About Chayofa, Tenerife
Chayofa is a small village in the area of Arona surrounded by the town of La Camella. Being set back inland a bit gives the village a much more tranquil, peaceful atmosphere. It is mainly occupied by residents with a few hotels and tourist complexes compared to the neighbouring tourist resort of Los Cristianos. However, being a quieter village does not mean that the only thing you can do is relax by the pool. A frequent bus service can take you Costa Adeje & Los Cristianos as well as many excursions offering complimentary transfers to and from Chayofa.
Things to do in Chayofa
Chayofa is home the most popular zoo in the south of Tenerife. It is set into the natural setting of the area, you would not even know it was there. Jungle park is great for all ages to enjoy with a wide variety of animals to discover. The shows include a sealion show, parrot show and probably one of the best shows we have seen in any zoo, the birds of prey show!
More info on Jungle Park
If you like to keep yourself active whilst on holiday, Tenerife Tennis Academy is located right in town. The only tennis club in the south of Tenerife with where you can play on clay courts, however, they also offer 3 artificial grass courts and 2 padel courts. There is also a nice bar and the playground for the kids.
Whether you are an expert who wants to keep up with your training or you just fancy a game in the sun. Tenerife Tennis Academy can offer different options for training.
- Private classes with the coach, the price is €35/hour. Better to book them in advance.
- Group classes for all the ages and levels – from beginner to pro players. €15/hour.
- Book the court and rent the rackets and play with your family or friends. €10/hour plus €2 for each racket.
You can reserve time on the courts through the Facebook page, online, by phone or at the courts themselves.
Tenerife Tennis Academy
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00 Every day
Address: 2 Calle El Morro Chafoya, 38652
Phone Number: 0034 680 222 891
Enjoy camel rides through large banana plantations at the first camel centre to open in Tenerife back in 1988.
Camel Park started with just 15 camels on a banana plantation in Guaza, it has now moved to Chayofa and has grown dramatically entertaining thousands of families yearly. Enjoy a camel ride of just pay for entrance to the finca to come and see the lovely animals native to the Canary Islands, or enjoy a meal at their restaurant.
For the more active visitors that like to get out and about during their holidays, hiking might be one of the best things to do in Chayofa. A nice trail will take you up the nearby Montaña del Mojon. At 285 metres above sea level you will get some great opportunities to snap some photos of Los Cristianos from above.
Best Bars and Restaurants in Chayofa
Unless you live in Tenerife or have taken a holiday in Chayofa you probably wouldn´t know about this towns hidden gems. You will find some lovely little bars and restaurants around Chayofa but one in particular is a favourite for many of the locals living in the south of Tenerife. If you ask locals where to get the best mixed grills you will more than likely be pointed to the town of Chayofa! Although it is a very small village, you will find one of our favourite restaurants on the island.
Meson La Finca
Meson La Finca is set in a small typical Canarian farmhouse which has been converted into a mixture of a Canarian restaurant combined with an upmarket cocktail bar. This is what makes this the ideal setting for big family meals, couples date nights or large parties. They offer live music most evenings. Meson La Finca is not just our favourite Canarian restaurant in Chayofa, but one of our favourites in Tenerife. A popular dish are the huge mixed grills served on a table barbecue keeping your food constantly cooking while you eat.
It is always recommended to make reservation in the summer months or on weekends as Meson La Finca is an island favourite.
Meson La Finca
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 12:00 – 23:00
Phone Number: 0034 922 72 91 89
Address: Calle Tarojo, 1, 38652 Chayofa, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/mesonlafincachayofa1/
Our favourite bar in Chayofa is La Tasca del Arte! Offering fantastic Cuban and Canarian cuisine, a lively atmosphere with an open terrace to watch the world go by. La Tasca del Arte entertain their guests with authentic Latin music on Friday and Sunday evenings after 19:30. They welcome all nationalities and are very family friendly. After one visit to La Tasca del Arte and you will return time and time again.
La Tasca del Arte
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 13:00 – Midnight
Phone Number: 0034 922 72 91 43
Address: Carretera General Antigua de Chayofa
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/latascadelarte/
This part isn’t really things to do in Chayofa but we have included them as they are probably the most popular things to do in Tenerife and all offer transfers from Chayofa.
Best boat trip
We would highly recommend taking a trip out on the Skyline sailing yacht or the Skyline cruiser. Offering daily trips to search for our resident pilot whales and dolphins. Enjoy 3 hours on these relaxing spacious boats soaking up the sun or taking advantage of a 3 hour open bar. Skyline will pick you up right from your door, whether you are staying in a hotel or private apartment.
More info on Skyline Sailing
More info on Skyline Cruiser
Starting in Chayofa you can discover Tenerife´s most popular areas and world heritage sites. Visit Mount Teide, Masca Valley, Icod and Garachico on a full day island tour or even a visit to the neighbouring island of La Gomera is possible with a pick up in Chayofa.
More info on Island Tours
Teide at Night
One of the most popular excursions in Tenerife is stargazing from Mount Teide National Park. The Canary Islands are considered one of the best places in the whole world for astrology. Our most recommended company to use is Dark Skies. Taking only small groups they offer a very personal experience as well as offering transfers from from Chayofa.
More info on Dark Skies
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