Callao Salvaje is a small, modern, purpose-built resort town on the west coast of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. This stretch of coast is packed with resorts, and what Callao Salvaje lacks in the way of entertainments and amenities is within easy reach in some of Tenerife’s most famous seaside towns. The town’s new beach is backed with a promenade, no doubt in the hope that Callao Salvaje will be more firmly established on the tourist map.
To the south-east you’ll find Playa de las Americas, the massive resort that’s such a favourite with young British visitors. It’s a lively party town, but also one of the best water sports spots on the islands.
Neighbouring Callao Salvaje are Playa de la Arena, with its black sand beach, and Playa Paraiso, which is linked to Callao Salvaje by a walkway. The area around Adeje is well served in the way of family entertainment including two large water parks - Siam Park and Aqua Land. Golfers have plenty of choice along this stretch of coast too.
Playa Ajabo is Callao Salvaje’s main beach. The beach is fairly small and shingly, but is set in an attractive bay and has a popular restaurant behind the promenade.
The resort includes a handful of small corner-shops which supply all of your usual amenities, however visitors are best catered for in the town’s selection of restaurants, with competition bringing better value and quality dining.
Callao Salvaje not only has good links to the local resorts – Playa de las Americas is about 10 minutes away by taxi – but it’s also well placed to get onto the island’s motorway network to explore inland. Mount Tiede in the centre of the island is Spain’s highest mountain and well worth a day trip. Tenerife is such a small island that most of it can be reached in under an hour from Callao Salvaje, including Santa Cruz, the island’s capital and an exciting modern city with a particularly vibrant cultural scene.
Tenerife enjoys the wonderful climate that makes the Canary Islands such an attractive destination all year round. It rarely rains and long sunny days take temperatures into the 30s and beyond in summer. Winter averages of, or just under, 20°C make it a very popular winter sun destination for northern European travellers.
Families: There are good quality, high profile family attractions everywhere on this stretch of the Tenerife coast including the giant water parks such as Siam Park and Aqualand in Adeje.
Water Sports: Many go to Playa de las Americas to party, but head there during the day and you’ll find some of the best windsurfing in the islands and possibly the world. There are schools, excursions and equipment rental operations in all the resorts.
Winter Sun: Guaranteed winter sunshine with the temperatures sometimes shooting above 20°C, keep visitors booking the short flight from the UK to Tenerife throughout the winter.
Nightlife: There are good restaurants in Callao Salvaje and excellent access to neighbouring resorts where the Fanabe area offers upmarket socialising and Playa de las Americas youthful hedonism.