Top ChoiceChurch in Candelaria

Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

This imposing domed church dates from 1959 and sits at the edge of the town centre, overlooking a rocky beach and flanked by a plaza where nine huge statues of Guanche warriors stand guard. The church has an...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Candelaria

Centro Alfarero de Candelaria

Just past the basilica, steps lead up the right-hand side to the signposted Centro Alfarero de Candelaria, a small and very informative pottery museum, where pots are still thrown by hand and without a wheel –...

Top ChoiceGifts & Souvenirs in Candelaria

La Casa de las Imágenes

Get into the soul-stirring mood in Candelaria by checking out the religious statues, shrink-wrapped Santa Ritas, photos, plaques, candles, and holograms of the Virgin Mary and every saint you can name at this...

Seafood in Candelaria

El Muelle

This popular seafood restaurant with a large terrace out back with harbour views serves battered prawns, octopus vinaigrette, cuttlefish with garlic, fish of the day and tuna with mojo.

Cafe in Candelaria

Bar Mencey

This earthy, local bar has a postage-stamp-size interior, complete with TV and slot machines. Head out to the terrace for slices of sea views across the way, and enjoy a strong coffee, tostada con aceite (toast...

Churros in Candelaria

Churrería El Guanche

For something crispy, carbohydrate and sweet, follow your nostrils to this corner churrería that serves filling helpings of churros, ready to be dipped in cups of thick hot chocolate and devoured.