For many people in Tenerife El Bollullo beach is one of the most beautiful on the island. It is also one of the most isolated and difficult to get to. Although a simple beach bar is the only facility visitors will find, it is impossible not to appreciate the beauty of its 400 metres of fine volcanic sand, the extraordinary clarity of its water, and the peaceful and cosmopolitan atmosphere created by those that go there.
At El Bollullo beach the currents and waves can be quite strong and dangerous, so it is wise to take care even when the sea looks calm. You also need to be careful with the sun as there are no sun umbrellas and not much shade available. The beach is located in the district of La Orotava, in the area called El Rincón, and is not easy to get to as there is no road. Access is by way of steps that make their way down between banana plantations, the walk down only takes a few minutes.
Before getting to the beach you to need leave your car in the pay and display car park of the El Bollullo restaurant. Take the exit for Puerto de la Cruz off the TF-5 motorway, you will need to take a different exit to the one that takes you to the tourist resort, and drive down to the coast via the area called El Rincón. At the restaurant San Diego take the turning on the left along a narrow road towards the beach. It is also possible to get there on foot from the tourist resort of Puerto de la Cruz, setting off from the Martiánez area or from the well-known "Urbanización La Paz." This will take between 45 minutes and an hour. Los Patos Beach is also nearby but you will need to take a different and more difficult route to get there.