The northern town of The Realejos It is promoted as an ideal destination for summer getaways, thanks to its wide range of accommodation, gastronomy, festivals, sports, culture and entertainment. activities in contact with nature, from the sea to the summit. The Realejos City Council presented this Thursday, July 7, a campaign in which it encourages Tenerife residents and visitors to escape to Los Realejos in the summer, the second town in Tenerife with the most rural tourism offer.
The campaign, which will be disseminated through social networks and the media, offers very attractive images of some of the royal icons: Socorro beach, Rambla de Castro, the paragliding flights from La Corona, its gastronomy, its wines and some of its most popular traditions and festivals. Mayor, Adolf Gonzalez (PP), and the mayor of Tourism, Isabel Socorror (PP), were in charge of presenting this initiative, whose main objective is to attract visitors and boost the local economy.
«This is a global strategy for the dissemination of the different attractions offered by the municipality during this summer, through its natural and heritage values, the practice of outdoor sports, as a destination for ornithological tourism or thanks to its wide range of accommodation. , especially rural tourism, “explained the mayor. In addition, leaving behind the worst moments of the Covid-19 pandemic allows the town to recover events such as the Papa Bonita Gastronomic Showjust on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of this crop to Icod el Alto from Peru, on July 23; the Great Tenerife Wine Festivalwhich returns on September 3 to El Socorro beach, or the Carmen Festivitieswhich have already started.
For Adolfo González, «the attractions of The Realejos are innumerable and we are convinced that they are complementary to the offer of other nearby towns such as Puerto de la Cruz or La Orotava». The large number of royal festivals are, in his opinion, one of the main differential elements, since it is the municipality with the most celebrations in the country. In addition to its unique landscapes, this town stands out for its rich gastronomy, with its own hallmark of quality and “increasingly recognized”, and for its commitment to sports in contact with nature such as surfing, which has its best resource in Socorro beach; paragliding, or hiking and trailwith the steepest route in all of Spain: the 0-4-0, which starts at sea level and ends at the top of the Mount Teide.
Despite not being an eminently tourist town, The Realejos has an important hotel and non-hotel plant, with establishments such as the Maritim, Panoramica Garden hotels or the Route Active Hotel; the Playa de Los Roques apartments, and a great offer in rural tourism with the hotels Bentor, Casablanca or Los Realejos by Amarilla Co; the El Terrero and Las Cuatro Ventanas haciendas; the Sulula, La Torre or El Quinto farms, and dozens of rural houses scattered throughout the municipality. An important development fostered by “entrepreneurs and investors who have seen that rural tourism can be a characteristic activity of this town,” emphasizes González.
In September the Great Tenerife Wine Festival returns to Socorro beach
Socorro stressed the importance of having the website losrealejos.travel, key to knowing the different local tourist resources, which also includes an outstanding novelty: the reservation center (reservations.losrealejos.travel), where for now it is possible to book in twenty establishments. Among the recent additions to this website, the section dedicated specifically to urban art stands out, which has become another of the most avant-garde attractions in Los Realejos, where there are around 40 large-format works by national and international graffiti artists. In the mayor’s opinion, “a differentiating, attractive and visitable element.”
The Gastronomic Seal of Los Realejos will also have a prominent presence this weekend in the framework of the youth event Project Rooms, at the Finca Sulula in the town. From September 8 to 11, the third edition of the Senderos de Luna Llena Festival will also take place and, during the months of July, August and September, footprint routes around Chanajiga, around the Teide National Park and by the BICs of San Agustín and Realejo Bajo.
The internal tourism project Discover Los Realejos turns ten years old and also offers visits to groups and neighborhood groups from other towns on the island. The promotional strategy is also still active Los Realejos Birdingwhich promotes ornithological tourism, which has led the Department of Tourism to publish its own guide that has toured various specialized fairs.