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Guia De Isora

Guia de Isora Holidays

Guia de Isora is the number one choice if you want more culture and fewer crowds on your Tenerife holiday. Located in the depths of the mountains on the west coast of Tenerife, this area is rich in both history and scenery.

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Truly tranquil

Its quiet beaches, quaint villages and dramatic scenery make it a charming and unique place to visit. Guia de Isora is the ideal destination for a peaceful package holiday to Tenerife, as it has been left largely untouched by tourism.

Along the coastline, Playa Acala's harbour is a great place to watch little boats bobbing up and down in the waters and enjoy a slower pace of life.

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Dive into Guia de Isora

The Diveria centre welcomes both professional and amateur divers. The dives run daily and take place in small groups to ensure that you get a personalised experience. The equipment is available to rent from the centre so you don't have to worry about bringing your own. The centre also offers a pick-up and drop-off service to and from your accommodation.

Charming villages

Dramatic volcanic scenes provide the backdrop to Guia de Isora. In the distance, on the slopes of Mount Teide, you can spot the quaint villages of Chico and Chirche. The villages are easily accessible by both car and taxi and are ideal day trips if you're in search of an authentic Canarian experience. Take a step back in time as you walk round the cobbled streets past whitewashed cottages.

Foodie heaven

Any foodies will be pleased to hear that there's also a farmer's market that runs every Saturday from 9.30am until 1.30pm in the main Plaza of Guia de Isora. Not only are there fruit and veg stalls, but you'll also find vendors selling local cheeses, which compliment the Teneguia wine perfectly. There's even a bouncy castle should any little ones need entertaining.

The palm-lined promenade boasts a variety of restaurants and laid-back bars, so you'll be spoilt for choice. Take a leaf out of the locals' book and find a seat as the sun sets over the island of La Gomera - it makes for a special start to your evening.

Tuck into a tuna steak or sea bream along Avenue del Emigrante. Share a seafood platter with a loved one and wash it down with a glass of Tenerife's own Malvasia wine, apparently it was Shakespeare's favourite.

Potter for bargains

Hunt for a bargain at the local Sunday market, held in the main plaza, where you can find anything from local delicacies to handmade crafts. Little family-run shops line the streets of the town, where the roads are barely wide enough for a car. If you're looking for more variety and bigger shops, head to nearby Costa Adeje.

Beautiful beaches

The conveniently placed bars and cafes of Playa de San Juan are dotted along the shore and provide the perfect pit stop for tired joggers and walkers in need of a boost. Sunloungers are also available here if you want to kick back and indulge in some serious tanning time. If you're looking to relax with a book and your suntan lotion in hand during a trip to Tenerife All Inclusive, Playa de San Juan is the one for you.

Explore the landscape

Mount Teide by night undoubtedly gives you the best views of Tenerife. Watch the red and pinky hues of the sunset and spot stars in the clear skies as you explore the landscapes of mount Teide National Park. After you've been whisked to the pinnacle – 7,000 feet up – you can take photographs and toast the view with a glass of fizz.

It's a good idea to hire a car if you want to head further into the mountains. A 40-minute drive will take you to Masca, a small hidden village, or the pretty town Garachico. Afterwards you can enjoy some wine-tasting at the King's Cave bodega.

If you are looking for more buzz, the bright lights and loud beats of Las Americas, and the fine restaurants of Costa Adeje, are only 25 minutes away by car.