A long promenade lines the shore on the north-east coast where Las Caletillas is situated, pleasant views and plenty of sitting spots from which to gaze out over the clear blue sea will make for a relaxing stroll along the coast. Furthermore, the promenade will lead to Candelaria, a city which hosts numerous festivals and carnivals throughout the year. In the opposite direction, you will eventually come to the capital city of Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a hub of life and beauty which will not disappoint should you wish to visit during your holidays to Las Caletillas.
A pretty good way to get an idea of the landscape in Tenerife is to travel up Mount Teide National Park for stunning views of the whole island, although if you’re brave enough to want to go to the top, then it may be worth taking the cable car to the highest peak. For something a bit more down to Earth, visit the Guanche statues, made from volcanic rock these stoic monuments depict the mysterious and primitive race of the Guanches, a must-see for any curiously inclined history buff.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening or a raucous night out on the town, Las Caletillas holidays will serve you well. Gaze out towards the drooping sunset, the starry backdrop slowly making itself clearer as the sun disappears sleepily over the horizon, or head to the numerous bars that litter the streets, conveying absorbingly vibrant colours in what is a lively but comforting atmosphere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We offer a range of cheap hotels from 4 star in Las Caletillas as well as family friendly hotels. Simply select one of the hotels from the list below to plan your perfect break.
The secluded setting of a couples holiday in Las Caletillas is ideal for a romantic getaway in the sun and there are plenty of options to suit all budgets, from basic to all-out luxury. Hotel Catalonia Punta Del Ray's all-inclusive deals are ideal for ultimate relaxation or [Tenerife(/spain/tenerife-holidays.htm) Tour's cozy bungalows surrounded by well-kept gardens are ideal for some serious you time.
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Taking a day trip away from the quiet Las Caletillas resort will give you a feel for the culture of the island and the chance to explore on your Tenerife trip. The location is an excellent base, so choose to take a boat trip to a neighbouring island to climb volcanoes in La Gomera or Tenerife’s very own Mount Teide, or go dolphin watching on a sea adventure.
If you're planning on spending your whole holiday here, then get ready to sip some fine wine in the laid-back bars and restaurants. If you're looking for more upbeat nightlife, head to bustling nearby Santa Cruz to dance the night away in one of the many bars and clubs.
You may be looking for activities that are a little more adrenaline fuelled, so head down to neighbouring Las Teresitas Playa and try your hand at the region's best water sports. Kitesurfing, body boarding and windsurfing are popular here, and you can pick up equipment rental and tuition for reasonable prices on the beachfront.
If you're on holiday in Las Caletillas, or anywhere in Tenerife, you simply can't miss Mount Teide, Tenerife's active volcano. You can take a day trip here to discover why the ancient Greeks considered it to be a mythological mountain, and climb to the highest point in the whole of Spain.
The resort beach is lined with black pebbles so you may want to venture further afield to find that perfect spot for relaxing in the sun, or try your hand at some watersports at Las Teresitas Playa. One of the best ways to see the area and find your perfect spot is to hire a bike and get cycling.
For an adventurous day out, you may want to consider taking a boat trip while on your Las Caletillas holiday. Trips and excursions run daily from all over the island, so it's up to you to decide whether you fancy a few hours of whale and dolphin spotting, sea fishing or island hopping to nearby La Gomera or La Palma.
The tranquil beaches in and around Las Caletillas are ideal for families for their shallow, sheltered waters where the kids can play safely in the waters and you can relax on the beach for some premium tan topping. Choose between volcanic black pebbles or nearby Playa de las Teresitas for soft golden sand.
There's a mix of accommodation to suit all budgets, where you can relax on the quieter side of the island with all the luxuries of a modern hotel. Hotel Catalonia Punta Del Ray is a good choice for families for its inclusive entertainment programme aimed at all ages.
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It can be hard to pull yourself away from the seafront, but there are lots of fun family things to do to keep everyone happy. Boat tours leave daily for one of a kind whale and dolphin spotting tours and the nearby capital Santa Cruz is packed with galleries, museums and botanical gardens to explore.
Boat trips run daily from all over the island and offer you the unique experience to spot rare marine life or climb active (but currently dormant!) volcanoes on the neighbouring other Canary Islands of La Gomera or La Palma. The kids will also love the opportunity of swim stops to snorkel with rare fish.
The island of Tenerife has long been a playground for adventurous walkers drawn to its unique volcanic landscape and leafy Mount Teide National Park. There's a mix of well-mapped trails to choose from to suit all abilities, and the mix of flora and fauna is truly unlike anywhere you will have experienced before.
Choose to stay on land or explore the water on a day trip from your Las Caletillas holiday. Boats leave daily to spot whales, dolphins or go island hopping to the nearby smaller Canary Islands, or choose to visit Mount Teide and learn about its bold history.
The only issue you may find with restaurants is actually choosing which one to pick! The streets and beachfront are lined with places serving a mix of local and international cuisine to suit even the most selective of palettes. We recommend trying a local's favourite, El Segoviano, for the most delicious meatballs, lamb and suckling pig you will have ever tried.
With a rocky volcanic coastline, there's no surprise that water sports enthusiasts flock to the island for a Tenerife holiday to take advantage of the diverse marine life that lives around it. Scuba diving and snorkeling is popular all around, but in Las Caletillas the main attractions are kitesurfing, windsurfing and bodyboarding.