Tenerife is a location that caters for many tastes, but perhaps the best area in which to get everything the island offers rolled into one is Puerto de Santiago. Here, we take a look at what makes this particular location stand out.
History of Puerto de Santiago
Puerto de Santiago lies on the west coast of Tenerife and started out as a fishing village. It has expanded over the years and has become one of the largest tourist developments on the west coast. To the north lies the resort of Los Gigantes and to the south is Playa la Arena.
Puerto de Santiago is one of the more traditional of the islands and it has its own small beach. Holidaymakers can relax on the black sand shore, which has proudly boasted a Blue Flag for its water quality, cleanliness and amenities since 1989.
Where to stay and who should stay there
Puerto de Santiago is generally suitable for anyone who wants a relaxing holiday in the sun, including families. While there are numerous hotels in the area, one that stands out is Be Live Playa La Arena – especially for family holidays. The hotel offers fantastic sea views and is set in a prime location close to the beach, along with the Playa La Arena resort. There are numerous activities around the hotel, including a fitness centre, gift shops, tennis courts, a swimming pool (including a smaller one for the kids) and a mini disco.
When considering Tenerife, holidaymakers may wish to bear in mind that, while the area is beautiful, it is very hilly in some parts. However, generally speaking, Puerto de Santiago is a relaxed and easy going area, so it is suitable for elderly people and other groups who may not be able to walk too far.
Cost and bargains around Puerto de Santiago
Cost in Puerto de Santiago is not considered expensive. You can expect your accommodation to be between £60 and £260 per night depending on were you are allocated.
The closer you are to the centre the cheaper your transport costs will be. All attractions, sights and restaurants are within walking distance from the centre hotels. Public transport costs are minimal compared to other destinations.
It may also be worth doing some reasearch before travelling as Puerto de Santiago is often hosted on well known discount sites. Make sure you keep your eyes open for deals online that could provide you luxury vacation on a budget.
Summer is ahead of us and companies across all domains are offering prospective tourists great discounts and vouchers online - from bars, night clubs, attractions and Spa packages, to transportation, Villas, Hotel apartments and Cottages all around Puerto De Santiago. Attractive discount vouchers that give you 15% off 7 day cottage holidays will not only save you quite a bit of money, but you can actually use it on other expenses.
Things to do in the region
When visiting Puerto de Santiago, there are numerous fishing village routes to explore. In fact, so deep-trenched is the industry of angling in the area that a Museum of Fisherman can be found on the main road between the main plaza and the post office.
Naturally, water is very much at the heart of entertainment on the island, and Los Gigantes is home to some of the best diving sites in the whole of Tenerife. Holidaymakers visiting the region often enjoy a tour around the marina or go out on a pleasure boat, fishing trip or fun water ride.
Also within easy access of Puerto de Santiago are the Teno mountains, which are home to walking trails, and the Teide National Park. Livelier resorts can be found to the south, including Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas.