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Our favourite beaches in Tenerife for 2019  

The beaches of Tenerife are undoubtedly a must for 2019. Whether you are looking for water sports, places to relax and unwind or you prefer lively beaches where you can have fun… In Tenerife you will find exactly what you are looking for.

Beaches for sports enthusiasts

We recently released Tenerife’s “Sports Calendar” for 2019, with many events for every taste and discipline, some even on beaches like El Medano or Las Americas!

El Médano, the favourite beach for windsurfing

Playa De Tenerife El Medano

On this famous beach in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona, the World PWA Windsurfing Championship will be held. Last year participated more than 70 professionals. If you love windsurfing then El Médano is your place to go. It is one of the most colourful and peculiar landscapes in the south of Tenerife.

Beach Playa de Las AméricasPlaya De Tenerife Las Americas

Perhaps the best known place for water sports lovers is the “Izquierda de la Palmera”. It’s one of the island’s famous waves, therefore the Las Americas Pro attracts professional surfers from around the world to attend the WSL World Surf League event in February. Some interesting beaches you can find in this area are El Camisón beach and Las Vistas beach.

Family beaches

For a child there is nothing better than spending a great day on the beach. Building sand castles, playing ball games or just swimming in the sea turn a simple day in the sun into an oasis of fun. In Tenerife, there is a big variety of family beaches.

Beach Playa de La Pinta

Playa De Tenerife La Pinta

With a calm swell thanks to its breakwater and a wide range of activities (inflatable trampoline castles in the water, jet skiing, diving …), La Pinta beach is one of the most popular beaches to enjoy with the family in the south of Tenerife. A great option if you are in Costa Adeje!

Beach Playa de Las Teresitas

Playa De Tenerife Las Teresitas

One of the favourite beaches for locals and tourists alike is undoubtedly the beach Las Teresitas. There is hardly any waves on the main beach and its size invites to enjoy long walks with the family. You can even rent a boat and enjoy the beach from the water.

Beaches for hiking

If you would like to explore the natural trails of Tenerife (or even participate in the Tenerife Walking Festival), then many hiking trails have a refreshing reward for the sweaty effort: a natural beach.

Beach Playa de Antequera

Playa De Tenerife Antequera

This beach can only be reached via a difficult path starting from the hostel Albergue de Montes de Anaga or by boat in a trip of almost an hour from Santa Cruz. Its clear and calm waters, in harmony with the imposing rock of Antequera, offering impressive views that are a real treat after the strenuous walk.

Beach Playa de Los Roques

Playa De Tenerife Los Roques

At the end of the path of Rambla de Castro (easier than the previous one of Antequera) you reach this curious stone beach: the beach Los Roques. If you are a lover of photography, then you should not miss the sunset, very impressive!

Beaches to relax

Sometimes we just need rest and relaxation, we have to escape the hustle and bustle of the big cities and just take refuge in a natural sanctuary, only accompanied by the sound of the sea.

Beach Playa de Benijo

Playas De Tenerife Benijo

Playa Benijo is possibly the most photogenic beach in Tenerife. You have to see this fantastic colour spectacle of the sunset, how well it harmonises with the famous rocks. This sight is a true stress killer.

Beach Playa de El Bollullo

Playas De Tenerife El Bollullo

This small beach in La Orotava is located in one of the quietest corners in the north of Tenerife. Only 200 metres wide, it is a perfect retreat, where you will change the noise of the city by the sound of the sea.

And you? What kind of beach do you prefer?

Sporting events 2019 in Tenerife – a year full of new challenges

The sports calendar of Tenerife 2019 is full of big events and that’s not surprising. Top athletes such as tennis players Dominic Thiem and Karolína Plíšková, both top 10 ATP and WTA, were training on the island for their tournaments this year, but they were not the only ones training with us.

Cyclists like Alberto Contador or Chris Froome; football teams such as Liverpool FC, Manchester City, FC Augsburg or even Olympic swimmers like Sarah Sjöström were in the training camp in Tenerife. Also, the Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 was held on the island last year, with great success. Would you like to know what are the best sporting events in Tenerife this year?

 

WSL Pro Las Américas

Las Américas Pro Calendario Deportivo

From February 4th to 10th the World Surf League competition “Las Americas Pro“ returns to the largest of the Canary Islands. Last year, Ruben Vitoria and Australian Mikaela Greene won the competition. The place “Izquierda de la Palmera” will once again attract surfers from around the world to compete against each other in this scoring event for WSL’s European Qualifying Series.

 

Cycling tour Vuelta al Teide

Cicloturista Vuelta al Teide

The Vuelta al Teide Cycling Tour will take you through iconic places in Tenerife such as the Teno Rural Park or the Teide National Park on March 30th. The main route of the tour consists of a total of 160 kilometres with a total ascent of almost 4,000 metres – a tough test. The Half Teide is another modality with 90 kilometres of route and “only” 2,000 meters of altitude.

 

Tenerife Walking Festival

Tenerife Walking Festival

It is the epitome of the hiking festival in Tenerife. The event combines some of the island’s best hiking trails with local traditions, culture, cuisine and encouraging tours of such emblematic places as Anaga or El Teide. This year’s edition will take place from May 21st to 25th and Puerto de la Cruz will once again be the meeting and starting point for those who are passionate about nature and its paths.

 

Tenerife Bluetrail

Tenerife BlueTrail
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From zero to 3,555 metres of altitude. The Tenerife Bluetrail is the highest mountain race in Spain and the second largest in Europe. And for good reason, because the over 100-kilometre track in Ultra Trail mode is a challenge for all participants. Over 2,000 runners registered for the various modalities in 2018, highlighting the participation of the rarámuri (tarahumara = ethnicity from northern Mexico known for long-distance runs through deserts, canyons, mountains) Lorena Ramírez who finished third in the senior category. This year, the race will take place on June 8th and the registrations are already open.

PWA Windsurf

PWA Tenerife Windsurf

El Médano is an ideal place to practice windsurfing. This makes it one of the most privileged circuits of the PWA World Championship, which will visit us again in the second half of August. In addition to the World Windsurfing Championships, there will be workshops to repair and create surfboards and training courses, as well as a great range of food and leisure activities.

 

Santa Cruz Extreme

Santa Cruz Extreme
Raúl Santana

In October 2019, all the athletes who are looking for a special challenge in nature, such as the millennial laurel forests, can be lucky. Because the Santa Cruz Extreme will be held in Tenerife. This run leads through the Anaga Rural Park, which starts from the beach Las Teresitas and leads through the forests of the Laurisilva along old farmhouses. This run offers three different levels of difficulty.

 

International Marathon of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Maratón de Tenerife

One of the most famous international marathons is the Santa Cruz de Tenerife marathon. The last time (fifth edition) 4,000 participants from 60 different countries came together. This urban race leads through the streets of the capital of Tenerife and is a great festive event, with a lot of sportsmanship and above all good weather. This event will be one of the last sporting events of the year as it takes place on November 10th.

But that was not all, there is still more! Visit our website if you want to know more about sports events in Tenerife.

Tenerife Walking Festival is back!

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The third edition of the festival is set to be the biggest and best yet, featuring a total of 20 walking routes – two more than the last edition – and a packed programme of supporting activities. The event, designed to showcase the island’s astonishing natural beauty, will take place from 23rd to 27th May 2017.  

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Aimed at becoming a “must go-to” event in the European hiking calendar, the Tenerife Walking Festival 2017 will feature two new volcanic routes on its programme. All 20 routes, which vary in length and intensity, are grouped into three categories (volcanic, coastal and green paths) to showcase Tenerife’s striking diversity of landscapes. Some of the most popular walks are the ones which go through two of the island’s UNESCO-listed sites: the volcanic Teide National Park (World Heritage) and the green Anaga Rural Park (Biosphere Reserve).  

Also new for this year, the festival will include an innovative system for calculating each participant’s environmental footprint and how to offset it by means of activities that contribute to conserving the protected spaces on the island, such as reforestation. 

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In addition to the hikes, there will be an array of supporting activities taking place in the northern town of Puerto de la Cruz, the festival’s headquarters, every evening. These include food fairs to sample the tasty local food, a stargazing session in the Teide National Park and a relaxing swim in one of the island’s natural volcanic pools, amongst others. A spectacular parade of flags will also delight participants on the last day of the walking extravaganza.  

Everybody passionate about walking and the outdoors – single travellers, couples, families and group of friends can find more information at www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com/en.  

 

Get your boots on for Tenerife Walking Festival!

The island is hosting one of Europe’s most important hiking events: March 29 to April 2, 2016

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The second edition of Tenerife Walking Festival (TWF 2016) is just around the corner. One of the most important hiking events in Europe and attracting more than a hundred participants from across the continent, TWF will be based in Puerto de la Cruz from March 29 to April 2.

Featuring internationally and nationally renowned speakers plus a grand finale with the island’s cuisine and wines, TWF will highlight adventure and outdoor activities on Tenerife.

“The Tenerife Walking Festival returns with the same strengths and qualities which made it a benchmark last year notably the quality and variety of footpaths, the complementary activities and Puerto de la Cruz hosting the event,” says Tenerife Cabildo’s Tourism chief, Alberto Bernabé.

“In just two editions, the festival has become a reference for ramblers, and we want its promotional philosophy and respect for the environment to be present in other initiatives that we plan to implement on the island during the year.”

The festival offers the chance to hike up to 15 trails, which are a selection of the most striking on Tenerife. If you wish to enroll, you can still register online at www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com

Complementary activities: talks and a grand food and wine party

The whole Island and specifically Puerto de la Cruz will be focusing on hiking during the week-long TWF 2016 and local residents are also invited to take part in the parallel activities such as presentations on Wednesday 30 March, Thursday 31 March and Friday 1st April taking place in the San Felipe Castle at 20:30. All are welcome to join in the grand closing party on Saturday 2 April in the Plaza de Europa from 12:00 noon. All these activities will be free of charge and open to everyone.

On Wednesday 30 March there will be a talk by José María Nasarre, Head of Nature of the Spanish Mountaineering Federation (FEDME), who will speak about safety on the trails. The next day, Juan Jesús Ibáñez, a member of the International Union of Mountaineering and Climbing (UIAA), will speak about the project Respect the Mountain, which will restore a footpath on Tenerife in June.

On Friday, 1st April Sebastian Alvaro, the legendary adventurer and director of Spain’s TVE programme “Al Filo de lo Imposible, who is once again the festival’s “godfather, will offer one of his keynote talks combining his life story with spectacular photographs and videos of his expeditions.

The grand finale to the TWF 2016 will be a bustling, lively celebration with tapas, tasting the local wines, show cooking sessions and a fair featuring a sample of the wide range of outdoor and adventure activities on offer for visitors to Tenerife.