East Coast Tenerife attractions

Church in Candelaria

Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

This large 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. During the official festivit…
Ruins in Güímar & Around

Pirámides de Güímar

These much-restored pyramid ruins explore an intriguing question: could the Canarios have had contact with America before Columbus famously sailed the ocean blue? This theory was developed by renowned Norwegian scie…
Museum in Candelaria

Centro Alferero de Candelaria

Just past the Basilica, steps lead up the right-hand side to the signposted Centro Alferero de Candelaria, a small pottery museum which still throw pots by hand, plus a shop where you buy the typical red pots, inclu…
Beach in El Médano

Playa El Médano

El Médano boasts the longest beach in Tenerife (2km), lined by a wooden boardwalk – ideal for evening strolls, but that same wind that makes it so good for windsurfing makes it less than ideal for sunbathing.
Beach in El Médano

Playa La Tejita

Stretching for around1km, this delightful unspoiled beach has a simple straw-roofed bar for drinks and snacks. It's just east of the main Playa El Médano; the first section is nudist.
Museum in Güímar & Around

Archeological & Ethnographical Museum of Agache

This modest museum in El Escobonal displays all kinds of odds and ends related to Guanche and island culture.