22 Jul Arona Tenerife
Arona town hall at 650 mt. high above the sea and 40,000 inhabitants, beautifully represented by its coastal pearl of Los Cristianos, it contends for Adeje the primacy of tourism on the south coast of Tenerife.
Arona Pueblo, a characteristic Canarian town is definitely not a tourist resort but still retains particular points of interest, the Church of San Antonio full of interesting treasures and the Almacigo de Arona, a monumental centenary tree of over 9 meters that shows itself well in the historical helmet of Arona. It is located at the foot of the Roque del Conde, a plateau that makes it a destination definitely outside the usual tourist schemes of sun and sea of Tenerife.
At one time, however, the town of Los Cristianos was an ancient fishing village while today it certainly offers a different image, while retaining a certain old-style charm, with its ancient buildings and pedestrian areas such as Calle General Franco and the Avenida de Suecia where shops and bar terraces are in exorbitant numbers.
The large fine sand beach of Las Vistas, the seaside heart of Los Cristianos is crossed by a splendid and lush promenade boasting many kilometers of natural beauty.
Its large and well-served port hosts the most important shipping companies for the connection between the islands, Naviera Armas and Fred Olsen Express, which provide for the sorting of passengers and goods to and from El Hierro, La Gomera and Santa Cruz de La Palma with daily connections.
Not far from the port, the San Telmo area hosts an almost uninterrupted theory of restaurants, gastrobars, pizzerias, ice cream parlors and bars overlooking the Playa de Las Vistas promenade which often hosts complex and grandiose sand sculptures, real works art of “beach artists”.
Las Galletas, a small coastal town and a former fishing village, has maintained its maritime vocation by having one of the most important marinas on the south coast; it is still and in any case a base for fishing boats and therefore a crossroads for the daily sorting of the fishes (Lonja del Pescado) but it has become one of the most attractive tourist resorts, the port has remained a significant point of interest for sea lovers and pleasure boat owners, there are good level hiking services, as well as a wide range of variegated rental proposals, from quad bikes to bicycles, from scooters to canoes. Las Galletas is also a starting point for numerous sea excursions on dolphin and whale routes.
Located 15 kilometers from Los Cristianos, Costa del Silencio contends with Las Galletas the great summer tourism of the island without renouncing the presence of winter tourism which here leads to wintering, for over four months, many European citizens.
The town is very colorful, the accommodation facilities all have a community pool and lush gardens, there are plenty of services of all kinds, from supermarkets to bars, from restaurants to taperies where you can stop for a drink and a chat with friends.
Relevant natural beauties of Las Galletas / Costa del Silencio are places like the Punta de la Rasca or the Malpaís de Rasca, considered a Protected Natural Area.
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