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Playa del Fraile

Buenavista del Norte, Tenerife

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
Playa del Fraile is a real natural spectacle. The huge cliffs and the unbelievable power of the waves create an extremely wild, but fascinating atmosphere. Those looking for a little peace and quiet in a beautiful setting should head for the western tip of Tenerife and not miss out on Playa del Fraile.

Playa del Fraile - A fascinating stone and rock bay with rough waves

Those prepared to take the one-hour drive from Puerto de la Cruz to get to the western tip of Tenerife will find that Playa del Fraile is a true insider tip for all nature lovers. The impressive cliffs in the background and the rough sea make this natural, untouched stony beach a real natural spectacle. Enormous waves roll in every second unstoppably towards the land, leaving you watch these powerful forces of nature in awe and because of these waves it is definitely advisable not to swim here. However, if you are determined to go into the water here, then it is better instead to go across the car park and follow the stone paths along the cliffs, where you will find natural pools hidden between the rocks. Here you can treat yourself to a swim safely protected from the waves.

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Playa del Fraile 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: 9/10 points
Place 1 of 51
Just switch off - this beach has everything you need to relax and unwind.
Family: 2/10 points
Place 43 of 51
The beach as well as the atmosphere of the location are not appealing for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 34 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 25 of 51
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
5/10
Ease
5/10
Beauty
8/10
Romance
3/10
Exclusivity
1/10
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Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 28.36886, -16.878736
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geo coordinates: 28.36886, -16.878736
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  • Sharp stones
  • Currents