Playa de la Arena (Santiago del Teide)

Santiago del Teide, Spain

Blue Flag season: 01 Jan – 31 Dec

Type: Coastal Sandy Beach

Beach access for people with disabilities
Water access for people with disabilities
There is a kiosk near the site

Map coordinates: 28.229775, -16.840781


Half a kilometre of the fishing core of Puerto Santiago

In the very centre of Puerto de Santiago, this small black sandy beach offers all the services that you may need besides the most important ones: sun and extra clean water. Not for nothing this beach was awarded with the blue flag of the clean seas of Europe, from 1988 to the present time.

In addition to extraordinary natural conditions, thanks to being in an urban environment, you will be able to conclude your day enjoying the best cuisine, stores and hotels of Santiago del Teide, everything conveniently located at very few steps.

A volcanic black sand beach along Tenerife’s west coast

Right in the middle of the small tourist town of Puerto de Santiago you will find Playa de la Arena beach. Situated along the west coast of Tenerife, its black sand is more than just a picturesque contrast against the white foam of the waves, but also absorbs the heat of the sun, which makes this a warm beach with a delightful temperature whatever time of the year you decide to visit. The volcanic rocks that flank the beach make this an excellent spot for snorkelling or scuba-diving to discover fascinating marine life.

La Arena (Santiago del Teide)

La Arena (Santiago del Teide)

A fully-serviced small urban beach

Playa de la Arena is a small urban beach with excellent transport connections via bus or taxi. Behind the beach is a large commercial avenue where you’ll find a huge variety of shops, bars and restaurants – one restaurant is positioned right on the beachfront. The beach has full access and a large ramp section and there is also a lifeguard service, showers, and sunbed and parasol hire, but it is advised to get there early if you want a sun bed as the best places are usually taken early in the morning.
· Fine Sand,. · Urban Beach.· Life saving timetable: All year around Winter season: between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Summer season: between 9 a.m. and 7p.m.· Sports intallations, Public transport, near accommodation, Disable facilities.· Near natural sites: Floral crown of Teide´s National Park, Natural reservour of Chinyero and the Teno´s rural Park· Beach location: It´s allocated on the southwest of Tenerife, next to Playa de la Arena´s Avenue, Tourist location.

How to get to the beach: Approaching the beach from north (from Puerto de la Cruz): TF 82. Approaching the beach from south (from Santa Cruz): TF1-TF47· Environmental education and other facilities: Tourist information office.

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