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The Quiet Side to Tenerife

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Tenerife does not have to be all pubs/clubs and disco's. There is a more sedate side to this lovely island.

Good for
  • Solo
  • Couples
  • Senior
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller

18 Places

1 City Tip

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18 Places

Silken Atlantida Santa Cruz

Hotels

Bahia Principe Sunlight San Felipe

Hotels

Gran Tacande Wellness & Relax Costa Adeje

Hotels

Rendezvous Bar & Bistro

Restaurants

Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey

Hotels

Taylors Lounge

Restaurants

Hotel Principe Paz

Hotels

Playa de las Vistas

Beaches

Vincci Tenerife Golf

Hotels

Hotel Colon Rambla

Hotels

Los Cristianos Harbour

Bodies of Water, Beaches

Orotava Valley

Valleys

Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria

Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites

Tenerife Auditorium (Auditorio de Tenerife)

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings

Masca Valley

Valleys

Playa El Medano

Beaches

Reserva Ambiental

Nature & Wildlife Areas

sammy186262's City Tips

  • Its usual to tip 10% of the bill in a restaurant, however if having a drink only its not expected. If you do not have a hire car, not necessary, use the local bus service Titsa. Buy a bono card at the bus station 15 or 25 euros and it will give you 30/50% off your fares. This card is valid for 12 months. The service is excellent.
  • Silken Atlantida Santa Cruz
    Hotels
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    sammy186262 Says:

    Good location near to the commercial centres. Not far from the bus station. Nice jaquzzi on the roof. Good breakfast. Nice rooms.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Ask for a city view room on high floor, good views.
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Perfect location for visiting my extended family 21/03/2020
    • Excellent hotel, ideal location for the Auditorio de Tenerife 08/02/2020
    • Silken Atlantida Santa Cruz
    Address:
    Avenida 3 de Mayo
    corner of Aurea Díaz Flores
    38005 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    011 34 922 29 45 00
    Other:
  • Bahia Principe Sunlight San Felipe
    Hotels
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    sammy186262 Says:

    Good location right on the front overlooking the beach. Excellent food, nice lounge bar to relax after dinner.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • The mountain view rooms are better than the sea view rooms more to see, You can see Tiede.
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 82 Hotels in Puerto de la Cruz
    • Excellent stay on the coast 13/03/2020
    • Perfect Short Break 06/03/2020
    • Bahia Principe Sunlight San Felipe
    Address:
    Avenida de Colon, 22
    38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +1 855-857-6933
  • Gran Tacande Wellness & Relax Costa Adeje
    Hotels
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    sammy186262 Says:

    Fabulous 5 star hotel. Food, rooms, sauna, staff all first class. Excellent location right on a sandy beach.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Men must ware long trousers for dinner. Car park is free. Porters park the car for you and its underground.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 68 Hotels in Costa Adeje
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A nice short stay 24/03/2020
    • Pls get in touch 24/03/2020
    • Gran Tacande Wellness & Relax Costa Adeje
    Address:
    Avda. Alcalde Walter Paetzmann s/n
    Playa Del Duque
    38670, Adeje, Tenerife
    Spain
  • Rendezvous Bar & Bistro
    Restaurants (European, British, Bar, Pub)
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    sammy186262 Says:

    Well worth a visit. Fine dinning everything first class at a fair price.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Go early or book a table it gets busy, so you might have to wait.
    From the community
    Ranked #439 of 5,021 restaurants in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice evening meal 26/02/2020
    • Enjoyable lunch 24/02/2020
    • Rendezvous Bar & Bistro
    Address:
    Avenida del Atlantico
    Ground Floor, Winter Gardens Complex
    38639 Golf del Sur, San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 73 86 83
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey
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    sammy186262 Says:

    The only 5 star hotel in Santa Cruz. Its a little bit out of the way from the main old town but not too bad. A little on the pricey side but nice for a treat. We went at Christmas and it was fabulous. The food is good and the rooms are spacious.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Book a city view room high floor and you will see the port and the ships.
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful Hotel & Staff 25/03/2020
    • Very motivated and friendly staff 19/03/2020
    • Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey
    Address:
    Calle Doctor Jose Naveiras, 38
    38004 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    011 34 944 58 03 88
    Other:
  • Taylors Lounge
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub)
    sammy186262 Says:

    Typical all round british bar. Nice staff always very welcoming. Good grub at a fair price. Plenty of tellies if your a sports fanatic.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try fish and chips to die for.
    From the community
    Ranked #440 of 5,021 restaurants in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place for a beer 22/03/2020
    • great value 19/03/2020
    • Taylors Lounge
    Address:
    Avenida de San Francisco
    Los Cristianos, Arona, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 78 99 41
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
  • Hotel Principe Paz
    Hotels
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    sammy186262 Says:

    Great location right in the old town overlooking a lovely park. Plenty of shops and bars to enjoy. Rooms not over large but perfectly fine for a couple of nights. Good breakfast, mainly Spanish food at dinner.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Go at Christmas the town is like a Christmas tree and the place is jumping at night.
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Better than expected 16/02/2020
    • Good lacation, service ok 26/07/2019
    • Hotel Principe Paz
    Address:
    Calle Valentin Sanz 33-35
    Frente Plaza del Principe
    38002 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    011 34 518 80 87 65
    Other:
  • Playa de las Vistas
    Beaches
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    sammy186262 Says:

    One of the best beach's in Tenerife. Lovely golden sand not black sand like most of the beach's in Tenerife. Plenty of sunbeds to hire, and the sea is safe for children. There are lifeguards on duty every day. Plenty of varied bars and restaurants to suit all. You can walk along the beach front for 8 miles to La Calla from Los Cristianos.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Not a great deal of parking available so go early if you have a car.
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Los Cristianos
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely Portside Cafe 02/04/2020
    • Good comercial beach 31/03/2020
    • Playa de las Vistas
  • Vincci Tenerife Golf
    Hotels
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    sammy186262 Says:

    Nice hotel in San Blas village, right on the beach front. Good views over Los Abrigos. Good for plane spotting, very near to the airport. Rooms large plenty of extras. Food good and the staff are very helpful. Lovely four poster sunbeds on the upper deck area.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • No English television. No tea/coffee facilities in room.
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Golf del Sur
    • Great location, good service and super views 17/03/2020
    • Good service 11/03/2020
    • Vincci Tenerife Golf
  • Hotel Colon Rambla
    Hotels
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    sammy186262 Says:

    Very comfy inexpensive hotel. Lovely rooms, tea/coffee in room. No views from the room only the gardens. Outside pool, nice in summer. Again a good way from the old town, however nice walk through the parks down hill. Plenty of culture in this city. All about Nelson!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • No parking here. The streets are very busy also.
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • One night in Santa Cruz 24/03/2020
    • Great stay in a quiet and Centre close hotel 03/03/2020
    • Hotel Colon Rambla
    Address:
    Calle Viera y Clavijo 49
    38004 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    011 34 922 27 25 50
    Other:
  • Los Cristianos Harbour
    Bodies of Water, Beaches
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    sammy186262 Says:

    Nice harbour to watch the ferries come and go. Pleasant walk round, plenty of shops as the town is just a short stroll away. Plenty of bars for that cooling drink.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Parking a nightmare in the town, however remember shops close at 1.30 until 5pm.
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Los Cristianos
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • interesting 24/03/2020
    • Varied Harbour 13/03/2020
    • Los Cristianos Harbour
    Phone:
    25
    Other:
  • Orotava Valley
    Valleys
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    sammy186262 Says:

    A must see location. Views to die for. Take a trip rather than drive yourself. Hairy roads to manage so you will miss the scenery. Famous for the local wine growing. Well worth a bottle, very nice.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don't forget your camera. Try to go on a clear day as it gets very cloudy up there and take a jumper its cold sometimes.
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 38 things to do in Puerto de la Cruz
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Take this Tour of the Orotava Valley 19/03/2020
    • Favourite area in Tenerife 25/02/2020
    • Orotava Valley
  • Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria
    Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    sammy186262 Says:

    This is a lovely place if you like old churches. The inside is worth a visit. Only a small village but does cater for its visitors. Plenty of shops to buy the local tourist wares. Not a lot of car parks and it gets busy, however they are cheap. bars are very Spanish no English bars, but very cheap and welcoming.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Get there early to park, however the Titsa buses do go to Candelaria if you don't want to drive.
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Candelaria
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Spiritual 22/01/2020
    • A lovely church 20/01/2020
    • Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria
    Address:
    Plaza Patrona de Canarias 1
    38509 Candelaria, Tenerife
    Spain
    Other:
  • Tenerife Auditorium (Auditorio de Tenerife)
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
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    sammy186262 Says:

    Worth a visit if you are in the city. The stones on the beach with drawings on are brilliant. There is a café there to enjoy the sun and the views. A good varied choice of performances on offer.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Free car park on the front just before the Auditorium.
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 83 things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A real unique building 09/03/2020
    • Beautiful structure 09/03/2020
    • Tenerife Auditorium (Auditorio de Tenerife)
    Address:
    Avenida la Constitucion 1
    38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 23 84 00
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • Masca Valley
    Valleys
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    sammy186262 Says:

    This is a must visit. Hidden gem, breath taking views over the valley. Small villages to see around the area for the history buffs. Totally different to the south of the island. Can be cooler and cloudy.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don't forget the camera.
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 460 things to do in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great views and location 01/04/2020
    • Just wow 31/03/2020
    • Masca Valley
  • Playa El Medano
    Beaches
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    sammy186262 Says:

    This town is on the east side of Tenerife which does get very windy, The have annual wind surfing championships here. The beaches are typical black sand and are safe to swim. Plenty of bars and cafes however mainly Spanish. Local Titsa bus runs to El Medano if you prefer not to drive from all the main tourists area's. The restaurants are very good mainly fish as the fish comes in from the boats here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Restaurants get busy at lunch time around 2ish, the Spanish eat late for lunch. No car parks all street parking, if you see a space on the way down to the town ( all one way) take it or you might be walking a long way.
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in El Medano
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wind/Kite Beach 11/03/2020
    • Great Place 03/03/2020
    • Playa El Medano
    Address:
    Calle la Gaviota S/N
    El Medano, Tenerife
    Spain
  • Reserva Ambiental
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    sammy186262 Says:

    This is a must not to be missed. Very informative about the history of Tenerife and how the island became populated. It takes in a talk and visual display before you are taken to the nature reserve. After more visual information, ( don't want to give to much away) fascinating. All set in a lovely 5 star hotel. Enjoy a coffee or drink in the hotel bar afterwards. It lasts about 3 hours for 15 euros per person.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Make sure you have proper shoes on the walk in the reserve is very uneven, not for the infirmed.
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in San Miguel de Abona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Like stepping back in time 01/12/2019
    • A must to do at san blas 12/11/2019
    • Reserva Ambiental
    Address:
    Avenida Grenamora 1
    Hotel Sandos San Blas
    38639, San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 74 90 10
    Price range:
    US$17 - US$17
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
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