If you like to sunbathe then Tenerife is for you! Beautiful beaches with golden sand in the tourist resorts of Playa de las Américas, Los Cristianos, Playa de Las Teresitas, La Tejita, El Duque. But there are always a lot of people there ... And my favorite - natural beaches with black sand, gravel, rocks and rocks: Playa de Benijo, Masca, Los Gigantes, Playa El Bollullo.
Below are photographs with descriptions and marked locations on the maps. I also recommend spherical photos.
More photos and other interesting places on the island: Tenerife - tourist attractions.
Beach in Puerto de Santiago, Playa Chica
A small beach in a small bay in Puerto de Santiago on the west coast.
Playa de la Arena
Playa de la Arena is a small beach with black volcanic sand in Puerto de Santiago.
Beach at the Barcelo Santiago hotel
Rocky cove with a natural stony beach at the Barcelo Santiago hotel.
A natural swimming pool in Los Gigantes
You can find such natural pools in many places on the coast of the Canary Islands. A breakwater made of rocks or concrete separates the bay from the ocean. You can see in the picture: Piscina Natural Acantilado D in Los Gigantes.
Black sand on the beach
When I see such black sand on the beach, it always seems to me that the clothing or towel will be black :-)
Fuente Playa de las Vistas
Beach with golden sand at the tourist resort of Los Cristianos at Playa de las Americas. The south of Tenerife is much warmer and more sunny from the north. Waves in the ocean are also much smaller here.
Beach in Los Cristianos
Beaches in Tenerife and other Canary Islands are often hidden behind a rocky breakwater.
The natural Benijo beach
Playa de Benijo in the north of Tenerife is definitely a beach for photographers! Amazing landscapes, rocky coast and huge waves!
Playa de Masca - a black beach under huge rocky cliffs - you can walk through the Masca gorge (description in the gallery: Gorge of Masca Trekking, Tenerife) or you can get here by boat or yacht.
Giant ocean waves in Tenerife
It's an ocean and you can see it by the size of the waves! Waves of over 2 meters high appeared suddenly.
Beach and harbor in Playa San Juan
Playa San Juan is a less touristy place on the west coast of the island. A beach with natural black sand and very few people.
Beach at the harbor of San Juan
A quiet little town with a fishing port. I like such places where there are not many tourists.
We stayed here:
Calle José González González
38683 Santiago, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain
The main advantage of this hotel was the location close to interesting places in Tenerife: Los Gigantes, Masca Gorge and good access to Teide Volcano.
The hotel is very clean, there were no insects :-) and the biggest advantage of the room we received was its size - it was a 3 bedroom studio: living room with balcony, bathroom with bathtub, twin bedroom and big wardrobe and an extra room with single bed.
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