In the southwest of the island of Tenerife sits the Barcelo Varadero Hotel, next to the imposing Los Gigantes cliffs. Nestling among cascading gardens and pools over 21,000 square ... Continue reading

In the southwest of the island of Tenerife sits the Barcelo Varadero Hotel, next to the imposing Los Gigantes cliffs. Nestling among cascading gardens and pools over 21,000 square metres, the resort provides an All Inclusive package, and is ideal for couples and families. Expend energy in the 3 pools, the gym, or tennis, and then laze at the beach, in the gardens, or take in the sauna and Jacuzzi, then dining and bar; the kids will be enjoying the Mini Club and their own activities. The Barcelo Varadero Hotel has something for everyone to enjoy in the beautiful climate of Tenerife.


  • Billiards
  • Children's playground
  • Fitness centre
  • Games room
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court

Other facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Car hire
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry


  • Family rooms
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box

All Inclusive


  • Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner, Buffet, Restaurant (Main Restaurant), Daily.
  • Snacks, Bar (Available at the Palmeras Bar), Daily: 10:30 - 13:00, 15:00 - 17:00.
  • Afternoon Tea, Bar (The pool bar offers Cake & Coffee), Daily.


  • Locally produced Alcohol; Locally produced non Alcohol, Daily: 10:00 - 23:00.


Room facilities

Guest rooms in the Barcelo Varadero hotel have a Mediterranean decor within the distinctive Creole architecture, and are well-appointed with bright colourful furnishings; features include a terrace or balcony overlooking the sea, pool or gardens, individually-controlled air-conditioning, and a lounge area with open-plan kitchen area for kitchenette, including fridge and oven.

Other Information

Approximately 700 metres to Arena Beach.

Reception services, housekeeping, currency exchange, Doctor on call, car rental, tours service, souvenir shop, supermarket (50m), disabled access.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Barcelo Varadero in Playa de la Arena. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

All these options at no extra cost.

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Barcelo Varadero in Playa de la Arena easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Barcelo Varadero with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

Once a fishing village on the west coast of Tenerife, Playa la Arena is today one of three separate holiday resorts (Los Gigantes, Puerto Santiago and Playa la Arena) that have to all intents and purposes merged into one. Playa la Arena is the most modern of the three and has a lovely long stretch of Blue Flag standard black sand beaches. The sea offers excellent swimming, but waters can sometimes be rough. A promenade runs along the seafront and is flanked by a variety of restaurants (some offering excellent seafood), several bars and shops. There is plenty to do besides relaxing on the beach or sampling local cuisine and many visitors opt for a boat trip to neighbouring Los Gigantes, whale watching tours, day trips to the nearby village of Masca or a cable car ride up Mount Teide in the Teide National Park. Visitors can also choose to take a stroll to either Puerto Santiago or Los Gigantes for something different, or catch a bus to the bustling Playa de las Americas for a night on the town. In general, Playa la Arena is peaceful and laid-back, lacking the aggressive touting common in other resorts, and offers a perfect combination of activity and relaxation for all types of visitors seeking the perfect holiday destination.


This Tenerife holiday destination offers plenty of activities for the few days not spent on Playa la Arena's beaches. Visitors can take a boat trip to the nearby Los Gigantes, and the whale watching tours are a must for the whole family. With the Teide National Park a short trip away visitors can take the cable car to the top of Mount Teide and enjoy the spectacular view. Visitors staying in Playa la Arena also have the option of enjoying a fun night out in Playa de las Americas or a sightseeing stroll through the nearby villages of Los Gigantes and Puerto Santiago.


Many international restaurants and tapas bars line the well-developed promenade. English style pub food is widely available. It is worth sampling some of the delicious Canarian dishes, such as salty new potatoes boiled in sea water, baked with a spicy mojo sauce.


Although there are many bars and cafes, proper nightclubs are few and far between.


Duty-free shopping is a big attraction of a visit to Tenerife. The best mall for consumer goods is in the nearby town of Los Gigantes, although the Commercial Centre in town has a decent range of shops as well.


This area is very hilly and therefore challenging for people with walking difficulties or parents with prams. The sea can have strong undercurrents so take red flag lifeguard warnings.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Spanish,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.74

This week's weather forecast

29°C Low 22°C
Today: Mon 05 Oct
27°C Low 21°C
Tue 06 Oct
26°C Low 20°C
Wed 07 Oct
25°C Low 19°C
Thu 08 Oct
24°C Low 19°C
Fri 09 Oct

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