Las Galletas Tenerife

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Located on the south coast of Tenerife, Las Galletas is a quintessential Canarian village where sun-drenched, narrow streets wind down to a picturesque harbour and small fishing boats bob on the turquoise water.

Those looking for a taste of authentic Canarian culture will delight in Las Galletas’ café-strewn boulevards, pretty squares, and attractive beach front promenade.

One of the focal points of Las Galletas is the beach with its combination of rocks and the black volcanic sand that is indigenous to Tenerife. By day the beach is popular with those wishing to take advantage of the fabulous climate and the crystalline waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

There are hammocks and umbrellas available to hire so that you can relax while the kids play, and open-air showers so you can rinse away the sand and saltwater before heading to one of the local cafes or bars.

During the summer months the ocean’s swell creates great waves that draw the local surfing fraternity, while the clarity of the azure water makes for some of the best diving conditions anywhere on the island.

At night the beach, and indeed the whole village comes to life. Families come out to enjoy the warm evenings with a stroll along the beachfront and an ice-cream en-route. Delicious smells fill the air as the host of quality restaurants cook up a range of international menus including traditional Canarian cuisine.

The area is particularly well-known for its excellent sea-food restaurants, visitors from all over the island come to sample the freshly caught fish and shellfish plucked from the ocean right on the doorstep. The open-fronted bars dotted along the promenade and village streets provide popular meeting places for locals and visitors alike.

Just a short distance from Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas, Las Galletas is a magical little place that is well worth a visit during your stay in Tenerife.

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