Puerto de Santiago holidays 2020
Nestled in the heart of Tenerife’s dramatic west coast, Puerto de Santiago is a hidden gem in the Canary Islands. This picturesque village combines the old-world charm of a fishing village with the modern amenities of a contemporary resort. Imagine whitewashed houses standing in stark contrast to the black volcanic sands and colourful fishing boats bobbing up and down in the water and you won’t be far off. If you’re in search of a tranquil destination for your 2020 holidays, Puerto de Santiago could be the perfect fit.
Puerto de Santiago sits next to neighbouring resorts Playa de la Arena and Los Gigantes. Between these three settlements visitors have access to a vast selection of both natural and manmade attractions. Lounge on the black sandy beaches, walk through the craggy ravines to visit bustling local markets, or venture out into the sea on a boat tour of this rugged coastline. Shopping, dining, family entertainment and all inclusive await you in this area of natural beauty.
Puerto de Santiago at a glance
Discover the best beaches
Check out Tenerife's black sand beaches, including the popular Playa de la Arena
Lush natural wonders
Make sure you book a day trip to Mount Teide for epic views and adventurous hikes
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Seafood specials, typical paellas and tasty tapas - Mmm... you have to love the food here!
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Things to do in Puerto de Santiago
With a prime location in a scenic area, Puerto de Santiago offers a wealth of natural attractions. Chief among these is its small crescent-shaped beach with calm, clear water lapping the shores. Life revolves around the water here, and you can visit a local fishing museum or take a boat out to navigate the waves. A number of diving schools are in operation, along with whale and dolphin-watching tours. Neighbouring Los Gigantes is a short stroll away and it’s known for its imposing cliffs. These offer numerous viewpoints of the coastline, along with walking trails and a concrete-walled marina below.
The main street in Puerto de Santiago is lined with a smattering of well-stocked shops, selling souvenirs, fresh produce, and various sundries. If you’re craving a wider selection of retail offerings during your Puerto de Santiago holiday, you can head over to Alcala, just 10 minutes away. A market takes place here every Monday, offering handmade leather goods, colourful handicrafts, and elaborate jewellery to take away with you.
Puerto de Santiago’s beach may be small in comparison to higher-profile resorts, but it’s certainly clean and super convenient. All the beaches in this region of Tenerife feature distinctive black-tinted sand, a product of the island’s volcanoes. If you’re in search of a larger beach to spread out on, you can take a 10-minute walk over to Playa de la Arena. This beach was awarded Blue Flag status in 1989, and there are plenty of amenities to make your time more comfortable. Sun loungers and umbrellas are available for hire, and the beach is rimmed with casual restaurants where you can indulge in a cool ice cream or a sizzling platter of grilled seafood.
Los Gigantes offers a third beach for your holidays in Puerto de Santiago, should you tire of the other two. With the famous cliffs towering overhead, you’ll be able to enjoy moments of solitude or try your hand at the local water sports. Diving, kitesurfing and snorkelling are all on hand here, and the beach tends to be less crowded than popular Playa de la Arena.
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Puerto de Santiago is situated on the western coast of Tenerife, but flights will take you to Tenerife South Airport.
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