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Playa de la Arena

Candelaria, Tenerife

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors

An urban beach for locals and visitors - anyone visiting the town to see the Basilica of Candelaria can take some time out to relax here on the beach and bathe in a small area sheltered by rocks. The beach is not suitable for water sports fans and has limited scope for families. During the week and in low season you can enjoy plenty of space, but in summer and at weekends it can get crowded. The façades of the buildings in the background are not particularly beautiful. There are better choices for a classic day at the beach.

Playa de la Arena - Urban beach with black sand and a little rocky lagoon

Playa de la Arena begins right at the south end of the beach promenade in the town of Candelaria. The majority of this beach, which is almost 300 metres long, consists of black sand. There are also some sections where black pebbles and stones can be found. Rocks lie by the water's edge and in the water, forming a kind of lagoon where you can swim safely. Everywhere else you should bathe with caution, since there can be strong undercurrents and there is no lifeguard in situ. The beach is not really suited to water sports fans.

The Basilica of Candelaria can be seen from the beach. It is a famous pilgrimage site and well worth a visit for those interested in culture. The town's main shopping street, with a few cafés and restaurants, is situated behind the backs of the houses that border the beach, which are unfortunately not particularly beautiful to look at. There is also a lovely beach promenade and a small harbour within walking distance, where fishermen catch fresh fish.

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Playa de la Arena 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: 4/10 points
Place 45 of 51
This beach is not great for relaxation, but you will find the odd suitable space to settle down here.
Family: 2/10 points
Place 48 of 51
The beach as well as the atmosphere of the location are not appealing for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 48 of 51
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 2/10 points
Place 22 of 51
Not much happening at this beach and you won't find any party locations here either.

Atmosphere at the beach
6/10
Ease
4/10
Beauty
1/10
Romance
2/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
Age groups
< 14 Years
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14-21 Years
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22-35 Years
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Kiosko El Charquito

Offer: Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Normal

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    Offer: Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Normal

Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 28.353342, -16.3698
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  • Jellyfish
  • Sharp stones
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