to swim plenty of lengths and a heated swimming pool with waterfall and hot tub for those who would rather relax. There is also a full entertainment program for the little ones and a kids club to keep them entertained.
If you want a hotel where everything is catered for you should definitely stay at the four-star Beatriz Costa & Spa. This place boasts a number of facilities from tennis courts to a large salt-water swimming pool. The hotel also has three restaurants to choose from and a free shuttle service to Las Cucharas Beach.
Costa Teguise Beach for September
Esenada de la Caleta Beach is situated within close proximity 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, as the mass of crowds are starting to decrease at this time of year it does tend to be quieter in comparison to the height of the summer months in July and August. 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.
Bars and Restaurants
There are plenty of restaurants and bars to pick from in Costa Teguise, so much so that you will be spoilt for choice!
La Aulaga Casa Felix in Playa Bastian is one of the most popular tapas bars in Costa Teguise. This eatery serves a wide variety of Canarian style tapas; such as sweet potato chips and a selection of locally caught fresh fish. The dishes here are very reasonably priced and you can definitely take a large group of people here without breaking the bank.
However, if you really want to go out and splash the cash and spoil yourself, you should definitely visit Montmarte for delicious French cuisine. This place serves all the quintessential French classics including snails in garlic, pancakes, crepes, chicken Montmarte and if you're feeling adventurous you may even want to try some frogs' legs.
If you are struggling to find a place for the little ones you should head to Restaurante La Peskera. This delightful eatery is located right on the beachfront of Costa Teguise. For fussy eaters the chefs create bunny shaped pizzas to delight and entice the youngsters, as well as serving up a variety of mouthwatering desserts including ice cream sundaes with plenty of cream and cheesecake.
Hennessey's Irish bar is a lively pub in Costa Teguise that is particularly popular with British tourists and expats. The bar stocks a variety of beers and ales including Guinness , whilst if you're feeling hungry they also serve snacks and meals throughout the day.
Ristorante Sausalito serves up an array of international cuisine at its town centre location. Pizzas, salads, and fillet steaks are popular menu items at this restaurant, located near to Playa Bastian. It is perhaps one of the better quality restaurants in the area, different from the rows of British pubs that line the streets, but the prices are very reasonable. It's a busy place, so be sure to book in advance.
Things to do in Costa Teguise in September
El Jardin del Cactus (The Cactus Garden) was designed by the renowned local artist Cesar Manrique. The garden showcases over 100 species of cactus selected by the Botanist Estanislao Gonzales Ferrer. At the top of the garden you will also notice a picturesque restored windmill, but if you get closer you will also see a number of strange metal sculptures created by the artist, which make for an impressive contrast against the harsh dry volcanic landscape.
If you're planning on staying in Costa Teguise you are not very far from the capital of Lanzarote, Arrecife. The city is home to Castillo de San Gabriel, which is an impressive fortress which was first built in 1574 in order to defend the harbour from pirates. However, in 1586 it was destroyed by the Algerian Pirate Morato Arraez. Since then the castle was rebuilt in 1599 and was used for military purposes up until the 1950s. Today the castle is home to an interesting archaeological museum. This attraction is a must for any history enthusiast if you are visiting Arrecife for the day.
Furthermore, Jameos del Agua is a set of volcanic caves located in Arrecife. The word 'Jameo' refers to a volcanic cave with a collapsed roof. You will find an underground salt-water lagoon here named Jameo Chico, which is home to a rare species of crab named 'Blind Albino'. The cave also features a recently re-opened auditorium which sits up to 600 people. Due to the excellent acoustics a number of concerts are held at this unique venue throughout the year.
There are a number of diving centres located in and around Costa Teguise. Aquatis is one of the most highly recommended and trusted diving centres in the area. They offer a number of diving courses and experiences for all abilities, including group dives, boat dives and even night dives. It is said that over 500 species of fish live in the waters around the island of Lanzarote.