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Playa de Tufia

De Tufia, Gran Canaria

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The cute little village of Tufia, with its blue and white painted houses and numerous flower-filled window boxes, is worth a visit in itself. But the nearby underwater world makes Playa de Tufia, at the hippy village of Tufia, a must for marine enthusiasts! And when you've had enough of the underwater experience, Playa de Tufia, with its powdery, inky black sand is a delightful spot for relaxing and daydreaming!

Playa de Tufia - Secret insider's tip for deep sea enthusiasts!

Playa de Tufia is in the hippy village of Tufia, as is Playa de Aquadulce, which is a bit more tucked away. They are the best insider's tips for diving and snorkelling. The cute little village of Tufia, with its blue and white painted houses and numerous flower-filled window boxes, is worth a visit in itself, but the underwater world here makes its two beaches a must for marine enthusiasts!

Theoretically Tufia is easy to find, as it's right on the motorway, but the Canary Islands road signs could lead you astray. Immediately after the exit you follow the small brown sign to Playa de Tufia and make a sharp right turn. If you miss the exit, you can in fact go round the next roundabout and turn off on the way back. From there the road soon takes you into an impressively wild landscape of scree and boulders to the only car park in the area. If the water conditions are good, it can get very full here! The only problem is that Playa de Tufia is very difficult for mobility-impaired visitors to get to, as the village streets are extremely narrow and steep and there is neither a ramp nor secure steps for accessing the beach.

You won't find any restaurants or public toilets here. However, in contrast to its even less accessible neighbour, Agua Dulce, Playa de Tufia is an ideal diving spot and there are showers on the beach. At high tide divers can simply enter the water with their heavy equipment right at Playa de Tufia, and the local surf schools are happy to bring beginners to the beach to marvel at the marine environment of the Canary Islands. At low tide the beach is large enough to lie peacefully on the inky black, powdery volcanic sand and enjoy a panoramic view of this lovely bay with its surrounding rocky headlands. At low tide you can also explore a further lagoon and a small cave in the water.

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Playa de Tufia is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 5/10 points
Place 33 of 58
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 4/10 points
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Although this beach is not unsuitable for families, we can't recommend it for you and your loved ones.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 51 of 58
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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geo coordinates: 27.962509, -15.380253
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