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Tenerife is, as we all know, a hugely popular holiday destination. So much so that it can be rather difficult to find a bit of peace and quiet. Particularly in high season, beaches in the main resort destinations are absolutely teeming with tourists from all over Europe and beyond, all vying for a clear spot of sand on which to spread their towel.
Luckily for you, however, you’re getting the inside scoop from the team at Cheap Holidays Tenerife. We love giving you exclusive tips to help make the most of your holiday (as well as those fab discounts we offer!) – so here’s our guide to the top beaches to visit on the island where you can spread yourself out and relax!
Hidden Beaches in Tenerife #1 – Mesa Del Mar
On the coast of Tacoronte, you’ll find this hidden gem of a beach blessed with calm waters, and the natural black volcanic sand for which Tenerife is famous. Mesa del Mar is a sheltered bay, far away from the main tourist trail.
You’ll have to park in the village and take a walk through a tunnel that leads out to the beach, but once you get there, you’ll have plenty of space to do your own thing. There’s a cafe backing onto the beach, and a bit further in at the nearby campsite, you’ll also find a restaurant.
Hidden Beaches in Tenerife #2 – El Puertito
Situated just outside Armeñime, El Puertito is a picturesque bay in a small fishing village. It’s very traditional Tenerife – a great opportunity to experience authentic Canarian culture.One of the things that the team at Cheap Holidays Tenerife love most about El Puertito is the coloured fishing boats bobbing on the waves, and there’s also a good fish restaurant close to the beach. There are other cafes and restaurants to choose from, too.
Hidden Beaches in Tenerife #3 – Bollullo
Playa Bollullo is located on the north coast of Tenerife, in the valleys of Orotava. Surrounded by stunning steep cliffs, the beauty of Playa Bollullo is worth the substantial trek to reach. Once you get there, however, you’ll find a wide stretch of dark sand, frothy white waves breaking on the shore.There is just one restaurant, and it’s situated right on the beach, and it’s pretty awesome as beach restaurants go!
Hidden Beaches in Tenerife #4 – El Socorro
Outside Puerto de la Cruz, on the way to San Juan de la Rambla, El Socorro offers great surfing conditions for those who like to hit the waves.Perhaps not as secluded as some of the other beaches on this list, El Socorro is nonetheless pretty well-appointed. It’s a nice halfway house between total seclusion and a bit of typical Tenerife fun. The restaurant on the beach offers yummy tapas and great fish dishes, with its dining room jutting out right over the sea!
Hidden Beaches in Tenerife #5 – Masca
Backed by high cliffs sits the calm and eerily quiet Playa Masca. There’s scarcely an interruption, only perhaps from the boat that comes in from Los Gigantes. But if total isolation is what you’re craving, then you’ve come to the right place.
But all that peace comes with one downside: the trek! It’s three hours’ walk from Barranco, or, alternatively, take the boat from Los Gigantes. There’s also not much in the way of facilities once you get there, either. So you’ll probably want to pack a picnic… and don’t forget plenty of water.
Hidden Beaches in Tenerife #6 – Playa Arena
Much less isolated, Playa de la Arena is just beside the Buenavista Golf Course… so plenty of nearby free parking. There are also plenty of places to grab a bite to eat (try the seafood restaurant!), as well as cold drinks and snacks. Kids will love it here thanks to the rock pools stretching out from the pebbled cove, and if you bring a body board, children will be entertained for hours, giving you a welcome break!
So, you see, it’s not all about action, action, action on the island of Tenerife. There are still plenty of places to get away from it all and enjoy some uninterrupted ‘me’ time.