Playa de la Arena

Playa de la Arena holidays

South of Los Gigantes, Playa de la Arena has a laid-back vibe, where swaying palm trees contrast beautifully against the beach’s black-sand shore. From the picturesque seafront adorned with whitewashed architecture, you can head upwards to towering Mount Teide. 
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Time to relax

Playa de la Arena is a low-key alternative to some of the lively party resorts of Tenerife. Chilled out bars and restaurants are what you’ll find here – just head to the promenade and you’ll see lots of places to eat. 

Head to the beach

Without a doubt it’s Playa de la Arena’s Blue Flag beach that makes it so special. ‘Playa de la Arena’ translates directly as ‘sand beach’ but it’s not the typical golden grains you might expect. It’s blanketed with black sand and is known for being one of the cleanest beaches around.  

Playa de la Arena

Playa de la Arena

Playa de la Arena, Tenerife

As a winner of the European Blue Flag award for cleanliness every year since 1989, you can expect this small beach to be spotless. The volcanic sand absorbs the sun's heat, making it warm beneath your feet...
International and traditional cuisine on the prom

International and traditional cuisine on the prom

Playa de la Arena, Tenerife

The promenade's line-up of restaurants is an eclectic affair. You’ll find everything from Austrian to Thai to British pub grub. It’s well worth sampling the delicious traditional Canarian dishes though. Try the...
British and Irish bars along the waterfront

British and Irish bars along the waterfront

Playa de la Arena, Tenerife

The nightlife in Playa de la Arena is less frenetic than other resorts in Tenerife. British pubs and Irish bars line the waterfront, and you'll usually find a quiz or karaoke night somewhere. At the Blarney...
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