Costa del Silencio Holidays

Travel Agent's View

Travel Agents View close to the busier spots without being on top of it.

Located on the south coast of the island, Costa del Silencio was one of the islands first purpose built tourist resorts. Particularly popular with German and Belgian visitors, the resort also attracts many British tourists, mainly couples and families who want a quieter holiday, yet still be close to the busier spots without being on top of it. Playa de las Americas is just a 10 minute drive away.

The resort doesn't have a beach of its own, although a short stroll will bring you to Las Galletas and slightly further along are the greatly popular Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas.

There is plenty to keep you occupied in the resort, there are parks and play ground for children to enjoy and sport activities such as tennis, squash and mini golf also available. The rocky coast line does limit the water sports here although snorkelling is popular and there is one of Tenerife's best diving spots just along at Las Galletas.

This small resort offers a selection of bars, restaurants and shops with a wider range available at the nearby resort of Playa de las Americas which is approx a 10 minute drive.

Transfer time to the resort from Tenerife South airport is approx 20 minutes.


Insider's View

 by Andrea Montgomery

Tenerife Insider When I think of Costa Del Silencio I think 'housing estates in the sun'

it's worth going to Costa Del Silencio just to be near Las Galletas!

If you want sunshine, karaoke and chips on tap and aren't really bothered about character or charm, Costa Del Silencio will suit you fine. When I think of Costa Del Silencio I think 'housing estates in the sun'. For me, the place is completely devoid of charm.

There's no beach in the resort and the coastline is very rocky so swimming is confined to pools, except at the postage stamp-sized man made beach in the TenBel resort. The resort's recently had a facelift to widen its pavements and create more pleasant pedestrian areas but I still think it has a vaguely 60s air about it. Bungalows, hotels and shopping centres are all laid out in estates and I regularly get lost here because everywhere looks the same.

The good news is you don't have to go far to find some genuine Tenerife life. Stroll down the coast to the village of Las Galletas and you'll find great shopping, a wonderful chill-out bar called Vai Moana, a good sized, sheltered, sand and pebble beach and a sun-kissed marina. You'll also find some excellent seafood restaurants alongside the harbour and as this area attracts a lot of Belgian visitors, you can even get moules et frites (mussels and chips).

There's also a nice little fresh fish market on the marina most mornings where, even if you've no intention of buying any, you can watch the fish being prepared and enjoy the buzz. Come to think of it, it's worth going to Costa Del Silencio just to be near Las Galletas!

And the must-sees? If rubber's your 'thing', Las Galletas has the best diving on Tenerife and you can wiggle your flippers around old wrecks teeming with Moray eels, rays and manta, to name but a few.
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Costa del Silencio

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