In La Caleta you can enjoy everything this busy coast has to offer, whilst being able to retreat to this sleepy fishing village. It's a great place to relax and you can enjoy a long leisurely lunch at one of the exceptional fish tavernas. There is plenty to keep you entertained in this part of the island, with the weekly market at Fanabe, the lively atmosphere of Las Americas and range of activities including water sports and golf nearby.
Local Markets and Shopping
In the village there is a small collection of shops, a few cafes and a mini market, all within easy walking distance. Or head to Fanabe, where you will find a weekly market for local produce and souvenirs, as well as a shopping centre with a good selection of shops. If you’re after some retail therapy, Playa de Las Americas has some fabulous shopping complexes selling designer clothes, perfume and jewellery.
Bars and Restaurants
As a traditional fishing village, La Caleta is well known for its fish restaurants. There is a good selection of busy restaurants within the village, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner with a sea view. For a greater choice head to nearby Playa de Las Americas, with a plethora of restaurants serving a mix of international cuisines.
La Caleta is home to the shingle Playa Enramada beach. If you are looking for a sandy option, the larger beaches of El Duque and Torviscas are less than 10 minutes’ drive away, and are a great option for families. If you are feeling active, you can join the coastal promenade at Playa Enramada and walk to these beaches.
You’ll have a choice of 2 waterparks both only 10 minutes’ drive away. Aqualand is in the nearby resort of Costa Adeje and the famous Siam Park, along with the new shopping and leisure centre, Siam Mall, is in Playa de Las Americas.
Loro Parque, located in Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island, makes a great family day out! The Park is famous for its huge number of parrots, but it's also a sanctuary for a wide selection of endangered species from around the world. While you are in the park you can explore Katandra Treetops and the Thai Village - it’s a magical place for children.
Places of Interest
La Caleta is at the far end of the promenade that spans over 9½ kilometres, to the foot of Mount Guaza, at the southernmost point of Tenerife. If you have the energy it is an excellent walk. This promenade, known to the local Brits as the Geranium Walk, gives you easy access to some of Tenerife's most popular places.
The next resort along from La Caleta, Playa del Duque, is worth a visit. This whole area is the essence of chic, stylish, expensive and exclusive. A strange rock formation with a tiny mysterious castle on top acts as a natural barrier between Playa del Duque and the rest of the world, adding a further air of exclusivity. Browse the top boutiques or enjoy a coffee in the sunshine.
Make sure you have time for a visit to Mount Teide National Park with its dramatic volcanic landscape and unique plant life. Ride up in the cable car close to the summit and enjoy the spectacular views from over 3,000 metres altitude. Another unmissable experience is a catamaran excursion from Puerto Colón to see the local whales and dolphins!