Isle of Tenerife

Vacation in Los Silos, Tenerife

Unspoiled corner of the island

Tourism has been slow in coming to this north western corner of Tenerife, where Los Silos remains agricultural and unspoiled.

It was considered one of the richest parts of the island by the Hispanic conqerors, who quickly developed its farming potential through the production of cereals, sugar cane, vines and silk.

The name of Los Silos, which lies a short distance inland from the coast, derives from the three grain deposits which stored the area's rich harvest pickings.

These days, Los Silos is an excellent base from which to explore the Teno Rural Park, which includes the forests and fields of Monte del Agua and La Tierra del Trigo, both important areas for wildlife.

Between Los Silos and El Tanque are a series of disused quarries at Erjos, where man-made pools have created an idyllic habitat for many species of birds.

Los Silos has its own municipal swimming pool, complete with other recreation facilities and a restaurant, on the coast at El Puertito, together with the beaches of Charco de la Araña and Playa de Agua Dulce.