Let Loose in Los Realejos
Los Realejos is a sedate picturesque hillside town full of originality and local festivities, the charm is evident too, with the steep streets showcasing colourful buildings and scenic landscapes. Los Realejos Holidays present an unfiltered view of Tenerife’s culture, resulting in a relaxing welcoming atmosphere. The town was originally split into two sections, and is now divided as the upper and lower half, separated by the Barranco water gully. Scattered around the town are beautiful nature reserves and ancient monuments in the old quarter, displaying the historical beauty and importance of the Canary Islands.
The gentle pace of Los Realejos Holidays is best experienced through walks across the town. The small area will display its natural charm, through century old Drago trees and mountainous areas such as Mount Teide, which can be admired up close inland. If you’re after a rewarding hike it’s the place to head, as the solidified volcanic rock provides a unique grounding and results in the highest mountain in Spain. The natural beauty spreads across the island to Icod de los Vinos manifesting in the Cueva Del Viento, the longest lava tunnel in all of Europe, and the Parque del Drago, showcasing the dragon tree and surrounding butterfly garden. More adventure can be found on holidays in Los Realejos towards the coast, where you and the little ones can visit one of the many snorkelling and scuba diving schools to discover what the deep blue world has to offer. If you’re in search of a more populated and modernised area, Los Gigantes is an ideal contrast as the town is home to many modern bars and shops that still emanate from local charisma. Holidays to Los Realejos are bursting with life during May, as the esteemed Festival of the Cross results in the town being decorated by biblical symbols and crosses in the forests and on the roads. The celebration also consists of elaborate firework displays lasting up to three hours. The Flypa International Paragliding Festival takes place around this time too, decorating the skies with colourful inflated arcs. If you’d like a traditional evening of drinks and local food, Puerto de la Cruz hosts an adventurous nightlife, packed with everything from laid-back bars to stirring clubs. You can also catch some live music across many of the venues, and the effervescent Carnivale taking place between February and March.