Costa del Silencio, Tenerife

Costa del Silencio, or translated from Spanish “The Coast of Silence”, is a purposely built resort town in the southern part of the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands. It is situated approximately halfway between the vibrant resort center of Los Cristianos and the Tenerife South International Airport. Consisting mainly of luxury residential and hotel complexes, the resort settlement sprouted on the coast of the Atlantic in the 70s of the 20th century. It is the work of a Belgian entrepreneur.

harbour las galletas costa del silencioWith a population of about 7873 people in 2009 (according to data from the National Statistical Institute of Spain), Costa del Silencio is small enough to correspond with its name.

Without the noise from cars or crowds of visitors, the streets are really quiet and peaceful throughout the year.

Only the gentle sound of breaking ocean waves disturb the silence in the town. Ten Bel, this is the other name of Costa del Silencio, has an excellent infrastructure with numerous gardens and exotic tropical plants. Even if very small, the resort town offers excellent opportunities for eating out and shopping.

Year-round sunny and warm weather makes people spend long hours outdoors. Swimming pools, tennis courts and other sports facilities offer everything necessary for a person to fully enjoy spending time outdoors.

For those who prefer to relax on the beach, Costa del Silencio offers several typical volcanic beaches with black sand and pebbles.

The average sea surface temperature off the coast is consistently above 17°C and is suitable for swimming all year round, of course, if there are no too large waves or strong ocean currents.

Next to the resort of Costa del Silencio is situated the small village of Las Galletas. The towns are completely merged into each other and form together a common small urban area.

There is a small but modern marina on the coast of Las Galletas, and right there stretch the largest beaches in the vicinity.