Top things to do in Northwest Tenerife

Top Choice Natural Feature in Los Gigantes & Puerto de Santiago

Acantilados de los Gigantes

These astonishing, dark rock cliffs soar sublimely 600m from the ocean, forging a magnificent natural geological spectacle right on the edge of Los Gigantes. Try to stop by when the sun sets for added wow factor. Th…
Top Choice Canarian in Los Gigantes & Puerto de Santiago

El Rincón de Juan Carlos

One of the island's best dining choices, this superb Michelin-starred restaurant is just off the main plaza. There's a marked leaning towards seafood: try the sumptuous grand menú (from €60 with wine pairing), or go…
Top Choice Tapas in Los Gigantes & Puerto de Santiago


Be sure to make a reservation at this superb spot hidden away down a lane near the port. Some 27 tapas fill the menu, from fresh salmon tartar to croutons with anchovies, Iberian cold cuts or simple bruschetta with …
Top Choice Japanese in Northwest Tenerife

Abama Kabuki

Marrying Western, Canarian and Japanese flavours, this Michelin-starred restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton Abama has sent a tsunami barrelling through Tenerife's culinary firmament (possibly upsetting a diner or two wit…
Viewpoint in Northwest Tenerife

Punta de Teno

When Plato mistook the Canary Islands for Atlantis, it must have been because of places like Punta de Teno. This beautiful spot, jutting into the Atlantic and the most northwestern point on Tenerife, is no secret. B…
Viewpoint in Los Gigantes & Puerto de Santiago

Lookout Point

For superb views of the Acantilados de los Gigantes head to the end of Calle Tabaiba to a natural lookout point over the marina below, but take care and exercise caution as the rock is loose here (signs warn against…
Canarian in Los Gigantes & Puerto de Santiago

El Mesón

Don't be put off by the nine-language menu; locals rate this place as one of the best in town and the owner, who’s quite a character, could talk the hind legs off a donkey. It serves an excellent array of seafood an…
Canarian in Masca

El Guanche

There's no point in denying that a meal in Masca is largely about the location and views, but this restaurant also has a decent menu. El Guanche took over the old Masca schoolhouse many decades ago, and serves up Ca…
Cafe in Los Gigantes & Puerto de Santiago

Cappucino Maria

With its expansive terrace, bright green furniture and large parasols, this cafe is a good, affordable choice for a filling English breakfast (€4.95), toasted sandwiches, croissants, pizza, pasta or simply a decent,…
Cultural in Masca

Fiesta de la Consolación

The Fiesta de la Consolación takes place in the first week of December, when villagers wearing traditional dress bring out their timples (similar to ukuleles) and other instruments for an evening of Canarian music.