San Miguel

San Miguel

Travel Agents View

Travel Agents View The elevated position gives visitors stunning views across the countryside below

Located within the San Miguel de Abona area, San Miguel lies inland from Los Cristianos. The elevated position gives visitors stunning views across the countryside below. This quiet village offers a selection of shops and restaurants but not much in the way of night-life, perfect for those seeking a peaceful holiday, for those wanting a bit more action Los Cristianos is a short taxi ride away. The streets are narrow with Canarian style architecture and a historical feel to it.

The in-land location gives visitors of San Miguel easy access to Teide National Park and is ideal for those who want to explore all that Tenerife has to offer. The fairly secluded position may make car hire a good idea. A trip to the sea side is also easily available, El Medano beach is just 12 km away and the bustling tourist resort of Playa de las Americas is just 20km.

Tenerife south airport is approx a 20 drive away.

Insider's View

 Insider San Miguel is a rural hamlet with bags of character, luxurious and charismatic accommodation and deliciously good restaurants

there's not much night life in the village so if you want clubs you'll have to drive to Las Americas

It's amazing what you can find if you just drive away from the southern resorts and explore inland. San Miguel is a rural hamlet with bags of character, luxurious and charismatic accommodation and deliciously good restaurants for such a small place. My favourite is La Tasquita de Nino; great tapas in a lovely Canarian house that used to be a tobacco warehouse before Nino's grandparents made it their home. Just don't forget to duck; it has the headroom of a hobbit's house. I also like La Pimienta Verde; the building is very plain by comparison to Nino's but the fried camembert is additively good and the chops are Desperate Dan-sized.

The bad news is there's not much night life in the village so if you want clubs you'll have to drive to the coast at Las Americas. The good news is you're on the doorstep of the very popular Castillo San Miguel where knights, jousting and castle-dining are the order of the night. Back in the village, if rum's your tipple, don't miss El Rincon Del Ron (rum corner) downstairs in La Bodega Vieja; Jorge has over 200 varieties to test your way through.

Later night revellers can expect to have their slumbers interrupted by cockerel crowing - I told you this was rural - but you can walk off the hangover with a short hike from the village to the Centinela Mirador. You'll have just the lizards, kestrels and perhaps a couple of paracetamol for company.

If you're there in late September watch out for the village fiesta, which includes free food and wine dispensed from carts pulled by oxen, and an exciting annual car rally in the hills around the village.

My advice? San Miguel is the perfect combination of southern sun with real Canarian character; less than half an hour's drive and a million miles away from the big resorts of the coast.
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