This modern resort is made up of three smaller villages that have converged thanks to the development of Tourism. The northernmost part, Acantilado de Los Gigantes, is named after the imposing cliffs that tower over it and its impressive marina. Puerto de Santiago lies in the centre, with the last component, Playa de la Arena (literally “sandy beach”) to the south. The whole resort measures just 3km from north to south and is easy to get around by foot, taxi or bus. There multitude of restaurants, pubs with live music as well as sea excursions and diving should keep the visitor occupied, however if you are looking for wild nightlife, then you should probably stay in Playa de las Americas.
This part of the island enjoys an exceptional micro-climate with one of the highest sunshine hour counts on the island. The small black sand beaches here are attractive and one has even been awarded the blue flag, however the sea can be a little rough here (especially during the winter), so its probably a good idea to make sure that your hotel has a descent sized pool.
Overall, this attractive resort is a lot quieter than its southern cousins and attracts an older crowd looking for a more relaxing sun holiday.
Distance from Tenerife South Airport: 42km
Distance from Tenerife North Airport: 80km