One of Tenerife's oldest towns, San Miguel de Abona offers a fascinating glimpse into the island's past. It's brimming with character with its flagstone streets, colonial buildings and flower-strewn balconies.
Things to do in San Miguel De Abona
San Miguel de Abona was once settled by Guanches, the indigenous inhabitants of the Canary Islands. You can learn more about their legacy at La Tafetena Barranco, a hillside cave dotted with ancient burial chambers.
San Miguel de Abona boasts a fantastic food and wine scene, with a string of upmarket restaurants. Tasquita de Nino is a local favourite, serving up fine wine and farm-to-table cuisine in a converted tobacco warehouse.
San Miguel de Abona was once a busy Canary Islands trading route, so it's laced with well-trodden merchant trails. One of the prettiest routes spans for five kilometres and links San Miguel de Abona with Granadilla de Abona, a nearby coastal town. Along the way you'll get beautiful views of the Tenerife hillsides.
Explore San Miguel de Abona on foot and you'll stumble across a handful of local attractions. Enveloped in hot pink bougainvillea vines, the whitewashed Church of San Miguel commands stunning views over the coast. You can also visit Casa del Capitan, a small museum filled with Tenerife artefacts.
Getting around San Miguel De Abona
San Miguel de Abona sits on the southern tip of Tenerife, a one-hour drive from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The town is easy to get around on foot, while cars are a great option if you want to explore the island at your own pace. Tenerife–South is just 10 minutes from the town centre.