Los Abrigos (Spanish, "The Overcoats") is a picturesque fishing village in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona, on the south east coast of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands.
It was once known as El Abrigo, the overcoat, as it is one of only a few naturally protected harbours in the south of the Island and was the Fishermen's Overcoat, protecting them from storms.
It is reminiscent of an English Fishing village, with a footpath down to the port and the long harbour wall.
It is a fully working fishing port, with the fish being available for purchase in a well organised Market located just about the Harbour.
Los Abrigos can be reached by bus or by taxi(12-15€ from the airport). See TITSA for bus timetables.
By car take exit the Las Chafiras exit from the TF-1 autopista (Motorway,Highway) and follow signs for Los Abrigos or the TF-65
Getting around is easiest on foot.
The majority of Los Abrigos is residential with shops located along the main road.
The coast is of most interest with the port, the rocky sea-front and a small beach being a few of the things to see.
Being a fishing harbour, Los Abrigos used to have a handful of small fish restaurants, serving simply cooked local fish. These restaurants are long gone and have been replaced with wide variety of eaterys.
Tenerife has very little local seafood with the exception of Octopus, Lapas(Limpits), and in season camarones (small pink shrimp). Do bear this in mind when you order grilled King Prawns, they will have come from India!
The local fish selection is much better. Cherne, Lubina, Dorada, Sama, Vieja, Pampano, Merluza are all tasty locally caught species, anything else will have been shipped in.
The traditional way to cook fish, is to split the spine in half and put it on a grill with chopped garlic. Served with mojos along with the obligatory Papas Arugagas, small potatoes cooked in very salty water. This makes a very tasty simple meal.
To cater for the now much larger number of tourists the fish restaurants offer a much wider range of imported products, including Lobster, oysters, mussels, clams etc. None of these are local.
To add to the fish restaurants there are also the predicable Italian and Pizza restaurants along with some more upmarket fine dining restaurants.