Santiago del Teide

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Santiago del Teide showing mountains, tranquil scenes and a sunset
Overlooking the Valle de Santiago, this traditional town is the gateway to stunning natural attractions and hiking trails.

Santiago del Teide makes an excellent base for exploring Teide National Park, Los Gigantes,Garachico, Masca and the Teno Mountains. With few visitors lingering for more than a day or two, the town has managed to retain its distinct Canarian culture. Notice that many locals still dress in traditional attire.

Before heading out on a hike, stop at the Señorio del Valle Visitors Center, set in a beautiful 17th-century manor. Check out the exhibit dedicated to the 1909 eruption of Volcán Chinyero. The display includes an interesting collection of photographs, newspaper articles and eyewitness accounts related to the devastating event.

Visit Iglesia de San Fernando Rey, which was originally constructed in 1679. This pretty whitewashed building looks particularly striking against its hillside backdrop. Inside, you’ll find a lovely collection of religious statues and paintings.

Follow one of the fantastic hiking trails that wind through the countryside surrounding the Valle de Santiago. You’ll find more excellent trails northwest of town in Parque Nacional del Teide, one of Spain’s most popular national parks. Hike through otherworldly volcanic terrain or make your way to the summit of 12,000-foot-tall (3,700-meter) El Teide, the highest mountain in the country.

Santiago del Teide is an ideal starting point for visiting beaches like Playa de los Guios. Nestled under the shadow of enormous cliffs, this pretty black-sand beach is a relaxing place to spend an afternoon. You can also take a boat trip to get a different perspective on the beach’s iconic cliffs.

Visit Masca, a charming village nearby that almost seems to defy gravity with its precarious setting on the edge of a rock ridge. For a daytrip, go to Garachico, a once-wealthy town with quaint cobbled streets and natural volcanic coves along the coast.

Reach Santiago del Teide by bus from Puerto de la Cruz, Playa de las Américas or Icod de los Vinos. Spring is a particularly lovely time to visit when the cherry blossoms are in bloom along many trails.

Where to stay in Santiago del Teide

Barceló Santiago
Barceló Santiago
4 out of 5
Calle La Hondura, 8, Puerto de Santiago, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, 38683
The price is £116 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Santiago del Teide. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (524 reviews)
"Brilliant place good food 👌"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2022

Barceló Santiago
Stil Los Gigantes - Only Adults
Stil Los Gigantes - Only Adults
4 out of 5
Calle Flor de Pascua 8, Los Gigantes, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, 38683
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Santiago del Teide. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (247 reviews)
"Amazing food,and staff 😎"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2022

Stil Los Gigantes - Only Adults
Landmar Costa los Gigantes
Landmar Costa los Gigantes
4 out of 5
Calle Juan Manuel Capdevielle, 8, Puerto de Santiago, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, 38683
The price is £120 per night from 11 Sep to 12 Sep
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Santiago del Teide. Enjoy free WiFi, 6 outdoor pools and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (353 reviews)
"We were expected to swim in the sea, unfortunately the only sea area nearby was without service and wheather either did not was favourauble, if you look for a week of relax in all inclusive property los gigantes hotel work well, but if additional look for a swim in the sea than choose a different ..."

Reviewed on 6 Jun 2022

Landmar Costa los Gigantes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ona el Marqués Resort
Ona el Marqués Resort
3.5 out of 5
Calle Las Rosas, 4, Puerto de Santiago, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, 38685
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly aparthotel in Santiago del Teide. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a children's pool. Our guests praise the restaurant ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (247 reviews)
"Our apartment was comfortable but had a terrible view. Make sure to ask for higher floor and possible front view."

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2022

Ona el Marqués Resort
El Marqués Palace by Intercorp Hotel Group
El Marqués Palace by Intercorp Hotel Group
4 out of 5
C/ Las Rosas, S/N, Santiago del Teide, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38683
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Santiago del Teide. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a children's pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (183 reviews)
"My family just got back from 10 days holidays at El Marques, the male receptionist staffs were brilliant and gave great tips on where to visit around town. Polite and friendly site staff as well. We had a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom apartment with a good size balcony. It was clean and the tv had English ..."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2022

El Marqués Palace by Intercorp Hotel Group
Klayman Diamond Aparthotel
Klayman Diamond Aparthotel
4 out of 5
Calle Tabaiba 5, Santiago del Teide, Canary Islands, Tenerife, 38690
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Santiago del Teide. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Popular attractions Los Gigantes Beach and Oasis Los Gigantes ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Gorgeous
"Everything was perfect The appartament’s view directley to the ocean with large balcony, beautiful pool , 7 min walking to the black sand beach, amaising area I recomand LOS Gigantes with all my hart especially for the familly with kids Thank’s Klayman Daniel, România"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2022

Klayman Diamond Aparthotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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