Candelaria

Town with rich history

Candelaria is a big town in the northeast Tenerife that has about 26,000 inhabitants. Candelaria has been one of the island´s main religious sites since a statue of the Canary Islands patron Mary Virgin of Candelaria was found there in 1392 by the natives. Thousands of devotees gather in the local basilica each year, despite the fact that the original statue was lost in a huge storm in the 19th century. The combination of the culture of the indigenous Guanche and the Spanish culture that followed the conquest of Tenerife is clearly visible in the monuments of Candelaria, especially the bronze statues of the Guanche kings, which proudly stands in the Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias.

Promenade on the waterfront

Candelaria has retained the charm of a fishing town and you can walk along the beautiful promenade along the seafront. The local restaurants serve traditional fresh fish dishes and delicious desserts that will give you the energy you need to explore the city’s streets and sights.

Beach in Candelaria

The most popular beach in Candelaria is Playa de la Arena, which is about 800 meters long and has black sand and pebbles. There is a large parking lot near the beach, so parking is not a problem.