Chayofa is a quiet village, but depending upon who you talk to, you’ll be told it’s not a village either as it has very few shops…but…if it’s tranquility, views, cooler temperatures and to be within a 10 minute drive of Los Cristianos that you want, then Chayofa could very well be what you are looking for. It has a generally mixed population although tends towards German visitors and residents, which may be explained by a story about Chayofa I found out about a while ago.
Chayofa is really a development of houses and complexes, but don’t let that put you off, because the majority of the property in the area has been built with quality in mind. The village (let’s call it that for now…) is set in the hills above Los Cristianos and as mentioned earlier is only a 10 minute drive down the hill into the popular fishing port. The main hospital that is currently being redeveloped and substantially enlarged is only a 5 minute drive away. The area has 2 Country Clubs (Chayofa Country Club and Regency Country Club), a few small shops, a tennis club, a number of bars and restaurants as well as the very popular Finca del Arte which is a multi-purpose bar, restaurant, art and a music venue. In the summer, Sunday lunch can be taken on the relaxing patio area outside which has beautiful views down the hill to the coast.
Thanks to Chayofas hillside location you’ll find that the area is a little greener than areas closer to the sea, the views are tremendous and being slightly higher than Las Americas and Los Cristianos, it is generally a cooler area. Being a distance away from the facilities of a town, you will need some sort of transport, although there is an excellent bus service running into the major resorts of Tenerife and of course taxis are on call 24 hours a day.
Chayofa is less than 20km away from the south Tenerife airport and so is approximately 20 minutes drive.