Playa de la Arena

Playa de la Arena, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Located on the south west coast of Tenerife, Playa de la Arena is the most southerly of the trio of resorts in this area; Los Gigantes and Puerto de Santiago being just a few minutes away and linked via the coastal road.

Playa de la Arena

Playa de la Arena has a wide black sandy beach and enough bars and restaurants for a relaxing beach holiday. The area is quite hilly and nightlife is low key but it has great views across to La Gomera, plenty of sunshine and very little rain.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Playa de la Arena Reviews

Playa de la Arena Hotels (3)

The Los Dragos del Sur Aparthotel offers a good range of amenities and is close to the beach and resort centre, ideal for a relaxing family holiday....

This All Inclusive hotel offers a wide range of facilities and services to offer visitors total satisfaction, with different and extensive areas of gardens and pools distributed in the form of a casca...

Located in a beautiful setting on the picturesque coast of Santiago del Teide, Landmar Hotel Playa La Arena offers modern facilities and quality furnishings....


The beach at Playa de la Arena is set back between two rocky headlands and has wide natural black sand backed by palm trees. The water shelves quite steeply and the waters are not always suitable for bathing but the beach does has a lifeguard monitoring the currents.

Things to Do

Boat trips run from the harbour in Los Gigantes, perhaps the most popular being the dolphin and whale watching trips but you can also take cruises which get you the best view of the magnificent cliffs as well as fishing trips and diving trips.

If the sea is a little rough and you fancy a swim, make for the Lido in Los Gigantes where you can relax on the sun terraces and dip in and out of the lagoon style swimming pool. If you have children, the Oasis Club might be the better choice.

Out and About

Above the beach, the beach front promenade is lined with beach shops, pavement cafes, bars and restaurants. You can follow this road into Varadero to the south or, if you walk in the opposite direction you will find yourself in the narrow streets of Puerto de Santiago and from there you can continue your walk into Los Gigantes.

There are a few traditional tapas bars but menus and entertainment tend to be lean more towards Chinese, Indian, English breakfast, Irish bars and sports bars.

Nearby Attractions

Explore mountain villages as Chio and Guia de Isora, the old and the new quarters of Adeje, or the tiny historic hamlets of Chirche and Aripe high in the Teide National Park; all of which are within 20 to 30 minutes drive.

The beaches, nightlife, designer shops and family attractions such as water parks and wildlife parks in the southern resorts of Costa Adeje and Playa de las America are all with 30 minutes drive.

Graph displaying average temperatures throughout the year at Playa de la Arena


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