Puerto de Santiago

Outside a cafe In Puerto de SantiagoConveniently located between the neighbouring areas of Los Gigantes and Playa de la Arena, Puerto de Santiago is ideal for families and couples and provides a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday. The spectacular cliffs of Los Gigantes tower over the sea at more than 900 metres and beaches, such as La Arena, which annually for the last decade has been presented the Blue Flag from the European Union, are ideal for swimming. Locally there are lovely places to see including the marina in Los Gigantes where you can feed the fish with bread and the coastal walk to the small harbour in Puerto Santiago. There are also boat trips to view 'the Giants' and the whales and dolphins which live just off the coast. There is also an abundance of shops locally together with a good selection of bars and restaurants in each of the three resort areas – Puerto Santiago, Los Gigantes and Playa de la Arena.

Tenerife

View of the Giants from Balcon de Los GigantesTenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and, like all of them, volcanic in origin. The island basks in year round warmth off the African coast and enjoys up to 11 hours of sunshine in the summer months, which means it is perfect for sun-lovers. The temperature on the south coast of Tenerife averages 26º centigrade with not much variation throughout the year, making it the perfect getaway in the winter months from those long dark and cold days of England.

Attractions on Tenerife

Tenerife has many fantastic places to go and see and caters for all ages. Children will love Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz and also the recently opened Siam Park just outside Las Americas which is a new and exciting water park. For the adventurous there are excursions to majestic Mount Teide in the centre of the island or trips to the mysterious island of La Gomera. For those who love walking, though this is not suitable for children, there is the Masca walk (breathtaking!) and a walk down the Barranco del Infierno.

  • Siam Park Tenerife has one of the newest and most exciting water parks in Europe! Set in a tropical oasis which reflects the ancient kingdom of Thailand, you can enjoy some of the most breath-taking water rides ever created by man. Ride the Dragon, the Mekong Rapids or if you're ready to take the plunge, the Tower of Power for an incredible supercharged adrenaline rush!
  • Mount Teide This is the highest peak in Spain standing at 12,200 feet. Formed around a million years ago. Lunar landscape, volcanic ashes and rock formations. Incredible views and landscapes. There is a cable car to the upper peak.
  • Loro ParkThis fabulous Puerto de la Cruz attraction is a Thailand styled tropical paradise. It has the worlds largest parrot collection and unforgettable Dolphin Sea Lion & Parrot shows, as well as the world's longest underwater ' walkway' tunnel (through a shark and fish filled aquarium). Tiger Island, Gorilla Jungle and the Penguinarium are just a few of the many attractions.
  • Masca The Village was until recently not accessible by road. There are wonderful views and an insight into how Canarian's lived for many years. There are organised walks (3 hours) down through the gully to the sea at the base of majestic cliffs of Los Gigantes followed by a boat trip back to Los Gigantes.