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Puerto de Santiago. If you set off west along the coast from Las Americas, through Adeje, you'll eventually come to Playa de la Arena, then, almost immediately after, the quaint location that is the subject of this page. These two villages are usually lumped together with Los Gigantes by travel companies as one large tourist resort, but Puerto is a village in its own right.
This charming town started life as a fishing village. Eventually, Tenerife's tourist industry made its mark and it turned its attention to attracting holidaymakers. In recent years, there has been much building work in the area, although it's tailed off a bit now.
In contrast to the major holiday destinations further down the coast, this is a quiet, laid back place. It has its own collection of bars and restaurants - and a volcanic, black sand beach. A better, award winning beach is next door at Playa de la Arena, with a beautiful stretch of grey sand.
Puerto is situated conveniently for excursions (Las Americas is only a short taxi ride away) and Los Gigantes is a mere 20 minute walk away. In keeping with the geography of the area, you'll find that walking can be reasonably strenuous, as it is very hilly.
Things To See
Museo del Pescador
Celebrating the town's fishing heritage is this Museum of Fishermen. It exhibits all manner of media depicting fishing and fishermen - painting, sculpture, prints, photography and crafts.
Situated on the main road through the town.
Tel: (+34) 671 329500
Cafe Jardin Flor del Drago
An elegant eating place, run by owner Julio with his wife, Nuria, this reasonably priced restaurant offers a set three-course meal for only 15.60 euros.
Telephone: (+34) 922 861262
Reservations: (+34) 922 861262
Often receiving glowing reviews from its clientele, this restaurant has a prime position on the seafront, offering impressive views of the ocean. Chef Daniel provides an excellent menu and the staff, led by manager Alicia, know their stuff regarding both food and wine.
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