Playa de Los Abrigos - Two relaxing bays with very good diving optionsIn the small village of Abades in the south-east of the island can be found two lovely, untouched bays. There is a car park only a few metres away from the larger of the two bays. The fine, grey sandy area of this bay provides plenty of space to relax. It is well sheltered from the currents and you will also find showers here. Several restaurants and cafés are situated in the main square of the village which is just next to the bay.
Playa de Los Abrigos also known as Playa de Abades has excellent diving conditions. The offshore barrier reef with its variety of underwater life is ideal for divers and snorkelers, many of who also find their way to the beach. The local diving school has a large selection of courses on offer, from taster courses for beginners right through to certified courses for advanced divers. Here you can take the plunge into a completely different world, knowing that you are being well looked after and appropriately equipped.
During the holidays and on public holidays it can get quite crowded in the larger bay. If you like it a bit quieter and perhaps want to swim naked then you should go to the second, smaller bay. At the end of the larger bay a small path over the hill leads to this bay. Here it is less crowded and there is more space for relaxation. Although it is officially not allowed, you will see people camping here.