Things to do in Las Caletillas
With its striking black pebbled beaches, sandy coves and a promenade that stretches the length of the coast, it isn’t difficult to see why Las Caletillas is a hit for holidaymakers. A quiet and secluded spot in Tenerife’s lively north east coast, it is the perfect base to discover the island while offering a truly relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle.
Begin by taking a trip to Playa de las Teresitas, one of the most popular things to do in Las Caletillas. This rocky beach is distinctive with its lack of black volcanic sands that can often be found in the rest of the Canary Islands, with warm waters ideal for a leisurely afternoon swim.
Wine and Dine
Tenerife is home to some delicious Canarian cuisine, with Las Caletillas no exception. Along Las Caletilla’s shoreline, you’ll find a great selection of restaurants and bars serving an array of delights – from freshly caught seafood to delectable tapas dishes flavoured with local spices. For an authentic taste of the island, try rancho canario, a soup made from chicken, pork, chick peas, thick noodles and vegetables or papas arrugadas – small wrinkled potatoes cooked in salt water.
Meson Las Ruedas is a great traditional restaurant and one of the most popular Las Caletillas attractions, while Taberna Giron serves a tasty tapas lunch.
Action and Adventure
Despite its quiet and laid-back vibe, there are still many things to do in Las Caletillas for those looking to fill their days with action-packed adventures. Boat tours from the heart of the resort are particularly popular, with the surrounding waters rife with the kaleidoscopic colours of teeming marine life.
On land, the striking volcanic landscape can be explored either by foot or by bicycle, with many holidaymakers embarking on hikes through the island. Don’t forget your camera for the picturesque mountain views, not to mention the tiny quaint villages you might happen to stumble upon.
With year-round sunshine and subdued surroundings, this resort is an ideal location for a romantic retreat. If you can drag yourselves away from the beach, there are several Las Caletillas attractions.
Venturing further afield, the Teide National Park is a must-visit. Take a cable car to the top of Mount Teide, where you’ll experience a stunning panorama of the island from Spain’s highest mountain. Delve into the history of Tenerife’s most famous volcano as you take in the amazing sights of this lunar landscape.
If you’d rather spend your holiday evenings underneath moonlit skies and sipping Spanish wine, there are plenty of things to do in Las Caletillas to fulfil your wishes. While Las Caletillas remains much more relaxed than its neighbours, it certainly comes to life after the sun goes down. With a stylish cool edge, these bars are the perfect place to settle and enjoy a chilled beer before venturing out to nearby Puerto De La Cruz.
Here, you’ll find a diverse nightlife catering for all ages and tastes – whether you want to dance on the beach until dawn or kick back and listen to some live music with sangria. Try Beehive for a relaxed vibe while Vampis will keep you updated with house and techno music until the morning sunrise.
Festivals and Parties
As far as festivals go, there is nothing bigger on the Canarian calendar than the Fiesta de la Virgen se la Candelaria, held in August each year. This is when the patron saint of the Canary Islands, the Virgin of Candelaria is celebrated, with people travelling from all over the island to take part in vibrant processions. Live music, parades and costume are all part of this religious festival.
The Festival de la Cancion de Candelaria is a popular music festival held on the island, with a big focus on home-grown talent and nationwide competitions held to find performers. International headliners of previous years include Ricky Martin and Craig David.