The peaceful resort of La Caleta is nestled in a prime coastal location between some of Tenerife’s top resorts. Avoid the crowds by spending your days unwinding down by the sea at La Caleta’s pretty cove and laid-back beach. Tenerife’s sunshine climate is ideal for enjoying a beach getaway all year round.
This small fishing village is backed by a dramatic volcanic national park, perfect for exploring if you tire of sunning yourself on the beach. Scattered throughout the resort’s narrow streets, among the whitewashed buildings with their terracotta roofs, you’ll find some excellent seafood and tapas restaurants where you can enjoy local food washed down with a glass of vino or two.
La Caleta is linked to its neighbouring resorts by a beautiful coastal path. It couldn’t be easier to stroll along the coast to find a wide choice of beaches, bars, shops and clubs. Then stroll back again when you’ve had enough activity! Costa Adeje has fantastic family attractions, while Playa de las Americas is the place to go when you want to dance your way into the wee hours. Whether it’s peace and quiet you want or a scenic base near all of the action, we think La Caleta is a true hidden gem.
La Caleta has some fabulous neighbours to visit. The nearby resort of Costa Adeje is a firm family favourite, offering lots to activities and entertainment. Golf lovers will enjoy a sunny round at the 27-hole golf course. And if the kids need a break from the beach they can choose between water parks, theme parks, go-karting and boat trips.
Playa de las Americas
Follow the scenic coastal path round from La Caleta to find the nearby resort of Playa de las Americas. With a vast stretch of golden sand and wave breakers to keep the warm waters calm for young swimmers, it’s a popular family beach spot. As the sun sets, head to the Veronicas Strip to let your hair down in the party bars and clubs.
Playa del Duque
A little further along the coastal path and you’ll arrive at Playa del Duque, a stunning crescent-shaped beach backed by luxury hotels and designer boutiques. This is a calm and chic place to relax amongst upmarket surroundings.
Exploring La Caleta …
La Caleta National Park
Get your walking shoes on and venture into the spectacular volcanic landscape of La Caleta National Park. Nature lovers will find plenty of exotic birds to spot and native flora and fauna to admire. And we think the ocean views from the tops of the rocky outcrops are well worth the hike.
Aqualand Costa Adeje
La Caleta’s larger neighbouring resort, Costa Adeje, has some exciting family attractions. One of the best is this attractive waterpark and dolphinarium. Dare to ride the kamikaze slide or chill out on the lazy river.
Boat trips from Puerto Colon
Costa Adeje’s marina is not only a lovely place for a stroll and a cold beer, you can also jump aboard a wide selection of boats for a seafaring adventure. Glass-bottomed catamarans are a fantastic way to view the island’s colourful marine life, while a cruise in a smaller vessel can be the perfect way to explore the coastline and enjoy a spot of snorkelling. Keep your eyes peeled for sea turtles!
La Caleta beaches
As a quiet resort, La Caleta’s beach is also on the tranquil side. A mixture of volcanic sand and small pebbles, this peaceful cove is a wonderful place to enjoy a dip and some sunbathing. The waves can be large here, which goes down well with adventurous swimmers and surfers. In high season, the beach is well equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas.
For larger beaches, you can easily walk along the coastal promenade to the nearby sandy shores of Playa del Duque and Playa de las Americas. Here you’ll find long family-friendly beaches with plenty of waterfront bars and cafés.
There’s a delicious mix of flavours on offer in Tenerife. Traditional Canarian dishes include papas arrugadas (tiny salty potatoes served with spicy mojo sauce) and carne fiesta (a mouth-watering pork dish served during the island’s fiestas). We also recommend trying some tapas during your holiday. Traditionally part of mainland Spain’s cuisine, this sociable way of sharing small dishes has been wholeheartedly embraced in Tenerife. Local goat’s cheese fried and drizzled in honey, fiery pimientos de padron peppers and crispy croquetas filled with soft white fish are among our favourites.
La Caleta restaurants
La Caleta is home to a scattering of lovely chilled out restaurants, many serving fresh seafood alongside beautiful sea views. Enjoy a long lazy lunch under the shade of an umbrella or treat yourself to cocktails as the sun goes down. For a wider choice, head to nearby Costa Adeje for everything from pizzerias to Sunday roasts.
La Caleta holidays are all about slowing down to the gentle pace of island life and indulging in some serious relaxation. With year-round sunshine and a choice of beautiful beaches nearby, La Caleta appeals to beach lovers young and old. Active families will love having so many attractions within easy reach, while couples will enjoy the secluded feel of La Caleta – and those romantic sunsets of course. For all-night fun after dark, the lively bars and clubs of Playa de las Americas are just minutes away.
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