La Caleta Tenerife Travel Guide

La Caleta is a laid-back resort on the south coast of Tenerife. Just a short 10 minute drive from the larger and livelier Playa de las Americas, La Caleta offers a safe and friendly environment for great family holidays to the Canary Islands. With beautiful white sandy beaches, an array of water sports, excellent golf courses, a fishing harbour and a good choice of hotels and apartments, the resort has something for everyone.

The beaches at La Caleta are perfect for relaxing in the sun or for the more energetic there are plenty of water sports to enjoy, including scuba diving, wind surfing, water-skiing and of course the family favourite banana boats. All along the waterfront there are restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a pleasant meal whilst watching the world pass by.

Children will love splashing about in the little salt water pools, one even has a waterfall.

There are plenty of places to visit in and around La Caleta. La Caleta is usually quiet during the day, making this the ideal time for a quiet stroll to the beautiful beaches and designer shops at Bahia Del Durque. Take a daytime or evening beachfront walk from La Caleta, past Del Durque and Playa de las Americas and then on to Playa de Los Cristianos.

One of the best ways to explore the island is by hire car. A must do on your visit to Tenerife is a visit to Mount Teide, located about 15 miles from La Caleta. Standing at over 3,700 metres (12198ft), this is the tallest peak in Spain. A cable car takes visitors almost to the top of the volcanic mountain where they can take in stunning views and take amazing photos of the lunar like landscape of the surrounding National Park. Children will love a great day out at Playa de las Americas’ Aqua Park Octopus with its exciting rides, water chutes and dolphinarium.

Golfers will love the 27-hole Adeje Golf Course which is situated less than a mile from La Caleta. Opened in 1998 the course hosted the 2003 Spanish Open and due to the areas great weather, is ideal for a round or two at virtually any time of the year.

La Caleta has a selection of restaurants from tavernas serving traditional Canarian food to restaurants serving international cuisine, Chinese and Indian meals. There are also lots of cafes and snack bars offering good snacks which are inexpensive. The local taverns and bars offer some evening entertainment but if you want a livelier party atmosphere you will need to head into Playa de las Americas where the beach is lined with discos and clubs.

The southern region of Tenerife enjoys the island’s sunniest weather with warm sunshine and clear blue skies at any time of the year. Take one of the late deals to La Caleta where the sun shines for 50 weeks of the year. May to October see temperatures over the 25C mark with around 9 hours of sunshine a day, with June, July and August seeing temperatures around the 30C mark with 10 hours of sunshine a day. The gentle Trade Winds ensure that the temperature is never uncomfortable. Evenings are warm enough to enjoy a cooling drink in the open air bars and relax over an al fresco meal at one of the resorts top-class restaurants.

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