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Welcome to Costa del Silencio

Costa del Silencio

Costa del Silencio (the Silent Coast), on the south shore of Tenerife, was one of the first holiday resorts on the island to be purposefully built for tourism and is dominated by the ageing Ten Bel complex and several commercial centres. The resort is popular with German and Belgian visitors, but also draws the British package tour crowd to its shores. The resort itself does not have a major beach, but is within walking distance of the neighbouring Las Galletas beach, and is also very close to the immensely popular Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos.

The resort attracts a fair amount of self-catering visitors. The town has three large commercial areas, CC El Chaparral, CC Trebol and CC Coralmar Square, which cater to these visitors. The supermarkets are predominantly overpriced, particularly for those wanting to buy UK brands.

Costa del Silencio does tend to live up to its name and is a lot quieter and more relaxed than other resorts, but still boasts a number of bars, shops and restaurants; just don't expect massive dance clubs and all night entertainment.

Information & Facts

Spanish is the official language, but English is widely understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.

Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels, restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.

Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).

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