Tenerife West - Pure nature !
The west of Tenerife is especially popular with individual tourists, because it is quietly with a of lot of nature but still nearby the touristic areas. Most of the places here are ideed near the tourism centres in the south, but still offer enough distance, to spend a quiet, relaxing vacation in a holiday apartment or in a holiday house.
In the little mountain village Masca in the Teno Mountains one of the most popular hikes of Tenerife starts. From here down to the sea you can walk and then get picked up by a boat, which brings you to Los Gigantes.
There you find the second highest steep coast of Europa and have a magnificient view from the viewing point Archipenque on the neighbouring islands La Gomera and La Palma.
The coasts from the region all around Santiago del Teide, which extends from the coast to the foot of the volcano Teide, are an ideal starting point for a tour to the whale or dolphin colonies, which bustle between Tenerife and La Gomera.
Dolphins in the open sea
Puerto de Santiago is locatedat the south-west coast directly beside Los Gigantes, but is less famous. Nowadays the fishing village however has developed to a touristy place with many beautiful holiday apartments and holiday houses and offers with the sandy beach Playa la Arena and its pretty promenade a balanced leisure programme.
Puerto de Santiago
Who wants to live near the tourism centres Los Cristianos and Las Américas, but would like spend the vacation in a quiet location and with less hustle and bustle, is right in the west of Tenerife.