Puerto Tazacorte faces west, on the sunny side of the island, and sits under a high cliff dotted with banana plantations. An attractive waterfront leads from the marina to the neighbouring Blue Flag beach, with a small number of bars and restaurants, a supermarket and chemist in the adjacent fishing village.
Shops and provisioning
The town of Tazacorte is a 20min walk up from the marina and there you can find shops, banks, a health centre and hairdresser. Provisioning is easy, with two supermarkets in Tazacorte and deliveries available.
For the freshest local fish, look no further than the fishing cooperative at the entry to the marina, open weekdays.
A fresh produce market is held in the marina on the first Saturday of each month. The morning market in the Los Llanos is a short bus ride away and open from Monday to Saturday. Well worth visiting, the island’s most populated town has a charming historic quarter and is home to the impressive Museo Arqueológico Benahoarita.
Getting around: the island has a good public transport system with a bus stop just a few metres from the marina. Otherwise, the marina office can organise car hire or a taxi service. Bike rental is also available.