Known for its combination of a subtropical and desert-like climate, as well as boasting a diverse terrain including countryside, mountains, and seaside beaches, Tenerife is the most popular island in Spain's famous archipelago. Having become a destination for many travelers seeking peace and tranquility in a tropical setting, Tenerife is home to many small communities, each offering its own unique island atmosphere and way of life.
One such area is El Rosario. Those who find their way to this vibrant municipality will quickly see that it represents the island's pastoral roots and laid-back atmosphere. When you stay in one of our quiet and comfortable vacation rentals, you'll enjoy that at-home feeling and unsurpassed privacy you won't get when staying in any hotel.
El Rosario is located in the northeastern part of Tenerife, one of Spain's gorgeous Canary Islands, and includes the small towns of La Esperanza, Radazul, and Tabaiba, to name a few. Resting on the slopes of the La Esperanza mountains, sandy beaches are close by. El Rosario is easy to reach with the main highway passing right through town.
El Rosario is an ideal destination for a quiet family getaway in a peaceful setting. Wander the streets and notice the remnants of the agricultural lifestyle that dominated the area when the Spanish troops arrived and put down roots. Canals, public fountains, and threshing fields still stand, and nearby now-defunct settlements retain traditional architecture.
If you love the outdoors, plan a few hikes in the countryside on the Tenerife Trail Network and revel in the lush greenery that surrounds you. Go on a section of the Anaga-Chasna trail, which begins in the town of La Esperanza and winds through the Adelantado forest on pine- and laurel-lined paths for over 50 miles. An alternative is the Raíces-Acentejo trail, which is close to town and perfect for those with less mobility.
El Rosario's coast features beautiful beaches any traveler will love. Come stroll on La Nea Beach, which consists of tiny pebbles and black volcanic sand, and take a lovely boardwalk stroll amidst gardens followed by a stop at the refreshment bar. If sunbathing is what you're after, Radazul is your beach, where you can also try some water skiing or diving. Be sure to keep your eyes open for endangered Loggerhead Turtles!
El Rosario is surrounded by a multitude of thriving communities that offer travelers unique experiences. If you're staying in one of our vacation rentals in quaint, rural Fasnia, El Rosario is only a 32-mile drive.
Check out Las Raíces recreational and camping area where travelers and locals alike cross paths when they want to commune with nature and leave the hustle of daily life behind. La Esperanza is a nice mix of nature - in the form of pine trees, fire trees, and tree heath - as well as spas, shops, coffee shops, and bars. The Loro Park Zoo is an excellent choice for family fun, and the Real Golf Club of Tenerife offers golfers an outlet for their passion. A trip to Monje Winery is a great way to while away an afternoon.
For a more urban experience, visit the coastal towns of Radazul and Tabaiba for shopping, dining, and city-focused events. Or visit Palm-Mar, the city by the sea, and experience city life, ocean bliss, and a mountain and natural reserve area all in one place.
If you're planning a trip to the Canary Islands, give Tenerife a try and stay in one of our lovely vacation homes in the area. El Rosario is particularly great for a tranquil and rejuvenating time away from the stress of your busy life.
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