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Cycling in Tenerife – a paradise on two wheels

Cycling in Tenerife is one of the most active sports. Cycling champions such as Chris Froome and Alberto Contador choose our island not only for its excellent training conditions, but also for the friendliness and openness of its inhabitants. Here are some more reasons why the best choose Tenerife.

Cycling routes in Tenerife

There are many routes in Tenerife where you can test your limits, from the Atlantic coast up to 2,000 metres of altitude difference.
Ciclismo en Tenerife

One of the most complex tours is route no. 2 in the north of the island. There you visit the municipalities of La Orotava, La Laguna, Tacoronte, El Sauzal, La Matanza, La Victoria and Santa Ursula. The route has a total distance of 98 kilometres with an accumulated ascent of 2,727 challenging vertical metres, especially in the ascents to the Mount Teide National Park.

Although not all routes are hard or difficult, in Tenerife you can choose the route that best suits your abilities and possibilities. Route no. 6, for example, is of low difficulty and starts in Costa Adeje. Its length is 70 kilometres and covers regions of Arona, Granadilla, El Médano or Las Galletas.

Ciclistas Tenerife Carretera

Mountain bike in Tenerife – through endless pine forests

Another of the challenges that you can take on in Tenerife is to equip yourself with the best mountain bike and launch yourself to one of the five forest routes that make up the network of natural tracks on the island.

Ciclistas pinares Tenerife Mountain Bike

Most of these trails pass through the Corona Forestal, the largest nature reserve in the Canary Islands. As a general rule, cyclists can ride the forest trails without restriction, so no special permit is required. If you are looking for a real challenge, we recommend the BC-1 with a total of 84 kilometres on the main route and another 53 kilometres through the 13 branches and variants. It is the island’s largest route as it traverses the entire northern slope of Tenerife and crosses up to 15 municipalities and six nature reserves.

Ciclistas Ruta Mountain Bike Tenerife

You can also try a shorter route like the BC-3. It is only 9 kilometres long and runs through the pine forests of Chío through the municipalities of Santiago del Teide and Guía de Isora.

Tips for cycling in Tenerife

Possibly some questions arise about what you need or when is the best time of the year to practise cycling in Tenerife. Here are some recommendations and answers to frequently asked questions:

When can I practise cycling in Tenerife?

The good weather conditions of the island are ideal for this sport in every season, since we have an average temperature of 22 degrees 365 days a year.
Teide ciclismo Tenerife nieve

What do I need for cycling in Tenerife?

A bike, of course! If you can not or do not want to bring your own, no problem, there are a lot of companies that offer rental and support services and help you choose the best options and routes. Also, several hotels on the island, such as the Route Active Hotel, are specialised in active tourism and have their own services to make sure your stay adapts to your own needs.

Oh! And of course do not forget the helmet and all the security measures that you have at your disposal.

Do you need a permit?

For groups over 50 cyclists a special permit is required, which can be requested at Carreteras del Cabildo de Tenerife or by the Island Federation of Cycling.

If you already made your decision, pack the jersey and spend your vacation on two wheels in Tenerife.

Paragliding in Tenerife – a 360º experience

Paragliding in Tenerife is an activity that is becoming increasingly popular among our visitors. Flying as freely as a bird over the sea of clouds, surrounded by the beautiful landscape at the foot of the Atlantic, is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience and the icing on the cake for your perfect holiday in Tenerife. Do you want to know more about paragliding? Where can you practise it? What is necessary? Keep reading, we’ll tell you!

Where to practice paragliding in Tenerife?

In Tenerife there are several paragliding takeoff and landing spots, divided into north (Los Realejos), southwest (Adeje) and east (Güímar). In the 360º panorama you can see the area of ​​La Corona, one of the most famous starting points. As soon as you take off you can admire the entire La Orotava valley in all its splendor.

Other relevant areas for paragliding are Ifonche (Vilaflor), Taucho (Adeje), Izaña (from where you can land both in the north and in the south), the Güímar hillside or the Fasnia volcano.

Izaña‘s takeoff point is one of the most famous and sought-after, as it is 2,300 metres above sea level. It is a unique flight because it starts with direct views of Mount Teide and you can land in Puerto de la Cruz in the north as well as in Güímar in the south. If you do not know which starting point to choose, then you will certainly not regret this one with these amazing views of Mount Teide.

Despegue Parapente Teide

When to do paragliding in Tenerife?

The weather conditions in Tenerife make it possible to practise paragliding actually all year round. However, the best time for experienced pilots is in the months of October to May.

Some landing areas, especially those that involve beaches, are only available during the winter months. So if you want to descend on a beach, plan your flight during the winter season.

In addition, it is always advisable to consult the daily weather conditions, both for the landing area and for the take-off area. And who could better advise you on this? The experts of the Canarian Federation of Paragliding: mail fecda@fecda.org or phone: +34 928400805 // +34 615602329.

Despegue Parapente Tenerife La Corona

What do I need for paragliding in Tenerife?

There are several options, depending on your skill level and the flight you are interested in:

The experience of flying

In Tenerife there are a lot of companies with a wide range of tandem flights for the different flying areas of the island. No previous experience is necessary, as you will always be accompanied by a pilot who will fly the paraglider.

You just have to relax, smile and feel free as a bird; a dream that can become reality today.

Selfie Parapente en Tenerife

Learn to fly in Paradise

If you want to learn to fly and have control over the paraglider, no problem, as the flight companies offer different learning courses.

The paragliding professionals teach you all the techniques and secrets, from the basics to improving or perfecting your flying technique.

Ride the wind

If you already know how to fly, then you can paraglide with our own equipment. Due to the personal characteristics usually equipment is not rented. Remember to check the local regulations for a safe flight. If you have any questions or doubts, contact the Canarian Paragliding Federation.

Parapente Mar Tenerife

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Los Gigantes in 360 degrees – a unique experience

Exploring Los Gigantes 360 degrees is, without a doubt, a fantastic virtual journey. At a glance you can go from the intense blue of the Atlantic Ocean to the white snowy Mount Teide. Join us to discover all the secrets of this corner of Tenerife!

Puerto Santiago

If you look to the right, you will see a small coastal town: Puerto Santiago. It belongs to the municipality of Santiago del Teide and you will find cozy beaches like Playa del Puerto Santiago or Playa de los Guíos, with Los Gigantes in the background.

Strolling through the streets, you can taste the gastronomy of Tenerife, including one of the restaurants with a Michelin star: El Rincón de Juan Carlos. You can also go to the Archipenque lookout point if you would like to have another perspective of the town.

Whales and dolphins swimming in front of you

One of the most beautiful activities in this area of ​​Tenerife is the observation of whales and dolphins. You can make boat trips of different duration to see the graceful cetaceans swimming in their natural habitat.

Los Gigantes Delfín Nadando

The observation of marine mammals is worthwhile in Tenerife, as they are seen at 80% of the days throughout the year. Depending on the length of the excursion you can even take a little snack on board and take a dip in some remote coves of Los Gigantes. Highly Recommended!

Los Gigantes, guardians up to 600 metres high

But undoubtedly, the absolute protagonist of this 360-degree image is the steep coast of Los Gigantes. At some points it reaches a height of up to 600 metres and is therefore one of the most impressive natural monuments of Tenerife.

Los Gigantes olas

This “geological accident” is of volcanic origin and extends over several kilometres in the municipalities of Santiago del Teide and Buenavista del Norte. In the Guanche era, this natural wonder was called „Wall of Hell” by the ancient inhabitants of Tenerife who believed that the end of the world was behind these cliffs.

Fortunately, we can still admire this gift of nature as much as the Guanches.

Punta de Teno, an almost hidden natural treasure

The last treasure on this 360-degree image is Punta de Teno, one of the most remote and beautiful corners of Tenerife.

Punta de Teno vistas

On the left side of the picture is a small plain. This is the beach of Punta de Teno. To protect nature, access is restricted on certain days and Punta de Teno can only be reached by public transport.

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Dolphin watching in Tenerife – don’t miss it

Paseo maritimo cetáceos

Dolphin watching in Tenerife is one of the most popular activities among our visitors, as there are up to 21 different species of whales and dolphins. If you want to experience such an adventure on the Atlantic Ocean, then read this blog post.

Respect and care for the environment with the Quality Charter of Whale Watching

If you want to see cetaceans in the wild, the best way is to book an excursion with one of the companies attached to the Quality Charter of Whale Watching.

Delfin salto Tenerife

This not only ensures that you are accompanied by experts who can answer all your questions and tell you interesting things about the animals, but also follow guidelines to avoid disturbing the animals and protecting the environment.

Companies that voluntarily participate in the Quality Charter commit working together to clean up the oceans and to collaborate with various scientific teams to conserve the marine environment.

Watch whales and dolphins in Tenerife

Ballenas Tenerife

The chance to see cetaceans in Tenerife is very good, as the probability on boat trips is up to 100%, on 80% of the days of the year.

The reason why we have so good possibilities is because in the waters of Tenerife there are resident populations of pilot whales and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.

Where to observe dolphins in Tenerife

Delfin sonrisa Tenerife

The southwest coast of the island is the ideal place to observe cetaceans in Tenerife because it is the area where most of the populations of marine mammals live and where companies offer their excursions. Los Cristianos, Puerto Colón and Los Gigantes are the main ports, with different options according to your needs:

Two-hour excursion to watch dolphins in Tenerife

If you don’t have much time then it is best to do a short two-hour tour. In this case the boat drives directly to the animals. You can also combine this trip with other activities in the south of the island.

Three to four hour excursion to observe cetaceans in Tenerife

If you have more time, it will be worth to spend two or three hours. Here you can enjoy a meal on board as well as a small break in a nearby cove where you can take a dip.

The boats that offer this type of excursion tend to be larger and therefore you have more space of movement and comfort.

Five-hour boat tours in Tenerife

These trips are made on the largest and most spacious boats, as you will spend a lot of time at sea. Not only can you spot whales and dolphins in Tenerife, but you can also visit the most iconic places on the coast of our island. Los Gigantes for example are imposing cliffs of up to 600 metres high. In the time of the Guanches, the indigenous people of Tenerife, the imposing natural monument was called “The Wall of Hell”.

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Must-see places in Tenerife (part 2)

In Tenerife there are many great places, as we have already shown you in the last blog post. Since the island has always been a centre of commerce and exchange of international culture, it influenced on the development of our archipelago. Today you can still find traces and legacies of that time. Centuries of history, architecture, contemporary and classic artworks characterise the historic quarters. Let’s go on an expedition, because today we introduce you to some of these beautiful must-see places.

Historic District of La Laguna

San Cristóbal La Laguna

It is actually a must to start our list with the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. The historic centre of La Laguna is one of the most visited in Tenerife. On the one hand because of the special atmosphere that is breathed in its streets and on the other hand because of its monuments, churches and cozy corners. Visit the site or simply enjoy the “La Laguna vibes“ of the university city, open to culture, commerce and arts.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

A cosmopolitan city where avant-garde and history go hand in hand to create unique urban spaces. A good example is the Auditorium of Tenerife, a modern landmark of the city that is located just a few metres from the historic Castillo de San Cristóbal, popularly known as Castillo Negro. Definitely added to your visit to the capital must be the large parks such as García Sanabria, Palmetum or the iconic beach Playa Las Teresitas. All in all, an oasis of possibilities!

La Orotava, a large municipality

La Orotava

Welcome to the largest municipality of Tenerife. Centuries-old traditions such as the famous flower and sand carpets, Las Alfombras, are celebrated here. You must also visit historic buildings such as the Casa de los Balcones with the beautiful Canarian wooden balconies. Crowned by Mount Teide and with a rich artistic, natural and historical heritage, La Orotava is a must when visiting the north of the island.

Puerto de la Cruz, a part of you

Puerto de la Cruz

The jewel on the north coast of Tenerife is one of the most visited places. The fishing atmosphere, walks along the seaside promenade of San Telmo, big festivals, the cozy streets and alleyways, its friendly inhabitants… All this makes Puerto de la Cruz unique… Of course, we have to mention emblematic places such as Lago Martiánez, a work of the artist César Manrique, or Loro Parque, which has been voted the best zoo in the world by Tripadvisor users.

Garachico, natural pools guarded by a large rock

Garachico

If you are looking for natural swimming pools formed by lava centuries ago, then Garachico is your place to go. There was indeed an eruption of the volcano Trevejo. Much of the city has been damaged, but after reconstruction, it looks even more beautiful today than ever before. A stroll through its cobbled streets followed by a delicious meal to taste the famous cuisine with fresh fish and seafood is also a must.

Now you know some of the places that you must visit when you come to Tenerife. But there is even more! Take a look at all the municipalities of the island, 31 unique areas to discover… your trip starts here!

Must-see places in Tenerife (part 1)

The most important places in Tenerife? There are so many cool corners… Therefore it’s really difficult to choose the best places to visit. If you don’t know where to go and what to do, no problem! Here we will give you a little summary of some of the must-see places and sights.

The cliffs of Los Gigantes

One of the most impressive places in Tenerife are the cliffs of Los Gigantes, a huge rocky colossus and also volcano that reach a height of 600 metres. The Guanches, the natives of Tenerife, called the cliffs the “wall of hell”. By the way, nature lovers will find up to 21 different species of cetaceans in the surrounding waters, such as the bottlenose dolphin or theshort-finned pilot whale (pilot whale).

Whale and dolphin watching

Cetáceos Tenerife

As mentioned before, Los Gigantes is one of the best areas to spot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. You shouldn’t miss this activity! If you book a trip on a boat, make sure that it has our Quality Charter. This guarantees not only a great excursion, but also environmental protection with regard to our marine environment.

The millennial dragon tree

Drago Tenerife

The thousand-year-old dragon tree (which actually dates back some 800 years) stands proudly in Icod de los Vinos as one of the most imposing natural sites of northern Tenerife. With a height of 16 metres and a circumference of 20 metres, a garden with different native plants such as small dragon trees, cardones and tabaibas has been created around it.

Mount Teide National Park

Teide Tenerife

In a list of the must-visits or must-sees of Tenerife, Mount Teide can’t be missed. Perhaps it is the most recognisable and emblematic silhouette that makes our island unique with its majestic appearance. World Heritage and the highest peak in Spain, it is worth spending a whole day (or even more) to explore the beauty of the national park. Surely, you will never forget the unique and colourful flora, as well as one of the most beautiful sunrises you can witness in Tenerife from the summit of Mount Teide.

Anaga Rural Park

Anaga Tenerife

Anaga Rural Park, declared a green Biosphere Reserve, will awaken all your senses with its unique corners and trails. The landscapes seem to be drawn from fairy tales. The laurel forest (Laurisilva) is a living fossil because it is from the Tertiary and is the best preserved of the island. You can also visit remote villages like Taganana with its long fishing tradition.

Teno Rural Park

Teno Tenerife

To finish the list of natural landscapes in Tenerife, we go to the other side of the island, to the extreme northwest. Here we find the Teno Rural Park. Its great attraction are the spectacular landscapes of Isla Baja with the small villages and the high mountains, as well as Punta de Teno with the old lighthouse. Here you can enjoy one of the best views of the cliffs of Los Gigantes and the most romantic sunsets.

The best leisure parks in the world

Ocio en Tenerife

If you do not know what to do in Tenerife first, how about starting with the best water park and the best zoo in the world? Siam Park and Loro Parque have been awarded with this grandiose title by Tripadvisor users. An oasis of guaranteed fun!

The beaches in the south of Tenerife

Playas en Tenerife

Costa Adeje, Playa de Los Cristianos beach, El Médano beach… Sounds good, right? Some of the best coves are located in the south of the island, in municipalities such as Arona, Adeje, Santiago del Teide or Granadilla de Abona. All you have to do is explore the south coast and find your favourite spot to relax.

Now you have a list of the most important places in Tenerife! Let’s start planning your trip for a fantastic holiday on our island.

PWA windsurfing World Cup – El Médano 2018

This summer elite water sportsmen and sportswomen came together again on the beach of El Médano in the south of Tenerife. From August 5th to 11th and for the eighth year in a row the PWA windsurfing World Cup took place in the discipline “waves”. Challenging the laws of physics, more than 70 people from more than 18 different countries participated: 48 men, 19 women and 17 new talents in the junior category – all athletes who practise this demanding water sport with love and passion.

Windsurfing World Championship in El Médano

The coastal town of El Médano was full of life this month as hundreds of people gathered to watch the spectacle. Councilor for Tourism, Maria Candelaria Rodriguez, said that El Médano is “one of the best destinations for water sports of this kind”, and the participating men and women proved that with their breathtaking jumps. El Médano and the area of El Cabezo have always been a meeting place for this sport due to the length of the beach and the constant strong winds – simply a paradise for windsurfing! In addition, it is a wonderful place to enjoy the typical Canarian cuisine, with fresh fish and seafood. Tenerife has excellent beaches for windsurfers, such as Playa de Las Américas and La Tejita.

The PWA World Cup Tenerife was presented by the mayor, José Domingo Regalado, the head of the Sports Club and organiser of the event, Daniel Bruch, the Deputy Minister of Tourism of the Canary Islands Government (Gobierno de Canarias), Cristóbal de la Rosa, Deputy President and Tourism Adviser of the Government of Tenerife (Cabildo de Tenerife), Alberto Bernabé, and the Councilor for Tourism, María Candelaria Rodriguez.

The opening of the event took place on August 5th with a rhythmic parade of Bloko del Valle. Under applause of the public, the participants presented themselves with the flags of the countries represented by them.

Adrenaline and emotion to the end

The youngest were the first to participate in the competition on Monday afternoon. María Morales (Médano) and Alexia Kiefer Quintana (Gran Canaria) started first. Alexia won this heat by a hair. In the male sub 13, Tobias Bjorna (Denmark) and Carlos Kiefer (Gran Canaria) faced their jumps; Tobias beat Carlos. In the sub 17, Julia Pascuale (Pozo Izquierdo), Mar de Arce Sánchez and Alexia Kiefer competed against each other, Julia became first, Alexia second and Mar third. The male sub 17 was held in two parts. In the first heat, the Japanese Takuma won, second place gained Jose Casanova and the third took Adrián. In the second heat, Marino Pascuale from Gran Canaria gained the first place ahead of Mike Friedl and Aaron Leonard, who finished third. In the sub 20 Tessa Nikki Coraline and Julia Pascuale competed, Julia was first.

The two qualifying finals were really exciting. The champions Iballa Ruano and Víctor Fernández were crowned in the women’s and men’s categories respectively. Sarah-Quita Offringa was first in the women’s category, followed by Iballa Ruano, second, Daida Ruano and Sniady with the third and fourth place respectively. In the men’s category, Lewis qualified with a wonderful second place and places three and four took Campello and Stone. Last year’s winner, Philip Köster, surprised with his elimination as he could not overcome Campello. Nevertheless, he left us some incredible memories. The huge waves and jumps really gave the audience in El Cabezo a tremendous spectacle.

Congratulations to the winners and of course to all participants, organisers and staff. In the meantime, until the world championship takes place again next year, we just go on windsurfing or try other sports. Because here in the south of Tenerife you can enjoy the sun, the beach, the water, the wind and the waves all year round. Until next year!

Best beaches for families in Tenerife – part 2

On our island you will find a great variety of beaches… This might cause some questions. For example, what are the best family beaches in Tenerife? If, even after searching, you still couldn’t find your ideal corner, don’t worry. Today we present you more family friendly beaches! So you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Beach Playa del Bobo

Playa Bobo Tenerife

Just 10 minutes walk from the bus station (estación de guaguas) you will find the beach Playa El Bobo. It is ideal for spending the whole day with your children at the beach, as there is even a small playground nearby, small supermarkets, numerous shops, bars, restaurants and cozy seating areas.

Beach Playa de La Pinta

Playa La Pinta Tenerife

Are you looking for a beach with calm swell and colourful sunsets? Then Playa La Pinta is your beach. There is also an incredible offer of water activities, ranging from thrilling jet ski rides, scuba diving, parascending, to ocean bouncy castles. Kids (and of course adults) love this beach!

Beach Playa de Las Galletas

Playa Galletas Tenerife

As soon as you arrive at the beach Playa de Las Galletas, you can already feel the fishing atmosphere. In the harbour there are different types of boats and even fishermen occasionally fish at the jetty. If you are looking for excursions or want to try the local cuisine, then we recommend you to visit the nearby Marina del Sur. There is fresh fish and the possibility of taking a short boat ride.

Beach Playa de Arenisco

Playa Arenisco Tenerife

It is the reference beach if you want to experience marine customs and local fishing atmosphere. The Playa Arenisco beach is located in Punta del Hidalgo, which belongs to the municipality of San Cristobal de La Laguna. Here at this beach, families like to meet and refresh themselves in the natural lava pools.

After the obligatory dip you can take a walk around and if you stay until sunset and the day is clear, you will have one of the most beautiful views of the north coast with Mount Teide in the background.

Beach Playa de San Juan

Playa San Juan Tenerife

This beach is a great family beach, which is connected to the urban centre of the same name. Thanks to the fishing port and the nearby jetty, which gives it an attractive traditional touch, the beach is sheltered from waves and wind. It is very popular with tourists and locals alike.

Beach Playa de San Marcos

Playa San Marcos Tenerife

The beach of Playa San Marcos in Icod de los Vinos is always guarded by the majestic silhouette of Mount Teide. The black volcanic sand is a nice contrast to the fine, golden sandy beaches of the south. In the summer months there is a nice family atmosphere here. There are also several restaurants with stunning views of the coast. Here you can spend a great day with your family and relax well.

Beach Playa del Puertito de Güímar

Playa Puertito de Güímar Tenerife

The last family beach we present you today is in Güímar, more precisely in the modest fishing port. This beach has a swimming area especially for dogs, perfect for romping with your best friend in the water. Along the coast you can take a long walk. It is definitely a great beach to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean, coastal walks and the local cuisine in one of the nearby restaurants.

Did you like our selection? Do not forget to visit our blog for more recommendations. And if you have already decided to come to Tenerife, plan your trip with the virtual guide.

Best beaches for families in Tenerife – part 1

You may have wondered which are the best family beaches in Tenerife. First of all, there are some requirements that a family-friendly beach should fulfill: a place to have fun, safe and easily accessible, kiosks or restaurants, toilets… No problem! We suggest you some of the best beaches in Tenerife, so you can spend with your children extensive and most of all unforgettable beach days.

Beach Playa Las Teresitas

It is THE beach that is often used to promote the island by tour operators, airlines, etc… It’s the typical postcard motif of Tenerife (next to Mount Teide). The beach is located very close to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of Tenerife and it is quite easy to get here. You can take the bus, the TITSA line 910, or even go by bike along the coast. But most of you probably travel by car. You do not have to worry about parking as there is a large parking lot directly behind the beach.

The beach has a golden fine sand and thanks to the breakwater, there is hardly any waves. About 1,300 metres long, it’s the perfect place to relax, walk or build castles in the sand. It has the Blue Flag, which guarantees water quality and services (Red Cross, toilets, changing rooms, sun loungers, parasols, children’s area, kiosks…). A good choice if you are in the metropolitan area of Tenerife!

Beach Playa La Arena

Playa Arena Tenerife

More than 20 years in a row achieving the distinctive Blue Flag make this beach very popular to both, our visitors and the local people.

It has all the services you need, including loungers, restaurants nearby, a tourist office and even an area for diving and snorkelling with an interesting underwater world.

If you plan to stay until the afternoon, then it is worthwhile to watch the sunset – a great experience when the sun sinks into the sea overlooking the neighboring island of La Gomera.

Beach Playa El Camisón

Playa Camison Tenerife

Let’s visit this Blue Flag beach in the municipality of Arona. It is very centrally located and a variety of leisure options are offered.

From sun loungers for relaxing sunbathing to fun boat trips, El Camisón beach offers many activities that will fascinate the little ones.

Try Stand Up Paddling (SUP). It’s a simpler way of surfing, standing on a board with the help of a paddle and moving forward. Don’t worry about the waves. The two breakwaters keep the tides calm.

Beach Playa Jardín

Playa Jardín Tenerife

From the south of the island we drive directly to the north. We go to the beach Playa Jardín, which is also awarded with the Blue Flag. Located in the tourist town of Puerto de la Cruz, you can easily walk from the city centre (and have a look at the works of Puerto Street Art).

Playa Jardín is a complex of three small beaches whose surroundings were designed by the Canarian artist César Manrique. The beach is lined with gardens, playgrounds, terraces and cafes. That is why it’s called “Playa Jardín” (beach of the garden). Oh yes, and Loro Parque is very close, so you could combine your visit right away.

Beach Playa Fañabé

Playa Fañabe Tenerife

The last beach we present you today takes us back to the south, more specifically to Fañabé, which has a fun paradise for the little ones: inflatable castles in the water, jet skis, parascending, inflatable banana boats…

For the parents there are also Balinese beds, beach bars and hammocks for resting. It is a very accessible beach with plenty of parking nearby.

Seawater pool of Bajamar

Playa Bajamar Tenerife

From the south, it goes straight back to the north to Bajamar. There are seawater pools (and a nearby beach), which are very popular with families. Maybe you already know La Laguna and its historical and cultural heritage, but of course its coastline is also worth a visit. Particularly impressive are the months of September and October, when the “Mareas del Pino“ waves break on the coast.

These were our recommendations for you to spend great beach days with your family. Although there are still many more beaches to discover (what we will do very soon). Meanwhile, you can have a look here.