Welcome to East Coast Tenerife
This region is speckled with bright and colourful little villages, which bring life to the otherwise stark surroundings. The east coast of Tenerife is perhaps the forgotten coast, and at first glance that may be unsurprising as the landscape is dry and dusty. If you have the time, however, it definitely pays to explore this region and uncover its pleasant low-key beach towns and the far more authentic local vibe that eludes the international resorts of the south coast. Candelaria is a charming seafront experience, with a sacred church, Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, and riveting traditional pottery displays at its Centro Alferero de Candelaria. Mystery awaits at Güímar slightly further south, where ancient pyramid ruins beg the question: who built them?