Playa de la Arena - A Great Place To Stay In Tenerife

Published on July 03, 2019
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Playa de la Arena on a sunny and hot winter day 

You will find Playa de la Arena close to the town of Puerto Santiago, in a beautiful natural setting, with views of the island La Gomera. This beach has been awarded the Blue Flag distinction since 1989 continuously, which means it is not only beautiful, but also very clean and offers plenty of facilities to visitors.

Location: Puerto Santiago, municipality of Santiago del Teide
Map: see on Google maps
Beach type: Exotic urban beach with dark black sand
Access: Easy
Facilities: Sun loungers, umbrellas, toilets, waste bins, showers
Nudist friendly: No
Lifeguards: Yes
Parking: Yes
Public Transport: Yes
Wheelchair accessible: Yes

50 shades of black darker...than other beaches in Tenerife

The black volcanic sand is a few shades darker than in other places, which gives Playa de la Arena an unusual look and a somewhat exotic feel. The beach is popular among tourists, who sometimes make day trips from other parts of the island just to spend a day here.

The ocean is sometimes rough at Arena Beach, the reason why some days you will see the red flag, meaning it is forbidden to go in the water. A lifeguard is on site during the day.

Playa de la Arena is located below street level and can be reached by using the stairs. You will find here plenty of amenities like sun loungers, public toilets and also many restaurants along the promenade.

The area or Puerto de Santiago is good for people who want a quiet holiday in Tenerife. Other similar conditions you will find in Los Gigantes and the village of Alcala, very different from the noisy resort of Playa de las Americas.

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