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Santiago del Teide

Travel Guide
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.

Barceló Santiago
Barceló Santiago
4 out of 5
Calle La Hondura, 8, Puerto de Santiago, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife
The price is £98 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
With direct access to the beach, this Santiago del Teide resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Chica, Los Gigantes Beach and Arena Beach. Los Gigantes Marina ...
4.1/5Very Good! (460 reviews)
Amazing views of Los Gigantes
"Amazing hotel, the views are incredible. The staff is very friendly."

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Barceló Santiago
Royal Sun Resort
Royal Sun Resort
4.5 out of 5
C/ Geranio, 16, Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife
The price is £104 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
This family-friendly Santiago del Teide aparthotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Los Gigantes Marina, Los Gigantes Beach and Acantilados de ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (247 reviews)
Summer trip
"Great big room with giant terrace. Superb views. Staff really helpfull. We hired a car which I would highly recommend as the Hotel is in a quite location.. I'd have no problems at all going back."

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2020

Royal Sun Resort
TUI BLUE Los Gigantes
TUI BLUE Los Gigantes
4 out of 5
Calle Flor de Pascua 8, Los Gigantes, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife
Situated in Santiago del Teide, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oasis Los Gigantes Public Pool and Los Gigantes Beach. Arena Beach is 1.4 mi (2.2 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (173 reviews)
"Nice views and amenities at convenience, very clean and great buffet. Some stuff are a little rude, some parts of the hotel like the lifts or others require renewal or care to show neat and functional appearance"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2019

TUI BLUE 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.
Royal Sun Resort
Royal Sun Resort
4.5 out of 5
C/ Geranio, 16, Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife
The price is £104 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
This family-friendly Santiago del Teide aparthotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Los Gigantes Marina, Los Gigantes Beach and Acantilados de ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (247 reviews)
Summer trip
"Great big room with giant terrace. Superb views. Staff really helpfull. We hired a car which I would highly recommend as the Hotel is in a quite location.. I'd have no problems at all going back."

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2020

Royal Sun Resort
Ona el Marqués Resort
Ona el Marqués Resort
3.5 out of 5
Calle Las Rosas, 4, Puerto de Santiago, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife
This family-friendly Santiago del Teide aparthotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Chica, Los Gigantes Beach and Arena Beach. Acantilados ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (221 reviews)
"Fantastic view, lovely staff. Near shops and restaurants ;)"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2021

Ona el Marqués Resort
Globales Tamaimo Tropical
Globales Tamaimo Tropical
3 out of 5
Calle La Hondura, s/n, Puerto de Santiago, Santiago del Teide
This family-friendly Santiago del Teide aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Playa Chica and Arena Beach. Los Gigantes ...
3.5/5Good! (186 reviews)
We spent a very good holiday in this hotel
"hotel clean service very nice.A team of animation entertained us all the time.food tasty and varied"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2017

Globales Tamaimo Tropical
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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