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Los Silos is nestles under the rugged Teno mountains. It is on the north west coast of Tenerife not far from the pretty town of Garachico.

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The name of Los Silos comes from the three grain stores that were built in the 15th century. Cereals and later sugar were important crops in Los Silos history. Nowadays banana plantations and grape vines cover much of the surrounding area.

Los Silos is an attractive town on the northern coast of Tenerife with a backdrop of the Teno mountains. With cobbled streets, traditional canarian architecture and attractive plazas it is a pleasure to wander the streets of Los Silos.

Los Silos church

The church of Nuestra Senora de la Luz dates back to the 16th century and is an attractive white church with lots of gothic arches. Inside the windows let in lots of light giving it a nice airy atmosphere.

Inside the town hall on Los Silos's main square, the Plaza de la Luz, it is possible to go up to the first floor to see the lovely wooden balcony and the gothic picture 'the Martyrdom of San Sebastian'. This is Tenerife's most valuable painting. . The square, with its charming band-stand is a pleasant place to stop for lunch or try the delicious tapas in the former school house.

Opposite the church is the San Sebastian convent which was built in 1649. This had a fairly short life as a convent and later became the town hall before ultimately becoming the town and cultural centre and it also has an art exhibition centre.

Los Silos has an excellent farmer's market with lots of organic produce. It is a great place to stock up if you are planning a picnic al-fresco.

los Silos main square

The beach of Los Silos is a ten minute walk from the town and its beach is decorated with a huge whale skeleton. Whilst the beach is not great there is a large swimming pool complex and centres where you can organise fishing and  scuba diving.

top photo kindly supplied by the Turismo de Tenerife

Places to visit nearby

The beautiful Teno mountains are just a short distance south of Los Silos and well worth exploring. In the mountains are the pretty villages of Teno Alto and Masca. Indeed Masca is considered to be the most beautiful village of Tenerife.

Because of the Teno mountains and Parque Rural de Teno this area is very popular with walkers and there are lots of trails that you can follow.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Tenerife guide.

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Map of Los Silos and places to visit

Places to visit near Los Silos

Teno Alto

Teno Alto

Teno Alto has stunning views from its position high in the Teno mountains. The area is very popular with walkers.

Teno Alto guide

Garachico

Garachico

A beautiful little town on the north coast of Tenerife. Garachico has a very pretty centre and a harbour area full of natural rock pools.

Garachico guide

Masca

Masca

Masca is Tenerife's most beautiful village and set amongst superb mountain scenery.

Masca guide

Icod de los Vinos

Icod de los Vinos

Icod de los Vinos is home to the oldest dragon tree on the Canary Islands. It has some pretty squares and is close to the Cueva del Viento larva tunnels.

Icod de los Vinos guide

Los Gigantes

Los Gigantes

The Los Gigantes is a resort next to huge cliffs with a sheer drop down into the sea.

Los Gigantes guide

Teide National Park

Teide National Park

A stunning volcanic park with an active volcano, Mount Teide. Teide Park is in the centre of Tenerife and is a highlight of any visit.

Teide National Park guide

Loro Parque

Loro Parque

Loro Park is one of Europe's best zoos and also has killer whale and dolphin shows. Enter the 18 meter long shark tunnel.

Loro Parque guide

Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz is a lovely town with a pretty harbour and surrounded by lush tropical plants.

Puerto de la Cruz guide