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Laid-back Las Caletillas HolidaysSun-drenched beaches with a cool breeze and plenty of palm trees– Las Caletillas holidays will land you in the heart of your own paradisiacal fantasy.
While you won’t find a wealth of soft sand in this part of Tenerife, the man-made beach and focal point of Las Caletillas is a much quieter beach to relax upon. A lengthy promenade lines the coastlines of this charming resort, making for a wonderful setting to watch the world go by, stretching as far as the capital city, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Whether you’re seeking an escape from the busier resorts on the island or as a base to discover everything Tenerife has to offer, you’ll find what you’re looking for on holidays Las Caletillas.
Couples Holidays in Las Caletillas
Romantic HotelsThe secluded setting of a couples holiday in Las Caletillas is ideal for a romantic getaway in the sun and there are plenty of options to suit all budgets, from basic to all-out luxury. Hotel Catalonia Punta Del Ray's all-inclusive deals are ideal for ultimate relaxation or [Tenerife(/spain/tenerife-holidays.htm) Tour's cozy bungalows surrounded by well-kept gardens are ideal for some serious you time. More about the hotel
- Hotel Catalonia Punta del Ray
Day TripsTaking a day trip away from the quiet Las Caletillas resort will give you a feel for the culture of the island and the chance to explore on your Tenerife trip. The location is an excellent base, so choose to take a boat trip to a neighbouring island to climb volcanoes in La Gomera or Tenerife’s very own Mount Teide, or go dolphin watching on a sea adventure.
NightlifeIf you're planning on spending your whole holiday here, then get ready to sip some fine wine in the laid-back bars and restaurants. If you're looking for more upbeat nightlife, head to bustling nearby Santa Cruz to dance the night away in one of the many bars and clubs.
Things to doYou may be looking for activities that are a little more adrenaline fuelled, so head down to neighbouring Las Teresitas Playa and try your hand at the region's best water sports. Kitesurfing, body boarding and windsurfing are popular here, and you can pick up equipment rental and tuition for reasonable prices on the beachfront.
Explore Las Caletillas
Santa Cruz de TenerifeNearby Santa Cruz de Tenerife is an ideal location for exploring a little further afield. There's something for everyone in your group, from vibrant nightlife to world-class shopping, impressive art galleries and bustling casinos, or simply relax on the white sandy beach - whatever takes your fancy!
Mount TeideIf you're on holiday in Las Caletillas, or anywhere in Tenerife, you simply can't miss Mount Teide, Tenerife's active volcano. You can take a day trip here to discover why the ancient Greeks considered it to be a mythological mountain, and climb to the highest point in the whole of Spain.
BeachesThe resort beach is lined with black pebbles so you may want to venture further afield to find that perfect spot for relaxing in the sun, or try your hand at some watersports at Las Teresitas Playa. One of the best ways to see the area and find your perfect spot is to hire a bike and get cycling.
Boat TripsFor an adventurous day out, you may want to consider taking a boat trip while on your Las Caletillas holiday. Trips and excursions run daily from all over the island, so it's up to you to decide whether you fancy a few hours of whale and dolphin spotting, sea fishing or island hopping to nearby La Gomera or La Palma.
Las Caletillas Family Holidays
Family BeachesThe tranquil beaches in and around Las Caletillas are ideal for families for their shallow, sheltered waters where the kids can play safely in the waters and you can relax on the beach for some premium tan topping. Choose between volcanic black pebbles or nearby Playa de las Teresitas for soft golden sand.
Family HotelsThere's a mix of accommodation to suit all budgets, where you can relax on the quieter side of the island with all the luxuries of a modern hotel. Hotel Catalonia Punta Del Ray is a good choice for families for its inclusive entertainment programme aimed at all ages. More about the hotel
- Hotel Catalonia Punta del Ray
Things to doIt can be hard to pull yourself away from the seafront, but there are lots of fun family things to do to keep everyone happy. Boat tours leave daily for one of a kind whale and dolphin spotting tours and the nearby capital Santa Cruz is packed with galleries, museums and botanical gardens to explore.
Boat TripsBoat trips run daily from all over the island and offer you the unique experience to spot rare marine life or climb active (but currently dormant!) volcanoes on the neighbouring other Canary Islands of La Gomera or La Palma. The kids will also love the opportunity of swim stops to snorkel with rare fish.
Things to do in Las Caletillas
Walking HolidaysThe island of Tenerife has long been a playground for adventurous walkers drawn to its unique volcanic landscape and leafy Mount Teide National Park. There's a mix of well-mapped trails to choose from to suit all abilities, and the mix of flora and fauna is truly unlike anywhere you will have experienced before.
Day TripsChoose to stay on land or explore the water on a day trip from your Las Caletillas holiday. Boats leave daily to spot whales, dolphins or go island hopping to the nearby smaller Canary Islands, or choose to visit Mount Teide and learn about its bold history.
RestaurantsThe only issue you may find with restaurants is actually choosing which one to pick! The streets and beachfront are lined with places serving a mix of local and international cuisine to suit even the most selective of palettes. We recommend trying a local's favourite, El Segoviano, for the most delicious meatballs, lamb and suckling pig you will have ever tried.
Water SportsWith a rocky volcanic coastline, there's no surprise that water sports enthusiasts flock to the island for a Tenerife holiday to take advantage of the diverse marine life that lives around it. Scuba diving and snorkeling is popular all around, but in Las Caletillas the main attractions are kitesurfing, windsurfing and bodyboarding.
Things to do in Las Caletillas
With its striking black pebbled beaches, sandy coves and a promenade that stretches the length of the coast, it isn’t difficult to see why Las Caletillas is a hit for holidaymakers. A quiet and secluded spot in Tenerife’s lively north east coast, it is the perfect base to discover the island while offering a truly relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle.
Begin by taking a trip to Playa de las Teresitas, one of the most popular things to do in Las Caletillas. This rocky beach is distinctive with its lack of black volcanic sands that can often be found in the rest of the Canary Islands, with warm waters ideal for a leisurely afternoon swim.
Wine and Dine
Tenerife is home to some delicious Canarian cuisine, with Las Caletillas no exception. Along Las Caletilla’s shoreline, you’ll find a great selection of restaurants and bars serving an array of delights – from freshly caught seafood to delectable tapas dishes flavoured with local spices. For an authentic taste of the island, try rancho canario, a soup made from chicken, pork, chick peas, thick noodles and vegetables or papas arrugadas – small wrinkled potatoes cooked in salt water.
Meson Las Ruedas is a great traditional restaurant and one of the most popular Las Caletillas attractions, while Taberna Giron serves a tasty tapas lunch.
Action and Adventure
Despite its quiet and laid-back vibe, there are still many things to do in Las Caletillas for those looking to fill their days with action-packed adventures. Boat tours from the heart of the resort are particularly popular, with the surrounding waters rife with the kaleidoscopic colours of teeming marine life.
On land, the striking volcanic landscape can be explored either by foot or by bicycle, with many holidaymakers embarking on hikes through the island. Don’t forget your camera for the picturesque mountain views, not to mention the tiny quaint villages you might happen to stumble upon.
With year-round sunshine and subdued surroundings, this resort is an ideal location for a romantic retreat. If you can drag yourselves away from the beach, there are several Las Caletillas attractions.
Venturing further afield, the Teide National Park is a must-visit. Take a cable car to the top of Mount Teide, where you’ll experience a stunning panorama of the island from Spain’s highest mountain. Delve into the history of Tenerife’s most famous volcano as you take in the amazing sights of this lunar landscape.
If you’d rather spend your holiday evenings underneath moonlit skies and sipping Spanish wine, there are plenty of things to do in Las Caletillas to fulfil your wishes. While Las Caletillas remains much more relaxed than its neighbours, it certainly comes to life after the sun goes down. With a stylish cool edge, these bars are the perfect place to settle and enjoy a chilled beer before venturing out to nearby Puerto De La Cruz.
Here, you’ll find a diverse nightlife catering for all ages and tastes – whether you want to dance on the beach until dawn or kick back and listen to some live music with sangria. Try Beehive for a relaxed vibe while Vampis will keep you updated with house and techno music until the morning sunrise.
Festivals and Parties
As far as festivals go, there is nothing bigger on the Canarian calendar than the Fiesta de la Virgen se la Candelaria, held in August each year. This is when the patron saint of the Canary Islands, the Virgin of Candelaria is celebrated, with people travelling from all over the island to take part in vibrant processions. Live music, parades and costume are all part of this religious festival.
The Festival de la Cancion de Candelaria is a popular music festival held on the island, with a big focus on home-grown talent and nationwide competitions held to find performers. International headliners of previous years include Ricky Martin and Craig David.
Out and AboutIf you’re looking to explore the island, hire a car at the airport and journey across to some of the most visited parts of Tenerife. A relatively small island, your must-see list is likely to include the majestic site of Mount Teide as well as the awe-inspiring Los Gigantes cliffs.
Explore TenerifeLas Caletillas holidays are ideal for those seeking an authentic glimpse at these stunning Spanish islands. With the feel of a traditional Canarian village, you’ll immerse yourself in a vibrant culture – one where seafood restaurants serve up freshly made fare ready for you to sample.
Aside from the mouth-watering cuisine, you’ll also be welcomed to some particularly inviting Las Caletillas hotels. With some hotels just minutes away from the beach, you won’t have to venture too far to feel that refreshing sea breeze, with the hotel itself offering plenty of modern amenities for your stay.