Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beaches in Tenerife

Anyone heading to Tenerife will no doubt have time on the beach on their mind, the island is famed for its year round warm climate and sunny weather which has leant itself to making it a wonderful beach holiday destination. While there are plenty of other great distractions on the island, with the stunning scenery and lovely towns to explore, getting to know which of the beaches are the best ones to visit is a must for holidaymakers escaping on holidays to Tenerife.

El Medano – The long, sandy beach at El Medano is home to a number of beach sports and is even home to the kite-surfing World Championships. The beach is backed with an esplanade of shops and cafes, making it the perfect beach for a day out basking in the sun, or an evening stroll to the nearby town square. The beach is approximately 2 kilometres in length, meaning that you might be able to find a more secluded spot away from the crowds.

Playa Fanabe – Situated in the south of the island and one of the big draws Costa Adeje holidays, Playa Fanabe has white sands and lush crystal waters. There is an urbanised walkway at the rear of the beach on which you can stroll between cafes and bars. There are a number of water sports available here, including jet-skiing, snorkelling and wind surfing.

Los Cristianos - This wide sweep of golden sands at Playa de Los Cristianos is one of the most popular beaches on the island - families love it and it attracts locals and visitors alike. While it does get busy, it never feels too crowded. As with most of the beaches on the island, there is no shortage of water sports to keep you entertained and this level of entertainment is why Los Cristianos holidays are ever popular.

El Bollullo – A short journey form the resort of Puerto de la Cruz, you’ll find the El Bollullo beach. For those who prefer a quiet, secluded beach, this might be the choice for you. Here you’ll find a few locals and hardened trekkers passing through, but rest assured the droves of tourists will be a few kilometres along the coast.

A great feature about many of the beaches in Tenerife is the fantastic amenities that are well kept and nearby, if not, on the beach front. You’ll find plenty of restaurants and bars, so you can plan a whole day soaking up the sun without the need to return to your hotel. Also for families there is almost always plenty of toilets and areas for baby changing facilities, making the beach a relaxing escape.

Whilst on holiday in Tenerife, it is worth visiting the tourist information office at your resort to find out about some of the more popular beaches. Whilst some will give information about the quieter beaches, your best bet is to ask the locals to find the real hidden gems. You can also find out which of the beaches are holding special events for the time that you’re visiting the island, and make sure you don’t miss out on any fun attractions that are taking place.

D.Howell is a travel content writer for the easyJet holidays website and writes extensively about the best beach destinations.



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