Volcanic beaches, seafood restaurants and easy access to the rest of the island – holidays to Las Caletillas tick off all of the above.
Tenerife’s quiet side
You’ll find the sleepy town of Las Caletillas on Tenerife’s north-east coast. It’s a 15-minute drive from Santa Cruz, and it offers a more peaceful atmosphere than the busy capital. There’s little here, save for a clutch of hotels. That said, a café-lined promenade connects you to the larger village of Candelaria.
Tenerife’s striking black beaches are a throwback to the island’s volcanic past. And Las Caletillas makes no exception. Charcoal-like pebbles arch around the town’s 3 coves. Head into Candelaria, meanwhile, and the pebbles sift into shadow-coloured sand. If it’s golden sand you’re after, Playa de las Teresitas is close by.
Las Caletillas is a great base for Tenerife sightseeing. Santa Cruz’s skyscrapers and trendy bars are a short car ride away. You can day-trip to the soaring volcanoes of Teidi National Park – an hour’s bus trip from Las Caletillas. And a 40-minute drive south will bring you to a couple of the island’s holiday hotspots – Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje.