• Tenerife’s best beaches

    Tenerife’s best beaches

    If you love a beach holiday, you’ll love a Tenerife holiday. The biggest island in the Canaries, Tenerife is known for having some of the best beaches in Spain. Tenerife has a wide variety of beaches, from golden sand beaches to volcanic black sand beaches. The diversity is truly amazing. Tenerife’s beaches are perfect for families, couples and groups of friends. So, whether you want to sunbathe or splash around in the sea, here are some of Tenerife’s best beaches.

    Los Gigantes

    Los Gigantes beach is one of many black sand beaches in Tenerife. The resort of Los Gigantes lies on the west of the island and is very popular amongst tourists. It is known not only for its black sand, but its giant cliffs which surround the beach. These cliffs can reach up to a height of 800 metres. Making this beach one of a kind.

    Los Gigantes

    Image by ZPhotoo | Pixabay

    Playa Jardin

    Playa Jardin is located in Puerto de la Cruz and it’s simply stunning. Surrounded by lush greenery and flowers which contrast with the black sand, it really shows off the beauty of Tenerife’s beaches. Cesar Marinque is the mastermind behind this landscape. He wanted to produce a gorgeous seaside landscape. He did this by forming a brightly coloured botanical garden on Playa Jardin.

    view of Playa Jardin beach in Tenerife

    Image by Miguel Angel Garcia | Flickr


    Fanabe beach can be found on the Costa Adeje in Tenerife. This popular resort means loads of tourists flock to this beach. It is the perfect beach for those willing to try water sports and excursions. Glass-bottomed boats can take you on trips out at sea, which is a great activity, especially if water sports aren’t up your street.

    sunset on Fanabe Beach

    Image by Tony Higett | Flickr

    Las Vistas

    If you head to Los Cristianos for your Tenerife holiday, Las Vistas is worth a visit. Las Vistas is nearly 1km long and is the more popular choice than its neighbouring Playa de los Cristianos. This beach has golden sands and provides sun lounges as well as water sports activities. You’ll come across many bars and restaurants along this coastline, if you’re feeling peckish or a little thirsty.

    view of Playa de las Vistas in Tenerife

    Image by graphomedia | Pixabay

    El Bollullo

    If you want some peace and quiet during your Tenerife holiday, this is perhaps one of the most isolated beaches on the island. However, it can easily be reached by using a footpath from Puerto de la Cruz. El Bollullo shares Tenerife’s famous black volcanic sand, making it the perfect beach for relaxation and exploration. The surrounding cliffs and rocks protect this beach and also help give it its iconic look. The waves here also attract those interested in surfing and even canoeists.

    El Bollulo Beach in Tenerife

    Image by Javi | Flickr

    Playa de las Americas

    This is perhaps the most famous beach in Tenerife. Not only is this a well-known area among tourists on the island, but Playa de las Americas is a huge, man-made and clean beach with all the amenities that you need to have a fun and comfortable time. The beach is a popular spot for those who love sport. Anything from surfing to volleyball goes here. If you’d rather relax, sun beds and umbrellas are available, too.    

    Playa de las Americas Beach in Tenerife

    Image by Wikimedia Commons

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