Holidays in
San Miguel de Abona

An island resort of contrasts

Steeped in history, San Miguel de Abona holidays give you the chance to enjoy some of Tenerife’s most charming sights. Located inland, to the south of the island, the picturesque town has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest thanks to its historic features and natural beauty. One of the oldest towns in the south, it was once home to the Guanche Kingdom of Abona – the Guanche being the original residents of Tenerife.

A walk around the cobbled streets is a feast for the eyes – you’ll see traditional buildings bedecked with wooden balconies and window shutters, all set against the striking natural scenery that surrounds the town. Known for its agriculture, San Miguel de Abona’s restaurants serve authentic dishes mostly comprised of local produce and delicacies, using a variety of home-grown fruit and vegetables. One of the island’s historic treasures, holidays to San Miguel de Abona will provide more than a few priceless memories.

Your San Miguel de Abona questions, answered

The town was given its name back in 1665, after the chapel built by Spanish settlers. However, it may well have been home to the aboriginal Guanches as far back as 1000 BC.

Yes, the ever trusty TF-1 motorway runs through the south of the municipality, so you won’t have much trouble getting to and from the resort by car.

The locals speak Spanish – since it’s a little further away from the main tourist hubs, it’s a good idea to brush up on a few phrases.

Best things to do in San Miguel de Abona

Shop the markets

The local markets are great, and interesting places to spend a few hours shopping and haggling, whether it’s for handmade trinkets or organic fruit and veg.

Enjoy the view

Sites of interest around town include the Parish Mother Church of San Miguel Arcángel, El Casa del Capitan, a Guanche museum and the Casa Azul, among many others.

Dine al fresco

You’ll find an abundance of serene countryside outside the town, so why not head out with a bag full of local produce and enjoy a picturesque picnic?