Isle of Tenerife

Holiday in Santiago del Teide, Tenerife

Santiago del Teide, the place for beautiful people!

Santiago del Teide Map TenerifeAt 900 metres above sea level, Santiago del Teide is nearer to heaven than most places. To see this town near to Mount Teide is to understand why.

The municipality stretches from these dizzy heights down to the sea to incoporate the monumental cliffs of Los Gigantes, the beaches of La Arena, El Angel and Guía, the seaside town of Puerto Santiago and.

But the town of Santiago del Teide itself is set in a deep and sheltered valley and though it offers little more than a single main street is nevertheless home to several fine bars and restaurants catering for a wide range of tastes.

Many visitors only pass through Santiago del Teide on their way to neighbouring Masca, but it's worth lingering a while to take in the tranquility of this idyllic spot and to check out the locals, who have the reputation of being among the most beautiful in the whole of Spanish territory, providing a winner of the Miss Spain title a few years ago.

Here the bloodline of the original native Guanches, who inhabited the island before the Spanish conquest, is at its strongest and is said to be the key factor in the good looks of both men and women.

The last volcanic eruption on the island occurred near here barely a hundred years ago, when Chinyero erupted in 1909 in the nearby Valle de Arriba.

An annual pilgrimage, held in the first week of May, recalls the miracle of the lava flows being halted as the inhabitants carried out the figure of El Cristo de Santiago del Teide.

The nearby hamlet of Arguayo has been a pottery centre since the 1930s and is now home to a pottery museum.


Worth seeing in Santiago del Teide

Parish church
The 17th Century church of San Fernando is visually striking, though the Arabic-looking domes that draw the eye are actually 20th Century additions.


Municipality Santiago del Teide

Santiago del Teide includes the disctricts Santiago del Teide itself, Tamaimo, Puerto Santiago and Los Gigantes.

However, the village of Masca in the midst of the Teno mountains belongs to Buenavista.


Holiday destinations around Santiago del Teide

The closest vacation spots around Santiago del Teide you can get to are Alcala, Costa Adeje, Adeje, Tamaimo, Santiago del Teide, Guía de Isora , Puerto Santiago, Los Gigantes, Masca, El Tanque, Los Silos and Buenavista.





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