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Relax in Tenerife’s rugged beauty

On the western side of Tenerife, built into the rugged coastline just south of its next-door neighbour Los Gigantes, Puerto de Santiago is an easy-going resort. It’s ideal for those wanting a quieter holiday based around long sunny days at the beach and relaxed evenings enjoying the restaurants and bars. Things are low-key on Puerto de Santiago holidays – you’ll find winding streets with a smattering of restaurants and views to the neighbouring island of La Gomera. It’s a great location for exploring the sights of Tenerife, including the bright lights of Playa de las Americas, the dramatic wilderness of Teide National Park and the island’s famous volcano, Mount Teide.

For those in search of relaxation, the resort has a small beach, and there’s also the larger Blue Flag beach Playa de la Arena just a 10-minute walk to the south. Here you’ll find a wide crescent of soft, volcanic sand edged with pines and palms, with the Acantilados de Los Gigantes rock formations rising in the distance. Holidays to Puerto de Santiago are perfect for those who love tranquility, scenery and sunshine.

Your Puerto de Santiago questions, answered

There’s a possibility. Go on a boat trip running from Los Gigantes for the chance to see the many species of whales and dolphins that travel through this part of the world.

Puerto de Santiago is chilled-out, with lots of great eating and drinking options close to hand. It’s simple to navigate if you’re walking, but it can be a bit hilly in parts.

There are lots of beaches in the area, as well as a series of natural pools and caves carved out of the rocks for adventurous swimmers.

Best things to do in Puerto de Santiago

Climb a mountain

Flanked by the national park bearing the same name, Tenerife’s magnificent volcano, Mount Teide, is an awe-inspiring sight. Hike up the mountain or ride the cable car to enjoy amazing views.

Take a walk

Head along the coastal path to Los Gigantes for a fun 20-minute walk with views of the island’s cliffs, rock formations and dramatic coastline, and nearby La Gomera.

Visit a museum

On the main road through town, there’s the Fishermen Museum – a quirky attraction that celebrates the town’s fishing heritage. See displays including model boats, photographs and shells.