In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is a magnificent island that throughout the year has the power to attract thousands of tourists from all over the world: that is Tenerife, together with El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma, form the province Santa Cruz De Tenerife, which belongs to the Spanish Canary.
Tenerife, the largest of the 7 Canary Islands, with a strong volcanic origin (the Pico del Teide, the highest volcano, with its 3718 meters is still very active), with its mild climate all year round, is called the island of eternal spring. It would, however, speak only of this very simplistic when it cites Tenerife … That we are talking about is a beautiful island that contains some of the most beautiful beaches of the Canary Islands and many other features that make it very interesting for the visitor: first excellent tourist organization that can meet all demands, but also a dense network of museums and settlements to natural and historic character that could be envied by any other country.
Two features of this island are definitely renowned sand castles present in many of its beaches, which compete with sand castles the world’s largest, real giant sculptures on the sand that attract the curiosity of many visitors and Siam Park, the largest water park in Europe, a real amusement park with many attractions for the whole family!
Tenerife’s beaches are very popular because they are able to offer a variety of very interesting landscapes. During a holiday in Tenerife you will find yourself on long white sandy beaches, but also to meet the black sand, take a dip in the sea with small coves with pebbles and small stones or admire the pristine cliffs Ocean. Any glimpse of this beautiful island will leave you of magnificent memories! Below we will see some of its most beautiful beaches right to be aware of his keen looks chameleon…
Las Teresitas, San Andres – Santa Cruz de Tenerife
It is the most popular artificial beach made of golden sand transported here from the Sahara desert. Las Teresitas is certainly a point of reference for all the inhabitants of Tenerife thanks to the many events related to sailing and marine sports in general that are played on this magnificent strip of sand. It is located just five minutes from the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife; the water is fresh and clear and it’s never too crowded. Parking is spacious and located next to the beach, there are also many bars where to have lunch at very low cost. The beach services are cheap and the sea is always very calm thanks to the sheltered position of the bay.
El Bollullo Beach – La Orotava
To the north of Tenerife, in the beautiful valley of La Orotava, it is the beautiful natural beach of El Bollullo. To reach this bay you can follow along paths lined with banana plantations, narrow streets and steps, but it is absolutely worth it! 400 meters of volcanic black sand and very clear water surrounded by beautiful sea cliffs. El Bollullo is perhaps one of the most beautiful beaches, ideal for all those who are looking for a bit ‘of tranquility. It has only a small bar and, not being protected by any barrier, often presents current perfect for surfers and all those who like to have fun with the waves.
Playa Jardín – Puerto de la Cruz
It is the most beautiful beach of Puerto de la Cruz, North of Tenerife. Playa Jardín is the brilliant result of the idea that the painter-sculptor César Manrique had years ago, which is to assist the coastal landscape, already unique and wonderful, a botanical garden featuring thousands of colors to complete the captivating scenery enjoyed by many tourists of all the world. It is a semi-public beach with free services, the seabed is rocky and the waves are present at almost all hours of the day. Do not miss to visit the beautiful gardens that with their scents and colors, creating a beautiful contrast to the beach!
Las Vistas Beach – Arona
Photo: Jose Mesa
Winning the last years with the Blue Flag beach, Las Vistas is definitely one of the favorite beaches by the families who visit Tenerife. With its 850 meters of sandy beach, sheltered and perfect for swimming in total safety, this beautiful beach is wide, clean and well cared for. Behind it stretches a beautiful road that runs through the promenade, dotted with many typical restaurants and shops. Playa de Las Vistas is equipped and accessible for the disabled thanks to platforms, slides and platforms equipped for their exclusive use.
Playa de la Arena – Puerto de Santiago
Photo: Aránzazu Santana Rodríguez
Located in the western part of the island, Playa de la Arena is an easy beach to get to and very equipped. Enjoying the sun all day so it is a must stop until the evening to enjoy the sunset that reflects on the volcanic sand creating very suggestive light. Always very clean, has a crystalline sea and several restaurants overlooking the bay, it is also surrounded by beautiful gardens. Nearby you should visit Los Gigantes, a stunning natural environment consisting of high cliffs that can reach up to a height of 800 meters … A perfect place for lovers of nature in its purest form!
Playa de la Tejita – Granadilla de Abona
Photo: jmiguel rodriguez
Combined with the El Medano beach within the protected natural area of Montana Roja, in the south of Tenerife, Playa de la Tejita is an extensive long golden sand about one kilometer. Very relaxing and sheltered from the wind by a beautiful mountain that is the setting, this beach has a typical lunar landscape. For its natural features is a place frequented by nudists; the water is crystal clear and with a temperature that allows excellent swims; It is also full of coves between the rocks which can obtain excellent privacy.
Playa de Las Americas – Arona
If you’re in search of the true heart lively and vibrant Tenerife then you have to go to Playa de Las Americas. This popular resort is known for its festive rhythm that lasts 24 hours on 24. Every year thousands of young people flock to the beach and its more precisely in the strip of sand that stretches for about a kilometer, known as Las Veronicas. Night clubs, bars, cabarets, spaces for live music and lots of restaurants set the rhythm of the days, but the nights, of this beautiful beach. Las Americas is, in fact, consists of four beaches: Playa del Bobo, Playa de Troya, Playa del Camisón and Playa de Las Americas, all equipped with breakwaters that allow excellent bathing. Some stretches of beach are characterized by black sand and, despite the water is crystal clear, the sea aspect takes a very special color: a very intense blue due to the volcanic sand of the seabed.
Thanks to its many peculiarities, Tenerife is definitely looks like an excellent solution for a wonderful holiday. It is such an alluring destination that difficult, once visited, you will want to leave and where, certainly, soon you will want to come back.