Valle Gran Rey
On the West coast is the closest thing to a proper resort mainly because it has the island's longest and best beach. Comprising 4 little hamlets spread over 1½ miles it is backed by spectacular soaring mountains. Although directly accessible by hydrofoil from Playa de Santiago the approach by road down the massive steep-sided valley makes the trip well worthwhile.
Apartment developments are rapidly popping up along the beach and the infrastructure to support tourism developing in a similar pace. The majority of tourists in Valle Gran Rey are German although English is spoken in most shops and restaurants.