The Canary Islands showcase many well know attractions, but the uniqueness of the archipelago is the undiscovered nooks and crannies that many lucky holidaymakers come across. Costa del Silencio holidays features much of this undiscovered splendour, as the resort doesn’t attract the masses like Playa de las Americas does. A visit to Tenerife’s most popular tourist resort is highly plausible however, as the town is only a short drive away.
Relaxation should be near the top of your things to do list on holidays to Costa del Silencio, as the beach serves as the main attraction. You can appease your sense of adventure however, as water sports are on offer, as are sailing trips if you’d like a closer look at the sea. If you’re a keen golfer, the Golf del Sur in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a must visit as the views alone are enough to convert the most adverse.
Dining al fresco is another advantage of the climate of the Canary Islands. Restaurants on holidays in Costa del Silencio include international cuisine and food local to Tenerife, such as fresh fish and seafood, wrinkly potatoes and the superb native wine. If you’d prefer a picnic on the beach, the nearby Las Galletas has cosy sand and a popular promenade.
As the island's most visited resort, Playa de las Americas has a reputation for its bustling nightlife complete with many late-night bars, restaurants and clubs playing the latest dance music into the early hours of the morning. If you're looking to party on your Tenerife holiday, this is the only place to be.
In Costa del Silencio the mix of restaurants varies greatly, so there's sure to be something for everybody in your group's taste. From traditional tapas, freshly-caught seafood, Italian to English, restaurants line the streets and seafront all vying for your attention.
The quaint town of Las Galletas is the ideal place to relax after a day-long trip on your holiday in Costa del Silencio. Its sleepy, old, fishing-town charm plays host to a small mix of seafront bars and restaurants with friendly locals, who will be all too happy to help you brush up your Spanish. There are a few bars and cafés for spotting the fishing boats come in at night while sipping on a local beer.
Los Cristianos is the slightly more upmarket neighbour of Playa de las Americas, but is famous for its nightlife too. Here you will find a mix of live entertainment, from cabaret to bands. It's a great place to eat or relax in the many bars for a more laid-back night out than the busy clubs along the road.
You can be rest assured that if you're looking for a romantic break, you can choose to be surrounded by people or be as secluded as you like. Couples on holiday in Costa del Silencio will enjoy nearby Las Galletas' mix of black sand and pebbles, or taking a walk down to Playa de las Americas or Los Cristianos for busy beach bars and white sands.
The resort offers a mixed range of hotels available to suit all budgets, and most with swimming pools to compensate for the lack of white sand beach in the resort itself. Hotel Palia Don Pedro is an ideal place to stay for laid-back relaxation, surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens.
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As the word 'silencio' may suggest, the name translates as 'the silent coast', so does not contain many late-night spots. However taking a romantic walk down to the fishing village of Las Galletas will reward you with some prime places to have a few drinks and watch the boats come in. If it's more late night bars and busy clubs you're looking for on your summer holiday, walk along further to Playa de las Americas to party the night away.
We recommend giving windsurfing or scuba diving a go when on holiday in Costa del Silencio. The resort's coastline is renowned for its steady winds and rocky shoreline that attracts adrenaline junkies the world over for its excellent mix of underwater life, due to the island's volcanic formation.
The island of Tenerife's rocky volcanic formation makes it a playground for adventurous walkers looking to discover the best views over the sea to the other Canary Islands. If you're considering a walking holiday in Costa del Silencio you simply have to take the Tenerife10Escapism trail along the beautiful coastline to Los Abrigos.
Tenerife as an island is a haven for water sports and attracts worldwide visitors keen to discover its marine life living on its rocky shoreline. Scuba diving and snorkeling are very popular, as well as windsurfing and surfing along the shoreline of Costa del Silencio and Las Galletas.
If you're on holiday in Tenerife, you will definitely see and hear about Mount Teide - the highest point in Spain and Tenerife's very own resident volcano, sitting at a rather breathtaking 3,718 metres above sea level. Still active and considered as a mythological mountain by the ancient Greeks, Teide provides a fascinating insight into the history of the island.
While on holiday in Costa del Silencio, a popular activity is to take day trips away from the resort, and return to relax later in the evening. It's an excellent base to see the island, and excursions are available to Mount Teide, La Gomera and the mythical Guimar Pyramids to name but a few.
When on holiday in Costa del Silencio you'll find that although the resort itself doesn't have its own beach, you won't have to stroll far to find the calm and sheltered waters of Las Galletas - perfect for the kids to play in the water while you relax on the quiet black sand.
There's a mix of hotels available for families in Costa del Silencio to suit all budgets including the Marino Tenerife Hotel, which provides an apartment setting in serene tropical gardens, closer to the beach than others in the area. It also has a spacious pool if you fancy relaxing by its side.
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A small strip of volcanic stones makes up the shoreline of the resort, so you'll have to walk along the coast to Las Galletas for sand. This area is renowned for its water sports. If you're not feeling so adventurous, the area also has fantastic shopping. On a family holiday to Costa del Silencio, you will also find it's a great base from which to explore the north of Tenerife for its water and animal parks which the kids will love.
You can rest assured on your family holiday that everyone's tastes will be catered for. This resort has a good mix of cuisine available in the many restaurants and cafés that line the streets and seafront - everything from English to traditional Spanish and fresh seafood.