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costa teguise – some info of does and dont,s ?

Asked by: 24th July 2012

hi i am of to ct next week staying at sands beach resort not been to lanza for about 14years 

just wanted some info of does and dont,s traveling with four kids under 10  any info would be


thanks chris 


26 Answers

  1. H R H on Jul 24, 2012

    Hi Chris, you must keep your eye on the kids at all times.If you are on the beach keep an eye on them if in the sea swimming. A good idea is that now you can get trackers for kids. Have you thought of one of them for each child.Do not let them talk to strangers

  2. David myers on Jul 24, 2012

    After that reply bet your scared of going, swimming in the sea is the only danger i can think of as for the rest of the island they dont come any safer

  3. carole cooper on Jul 24, 2012

    hi chris, sands beach is great for kids, there is a man made beach which is very safe, a kids club which is very good, and entertainment for the children for a couple of hours each night.they won’t want to come home. lol

  4. chris on Jul 24, 2012



  5. ian on Jul 24, 2012

    hi chris. our family all stay at the sands beach every year and its great for kids and adults. all the plazas have there own pool, plenty of sunbeds and a great private beach near the mai tai bar. enjoy. ian in manchester. we will be there in september

  6. Frank on Jul 24, 2012

    Hi Chris, just ignore HRH.

    CT is a very friendly resort you’ll have no problems. Haven’t stayed in Sands before but I’m sure it will be great.

    Apart from the obvious of watching the kids getting too much sun you’ll have the time of your life. All the bars and restaurants in the resort are children friendly if you venture out.

    The kids would love the trip to Timanfaya but steer clear of the Sunday Market in Teguise. The kids would be bored and it’s a lot of junk they sell anyway.

    Just relax and have a great time.

  7. paul on Jul 25, 2012

    Never had any problems myself over the years as Frank said very friendly resort, but don’t venture into the electrical goods shops, have heard many tales of woe about these places.

  8. david charles hind on Jul 25, 2012

    I agree with paul about camera etc type shops,dont hand over your credit card or cash,you will be in their hands and they will then try to sell some expensive dodgy upgrades.etc.Chris,sun hats and cream will be needed even when cloudy have a great time

  9. David myers on Jul 25, 2012

    I agree with most comments regards the camera shops but theres one in PDC thats not like the others its called Visanta i think they also have a shop in Arrecife this shop is as good any in the UK only trouble is there not as cheap as they use to be but you can still get a bargain

  10. H R H on Jul 25, 2012

    Hello Chris. Not a very nice reply from a straight answer to your question.Anyway have a nice holiday and have fun.

  11. Frank on Jul 25, 2012

    Hate to admit it but a couple of years ago we were scammed in one of the camera shops. I forgot my camera on holiday and thought I’d buy a wee cheapie till we got home.

    They got hold of my credit card and ran it through a purchase for a cheap camera. They then said it had no memory disc, cover, charger etc and by the time I got out the shop I’m embarrassed to admit how much it cost for a not very good camera.

    My wife ended up in tears and it nearly got to physical blows to get the credit card back so be warned. This is the only time I’ve ever had any bother. You feel like a real plonker afterwards for being so stupid but you’re up against experts so be warned.

  12. Bill Rose on Jul 25, 2012

    Last Year, in the Shopping Precinct top end of Curachas Beach, there are everal Camer shops own by some Asian guys, prob all the same family. One came out and asked to look at my camcorder, I refused, and he snatched it out of my hand and ran in shop, went in the back room and came out with a lens fitted to my camer. I told him to take the damn thing off, but he said it was stuck and wanted 25 euros. No way I said, and threatened to call the Police, he then dropped the price to 12 Euros. I still insisted he removed it, and he eventually did it was coming to the point of my wife hitting him lol. Suffiecient to say that not all the traders are like this, but do beware

  13. Jan on Jul 25, 2012

    I agree with Frank and Bill, the Asian Electrical Shops at the bottom of Cucharas Beach are dreadful. A few years ago my husband was looking at a camcorder but didnt have debit or credit cards on him. the guy in the shop said leave a deposit of 20 euros and he would hold the price and camera until he returned. We decided not to buy the camera and tried to get our money back, but suffice it to say we didnt, my husband was livid and wanted to throttle him for being conned. I had to drag him out of the shop. On another occasion I was passing one of their shops not even looking in them and before I knew it an asian guy had hold of me and was dragging me in to the shop my 12 year old son played holy hell and told him to get off me. I wouldnt give them the time of day and I kinow that they have a bad reputation in CT.

  14. patricia on Jul 25, 2012

    hi frank you are not alone.As a single mom on holiday in costa teguise last easter i also fell pray to the camera shop con. Had left it too late to buy one before we flew tried currys at airport but they just wanted money not willing to advise as which would be best and a friend said i would get a good deal in lanz. I now have a camera the make of we never heard of and can not find on net . I also got conned in paying extra for a battery and when said camera would not work recently another friend in the trade so to speak looked it over and said it was a cheap copy battery which he kindly replaced and camera now working again . Learnt my lesson but the really annoying thing is how they grab your children as you walk past their shops and try to force you to buy., not the shop we bought from, a nearby one.

  15. paul on Jul 25, 2012

    But gotta be careful because if you feel the urge to kick off then lots more appear out numbering you, i threatened them with the police and they soon gave up hassling us .

  16. chris on Jul 25, 2012

    thanks all for info will keep it all in mind, thanks again chris

  17. Ken on Jul 25, 2012

    Hi Chris.

    We are in Lanzarote at the minute having loads of fun just out of the pool about 15 mins ago
    The kids will love it, Suncream and plenty of water thats all you need mate.
    We are staying in a Villa in PDC not CT but all much the same. Great place enjoy your hols..

  18. david charles hind on Jul 26, 2012

    WOW!!!asian camera shops in CT certainly hit a nerve,this is a great site to warn people about these scammers well done secret lanzarote

  19. jason on Jul 27, 2012

    We have a villa there and love the place. Make sure you get out all see the island and dont just stay at the resort. Dont be scared to use the bus to go to other resorts as it is so easy and cheap.

  20. John Trengrove on Jul 28, 2012

    Theres one way to get your own back when you get scammed at the camera shops when they have closed and the shutters are down just pushed something like a paper clip into the key hole on the shutters this means they cant get the key in so they wont sell much with the shutters down

  21. david charles hind on Jul 28, 2012

    hi john will be taking some paper clips next visit,and some super glue :0)

  22. John Trengrove on Jul 28, 2012

    You should last i did it i got 3 hours of free entertainment watching them trying to get in plus it cost them money

  23. H R H on Aug 02, 2012

    I am of to the sands beach resort in ct on saturday 4th so will look forward to the glued up door locks and catching up with old friends and making new acquaintances.

  24. David myers on Aug 02, 2012

    Nice one HRH are you taking any trackers or just super glue ? enjoy your holiday

  25. patricia on Aug 02, 2012

    HRH my daughters love ct they have been going there 13 years stayed los pocillos first year but then we found ct. They love the place because they feel safe there and it is a pretty resort where, when children are old enough you can allow them some independence because they will never be that far away from you. Easter 2011 was our last visit and we all felt sad that the resort is not as thriving as it used to be. A combination of less money in peoples pockets and the AI I suppose. Have a great holiday.

  26. TANGO on Aug 06, 2012

    well i thought i would leave a few comments i stay quite often in c.t. and i love it i have just come back from the teguis grand playa and it was awesome thge beach in fron tof this hotel is ideal for kids as protected from the rocks so no strong currents its easy to finfd as its the other end of the sands resort so a good ten minute walk but its lush then after a day on the beach a nice walk to the square to have a few beers in my favourite cheap and very cheerrful chispas bar cant wait to get back in october for another week as for camera shops one simple golden rule trust none of them if you need something desparatly take a a bus the number 3 to dieland commecrcial centre in playa honda everything you need is there all genuine and very very cheap the taxi to dieland from costa teguise on the ranks by the pharmacy near shamrocks 15 euro each waay