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Rustic and rural, the quaint fishing village of Puerto de Santiago possess an imitable and irresistible charm that will instantly seduce holidaymakers. A scenic sprawl of whitewashed houses unfurls itself down onto the soft, black sands of the volcanic beaches while the rustic restaurants serve seafood specialities caught fresh from the azure ocean. Puerto de Santiago is a relaxed and romantic place in which to spend a week nourishing mind, body and soul; there is little in terms of traditional tourist sights here, however the emphasis rests more on restoration and revival.
In typical Tenerife style, Puerto de Santiago boasts an alluring array of sandy and sublime sanctuaries. Those seeking simple serenity will be satisfied by the village’s principal beach, where volcanic sand tumbles gently into the crystal clear waters of the sea. For heightened aesthetic drama, take the short journey to Los Gigantes, where towering cliffs reign resplendently over an atmospheric beach upon which exhilarating water sports can be enjoyed.
The village’s simple yet satisfying cultural contribution is its Fishing Museum, a captivating collection that pays homage to the island’s important maritime heritage. Here, visitors can discover fishing related memorabilia that documents complex processes, local legends and their significance to society.
Perched in a prime position overlooking the port’s harbour, The Fisherman’s Inn is a local favourite due to its simple yet sumptuous treatment of seafood. Sip upon a refreshing glass of sangria while watching the sun sink into the shimmering ocean, anticipating the delights of the seafood platter you have just ordered. (Agustin Leon 31, Puerto de Santiago, Tenerife, Spain)