In addition to good weather all year round and unparalleled tourist attractions, Tenerife has incredible beaches and coves: calm, with strong waves, white sand… this Canary island is the paradise for lovers of magical natural environments. If your next destination is Tenerife, we will tell you one by one about these small paradises that you can enjoy during your visit to the island. Ducks to water!
BEACHES IN TENERIFE
*Playa Martianez-Photo by Óscar & Alexandra
Of volcanic sandPlaya Jardín is located in the tourist town of Puerto de la Cruz and very close to the famous Loro Parque. Around them are exotic gardens that make their way decorating a landscape with incredible island nature and leisure areas for go out to party or have a drink quietly walk to one of Tenerife's blue flag beaches.
Also in Puerto de la Cruz we find Martiánez Beach, which is characterized by offering two different bathing areas: a dam for those seeking tranquility and ones cliffs whose waves attract adventurers and surf lovers. The sand is of volcanic origin and the beach also has “callaos”, small stones eroded by the action of the sea. In addition, right next door you can enjoy the Lagos Martianez, a complex of natural pools that you cannot miss on your trip to Tenerife.
Las Vistas Beach
In Arona, between the towns of Los Cristianos and Las Américas is Playa Las Vistas. With a activity-filled boardwalk, is about one of the longest and liveliest beaches in the south of Tenerife and one of the most modern. The The sand is fine and golden and the waters are calm. and ideal for bathing thanks to the breakwater that protects the beach from waves and sea currents. Ferries leave from here to the islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro and if you want to know more, Las Vistas has a modern design fountain that propels sea water towards the sky.
Los Cristianos Beach
Without leaving Arona, Playa de los Cristianos is located in one of the most lively party areas within the town. Of fine blonde sand, this beach measures 400m and has very calm waters to enjoy a pleasant swim in an area with great activity.
*Fañabé Beach-Photo by Stanislav Trifonov
Located on the coast of the Costa Adeje, Playa Fañabé is perfect if, in addition to taking a bath and getting tanned, you are looking for a party. with afine golden sand and calm waters, Playa Fañabé is ideal for lovers of marine and adventure sports. Awarded a blue flag for its cleanliness and excellent facilities, just a step away from the beach you will find restaurants, cafes, boutiques... that make Playa Fañabé a perfect place for both those seeking tranquility and those who prefer hustle and bustle and activity.
In Granadilla de Abona you will find the longest beach on the island. With 2 km in length, its fine golden sand encourages you to walk along the shore to its southern limit, where a volcanic cone called “Red Mountain” rises, a space protected for its uniqueness and high ecological value. The waters are very calm and shallow and the beach has a nice promenade and a family atmosphere.
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In the municipality of La Orotava is El Bollullo, a volcanic sand beach characterized by its beauty and the cleanliness of its waters. Located in a privileged environment of cliffs, the beach is in a very uncrowded and isolated area and it is accessed by stepped paths. With 400 m in length and its almost virgin beach appearance, El Bollullo is aone of the most charming beaches in Tenerife.
CAVES IN TENERIFE
*La Tejita-Photo by Carlos López Echeto Marrero
On Costa Adeje and located between the fishing towns of La Caleta and El Puertito de Adeje is Playa Blanca, also called Diego Hernández beach. This small cove 200 m long It has very calm waters and is practically composed of white volcanic sand and located in a small bay who also receives the name of Diego Hernández and who belongs to a nature reserve located in the southwest of the island. Tranquil environment, wonderful views and crystal clear waters They make Playa Blanca a magical place.
In Adeje there is also a small canyon with crystal clear waters and not very crowded so the tranquility and rest is total. La Caleta has quite strong waves and the stones cover the golden sand making this cove a perfect refuge to enjoy the landscape and live a few days of relaxation without stress.
*Seagulls Beach-Photo by Benoît Deniaud
In Granadilla de Abona, and linked to Playa del Médano through the Montaña Roja, there is a paradise for nudists and surf lovers. La Tejita is a cove of fine sand, isolated from the city and with a quiet atmosphere. Both the cove and the waters are characterized by their cleanliness and naturalness and are the point that attracts many of the tourists who come to this Canarian paradise. If you want to enjoy a cozy, small and intimate cove, La Tejita is your place.
The Arena is considered one of the best coves on the island. It is located in Puerto Santiago, a small tourist center in the south of Tenerife and is one of the family beaches par excellence. The cove has fine volcanic sand and represents the fusion between the abrupt and volcanic nature of the island with clean and crystalline waters.
In Santa Cruz de Tenerife we find a small black sand cove which Accessed via a narrow fork in the road. Las Gaviotas is located behind Las Teresitas beach and is ideal to enjoy the sun without stress in a haven of peace where you can practice nudism.
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*Cover photos provided by the Canary Islands Tourist Office