Los Realejos Holidays
Travel Agent's Viewgreat time to visit is around the 3rd of May when the resort celebrates the Festivities of the Cross with the biggest fireworks display across all of the Canaries
Situated on the north coast of Tenerife Los Realejos is made up of 2 villages come together to make one resort, with a lower and upper centre. The area is fairly hilly, many of the hills are quite steep therefore may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties or families with children in push chairs.
The nearby beach of Playa Socorro is a blue flag beach with soft black sand, on windy days the sea can be quite rough which may not be suitable for children but is ideal for windsurfing and other water sports.
A great time to visit is around the 3rd of May when the resort celebrates the Festivities of the Cross with the biggest fireworks display across all of the Canaries.
Transfer time from Los Rodeos airport is approx 40 minutes.
Insider's Viewby Andrea Montgomery
If you've always had a yen to throw yourself off a cliff, head to La Corona where there's a take-off strip for paragliders
Around the 3rd May Los Realejos has one of the biggest firework displays in Europe
Los Realejos itself is not a resort, it's a busy working town, but the municipality covers some stunning countryside and coastline and that's where its hotels are located. You're a bit isolated from anywhere else though so unless you're planning to stay in and around your hotel, I'd advise hiring a car.
The town of Los Realejos is divided into two parts: upper and lower. Walking up involves a deal of gasping and coming down would be easier if feet had brakes. Because of its height, it's chilly on winter evenings so a fleece is a good addition to the suitcase.
But being that far up a valley has its compensations. For one thing the views are spectacular, particularly from Mirador El Lance where they also have a statue that leaves a lasting impression. If you've always had a yen to throw yourself off a cliff, head to La Corona where there's a take-off strip for paragliders; you can watch them float down to the coast of Puerto below and then decide if it's right for you. Don't expect to see me up there.
Around the 3rd May Los Realejos has one of the biggest firework displays in Europe where rival streets try to out-firework each other. It's one of Tenerife's most spectacular events of the year, even though it usually involves a lot of chilly standing around in between pyrotechnic scuffles.
One of my favourite Tenerife walks is along the coast behind the Hotel Panoramica Garden from the San Pedro Mirador, through palm groves and past old haciendas, to a small fort where they used to scan the horizon for pirates.
And the must-sees? El Monasterio on the border with Puerto de la Cruz should not be missed. Five restaurants, wine cellars, ducks, geese and ponies all set in stunning landscaped gardens with views over Puerto and the La Orotava Valley.
Los Realejos Hotels
Bentor Rural Hotel
This converted 17th century town property has been renovated and extended to carefully merge traditional charm with the present day.
Panoramica Garden Apartments
Panoramica Garden Apartments are an ideal choice for families and couples seeking a relaxed holiday
The Rural Casablanca is an ideal choice for couples and families seeking a relaxing holiday in a tranquil setting.
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