Los Abrigos

Los Abrigos

Travel Agents View

Travel Agents View The village also boasts the only night market on the island, held every Tuesday between 6pm and 10pm, there everything from fresh locally caught fish to clothing and souvenirs

A traditional fishing village located within the San Miguel de Abona area, between Golf del Sur and El Medano is ideal for couples and families seeking a quiet and relaxing holiday.

The village offers a few shops and some lovely harbour side restaurants with fresh locally caught fish a speciality. A good time to visit is during September when the village holds its dazzling fiesta, with the carnival parade, fishing boats lit up with bright lights and spectacular fire works display it is not to be missed.

The village also boasts the only night market on the island, held every Tuesday between 6pm and 10pm, there everything from fresh locally caught fish to clothing and souvenirs.

Los Abrigos is situated approx 7 km from Reina Sofia Airport.

Insider's View

 Insider like a little piece of Cornwall on Tenerife

THE place to go for fresh fish restaurants in the south

The first time I went to Los Abrigos I was disappointed by the rather dull, work-a-day town with the usual selection of cafes and hardware stores.

But then I turned the corner and there was the harbour; like a little piece of Cornwall on Tenerife. Granted it's not as picturesque as Mevagissey or Fowey and they don't have that very distinct accent, or the pasties (unfortunately)...but it is a small, sheltered harbour with a strong community, dominated by fishermen. And best of all, it's THE place to go for fresh fish restaurants in the south.

I love the quirkiness of Los Abrigos; the half-built apartments at the top of the harbour that are being used as a temporary boat yard; the little house with its busy terrace of plants, wall hangings and wind toys, sandwiched between restaurants; and the fact that they hold a weekly night market on a Tuesday.

Of late, I've noticed an annoying tendency for waiters to hover outside some restaurants, trying to tempt you in. Still, wherever you choose, you're unlikely to get a bad meal here...as long as you choose fish.

Nightlife tends to consist of sitting on the terrace of the Crazy Crab wine bar listening to exaggerated accounts of the size of the day's catch and is a far cry from Playa de Las Américas. But for those who choose to visit Los Abrigos, that's probably a plus point.

My advice? Smile warmly and ignore the annoying waiters. Instead, enjoy the whole experience; wandering the entire length of the harbour, studying every menu and table of fresh fish before deciding to enjoy the sunset from El Mirador's perfectly positioned dining room, or push the gastronomic boat out a fraction at Los Roques, or opt for a simple terrace, a plate of sardines and a half litre of white. ¡Buen Provecho!
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