Callao Salvaje – Costa Adeje

Today we called into the small, mainly residential, resort of Callao Salvaje. It is part of what is known to tourists as ‘Costa Adeje’ and is located 8km from Playa de las Americas.

Originally a small village, it has undergone rapid transformation over the past few years, most noticeable is the addition of Playa Ajabo. To maintain the enhancements, and continue the modernisation plan, improvements to the beach access road have been made and in the longer term, the walkway between Callao Salvaje and Playa Paraíso will be finished. Unfortunately, the work gives some areas the feeling of a building site.

The beach is ground rock rather than sand and can be sharp on the feet particularly, those of children but it is now a pretty area and the beach bar offers the nice touch of providing drinks to your sun lounger while you relax and listen to the waves lapping the shore.

For those not looking for the highlife but prefer a quiet holiday Callao Salvaje is ideal. The majority of visitors use the village as a base from which to explore the island as the position and access to the motorway is excellent.

There are a couple of hotels, unfortunately only one, on the edge of town, looks modern, the others appear dated, but only from the outside, because according to reviews facilities are excellent.

For those on self-catering breaks the resort has a small shopping centre and a SPAR type supermarket, which in recognition of British visitors stocks familiar UK brands, although in most cases the prices are considerably higher than you would expect to pay at home. The reality being unless you are prepared to travel to the large supermarkets, you have to pay the village shopkeepers prices. On a more positive note, the resort has a good selection of reasonably priced restaurants and a variety of bars…..And some of the best ice-cream around 🙂

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6 Responses to Callao Salvaje – Costa Adeje

  1. Shaun Carling says:

    This is not a true reflection of Callao Salvaje, their are 4 supermarkets in the village of which 1 is quite expensive, the hotels are very up to date 2 being refurbished as we speak (I guess that’s the building site bit). Many, many people come here for a lovely holiday and do not jyst use it as a base. All of the bars and restaurants work very hard to accomadate their clients and the village has an extremely friendly atmosphere that I think you would be hard pressed to find in the more commercialized areas of the island, but I will agree with the beach being a little harsh on the feet, flip flops recommended x

    • In fairness Shaun, I did mention one specific supermarket and knew there were others but surely you can´t compare these to Mercadona and Tu Tebol further out of town. Hotels “looks modern, the others appear dated, but only from the outside, because according to reviews facilities are excellent“. as I live on the island I don´t need to stay in southern hotels so can only go by reviews. You say 2 are being refurbished but I guess not the outside as mostly buildings are stuck with and look they had when originally built. I also said “a good selection of reasonably priced restaurants and a variety of bars” so hardly a put down.

  2. John Hall says:

    A positive review of Callao Salvaje, Meryl? Lol

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