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Costa del Silencio

Costa del Silencio is a small resort on the south coast of Tenerife approximately 12 kilometers to the east of Playa de las Americas.

Costa del Silencio translates into English as "The Silent Coast". This might have been true a few decades ago, when Tenerife was only an island with small fishing villages, however, since the Reina Sofia International Airport opened in 1978, it became a popular holiday resort. Silence is certainly a sparse commodity ever since.

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Candelaria

Candelaria lies in the south-east of Tenerife. The indigenous people found a sacred image of the Candelaria virgin on a cliff, who is now known as the patron saint of the Canary Islands.

The town of Candelaria is surrounded by pre-historic caves where cemeteries were discovered with the mummies of the Guanche; the Guanche funeral ceremonies are very similar to Egyptian pharaohs.

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Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos, the popular resort town can be found in the southwestern corner of Tenerife, in between two imposing mountains, in a protected inlet. Over the years, the quiet fishing village has become a very popular tourist destination.

In Los Cristianos quiet relaxation is still possible, it was able to keep its traditional atmosphere and historic architecture, despite modern hotels being built.

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La Laguna

La Laguna, full name San Cristóbal de la Laguna, has been a World Heritage Site since 1999. The town, rich in monuments, was the capital of Tenerife from the 1496 Spanish invasion until 1723.

Interesting these big cities were modeled on La Laguna by Spanish invaders. Tenerife's second most populous city, its old capital is waiting for exploration, with cozy little streets and houses.

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Los Gigantes

Los Gigantes is a small holiday resort in the western part of Tenerife. It lies in a scenic bay below a 500-800 metres high line of cliffs.

There are lots of dolphins and whales at this area, so there's a pretty high chance if you visit this calm and picturesque little town that you'll meet some of them. The holiday resort has a beautiful and silent atmosphere. If you'd like to get away from the noise of the big cities and take some rest it's one of the most peaceful places to go.

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