This little resort on the west coast of Tenerife is a laid-back place that oozes Spanish charm. It used to be known as a small fishing town, but an influx of tourists in search of the sun has seen it change into one of most visited tourist resorts around.
The town is nestled between neighbouring resorts Los Gigantes and Playa De La Arena, and this is why many people snap up cheap Puerto Santiago holidays; doing so allows them to enjoy the best of what Tenerife has to offer. Holidaymakers come to relax on the beach, and end up falling in love with Puerto Santiago and its charms.
Puerto Santiago is like the majority of the resorts in Tenerife, in that it benefits from a sub-tropical climate that keeps it warm all year round. During the summer months, the average temperature hits the mid to high twenties, with days in the season’s peak months, July and August, surpassing the 30°C barrier, making Puerto Santiago a great place to top up your tan.
The weather during the winter months is also attractive to tourists seeking cheap Puerto Santiago holidays, as it is much warmer than you would expect back in the UK. The coldest months in this resort are still warm in many respects, with temperatures hitting the high teens and low twenties. For those who do not enjoy the searing heat of summer, the winter months will certainly be more up your street.
The beach is usually the first port of call for many people taking a holiday here. The main beach in Puerto Santiago is made up of the natural, black volcanic sand that gives western Tenerife its unique look and attracts tourists from all over the world. The beaches in this resort are isolated and well looked after, making them perfect for an escape from everyday life to soak up the sun and relax.
Puerto Santiago has a rich fishing history, making the Museo Pescador, or Museum of Fishermen, a popular tourist attraction. It draws people in with its spectacular entrance, which takes a similar look to a 3D picture-book.
As fishing has played a huge part in the rise of Puerto Santiago, it is no surprise that seafood is a popular choice in this town. The Fishermans Inn and Los Arroces de Besay are popular among tourists, as they offer locally caught seafood cooked in traditional Spanish and Canarian ways, including barbequed fish with a spicy mojo picon sauce.
Puerto Santiago offers tourists many bars to enjoy a drink in a laid-back and relaxing fashion. Route 66 is one of the town’s well-loved bars, providing tourists with live entertainment that will keep you there well into the night. The Outside Inn is one of Puerto Santiago’s British Bars, perfect for visitors looking for a taste of home.