If you’re after quiet beaches, authentic seafood restaurants and local food markets, holidays to Guia de Isora won’t disappoint. Its old-school charm makes it one of Tenerife’s most up-and-coming resorts.
Guía de Isora
Holidays to Guía de Isora are all about relaxing in the sun, soaking up Canary Island culture and appreciating the volcanic scenery. The numerous towns, villages and stretches of beach make this resort region an ideal spot for a relaxed Cruise & Stay holiday.
A quiet part of the world
Lying on Tenerife’s western coast, the municipality of Guía de Isora incorporates several towns and villages. The town of Guía de Isora itself nestles comfortably in the foothills of Mount Teide, Tenerife’s famous volcano and Spain's highest peak. Down at the coast, the charming fishing villages of Alcalá and Playa San Juan boast superb beach scenes yet still retain their traditional old-world charm.
Hitting the water
Since Guía de Isora is a relatively large region, you'll have a choice of beaches to take it easy on during your Cruise & Stay holiday. Playa San Juan is home to two beaches – a small sheltered cove with shallow waters perfect for young children, and a longer sandy beach ideal for sunbathing and socialising. More adventurous swimmers should head to Alcalá. Here you’ll find deep sea pools bordered by craggy volcanic rocks that you can only access by ladder.
Pretty hilltop towns
The main town of Guía de Isora is situated 20 minutes northwest of Playa San Juan. At 600 metres above sea level, it provides some staggering views of Mount Teide and the island of La Gomera. Chio is another spot that deserves a visit and is close by – you can reach the town from Guía de Isora in 10 minutes. The small-town vibe here is infectious and the hiking and cycling trails make the town a great stopping-off point for a nature excursion.
Winding coastal walks
The region of Guía de Isora has been developed to allow for easier transport between the towns and villages. From Alcalá, you can take the coastal route north to Puerto de Santiago. You’ll pass banana plantations, secluded coves and volcanic rock formations on your way. When you arrive, why not settle in at a waterside bar with a cold drink and some fresh seafood? There’s no finer way to relax than by watching the sun go down over La Gomera.
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Virgen de Candelaria
The whole village of Alcala dresses in white for this religious occasion. First is the procession, when the statue of the…
La Escondida, 1 Calle Pasaje el Ancla, Alcana
Just above the harbour is this funky chill-out bar which has some of the best sea views in town. You can order a fresh mint…
Relax on the main beach at Playa San Juan
This dark curl of volcanic sand and pebbles is made for relaxing. You can hire a sunlounger for 7.50 euros a day or justroll…
Sample the seafood along Playa San Juan promenade
Playa San Juan’s promenade is a hotspot for seafood lovers. Sit yourself at a table facing the sea and watch the waves roll…
Have a quiet cocktail by Alcala Harbour
To say the nightlife’s relaxed in Guia de Isora is putting it mildly. Here, it’s all about a leisurely dinner along the promenade,…
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