The huge holiday area of the southwestern coast of Tenerife starts at Puerto Santiago, which also means that the town boasts a lot of hotels and holiday homes, but the result of this is that it is overbuilt, which detracts from the beauty of the place to some extent. However, Puerto de Santiago isn’t nearly as noisy and hectic as Los Gigantes and Playa la Arena.
Costa Adeje became a separate holiday resort from Playa de las Americas in the recent years. It has a unique style architecturally and a beautiful 16 kilometres long coastline with powder like sand and sunshine all yearlong. Costa Adeje lays only a few kilometres north from Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. Besides the beautiful beaches, fancy shops, restaurant and hotels, there's a lot to explore in and around this wonderful city.
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. There are plenty of options for daytime relaxation too: you can try out almost any water sport on the two fine, golden sandy beaches of Los Cristianos.
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.
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 - which are its name giver. There are lots of dolphins and whales at Los Gigantes, so there's a pretty high chance if you visit this calm and picturesque little town that you'll meet some of them. Los Gigantes has a beautiful and silent atmosphere. If you'd like to get away from the noise of the big cities take some rest it's one of the most peaceful places to go.