Los Realejos is, by all accounts, fairly off the beaten track when it comes to Tenerife tourism. Located on the slopes of the Tigaiga Mountain Range in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife region (the capital, Santa Cruz, is just under 30 miles away), Los Realejos is not far from the busier areas of La Orotava to the west and the much more popular Puerto de la Cruz to the southwest.
However, Los Realejos is of historic importance as one of the final spots of the battle between the Guanche kings and the Spanish conquistadors in the 15th century. The town is also divided up into two areas, Alto and Bajo (high and low) and the walk between the two affords some lovely views of this Canary Island.
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Your guide to Los Realejos holidays
Los Realejos’ main attraction is its Bajo region, the older part of the town. Home to a host of 16th and 17th-century buildings around the main plaza, the Plaza de la Iglesia. There’s also great access to the north coast of Tenerife, a range of restaurants and even, during the May season, a festival to attend.
The closest and most popular beach to Los Realejos is Playa del Socorro. This black sand volcanic beach is a hit with surfers, as the waves get large in the winter. During the summer, though, the waves are a lot smaller, and you can start out as a beginner quite easily here. For those that don’t like surfing, Playa del Socorro is one of the few sandy beaches in north Tenerife, ideal for kids. Swimming is not recommended, as even during the summer the currents are strong. Work-out equipment and a promenade make this a top pick for fitness enthusiasts.
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