Chill out or head out
Costa Silencio is close enough to the busier areas of the island without being on top of them. You can take your holiday at a leisurely pace in the bars, restaurants and shops of the town, make use of the sports facilities and hotel pools or go out and explore your surroundings.
A leisurely 10-minute stroll west down the coast and you'll be in the pretty harbour town of Las Galletas. A former fishing village with a small black sand beach, the harbour has been expanded to provide moorings for leisure. The town has a good selection of seafood restaurants, bars and shops. Most mornings there is also a fish market here and even if you've no intention of buying any, you can still watch the fish being prepared and enjoy the buzz.
On the edge of Las Galletas, by the water's edge, is the trendy venue, Vai Moana. A chill out bar that is great for a drink and also serves delicious food, it's the live jazz, reggae and soul music that people mainly come for. Their full moon parties (held every month during the full moon) are infamous and a top place to dance the night away.
The Montana Amarilla, Yellow Mountain, nature reserve is also within walking distance but you might need your hiking boots to get to the top of the peak. Once you are there you'll be rewarded with outstanding views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as seeing teams of the local lizards.
Or you can head to Playa Amarilla beach, which although typical of the rocky coastline of the area, has steps that lead up from the water to a bathing platform. The beach is also a top spot for scuba diving and kayaking.
Take the plunge
A little further along the coast to the east, San Miguel Marina complex - the largest leisure marina in Tenerife - is the starting point for the Submarine Safari, which dives 60 metres under the sea to gaze upon sea creatures, divers and shipwrecks.
A short drive away the wide strip of El Medano beach is water sports heaven, attracting lots of surfers and body boarders and is the stage for the annual World Kite Surfing Championship.
A golf experience like no other
The area is also well known for its world-class golf courses, including the luxury Golf del Sur resort with a 27-hole championship course, academy, driving range, pro shops and plenty of club houses for celebrating those hole in ones.
Tenerife's year-round mild climate provides perfect playing conditions. And the south coast is possibly the best place on the island to play the sport. Take in the stunning contrasts in scenery between volcanic black sand bunkers and lush greens, all framed by the Atlantic on one side and the towering Mount Teide on the other. Book a Tenerife All Inclusive holiday to Costa Silencio, and enjoy incredible golf alongside luxury surroundings and wonderful food.
Parties and parks
If you do find yourself searching for more excitement, you're under 16 kilometres from the popular resorts of Las Americas and Los Cristianos. These resorts are known for long stretches of sandy beach, varied shopping and, of course, the glittering nightlife. The water parks and animal parks near here are also a great day out. Tenerife's waterparks are the envy of the Canary Islands and both Aqualand and the Thai-themed Siam Park have options for adrenaline junkies as well as tamer rides.