Playa Las Galletas - A very quiet and relaxed beach in Tenerife

Published on July 02, 2019
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Playa Las Galletas on a very hot February day

Las Galletas beach is located in the fishing village with the same name, in the municipality of Arona, only 15 kilometers away from Los Cristianos, and pretty close to Tenerife South airport.

Location: Village of Las Galletas, municipality of Arona
Map: see on Google maps
Beach type: Urban beach with black sand and pebbles sand
Access: Easy access
Facilities: Sun loungers, umbrellas, toilets, waste bins, showers
Nudist friendly: No
Lifeguards: Yes
Parking: Yes
Public Transport: Yes
Wheelchair accessible: No

The place to come for a taste of fresh fish in Tenerife

Fishing is still a popular occupation among locals and Playa Las Galletas still has a dock and many fishing boats, which can be seen from the beach. There is a daily fish market in the vicinity of the beach and all the restaurants in the area serve fresh dish caught in this area.

The beach itself is a combination of dark brown sand in the extremities and pebbles in the middle. Although more windy than other nearby beaches, the water is calm and clear, good for both swimming and water sports. You will have plenty of room for all kind of activities, given the fairly large size of this beach at 420 m long and 30 m wide.  

Playa Las Galletas has all the amenities you may need: showers, lifeguards, sun loungers and umbrellas. Some local restaurants and bars are situated nearby.

This beach is still frequented mostly by locals, not so much by tourists. Here you will discover more of the real Tenerife, away from the busy resorts like Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos.

There is a large public parking close to the beach and all the restaurants.

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