Arrecife is the largest city on the island and has 3 excellent beaches, the best being the centrally located El Reducto Beach, protected by natural reefs. Along with plenty of opportunities for eating and shopping, Arrecife has two fantastic museums both housed in historic buildings; the Museo de Historia de Arrecife and the Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo.
Costa Teguise is a laidback resort town that was built to accommodate the growing number of visitors to the island. It boasts 5 main beaches all with their own character; Playa Cucharas is the most popular and has all the facilities you could need, Playa Jablillo has a pool encircled by volcanic rock that is great for swimming, Playa Bastian is sheltered from the wind and ideal for sunbathing while Playa Ancla and Los Charcos are quieter spots frequented by locals and easily reached by rental car.
Tías is in fact a municipality of smaller picturesque hamlets and fantastic resorts, the largest of which is Puerto del Carmen. The villages are whitewashed and set in striking volcanic landscapes while the resorts offer a plethora of watersports, boat rides and restaurants.