The fishing village of Las Galletas on the island of Tenerife is a perfect location for those who love a range of activities. Renting a Las Galletas villa allows visitors to relax in peaceful surroundings whilst getting a taste of a traditional Canarian way of life. Far from being inundated with mass tourism, Las Galletas is a semi-rural haven where guests can relax in their luxurious villas or mingle with the local residents to witness everyday island life. Many of the Las Galletas villas offer stunning views of Mount Teide.
Las Galletas has its own promenade, harbour and beach for travellers to enjoy. The harbour is very picturesque which makes it a perfect place for those who love photography, drawing or painting. The promenade has many restaurants and bars where you can watch life pass by at the leisurely Canarian pace. The Las Galletas beach offers the opportunity to sunbathe in the warmth of the sun, as well as enjoy some windsurfing, swimming, jet skiing, fishing, parasailing or scuba-diving. The beach at Las Galletas is also renowned for its waves and is popular with the local surfing community.
As well as the activities on offer at Las Galletas, those who are looking for an active holiday should head to Teide National Park in the La Orotava region of the island. The park is located in the centre of the island around Mount Teide, a dormant volcano that last erupted in 1909. There are many trails and paths for visitors to follow and if you are feeling particularly energetic, you can even hire a bicycle to cross the terrain! The park has lots of different flora and fauna to admire and it is less than an hour’s drive from the villas of Las Galletas. The stunning views at over 200 metres above sea level provide wonderful photo opportunities too.
The weather on the island of Tenerife is both unique and very changeable! Having said this, Las Galletas is situated in the south of the island which is renowned for its glorious sunshine most of the year round. Visitors can bask in average daytime temperatures of 29°C during the summer months, which makes renting a Las Galletas villa the perfect opportunity for a spot of sunbathing or swimming. Winters in Las Galletas boast a generous average daytime temperature of 15°C, which is still warm enough to enjoy a range of outdoor activities that the island has to offer.
Visitors to Las Galletas can fly directly to Tenerife South Airport (TFS) which is conveniently only 20 minutes drive away. Several main operators including BMI, easyJet, Thomas Cook Airways and Thomson Airways offer regular cheap flights to this destination. You can fly from many UK airports such as Belfast (BFS), Birmingham (BHX), East Midlands (EMA), Exeter (EXT), Newcastle(NCL), Glasgow (GLA) and London Heathrow (LHR).