Palm Mar is a smaller resort with a few restaurants and bars as well as a rock and shingle beach. A 1¼ kilometre promenade lines the beach and is ideal for an early morning jog or a leisurely evening stroll, taking in the lovely sunsets and the gentle breeze of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a fantastic base to explore the rest of the island, with Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje only 20 minutes’ drive away.
There is a small commercial centre with a couple of souvenir shops and mini markets. There's also a supermarket, bank, fitness center and a few clothing shops. The nearby town of Los Christianos, 15 minutes’ drive away, has a weekly market every Thursday and Saturday where you can pick up some souvenirs.
Palm Mar has selection of restaurants offering both local and international cuisine, including a pizzeria, Indian and Chinese. There is also a great tapas bar as well as a couple of ice cream shops. The larger resort of Las Americas has a plethora of restaurants to choose from and is well known for its lively nightlife. The fishing village of Las Galletas is also a short drive away, with great fish restaurants and a relaxed local atmosphere, as well as Los Cristianos with its bustling shopping area and a good choice of traditional restaurants.
Arenita Beach is a natural rock and shingle beach with plenty of rock pools - great for exploring with children at low tide. There is a small beach bar or 'chiringito' as it's known locally with straw umbrellas and sunbeds for hire. The Bahia Beach Club is definitely worth a visit – a chic beach club with sunbeds to rent as well as a sea-facing restaurant and bar serving delicious food. There are also spectacular walks along the rocky coastline, which is a popular spot for ramblers.
There are 2 waterparks only a 20 minute car ride away, Aqualand and the famous Siam Park, along with the new shopping centre, Siam Mall. The local bowling alley is also located in Fanabe by the beach. You’ll find a selection of trampolines, bikes for hire and water sports along the beachfronts in nearby Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje.
Tenerife has a number of historical and interesting villages to see, including the fascinating hamlet of Masca with spectacular views of the ravine. Further afield the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz, is a bustling port city just an hours drive away. Santa Cruz offers something for everyone with its plazas, parks, museums, shopping, theatre, art, fine dining and a lively nightlife.
No trip to Tenerife would be complete without a visit to Mount Teide National Park. Take the cable car or walk up to the viewpoint for stunning vistas of the volcanic landscape.