The island of Tenerife is one of the preferred destinations for those seeking rest and relaxation on a beach to disconnect from work and stress. And this is due to its pleasant climate, which allows swimming at almost any time of year, as well as its crystal waters, the cleanliness of its sand and its thorough range of services which have earned it international recognition. But if we had to highlight a few specific locations, the beaches of the municipalities of Arona and Costa Adeje, in the south of the island, must figure on the list.

These are some of them:


-  Playa de las Galletas
A beach of calm, crystal waters and dark, fine sand, characterized by a tranquil atmosphere, far from the masses and crowded tourist areas.

-  Playa Los Cristalinos
Located next to the old town and the fishing port of Los Cristalinos, it is a beach on which there is no room for boredom, as you can take part in all kinds of activities and it boasts all the services of a tourist zone. Furthermore, it is the venue for dance and music performances, and world-famous carnival.

-  Playa Las Vistas
It is one of the largest and liveliest beaches in southern Tenerife, and boasts a full range of services, in addition to a promenade on which you will find cafés, restaurants and all kinds of leisure facilities for the visitor.

-  Playa del Camisón
An artificial beach with a a broad offer of water sports. It also has a promenade full of bars, restaurants, shops and activity during the majority of the day and night.

-  Playa el Cabezo Grande
A beach of golden sand which is perfect for practicing water sports due to its waves and relatively deep waters.

-  Costa del Silencio
It has a large volcanic cliff which dominates one of the main tourist cores on the island The coves, perfect for swimming with a solarium and access to the sea, are the ideal location for relaxation and swimming with shielded crystal waters.

Costa Adeje

-  Playa del Troya or Playa de las Américas
These are a series of heavily occupied beaches. However, they offer a large quantity of services and comforts, such as jet ski, pedal boat and deck chair hire, as well as a promenade with a broad offer of restaurants, cafés and shops.

-  Playa de Fañabé
Without doubt, one of the most beautiful and popular beaches on the island of Tenerife. Its length and the calmness of its waters make it an idea place to take children and enjoy a family day with all the services you will need.

-  Playa La Pinta
A small shell-shaped cove with perfect golden sand and calm waters thanks to its special geographical characteristics. Perfect for a family trip.

-  Playa del Duque
Located in one of the newest zones of Costa Adeje, explaining why its facilities are in a perfect state of preservation, this is a beautiful beach of gray sand, boasting all the services you could need. Its waters are also very calm.

-  La Caleta
A beach of crystal waters, lacking nothing in the services department and normally with a strong swell. It is an ideal location for spending the day in peace without people around you.

-  Playa Torviscas
A beach with clean, calm waters and a large quantity of services at the disposal of the visitor. In addition, it has many bars, cafés and restaurants.

-  Playa Diego Hernández
This beach is located in an enviable location on a beautiful bay befitting of a nature reserve. This makes it a magnificent location, with few crowds and very clean, calm waters.

-  Playa el Bobo
An urban beach of golden sand and very tranquil waters, which is highly popular and monitored. It is perfect for a family trip due to its full range of services.

-  Playa la Enramada
This beach’s black sand is of volcanic origin, and it was set up to enable swimming in 2009, after the local council carried out restoration work on it. Crowds are few and far between.


Do not forget to try: The desserts and cakes at Harriet’s Tea Room, a small British-style establishment with a large menu of sandwiches and teas.


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