Las Caletillas is a Spanish town through and through. It is an authentic Spanish town with only a couple of hotels for tourists. This means you are truly away from the masses of some of the other resorts, so if you are looking for something with genuine Spanish feel this could be the place for you.
Las Caletillas Nightlife
As the town is a real Spanish one there is no entertainment as such outside of what the hotels may offer. The main street runs parallel to the beach promenade a bit up the hill. Here you will find more Spanish bars and restaurants and some lovely shops and supermarkets. You will also find some trendy bars around the town.
There are plenty of excellent restaurants along the seafront promenade, offering authentic Spanish food as well as Italian and pizza restaurants. There are no ‘International restaurants’, British bars, karaoke or restaurant chains you would find in the major resorts. Bring your Spanish phrasebook as little English is spoken. The restaurants will offer you a genuine Spanish experience with fantastic food. All will be very welcoming and helpful, being genuinely proud of the food they offer.
Las Caletillas Beaches
The small beaches are well cared for and are made up of black volcanic sand and large pebbles. There are also raised manmade beach areas with soft volcanic shingle and wooden decking sunbathing areas surrounded by palm trees. There are also small manmade coves where you can swim in the sea.Places to Stay in Las Caletillas
There is a lovely palm tree-lined promenade running from the Tenerife Tour Hotel for about 1km towards Candelaria. You can take a leisurely stroll and perhaps stop for lunch or a glass of wine or coffee. Take a look at our photos of Las Caletillas
Las Caletillas Attractions
Las Caletillas is part of Candelaria where you can walk or catch a bus to. Candelaria is a pleasant town where the focus is the church on the seafront, the Basílica de la Candelaria. It is here that an annual pilgrimage is held to the Virgin de Candelaria. The object of the pilgrimage is a statute of the Virgin Mary washed ashore during the times of the Guanches. There are also the statutes of the nine Guanche Mencey Kings in the Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias by the Basilica commemorating the original inhabitants of the island before the Spanish conquest. Here there are also several cafes and bars.
Where is Las Caletillas
Las Caletillas located on Tenerife's eastern coast 17km from the islands capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is approximately 60km by road from the main resorts of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas, and 46 km from the resort of Puerto de la Cruz on the north coast of the island. You can see the town's location on our Las Caletaillas map page.
Tenerife South Airport to Las Caletillas Transfer Times
The distance from Tenerife Reina Sophia Airport to Las Caletillas is approximately 46km by road taking about 30 minutes. The taxi fare to Las Caletillas from Tenerife south airport will cost about 65 euros. The bus route 111 going to Santa Cruz will take you from Tenerife south airport to Las Caletillas.