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Playa de San Marcos

De San Marcos, Tenerife

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
If you are staying in the north of the island or if you do a trip to this area, then Playa de San Marcos is well worth a visit. The fine black sand and the good swimming conditions all year round are ideal for relaxing. Some of the one-time flair is now missing from the tired-looking beach, but it nevertheless unexpectedly has kept some of its charm. We recommend that you combine your visit to the beach with eating a tasty fish dish, for example in the traditional Amarca restaurant.

Playa de San Marcos - Swimming bay with dark sand and slightly faded flair

Playa de San Marcos is situated in the north-west of Tenerife and is well signposted. You will find a beach here which has seen better days. The restaurants could do with a new coat of paint and the hotels are not really heaving with tourists. In spite of this, the one-time flair of this beach is still perceptible.

Down at the beach and up on the promenade there are rows of restaurants where you can enjoy fresh and delicious fish dishes, as well as typical local and general Spanish delicacies. There is also a small cocktail bar on the beach and even Italian cuisine can be found here.

All year round this small bay is relatively well frequented by locals, as well as holidaymakers from around Europe. Some of them have been coming for years and still remember the good old days when this nice place was still at its best.

Playa de San Marcos is one of the few sandy beaches in the north. This popular swimming bay is also well protected from currents and waves, which are only small, so that families with small children can also relax here. The entrance to the nearby harbour is at the edge of the beach, but the few passing boats do not get in the way when swimming.

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Playa de San Marcos 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 35 of 51
This beach is not great for relaxation, but you will find the odd suitable space to settle down here.
Family: 6/10 points
Place 23 of 51
Here you will find a good environment to be able to spend a nice beach holiday with the familiy.
Water sports: 2/10 points
Place 25 of 51
Without wind and reasonable waves it is difficult to do any water-sports at this beach.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 28 of 51
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
6/10
Ease
5/10
Beauty
3/10
Romance
3/10
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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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Bar Restaurante Amarca Map icon
Bar Restaurante Amarca

Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

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Restaurante San Marcos

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

www.restaurantesanmarcos.net
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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  • Bar Restaurante Amarca
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    Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

  • Restaurante San Marcos
    Restaurante San Marcos To map Map icon

    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

    www.restaurantesanmarcos.net
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Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 28.377973, -16.723535
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  • Motorised water-sports