I have just booked a villa in Costa Teguise for next year. I have never been to Lanzarote before but have now read reports that it is very windy, is this true and if so, just how windy is it???
Is it still hot at begining of july even if windy?
Any advice welcome
have stayed in lanzarote(costa teguise and playa blanca) afew times and i can honestly say we go because of the wind because you never feel drained with the heat like other countries. it's only cool sometimes if you have a cloudy day or when the sun goes down( might need a jacket)
but please make sure you wear a high factor sun cream, the wind is very deceiving and will burn you quickly
It didn't put us off - we're back in Costa Teguise next July/August!
Have booked a villa now so will pack some jumpers for my daughter as she is always cold,even in Turkey at 42C she said is was warm!!!
I hope you have a brilliant time.
It does tend to make you feel as though you aren't burning though, so make sure you use adequate protection whilst out in the day!
I was lucky enough to live in Costa Teguise for 2 yrs and yes there is a breeze but dont forget you are only 60 miles from the Sahara Desert.
Just remember you cant please all the people all the time, and yes I did hear complaints about the wind but most people thought it was a blessing.
Just go and enjoy!!
We went to Costa Teguise a few years ago in late June. The wind was very strong. Sat by the pool one day reading a newspaper and had to fold the paper so many times because the wind would take the paper and make it impossible to read normally. Then the wind would get stronger and take a lilo which went flying passed.
My husband likes snorkling and we went to the beach and off he went in the water. The sun was quite strong although once again it was windy. After he came out of the water he re-applied his sun tan lotion and all of a sudden the wind got up and there was a sand storm and my husband's legs were covered with sand which has stuck onto him because of the sun tan lotion. You had to laugh because he looked like a sand statue.
One day we walked down to the beach looking in the shops, then we saw a sand storm coming down the street and we had to go in a shop doorway and watched it go by.
We would not go back to Lanzarote, not just because of the wind, we thought it was not a pretty place and there are far more nicer places to go, in our opinion.
Lanzarote is beautifully diverse with the cactus and the volcanoes and everything, and in most places with coastal areas you will find a breeze. This one is much more preferable to a cold north sea wind on our coast here. I can understand why some people hate it as there are a few who just want sorching heat and to lie about and look like a lobster or get burnt within days and those people will not like it, but for those who like to just meander about and cool off with a dip at some point in the day, it's nothing but a godsend.
In the middle of summer, you've got 3 basic choices if you don't want long haul.
One is to go to the Canaries, Lanza in particular, where the heat is tempered by the wind, and it is fresh and pleasant. Sure, there are days when the beach is too windy, but there are sheltered beaches in the south of the island or you've got your pool area.
Another is further north around the Med, where the heat and humidity can make it unpleasant for some and hard to sleep at night. A lot of people don't mind that though.
Or you can holiday further north again where there is no guarantee of the weather.
You pays your money and you takes your choice!
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