Romantic South Tenerife

Wed, March 16th, 2011 - By Linda

Think Tenerife is all lively beaches and hectic nightlife? Prefer somewhere more romantic? One of the things I love about living here is having the best of both worlds.  Tenerife is full of romance – if you know where to look.

We have the most stunning sunsets in the world. Is there anything more romantic than watching the sun sink into the ocean, a sun-kissed glow on your skin, anticipating delicious food and great wines? My colleague, Andy, already suggested some romantic restaurants for you to enjoy after you’ve watched the twilight fade, including this restaurant in La Caleta, a quiet resort at the tip of Costa Adeje, easy to find from Callao Salvaje, Playa Paraiso and Los Cristianos or Las Americas. For my money you could choose just about any restaurant on that bay and find both great food and romance, and it isn’t the only place.


Maybe you’re more of an up-with-the-lark type? Our sunrises equal our sunsets, and a stroll hand-in-hand along the almost deserted beach of La Tejita at dawn will conjure memories to keep you warm in the UK rain. I used to walk this beach every day, and still do frequently, hardly meeting another soul. If you’re staying in Golf del Sur or Costa del Silencio, it’s a short drive, and if you’re in El Médano, like me, you can even walk there. Afterwards, have a late brunch in El Médano in Café M or  in Flashpoint, which has a breakfast special which includes smoked salmon and a glass of cava.

One of the nicest parties I went to last year was a picnic. With instructions to bring only ourselves, we drove in convoy, following our hostess, to the village of Taucho, close to Adeje, where we wound our way through the village’s sleepy streets, to emerge higher up the hillside, and parking, we ambled to a perfect spot on the treeline, where the table cloth and blankets were spread in the shade, and a feast was produced. Our picnic was all homemade by my French friend so you can imagine the pleasure in each mouthful! However, fresh foods and succulent fruit are as easy to find here as are picnic spots like ours, with views which swept along the coastline on one side, and rose to the mountains above us on the other. As I lay on a blanket, watching the sunlight filter through tree branches, it did occur to me that a picnic spot like this would be a perfect setting for a romantic afternoon.

It doesn’t matter where you stay, you can find a similar getaway. From El Médano or Golf del Sur drive inland through San Miguel de Abona or Granadilla de Abona; from Costa del Silencio or Los Cristianos, follow the road through Arona until you find your spot; from Las Americas, Costa Adeje, Callao Salvaje, all you have to do is follow the roads inland as we did that day to the Taucho area; and from Playa San Juan or Los Gigantes you have the whole area from Taucho to Santiago del Teide to meander.  Just remember, when you find it, it may be a good idea to keep the secret to yourself.

Posted : Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 11:02 am
Category : days out
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2 Responses to “Romantic South Tenerife”

  1. Ciera says:

    is there anywhere in Callao Salvaje that’s a good quiet picnic spot? have been here for 7 months and haven’t really explored, can’t drive so needs to be in/around the village, any directions would be very appreciated 🙂 X

    also somewhere with a little bit of shade, for less discomfort!! hahah xx

    Somewhere remote and naturey, beautifully romantic and breath taking, my boyfriend deserves a treat xxx

    • Ciera says:

      forgot to mention, directions FROM the Pearla Gris or some kind of recognisable land mark, such as Cafe Mimi or The Buzzin’ Bar would be awesome 🙂 x

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