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Callao Salvaje

Villas in Callao Salvaje Resort

Callao Salvaje sits on the Southwest Coast of Tenerife in an area where agriculture is still as important as tourism. The beach has Tenerife’s famous black volcanic sand which, combined with the excellent climate, means you can enjoy sunbathing and swimming every month of the year. You’ll have a choice of restaurants and shops so you can choose between eating out or cooking at your villa. The nearby resorts of Playa de Las Americas and Fanabe are only a short drive away and offer an extensive choice of amenities such as waterparks, aquatic excursions, days out and a very lively nightlife. The summit of Spain’s highest peak and dormant volcano, Mount Teide is also only an hour away for an exhilarating day out.

Exploring Callao Salvaje On Villa Holidays

Callao Salvaje has several shops including bakeries, a chemist and mini markets, plus a supermarket for your daily essentials. The Rosa Centre in the neighboring resort of Playa Paraiso is a new Commercial Centre with a large supermarket open 7 days a week, plus a good variety of shops and restaurants. Every Thursday and Saturday mornings the Costa Adeje market is held in nearby Fanabe resort with dozens of stalls selling clothing, leatherwear, and household goods. For fresh produce, head to the Agricultural Market held up in the town of Adeje every Saturday & Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoons. You’ll be able to buy fruit and vegetables, local cheeses and cakes direct from the producers.

Callao Salvaje has a selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Fish is very popular and served in many forms including tapas, paella, and is often served with the Canarian specialty of spicy mojo sauce and ‘wrinkly’ potatoes. Don’t forget to try a glass or two of the wine produced in Tenerife, which, is the only island to have more than one ‘Denominación de Orígen’. For after dinner nightlife, the nearby resort of Costa Adeje has live shows, or if you’re looking to sample Tenerife’s vivacious nightlife, take a taxi to Playa de Las Americas and enjoy the numerous bars and clubs on the Veronicas strip.

The beach in Callao Salvaje is a black sand beach and set in a sheltered bay where the wind and waters are calm - perfect for sunbathing and swimming. There are sunbeds for hire and a snack bar. You can drive a short distance to smaller coves with limited facilities so pack a picnic. Fanabe Beach is just 10 minutes' drive South of Callao Salvaje and has a long stretch of sand backed by a promenade lined with restaurants and beach bars. You can try several different watersports here too.

Siam Park and Aqualand waterparks are both within 15 minutes’ drive and have plenty of attractions to keep everyone happy. For animal lovers, Jungle Park is just 15 minutes away and Loro Park is about an hour’s drive. They both have collections of animals ranging from apes to penguins for you to see and learn about. Safaris to Mount Teide, downhill bike riding, horse and camel riding and the bowling alley are also popular. Dotted along the long stretch of beaches in the south you will also find trampolines and inflatables.

Callao Salvaje is the ideal base to explore the island and surrounding ocean. A visit to Mount Teide National Park is not to be missed for its dramatic volcanic landscape full of craters and lava rivers plus its unique and endemic plant life. Take the cable car up close to the summit and enjoy the spectacular views from over 3,000 metres altitude. There are also a couple of visitors’ centres and a cafe at the cable car station. A definite must is an excursion by catamaran from Puerto Colón to see the local whales and dolphins!