Tenerife coastal walk from La Caleta to Costa Adeje

Published on March 28, 2024
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Coastal promenade in La Caleta, Tenerife - Canary Islands, Spain

The great thing about spending your holiday in the south of Tenerife is the fact that you can walk on the promenade along the ocean to most of the resorts depending on where you're staying, so you can do your steps each day while exploring this beautiful island on foot.

Coastal walk from La Caleta to Costa Adeje

Today we'll share some info and images from our walk starting from La Caleta and going to Costa Adeje, which takes us along several popular beaches in Tenerife south like Playa de la Enramada, Playa del Duque and all the way to Playa Fanabe.

Useful information

  • Distance between La Caleta and Costa Adeje: 3 km
  • Total time: 1 - 3 hours, depending on how many photos you take and how many stops you make
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Public transport: bus lines 467 and 452
  • Parking in La Caleta: there's a big free parking in La Caleta

If you don't want to walk back to La Caleta or Costa Adeje (depending on where you started), then you can either take a taxi (taxis are fairly cheap in Tenerife) or you can take the guagua, or the local bus, either the 467 or 452 line.

We were staying in another resort on the day when we decided to go on this walk in Tenerife, so we drove our rental car to La Caleta and we parked it in the big free parking that we linked above.

La Caleta to Playa de la Enramada walk

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Playa de la Enramada - Coastal walk in Tenerife

From the parking in La Caleta we were headed toward the promenade, at first we went to see Playa La Caleta, then we were on our way to our first "checkpoint" which is Playa de la Enramada.

From La Caleta to Playa de la Enramada we walked for around 1 km, which took us almost an hour with all the stops along the way for photographs and just taking in the view since it was such a glorious and sunny day and we had just arrived from the cold back home only a day earlier. 

Along the way, you can pass by one of the top luxury hotels in Tenerife, the 5* Royal Hideaway Corales Beach - Adults Only.

Playa de la Enramada to Playa del Duque

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Promenade Playa del Duque, Tenerife

The walk continues towards Playa del Duque for another 1.3 km on the coastal promenade along the sea, with lots of great views and also benches where you can stop and rest for a bit, simply enjoying the views towards the sister island La Gomera.

Along the way, you can also stop for lunch or just to grab a drink at one of the chiringuitos (beach bars), either Chiringuito Coqueluche on Playa de la Enramada, which is highly popular and gets constant good reviews, or the less popular 
Chiringuito The Tais, towards Playa El Beril, so closer to Playa del Duque than to La Enramada.

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Playa del Duque to Playa Fanabe

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Tenerife promenade from Playa del Duque to Playa Fanabe

Once you get to Playa del Duque you have lots more options of restaurants and bars where you can grab something to eat or drinks, or you can even do some shopping at Centro Comercial Plaza del Duque.

The walk from Playa del Duque to Playa Fanabe is around 1.3 km and takes anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how often you stop to look around or to take photos.

Since we're on holiday and we go on walks to enjoy the weather and the views, we're in no hurry to get from A to B as fast as possible, so it's difficult to estimate how long it will take for others to do the same walk we did. 

Coastal walk to Puerto Colon

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Playa La Pinta promenade - Costa Adeje, Tenerife

The coastal walk continues to Playa La Pinta and Puerto Colon, another popular beach in Costa Adeje, which adds another 750 m to the walk and maybe 15 to 30 minutes to the total time.

The great thing about the south of Tenerife and one of the reasons we come back year after year, is the fact that you have so many opportunities to walk along the sea, you have endless kilometers of coastal promenade to walk from one resort to the other, enjoy the views, the sun and all this while having lots of options of bars and restaurants along the way.

It's also easy to get a bus back to where you started or even a taxi, which shouldn't be too expensive (the only downside is that sometimes it can be difficult to find a taxi when there's high demand).

We've probably walked the entire coast of Tenerife south throughout the year, from Los Gigantes to Playa San Juan or from Los Cristianos to Playa del Duque. 

There are so many opportunities for coastal walks in Tenerife and if you want to enjoy the great weather and the sun but you don't like to sit on a beach all day long (like us), then this island provides you with a lot of options to stay active without being too far from the ocean. And if you want more activities in nature, you can check out our article about the best hikes in Tenerife.

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