Puerto de Santiago Holidays
Travel Agent's Viewquiet resort ideal for families and couples looking for a low key and relaxing holiday.
Puerto Santiago has a small black volcanic sand beach which offers a great place to relax in the warm sunshine
Situated on the western coast of Tenerife, Puerto Santiago is a quiet resort ideal for families and couples looking for a low key and relaxing holiday. This part of the island is quite hilly therefore those with walking difficulties or families with small children in push chairs may find it unsuitable.
The resort offers a selection of restaurants, many with delicious local fish specialities, there are also several bars and shops. For a greater variety the resort is conveniently situated between neighbouring resorts of Los Gigantes and Playa de la Arena.
Puerto Santiago has a small black volcanic sand beach which offers a great place to relax in the warm sunshine, although the beach at neighbouring Playa de la Arena has been awarded blue flags for its amenities and cleanliness which may be more suitable for families.
The resort is an ideal base to explore the surrounding area, Teno Mountains and Teide National Park are not to be missed. Water sports and boat trips are available from Los Gigantes harbour and for a spot of island hopping head down to Los Cristianos for a boat trip across to the nearby Canary island of La Gomera.
Transfer time from the airport to the resort by taxi is approx 50 minutes.
Insider's Viewby Andrea Montgomery
feels far more like the real Tenerife than either of its neighbours
because lots of locals live here the best fiestas for miles take place at the plaza on the seafront
Puerto Santiago's in need of a bit of a makeover and it looks like it might finally be getting some TLC.
Whereas its neighbours, Los Gigantes and Playa de la Arena have nicely manicured centres where most restaurants and bars are located, Puerto Santiago has a few restaurants here, a bar there, a few shops tucked away up a back street and an ugly row of amusement arcades and cheap shops along the front. Even the resort's beach beside its small harbour is hidden away below narrow streets. Mind you, it's not really worth finding anyway. There are rumours of a new beach in the pipeline but no actual work has started as yet.
But for all that I like Puerto Santiago. The resort has developed higgledy piggledy fashion around its small fishing community and feels far more like the real Tenerife than either of its neighbours. Restaurants are not as fancy but the food's just as good, you can sit out on terraces overlooking the sea and the bill raises a smile. And because lots of locals live here the best fiestas for miles take place at the plaza on the seafront.
Work has begun to improve the little resort's looks, beginning with the coastal walk which links the harbour with the outskirts of Los Gigantes. It's a lovely walkway now and I like to take my time, sitting on the benches to gaze at La Gomera and the people escaping the heat by floating lazily in the natural rock pools below. There's nothing better than a stroll that ends at a bar and this one emerges beside some restaurants and Route 66 where Old Dogs New Tricks play, they're definitely worth seeing.
And the must-sees? Puerto Santiago boasts the most surreal faÃ§ade on Tenerife. Check out the swordfish and his mates 'swimming' out of the front of the fishermen's museum above the harbour.
Puerto de Santiago Hotels
Barcelo Santiago Hotel
Barcelo Santiago Hotel is a modern, friendly hotel set in the hilly area of the resort. The hotel is
Blue Sea Lagos de Cesar Hotel
Lagos de Cesar Hotel is a friendly hotel welcoming all to have a relaxing stay. In a scenic location
Club La Mar Apartments
Club La Mar Apartments is a good choice for those wanting to have a relaxing holiday close to the beach
Costa Los Gigantes Suites & Spa Resort
Costa Los Gigantes Suites & Spa Resort is a newly built All Inclusive complex with a friendly atmosphere. The
Diamond Apartments is a small complex of just 25 apartments. It is located on quite a steep hill so
Tamaimo Tropical Apartments
Tamaimo Tropical Apartments is a big hotel with a family orientated atmosphere. With ocean and mountains all round the
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