The South Tenerife region covers most of Tenerife’s southwest coast, beginning in the town of Candelaria and ending at the Los Gigantes cliffs. This territory contains some of the island’s most popular towns, such as Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos and Las Americas. The island’s most popular beaches are also found in South Tenerife, such as Las Vistas, El Duque and Torviscas, which are flanked by endless promenades and the guarantee of an annual average temperature of 21ºC. Of the island’s three regions (South Tenerife, North Tenerife, and the Metropolitan Area), South Tenerife has the best leisure offering. There is lively activity at both day and night, with great restaurants on the shores of the Atlantic, cafés spilling out onto the streets, bars on the beachfront, and excellent nightclubs.


The beaches in the south of Tenerife are the island’s most popular. They are typically the ones shown in tourist guides and the most visited by visitors to the island. The quality of its facilities, the cleanliness of the waters, the setting, and the guaranteed sunshine in the south of the island make these beaches appealing all year round. Generally speaking, they have calm waters, are perfectly laid-out, and are bathed in blankets of all types of sand, from the golden sand of Las Vistas, the black sand of La Arena or the greyish sand of El Duque. The south of the island is also popular for the excellent natural pools spread along the coast, like the Charco de Isla Cangrejo, in Los Gigantes, or the Charco del Tancón, in Santiago del Teide.