You’ll be hard pressed to find a more peaceful destination than Costa del Silencio in the Canary Islands. After all, a place isn’t called silent coast for its busy city centre or rowdy nightlife. This volcanic paradise sits atop a cliff surrounded by crystal clear blue waters. Some of Tenerife’s most famous beaches are within easy reach, including Las Galletas and Los Cristianos. Here you’ll find the dark sand and rocky landscape so typical of Canarias, as well as a great selection of water sports. The tranquil resort is home to amazing restaurants, bars and artisan shops. It’s also well connected to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the island’s capital city, and rural town Arona. There are plenty of activities nearby for the whole family to enjoy. Ride a camel across the volcanic planes. Head to Golf del Sur for a bit of golf and stunning views. Take a stroll through the surrounding natural parks. Or simply lay back at the beach and soak up some sun.
The weather in Tenerife is warm all year round so you don’t have to wait for summer for a sunny escape. We recommend visiting Costa del Silencio in February when the famous carnival takes the island by storm. Santa Cruz de Tenerife hosts the second best carnival in the world. You should head there for a night of glittering parades and dancing fun, before chilling by the beach.
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Costa del Silencio is for you. Peaceful but vibrant, it’s perfect for families from all shapes and sizes and couples looking to relax in style.
Although Las Galletas has outgrown its humble fishing village beginnings, it still has plenty of rural charm. Narrow winding streets, a postcard-worthy harbour and a vibrant promenade make it a popular resort with couples. Unlike Costa del Silencio, many locals call Las Galletas home – perfect if you want a taste of authentic Canarian life. The beach is a stone throw from most Costa del Silencio resorts.
When you walk through its bustling streets, it’s hard to believe Los Cristianos also started out as a small fishing town. The resort is home to a great selection of vibrant cafes, stylish eateries and chic bars. Its harbour is a buzzing hub, with cruises and yachts coming and going all day. You can either travel here for a day trip or a wild night out from Costa del Silencio, or spend a couple of days soaking up the lively atmosphere.
Tenerife’s capital city, and the joint capital of the Canary Islands as a whole, is a heaven for culture vultures. Stay here if you’re looking to learn about the Canary Island’s rich heritage, as it’s home to many museums and art galleries. Cosmopolitan holidaymakers will love the shopping district. And there’s plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun at Playa de las Teresitas, an unspoilt white sand beach surrounded by palm trees.
Exploring Costa del Silencio…
Relax in Las Galletas beach
Costa del Silencio doesn’t have a beach of its own, but Las Galletas is a short walk or bus ride from most resorts. Locals love this black sand and pebbly shore beach, perfect if you want to get away from crowds. The marina also offers water sports like scuba diving or snorkelling.
Golf del Sur is the best place to play golf in the whole of Tenerife. Nestled between Las Canadas National Park and the Atlantic ocean, Golf del Sur boasts three well-equipped courses. It’s a sophisticated club, with stunning views and a great restaurant.
Playa de las Vistas beach
Volcanic sand and pebbles not your thing? Head to Playa de las Vistas in Los Cristianos. A stretch of golden sun lapped by azure waters, it more than merits its name – which means beach with great views. There’s a very lively vibe, with good restaurants and bars within easy reach.
Furry fun at Camel Park
The whole family will enjoy a day at Tenerife’s Camel Park. Home to a busy farm and restaurant, there’s plenty to see and do. You can feed the farm animals or ride a camel while you take in the unique surroundings. If you happen to travel while one of the little ones has their birthday, call in advance to organise a fun-packed Spanish fiesta.
The many cultures that have sailed by the Canary Islands’ ports have left a lasting mark in their cuisine. Although Spanish classics like tapas or paella feature in every menu, the region has some delicacies of its own that are just as tasty. A Canarian stew or a bienmesabe dessert are a good place to start. Of course, no Canarian savoury dish is complete without a touch of mojo sauce. Most places will also serve a decent selection of international dishes.
Costa del Silencio Restaurants
A unique dinner in Costa del Silencio would be to hop on a dinner cruise from Las Galletas beach. Is there anything more romantic than sailing the Atlantic while indulging in a delicious meal? If you get seasick, don’t despair. There are plenty of good restaurants in the resort. We recommend the Harvester Café Bistro.
Peaceful Costa del Silencio is the perfect spot for a relaxing escape. Leave behind the hustle and bustle of city life and welcome volcanic cliff views and stunning beaches. With a great selection of fun parks nearby, Costa del Silencio is perfect for families from all shapes and sizes.
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