Callao Salvaje Holidays
Travel Agent's Viewa quiet resort with a mix of residential and tourist accommodations
conveniently located for those wishing to explore the area
The village of Callao Salvaje is a quiet resort with a mix of residential and tourist accommodations with plenty of amenities including supermarket, bank, pharmacy and shops as well as a wide range of reasonably priced restaurants, making it a popular choice for couples and families.
The beach here is fairly small with limited facilities, Fanabe is just 10 minutes away and offers stunning beaches with a long promenade filled with bars and restaurants which may suit families better.
For those wishing to explore Tenerife further Callao Salvaje is conveniently located between the lively Playa de las Americas and the tranquil Los Gigantes with easy access to the motorway. Car hire is reasonably priced and the local buses run regular services to most nearby resorts.
For golf enthusiasts there are several courses in the surrounding area with Costa Adeje golf course approx a 5 minute drive away.
Callao Salvaje is approximately 26km from Reina Sofia International Airport with a transfer time of approx 40 minutes.
Insider's Viewby Andrea Montgomery
The lack of a beach doesn't do the 'village' any favours in attracting visitors
there's something of a strong French connection in Callao Salvaje which is rare on Tenerife
People who live in Callao Salvaje refer to it as a village. It's not my idea of a village - either British or Spanish, but it's probably as close to one as a purpose built resort can get and it has a nice feeling of community.
A welcome addition to the resort which is currently 'under construction' is the new beach that promises to breath seaside life into the place, but it's being built to Tenerife deadlines so don't put your towel down just yet! Meanwhile there are some pleasant hot spots to get prone and soak up the sun. I like the Balinese-style beds around the swimming pool complex of Le Privilege Beach Club at the far western edge of town. It takes a bit of finding but it's worth it. It's very reasonable to get in and there's a nice chill-out area too. They have occasional live shows on Sundays but I've never been to one so I can't vouch for them.
I'd be lying if I said Callao Salvaje was one of my favourite places on Tenerife, but it does get an international mix of visitors and residents which makes the choice of bars and restaurants a bit more interesting. In one row you'll find Canarian, Italian, British and French... quite a choice for such a small resort.
In fact, there's something of a strong French connection in Callao Salvaje which is rare on Tenerife. I drop into the resort if I'm passing just to visit the French bakeries which have proper croissants and baguettes. And don't miss out on the crêpes at the ice cream parlour ...oh la la!
And the must-sees? Callao Salvaje isn't going to make it onto the tourist route; there isn't much to see or do, but Callao Sport on the approach road to the resort is well worth a visit. Okay, I admit I haven't done any of the sporty bits yet but their Aztec themed spa centre is pure bliss.
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- Buenavista del Norte
- Callao Salvaje
- Costa Adeje
- Costa del Silencio
- El Duque
- El Medano
- Golf del Sur
- Guia de Isora
- Icod de los Vinos
- La Caleta
- La Laguna
- La Orotava
- Las Caletillas
- Los Abrigos
- Los Cristianos
- Los Gigantes
- Los Realejos
- Los Silos
- Playa Paraiso
- Playa San Juan
- Playa de la Arena
- Playa de las Americas
- Puerto de Santiago
- Puerto de la Cruz
- San Eugenio
- San Miguel
- San Miguel de Abona
- Santa Cruz
- Santa Ursula
- Santiago del Teide
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