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Welcome To Our Guide To La Caleta

The small coastal village of La Caleta is part of the municipal district Adeje, approximately 25km or 15 miles west of the Reina Sofia International Airport Looking at a map of the west coast of Tenerife, it is very easy to miss the town altogether, although if you look closely enough you should find it hidden away between the resorts of Playa Paraiso and the more infamous Playa de las Americas.

For most visitors to the resort this means a relatively short transfer along the TF1 motorway, which should normally take no more than 30 to 40 minutes. However, in recent months at least one of the major tour operators has begun to make prior transfers into the Adeje district of Playa de las Americas, before then making the short trip over to La Caleta, which can effectively double the journey time to over 1 hour from the time you actually leave the airport grounds.

Whilst most visitors to La Caleta are quite happy to sit back, relax and enjoy their unscheduled tour of Costa Adeje, there is a growing feeling amongst travellers that having already spent the last 7 hours or so either sitting in an airport departure lounge, or cramped Boeing 747, they now wish to take the most direct route from the airport to their chosen accommodation.

If like me, you are one of these travellers, there is always the option of arranging for the collection of a pre-booked hire car, or as an alternative, jumping into one of the numerous taxis waiting outside of the arrivals hall.

Although these taxis do all operate on a fixed price basis, this "fixed price" can, and often does, vary slightly depending upon the number of suitcases, the time of day or night of the journey, and of course the number of passengers carried. It's also worthwhile mentioning that as a rule, taxis do not normally carry child seats, so very small children will have to sit on their parents knees for the journey.

If this is a cause for concern, we strongly recommend that you make arrangements for a pre-booked taxi to be waiting for you, and clearly specify at the time of booking that a child seat is needed for the journey.

Pre-booked taxis are often a little more expensive, although as with all things in life, you only get what you pay for.

Whatever method of transport you ultimately decide upon to make this transfer, and as with the other resorts on the island, we have put together the basic route for the journey, complete with links to maps where appropriate, and this is available from the Route Map link on the left hand frame of this page.

Once you are in the resort, and have settled in to your accommodation, you will very quickly realise that La Caleta is a very small and quiet resort, with only a handful of few bars and restaurants beyond those provided by the small number of hotels here.

However, over the years we have become increasingly conscious that the outskirts of the Adeje district of Playa de las Americas is now becoming visibly closer to La Caleta, and it can only be a matter of time that the continued demand for both holiday beds and residential accommodation on the island, dictates that the two resorts will eventually merge.

Although the main resort beach is quite small, and is described in the few guides that have been written about La Caleta as being "a mixture of sand and pebbles", a short walk south towards Adeje, brings you to the Hotel Costa Adeje Palace and the sandy Playa de la Enramada beach.

Despite being so close to a large hotel, the guests staying there all appear to prefer the pool to the beach, and as a result it rarely becomes too crowded even in high season.

However, if by mistake you walk in the opposite direction, north from La Caleta and Adeje, one of the first beaches you are likely to encounter is the Playa de Diego Hernaandez, which as you have just discovered is very popular with nudists.

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