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Tenerife Holiday Destinations

San Cristobal de la Laguna

Stately homes, cobbled streets, churches and an undoubtedly colonial air invite you to visit San Cristóbal de La Laguna. Strolling through its streets takes us back to the 16th, 17th and even 18th centuries. Beginning of the history of Tenerife with the aborigines of the island defeated and Tenerife annexed to the Crown of Castile. Not surprisingly, La Laguna was the first and ancient capital of the island. Your visit is mandatory.

No city on the island of Tenerife preserves the colonial past so well and in such a short space as the city of La Laguna. So much so that since 1999 it has the honor of having been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. La Laguna is also a university headquarters, episcopal headquarters and city where one of the two airports on the island of Tenerife is located, the Tenerife North airport.

The most recommended and comfortable is to visit San Cristóbal de La Laguna on foot. Take advantage of its pedestrian streets. If we have a vehicle, the most sensible thing to do is to park in the area set up for this purpose located behind the Plaza del Adelantado (marked with a star on the map). From that point we can start a route of just over an hour that will take us through the heart, the historic center of what is known as Ciudad del Adelantado.

Golf del Sur

It opened its doors in 1987 with a professional tournament that started an important history of sporting events.

Here Pepe Gancedo conceived a unique route, later remodeled by Manuel Piñero, enhancing all the natural protection areas that surround its 27 holes, between the ravine, highlighting its attractive native flora dominated by cacti, palm trees and other colorful spices.

The hole 3 (par 5) and the hole 4 (par 4) of the north course stand out for its difficulty.

Its wide streets are flanked by an impressive ocher-colored rock ravine where spectacular native cacti grow with views of Mount Teide.

The entrance to the green of hole two, south course (par 3), surrounded by a large black sand bunker, requires great precision that will make you enjoy your best shot.

Playa San Juan

Playa San Juan is located in the municipality of Guía de Isora, in the town of San Juan itself, on the west side of the island of Tenerife.

This beach is one of the thirteen beaches in Tenerife that is awarded the blue flag, so it has all the necessary services such as showers and footbaths, surveillance points, rescue and lifeguards, toilets, restaurants in the area, point of tourist information and an excellent sanitary quality of the bath water.

The beach has brown sand and some quiet areas, transparent and calm waters (analyzes of the water quality are made periodically).

The town of San Juan usually has a pleasant climate throughout the year and its location means that the wind is not very common, which gives an extra comfort to the area.

The beach also has a rental service for umbrellas and sunbeds available for a fee. Also to know that Playa San Juan has toilets, showers and footbaths, parking and access to the beach adapted for disabled people.

It is a fairly safe beach with little waves since it is protected by a breakwater that minimizes it and by the port itself. On the beach promenade and in the surroundings, you can find some cafes, restaurants, several pedestrian paths to explore the area, nearby bus stops and taxis.

Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje is a population entity in the municipality of Adeje, on the Canary Island Tenerife, Spain.

It represents one of the three main tourist destinations on the island of Tenerife, along with Playa de las Américas, Los Cristianos and Puerto de la Cruz.

In Adeje we have, on our 20km of coastline, 17 beaches or bathing areas from which you can choose black, white or pebble sand.

Sunbathing or practicing some water sport will be the only thing you have to decide.

Some of our beaches have a blue flag, an award that is given to those beaches that comply with community regulations regarding the cleaning of coastal waters and other exploitation services. In addition, many of them are accessible to people with disabilities.

Los Gigantes

At the extreme west of the island, between the municipalities of Buenavista del Norte and Santiago del Teide, are the Los Gigantes cliffs. These immense volcanic rock walls are located within the Teno Rural Park and make up one of the most famous landscapes of Tenerife and an essential visit on the island.

The Guanches, aborigines of the Canary Islands, referred to Los Gigantes as the “wall of hell”, since they believed that these cliffs marked the end of the world. Furthermore, the rugged shape of the mountain reminiscent of human figures only reinforced this idea.

The vertical walls of the Los Gigantes cliffs have a dizzying fall that can be seen from the sea and from the mainland. The height of the cliffs at some points exceeds 600 meters! The dark color of the walls and the solidified lava columns make Los Gigantes a unique natural landscape in Tenerife.

These cliffs are also an essential stop for lovers of diving. The seabed of Los Gigantes is barely 30 meters deep and it is quite difficult to access it, which is why it is home to a great biological diversity: calcareous algae, black coral, sponges and much more.

Los Cristianos

In Los Cristianos there are two important beaches on the island of Tenerife: The main beach – Playa de Los Cristianos – is a sandy beach sheltered by the port that has showers, water sports area, children’s play area, toilets and changing rooms and good access. The other is the white sand Las Vistas Beach protected by a breakwater that also has facilities similar to the previous one.

There are two other small beaches in the town: Los Tarajales and El Callao. The first is rocky and black sand where there are several hotels such as the Arona Gran Sur or Comunidad Comodoro, and where there is also a petanque court and a mini-golf. El Callao is a lonely rocky cove with a small black sand beach that is frequented by naturists and nudists.