Tucked away on the southern side of Tenerife, the town of Arona is an unassuming place for your next vacation to Spain's gorgeous Canary Islands. However, the rural town is less out-of-the-way than it initially appears. The sleepy city has its fair share of amazing sights to see, and its proximity to stunning national parks and bustling beach towns makes a visit more than worth your while. Stay in one of our vacation rentals to get the full Arona experience.
Located in the sprawling municipality of the same name, Arona is emblematic of the peaceful countryside towns that dot Tenerife. The small size and population of the city make it the perfect place to relax far away from bustling urban stress. Stroll down the narrow streets and admire the architecture around you, as well as the distant rolling hills to the north.
If you arrive at the right time of year, you can stop by the Fernando Pérez Fútbol Field and catch an exciting game of soccer. If not, you can always wile away the hours at one of the town's fantastic restaurants. Casino de Arona is a stylish place to pass the time, with cool drinks and a pool table to test your skills. Meanwhile, sweeter fare awaits you at Pastelería Aroma to the south.
A big advantage of Arona's rural location is its proximity to some of Tenerife's most stunning natural parks. Ifonche sprawls out to the north, offering a hike that takes you through a massive ravine, past intriguing caves, and through lightly forested areas with amazing views of the ocean along the way.
Just east of Ifonche is Montaña Colorada. The dome-shaped mountain is a landscape of contrasts, with red volcanic edifices and lush green vegetation dominating the scenery in equal measure. Less complicated - but no less worthwhile - is the Roque de Jama to the south. The rock formation is beautiful on its own, but breathtaking when combined with the expansive views surrounding it. Wherever you choose to explore, you'll rest easy in your comfortable vacation rental back in town.
Of course, no trip to the Canary Islands would be complete without visiting their world-famous beaches. Despite lying a few miles inland, Arona is a great destination for those who can't make up their mind as to which beach town they should visit first since it's conveniently placed near several!
The sandy shores of Las Galletas provide a nice place to relax after visiting one of the many vantage points of the nearby Costa del Silencio. Palm-Mar is just four miles southwest, providing resort comforts along with plenty of bars and restaurants just a short walk away from the beach. Los Cristianos is a larger town, allowing visitors the chance to try boating, fishing, and more during their stay.
Last, but certainly not least, is Playa de las Américas just over four miles away, whose fantastic beaches are matched only by the vibrant, entertaining nightlife.
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