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Playa de las Arenas

Buenavista del Norte, Tenerife

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Playa de las Arenas is a really nice place with rocks, stones and in summer a small sandy area to lie on. Other beaches offer better options for swimming, as the sea is rough here and the only safe place for this are the small natural pools. Playa de las Arenas is not really suitable for a day's swimming  at the beach, but it is well worth a visit to enjoy the wild, romantic scenery here.

Playa de las Arenas - Stony bay between rocks with a small sandy area

Playa de las Arenas is situated in the north-west of Tenerife near the village of Buenavista del Norte. Here a small island consisting of black sand is surrounded by a sea of stones and rocks. However, this little sandy area can only be seen at low tide in summer, as the sand is under water at high tide and is washed away in the winter months by the strong currents. The untouched, wild scenery is quiet spectacular as on most days the waves crash very forcefully against the cliffs and rocks. A vegetated path leads down to the beach and further along the bay. Car parking spaces can easily be found above the beach at the road, where there is also a kiosk which sells among other things snacks and drinks. From up here there is already no doubt what a beautiful spot this is.

Swimming conditions are not ideal here, especially in winter as the rocks, stones, strong currents and big waves make spending time in the sea rather challenging and there are no lifeguards here. If however, you are looking for an idyllic spot with superb scenery and you only want the occasional dip in the water, then this is definitely somewhere for you. Also to be found here are small pools among the rocks which offer shelter from the forces of nature.

If you follow the road or the path in an easterly direction you will come to the Burgado restaurant, situated right at the cliffs and with wonderful views. This well-known restaurant has a variety of tasty dishes and the fresh fish dishes are obviously especially recommended.

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Playa de las Arenas 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 28 of 51
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 4/10 points
Place 36 of 51
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 43 of 51
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 39 of 51
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
4/10
Ease
5/10
Beauty
7/10
Romance
6/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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Age and nations
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Age groups
< 14 Years
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Restaurante El Burgado

Offer: Food, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: High

Clientel: Normal

restauranteelburgado.com
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Kiosko la Marea

Offer: Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Normal

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  • Restaurante El Burgado
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    Offer: Food, Drinks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: High

    Clientel: Normal

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  • Kiosko la Marea
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    Offer: Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Normal

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Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 28.37156, -16.870507
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  • Sharp stones