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Santiago del Teide is a town of 11,000 people (2019) on the west coast of Tenerife.


Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

The municipality is accessed mainly by the TF-82 road from Icod de los Vinos to Armeñime. Other access roads are the TF-375 road from Santiago del Teide to Chío via Arguayo, the TF-436 from Buenavista to Santiago del Teide and the TF-454 from Tamaimo to Puerto de Santiago.

By bus[edit]

Bus service provided by Transportes interurbanos de Tenerife, SA (TITSA):

  • 325 Puerto de la Cruz - Los Gigantes Cliffs (via Icod de los Vinos)
  • 355 Buenavista - Masca - Valle Santiago
  • 460 Icod de los Vinos - Costa Adeje (via Guía de Isora)
  • 462 Guía de Isora - A. Los Gigantes (via Tamaimo)
  • 473 Los Cristianos - A. Los Gigantes (for Adeje)
  • 477 Los Cristianos - A. Los Gigantes (direct)
  • 493 Guía de Isora - A. Los Gigantes (by Alcalá)

Get around[edit]

Map of Santiago del Teide

The municipality has several taxi ranks, especially concentrated in the neighborhoods of Los Gigantes and Puerto de Santiago, with one also in Tamaimo and another in the town center.


  • 1 Acantilados de Los Gigantes (Cliffs of the Giants). Acantilados de Los Gigantes (Q2822632) on Wikidata Acantilados de Los Gigantes on Wikipedia
  • Chinyero volcano, where the last volcanic eruption on the island occurred in 1909
  • Arguayo: the pottery centre
  • The Art Route adds to a set of paintings on the facades of the houses of Santiago del Teide (dedicated to the islands) and the Fisherman's Museum in Puerto de Santiago, with a facade by the artist Bernard Romain.


  • Arguayo: Playa de la Arena, which enjoys the blue flag of Europe for coasts and beaches.
  • Festivals the Virgen del Carmen festival on July 16, and the Santiago Apóstol day on July 25.



  • 1 Bar Restaurante Santiago del Teide, c/ Casas de Reina, +34 922 864 190. Roadside restaurant popular with the locals, serving a selection of local cuisine. There are only 3 tables for outdoor seating, so reservation in advance is required. They have an English menu on request.




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