Canary Islands: Places to Explore


Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas

The sunniest (and probably tackiest) tourist area on Tenerife is the southwestern shore, where high-rise hotels are built chockablock above the beaches. Sun, beaches, and nightlife constitute the attractions here for millions of northern Europeans desperate for a dose of warm sunshine. These loud and brash resorts aren’t to everyone’s taste. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, you'll probably want to give this area a wide berth.


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