Things to Do in Tenerife

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Whether you live in the island or you just visit it, one of must-see location are the beaches and especial coves of Tenerife, where the weather is favorable all year round and taking a dip in crystal clear waters, will leave you feeling like new.

From Hotel La Casona del Patio, Ginestar Hotels Group, we have selected the 8 best beaches and small bays on Tenerife, with easy access, family friendly and fine sand.


Located in the spectacular La Orotava valley, Tenerife North coast, Canary Islands.

This beach is mainly frequented by surfers, as there are good waves during windy days. Unofficially, Playa de los Patos is as nudism beach, to get nice suntan.

Santiago del Teide


This beach is located in Adeje, which is fourth most populous town of Tenerife Island, and it is perfect to spend the day in its beaches and its esplanade.

It is one of the biggest and most visited beaches of Tenerife South, because of its white sand and its esplanade that goes over the coast.

In addition it is located in one of the most cosmopolitan areas, surrounded by restaurants, bar, disco….

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This time we travel to Tenerife North, to introduce this black sand beach with clear waters, considered one of the best beaches by swimmers. It is one of the beaches where surf championships are held and it is also used paragliding landing field.

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Especial retreat, located in La Guancha, Tenerife North. It is a small natural bay of volcanic origin, surrounded by rocks, which allow safe bathing in different parts. A perfect place to relax and see local submarine fauna doing snorkeling.

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Blue Flag awarded and situated in Puerto de la Cruz, 1 km. large and black volcanic sand. Its name Playa Jardín (Garden Beach) symbolizes the rich and vibrant environment of flowers and plant life that enclose the beach and make for fabulous photographs. A waterfall cascades over volcanic rocks and little pools filled with marine life can be found dotted around.

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Is located on the town of Anaga Tenerife North. This is one of the most beautiful natural dark sandy beaches in the Canary Islands. It is a place with stunning views, especially at sunset and it is not very frequented by tourists

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If you wish to enjoy of an authentic natural Canary inlet, this is the best option. It is perfect to take a dip, relax and fall in love with crystal clear waters, gold sand and fantastic views to La Gomera . It is located on La Caleta, Adeje, next to the Golf Club.

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This beach is located on Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife South. Is also Blue Flag awarded, so it is in optimal conditions for swimming. It has privileged views to Montaña Roja volcanic cone. It is common to see windsurfers and kite-surfers.

Easy access for people with disabilities.

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Santiago del Teide is a municipality in south-west Tenerife in Canary Islands, with a difference in altitude of 930 m (3051 ft). The area of the municipality is 52.21 km²

Places of interest:

The Cliffs of “Los Gigantes”

These huge cliffs in Santiago del Teide are part of Teno County Park and tower up to 600 m (1,970 ft) high, plummeting straight down into the sea to create a sight that is dizzying to behold, even from below. You can do several hiking routes to discover them, visit its scenic viewpoints or gaze at them from the sea by boat or kayaking tours.

Acantilado de los gigantes

La Casona del patio

This stately home was built in the second half of the 17th century, nowadays holds Restaurant “La Casa Vieja”, opened to general public, and keeps the old wine cellar and ancient kitchen, for any visitor who wants to introduce himself in Canarian culture. You can also see the traditional wine presses, located outdoors, while you enjoy gourmet wood fired oven cuisine.

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The pottery center and ethnography museum of Cha Domitila

Located in the village of Arguayo, there is a house which contains the pottery center and museum. The house features traditional Canarian architecture with a central patio and a fountain. Visitors will discover the traditional technique used to work the clay and will see some of the most typical pieces of pottery.

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Chinyero Special Nature Reserve

Prepare to discover an area of 24 square kilometers (6,000 acres). Here you will get to see recent lava flows creating a unique insight into the Canary Islands’ volcanic history. Don’t miss the chance to see the area’s incredible aerolian habitats (with strong winds and high salt content), where the species that inhabit them have to survive on particles carried in the wind due to the lack of vegetation. “El Chinyero” volcano is standing 1,560 m (5,118 ft) above sea level.

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Arena Beach

This beach is extremely popular with tourists and locals alike. The peaceful surroundings and calm waves make it ideal for the whole family. Moreover, it has been flying a Blue Flag for 27 years, which guarantees the exceptional quality of its services and water conditions. The beach is located in Puerto de Santiago (in Santiago del Teide) and boasts a number of tourist establishments and restaurants.

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