Guia de Isora Holidays

Travel Agent's View

Travel Agents View main tourist areas within Guia de Isora are Alcala and Playa San Juan

On Tenerife's West coast, the region of Guia de Isora offers several beaches to enjoy, some sandy some pebble. Alcala beach is particularly popular with windsurfers. The area is also popular for the Los Gigantes Cliffs and the walking trails at Mount Teide National Park are also close by. There is also a golf course and parks to enjoy.

The main tourist areas within Guia de Isora are Alcala and Playa San Juan, both of which offer an ideal base for those seeking a relaxing holiday in the sun with a good choice of shops and restaurants.

The Tenerife South Airport is located about 25km away


Local areas within Guia de Isora

- Alcala
- Playa San Juan

Insider's View

 by Andrea Montgomery

Tenerife Insider this coastline gets some of Tenerife's very best weather with long hours of sunshine and little or no rainfall

you get the best sunsets on the island with the sun sinking behind La Gomera - so romantic!

Guía de Isora is the name of the municipality (like a county) that covers a sizeable section of the southwest of Tenerife and incorporates the resorts of Playa de San Juan and Alcalá. I find that this coastline gets some of Tenerife's very best weather with long hours of sunshine and little or no rainfall.

The administrative capital of the municipality is also called Guía de Isora and is a small town set around 600 metres above sea level which makes it considerably chillier than the coast in winter. When my dad had to go from Playa de la Arena to Guía to pay his utilities bills, he kept a pair of socks especially for the journey!

This area is well known for production of tomatoes and bananas and you'll see swathes of banana plantations all along the coast, giving it a very pleasant, rural look and feel. Recently there's been a lot of renovation of coastal paths and you can now walk much of the way from Alcalá to Puerto de Santiago along the coast.

I always enjoy visiting the resorts in Guía; I like the fact that they feel more Canarian than many of the southern resorts or Los Gigantes. They have a sizeable local population so you get things like the Sunday morning market in Alcalá and some nice local fiestas. It's also where you get the best sunsets on the island with the sun sinking behind La Gomera - so romantic!

And the must-sees? The scenery up in the hills of Guía is spectacular and you can enjoy some amazing views from the terrace of the La Estrella restaurant in Chio. There's also a huge picnic area (zona recreativa) in Chio with barbecues and tables set amongst the fragrant pine forest; it's well worth making up the egg butties and heading into the hills for a trip out.
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Guia de Isora

Guia de Isora Hotels


 
Abama Villas
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Gran Melia Palacio De Isora Hotel
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The Ritz-Carlton Abama
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