Get Real in the Historic Tenerife Town of Los Realejos

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Planning a cultural holiday but want to go somewhere a little different? It can be tricky to choose a destination as there are so many fantastic places to visit, but Tenerife is a great option.

The town of Los Realejos is located in northern Tenerife, and is particularly well-suited to culture and history lovers. It boasts stunning natural reserves and black sand beaches, an Old Town and various buildings of cultural significance – all just waiting to be discovered.

Old Town

Los Realejos is beautifully preserved and attracts many tourists with its historic and artistic highlights. The buildings in the Old Town are well-preserved and reflect the area’s rich, his-toric past – it was once inhabited by the aboriginal Guanche people and was the base for military camps of Spanish conquerors. Exploring the town, visitors can enjoy the various architectural styles, charming streets and a calm, local atmosphere.

Natural Reserves

It comes as no surprise that this is a beautiful part of the world since nearly 50% of the land is protected under environmental laws. If you enjoy being surrounded by nature, there’s no better spot than Los Realejos.

Perhaps the most popular highlight is Teide National Park which features the imposing Mount Teide – the highest peak in all of Spain. Other highlights include La Corona Forestal National Park and the Protected Landscapes of Los Campeches, Tigaiga and Ruiz.

During your holiday you will find diverse ecosystems which can be explored on various hik-ing routes. Find the main network of trails connecting the natural reserves and head out on your expedition – don’t forget your camera.


There are five black sand pebble beaches in Los Realejos, some boasting natural pools which are amongst the most beautiful in the Canary Islands. Though the shorelines can be-come crowded during high season, they are definitely worth a visit. If you head to the beach for sunrise, you’re likely to find it completely deserted.

How to Get There

Flights to Tenerife from London take approximately four hours and there are airports both to the north and the south of the island. To reach Los Realejos, it is best to fly to the northern airport and then use an airport transfer to get to your hotel. It is definitely worth pre-booking Tenerife transfers as you won’t have to wait in any queues and can start exploring the area as soon as possible.

Los Realejos is a superb destination for culture vultures since there is such a huge amount to discover. Its unique Old Town along with the surrounding natural beauty are the main highlights, but the island also has an enviable climate and friendly locals, making your holiday even more special. Since it is so easy to reach with short flights and Tenerife transfers to your hotel, there’s no reason not to explore this wonderful island.
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