A large variety of options for a very competitive price

We were able to pay a visit to the Parque Santiago apartments, as in 2012 when passing through the area Fábio fell in love with it after eating at one of the restaurants next to the huge 1800m2 swimming pool at PS IV. Pablo showed us around the whole complex on a pleasant September afternoon.


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Parque Santiago (III and IV) is quite a uniform complex with only a road dividing it and as a guest you are free to roam completely freely.

Origin and general features

The construction started on in 1985, at that time the area had few apartments and restaurants, so the project was a commitment to this region as a touristic engine of the area.


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The area where Puerto Santiago is located was a field of salt mines; there was nothing more there.

The complex has been developed in different blocks. Although it is located in a coastal area, with a high level of salt in the atmosphere, its buildings and facilities are well cared for.

The guest will find basic apartments which are typical of the Canary Islands, with a calm, welcoming environment at affordable prices. A varied experience is provided, with honest, exquisite and intimate service.

Common services at Parque Santiago

The reception areas are spacious and have some armchairs where you can sit if you have to wait. As an interesting aside, they have some mosaics explaining a number of crucial moments in Tenerife’s history.

As a guest at PS, you have access to three immense swimming pools with filtered, treated salt water, one of which is heated to 34°C from October to May. The hammocks, Jacuzzi and hats are included for free.


The atmosphere in the communal areas of the complex was extremely calm and relaxed (even though there were lots of children) among the gardens with varied indigenous flora. There are activities aimed at families, adults, children, etc. but they don’t affect the tranquility for those who just want to relax (gym, yoga, massages, …).


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Tranquillity is an essential part of the philosophy at Parque Santiago, the only think you can hear is the sea.

Within the two blocks you will find a multi-use room, massage area and two gyms: one very intimate one in the middle of the main circular building at PS IV and the other in a glass building at PS III, both of which can be used freely from 8am to 6pm (timings vary according to the season) and without a reservation. There are also specific areas for children which we will summarise in a separate section later.


Restaurants and supermarkets

The wide offering of restaurants means that guests can vary their meals a lot and not just have the option of cooking in their apartment. The selection of bars and restaurants is enormous and all of them are open to the general public. Here we will explain the main ones:


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There is not a single hotel complex in Tenerife with a gastronomic offering like you will find at Parque Santiago.

Khong Tsa – fans of Asian cuisine will feel at home in PS III, with this restaurant particularly focusing on Cantonese food.

Atlántico – the chicken with mojo picon received special recommendation from Pablo for being delicious. This restaurant is next to the swimming pool (at PS III – PS III) and has very competitive prices as well as very tasty meat and fish.


Ucanca – this is the bar where you can have breakfast in front of the swimming pool in PS IV.

Gula – since 2011, this has been the commitment by Parque Santiago to haute cuisine at very accessible prices and is in PS IV. The menu varies quite regularly. You can see how the food is cooked and the show while they prepare.

La Trattoria Pizzería – this is in front of PS IV, where you can enjoy very yummy, big pizzas.

Vitamina – also in front of the swimming pool in PS III, this restaurant focuses mainly on freshly-made fruit drinks and fast food, like sandwiches and burgers. We can vouch that they are very good and filling. 🙂


Arrozal – this is also in PS V and there is a wide variety of rice dishes, meat and fish.

Faro – this offers fish and meat meals and is in PS V. You can also celebrate events for up to 100 people there.


All of the restaurants are supplied by the supermarket in PS V and in turn the supermarket receives lots of fruit and vegetable products from the organic farm which belongs to Parque Santiago.

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At Santiago everything is recycled. If the leaves fall from the palm trees, they are used as fertiliser on the farm which is in the upper part of Los Cristianos. If the fruit isn’t in its optimal state, it is blended in a machine and used to conserve other fruit, so there is no need to add anything artificial.

Rooms and apartments

There is a total of 732 apartments split into studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and 3 or 4 bedroom villas for those who want more spacious or exclusive holidays with family or friends.


The rooms in the apartments are in essence very similar and mostly practical for the needs of the guests. They have all the basic services for an agreeable holiday. Generally all the apartments have enviable views.


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Parque Santiago offers some of the lowest prices in the Playa de las Américas area and another reason for their high occupation rates all year round.

The guests from the different apartments can use all of the communal areas in the whole complex.

Extras at the complex

Parque Santiago is located on the beach front with direct access to the promenade. The beach which is in front of Puerto Santiago is one of the best places to surf in Tenerife. It is also an ideal place to hire a bike or enjoy a sunset with privileged views towards La Gomera. In certain areas there is even lots of space for guests and walkers on the promenade to relax and enjoy.


The different blocks offer a variety of services to the public. In PS III there is a small shopping centre with several shops.

Santiago V is the leisure zone with mini golf at accessible prices, a free cactus botanical garden and a very well-stocked supermarket.


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On the seafront between PS III and IV you will stumble with a statue of St. James.


Parque Santiago VI is located on Avenida Chayofita (2km from PS III) and is for those who want to buy design pieces, everyday items or leisure things aimed at families and young people. It has a very special square for children with a mini-train which they can ride from the apartments.


Parque Santiago with children

In PS III you will find a spectacular water park for children with lifeguards, which is completely free for guests. There is an area with artificial grass for children and it is also a closed space.


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Children wear an identity bracelet, but parents must also be in the water park.

In PS IV there is a children’s play area, and in PS V you will find a mini golf where even very young children and adults will enjoy playing with varying difficulty levels.


Lastly in terms of the offering for children, in Parque Santiago VI there is a huge children’s play area surrounded by cafés and a supermarket, so children can enjoy themselves while the adults relax or buy things they need for their holidays.

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Getting there

From the motorway, head for Playa de Las Vistas and when you arrive at the right end facing the sea, take the Avenida Las Américas. When you get to the end of that road, you will see Parque Santiago III on the left. PS III, IV and V are very well located in Playa de las Américas front of the Las Caletillas y Cabezo Grande beach, near to the Golden Mile, Hard Rock Café, etc.


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Final comments from the authors

Parque Santiago wants to instil the idea that in Tenerife you can live however you want, that your holidays should be your own holidays, with the guarantee of you having unforgettable times no matter what your tastes are. They work very hard to give the guests the best services as close by and as comfortable as possible.


Finally, a bonus is that it is a privileged place which is usually blessed with the sun all year round, so it is perfect for summery holidays in January :).