Updated: 29-11-2016 by
La Caleta a Picture Postcard Fishing Village in Tenerife
If you are looking for a quiet retreat on the island of Tenerife then you don't have to go too far down the road from Playa de las Americas to find one. La Caleta is one of the prettiest areas just 10 minutes away by car and with gorgeous beaches, superb golf courses and a fishing harbour that is picture postcard perfect it is the ideal location for either a holiday or as an option for moving to on a more permanent basis.
Being in the south of the island, Caleta enjoys 50 weeks of constant sunshine however the Trade Winds make the higher temperatures very comfortable. The daylight hours are gorgeous and the evenings just wonderful which tempts locals and visitors alike to enjoy a refreshing cool drink in one of the many open air bars in the town.
This lovely fishing village has kept a lot of its charm and character and if you are looking for a great compromise between traditional Tenerife and the modern one, then this is the perfect place to consider if you are thinking about buying a property in Tenerife. There are some amazing properties for sale in Caleta and the surrounding areas. Sumptuous villas with pools, gorgeous apartments with outstanding views overlooking the Atlantic, penthouses as well as some of the most comfortable modern duplexes and all very much in the heart of Caleta close to the wonderful seafood restaurants and bars.
The great part about this delightful fishing harbour is it really does offer a wonderful relaxed atmosphere and yet just down the road and not such a long walk away, you'll find Playa de las Americas which is busy and vibrant. A little bit farther and there's Los Cristianos, so if you feel like joining the crowds for a while, then you can. However, if it's a quieter time you're seeking, then a round of golf on one of the excellent and well appointed courses will suit you to a tee.
The beaches in La Caleta are made up of pebbles rather than sand although the sandier beaches can be found one kilometer in either direction of the resort. The coast runs towards Playa de las Americas and along to Los Cristianos. If you go in the other direction you will run into a more rural Tenerife and dip into the snug coves of Playa de Diego Hernandez and Hippy Bay. Hippy Bay can be found along some of the many walking trails and uncultivated countryside. This mainly rocky beach has some areas of flat rock which are used by many sunbathers who bask in the sun and enjoy the scenery.
As you can imagine swimming is really popular and access to deep waters can be made from many of the ladders that run down the rock sides in the more popular areas. Snorkeling is popular activities too due to the resorts beautiful clear water. If you prefer to stay above the water, you can take a boat trip to see whales and dolphins that are always somewhere just offshore.
For decades visitors have arrived on the island of Tenerife and fallen in love with it. These travellers always come back year after year to experience the wonderful atmosphere of the place, to enjoy some real quality time doing what they love best. Caleta is by far one of the prettiest of the coastal fishing villages so it is understandable that more and more visitors are choosing to find properties to buy in the area. When you realize just what a choice you have, then you too might want to take the plunge and buy your very own property in Caleta.
Many of the properties in the La Caleta area start as low as €129,000 although a lot of these won’t have a pool and are normally unfurnished at that price. However, villas there are much pricier and start around the €700,000. Houses are somewhere in between starting at €300,000 which interestingly is nearly 50% more expensive than other properties found on Tenerife and the national average of properties found on mainland Spain.
So La Caleta is a most desirable area whether you are planning to visit for a holiday or are looking to move there on a more permanent basis. Either way, this traditional Canarian village is a relaxing choice if you like quieter resorts. However, La Caleta is near enough to the busier areas such as Playa de las Americas, should you wish to have an evening out or a busy day shopping.
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