Tenerife, investing in a better way of life with Gomasper
Sun, sea and sand, have always been three good reasons to buy property in Tenerife, and although they are as valid as ever, Gomasper’s experience has shown them that people have many more concerns these days when moving to the sun.
For such a relatively small island, Tenerife has an amazing range of landscapes and areas to live in. In the initial tourism boom of the 1970’s, the dark sand beaches of the south, with their bright and vibrant night life, were a magnet for sun seekers from around the globe, but gradually visitors have come to appreciate the wealth of opportunities that Tenerife can offer to those who are keen to embrace the warm and relaxed life style.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting it all, Los Cristianos for instance is one of the biggest tourist centres on the island, blessed with a choice of beaches, a harbour that is home to inter island ferries and local fishermen, and enough bars, clubs and restaurants to test the stamina of the keenest night owl.
Gomasper realise that when people are setting up a home, they have to think of the whole family, and that means education for the children, shopping and entertainment for young and old, and easy access to a new work base.
Within a 30 minute driving range of Los Cristianos, there are many smaller villages where the pace of life is slower and quieter and the natural wonders of the island are more prominent. Guargacho is such a place, slightly inland and handily placed for the main airport, it has kept its old charms and grown slowly. Parque de la Reina, is a mere slip road off the main south to north motorway and slopes gently to the coast to the coast at a comfortable commuting distance to the centres of commerce and business in Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas.
Maybe panoramic views are at the top of your list, in that case the leafy village of Chayofa will please you with its choice of fine restaurants and outlooks over Los Cristianos and beyond to the Atlantic. Buzanada and Valle San Lorenzo, are also slightly inland and offer great views of the craggy mountains that encircle Los Cristianos. Both have their own unique charms and offer a chance to adapt to a more traditional Canarian way of life.
Heading a little westwards from Los Cristianos, Costa Adeje offers sophisticated shopping and nightlife combined with some of the best beaches in the south. Its home to the pick of the 5 star hotels on the island and is known for its international standard golf course and fish restaurants that are well worth seeking out among its craggy shore.
So if you think you know Tenerife, maybe it’s time to take another look and see all the possibilities it can offer as your new home.