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Charco del Viento

Santo Domingo, Tenerife

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
Nature has created a spectacular water-park here which she can be proud of. The various pools offer different conditions and therefore a variety of fun for swimmers. The currents and waves are broken by the rocks so that although they are noticeable, they are not particularly dangerous and are there to be enjoyed. The natural whirlpools and showers are a very special attraction and swimmers and divers certainly get their money’s worth. The view over the sea, the coast and the lush green of the slopes leading up to the Teide mountain round off the experience and make your stay here a very special experience.

Charco del Viento - Natural swimming fun among the rocks

Charco del Viento is one of the most popular swimming bays with the locals in the north of Tenerife and there is a good reason for this: here there are three natural rock pools each offering different swimming conditions. Furthermore, the waves also create several “whirlpools” in which you are splashed about by the surf. In many places the waves crash against the rocks and give the bathers a good shower. Charco del Viento is rather like a water-park, but one which has been created by nature.

The steps down from the car park are wide and well maintained and at the edge there is a small, beautifully landscaped garden. Once you reach the bottom, a sturdy path to the right leads to the main pool. To the left there are further steps down to the "paddling pool”. This area is the best sheltered from the waves and the only place where there is a small sandy beach. The pool to the right should be accessed with care, as the rocks can be sharp and slippery. Once you are in the water you find yourself in a natural wave pool in which the water sometimes comes splashing down from above when the waves crash against the rocks. Swimming here is not completely safe in spite of the natural protection of the rocks and even though the currents do not suck you out into the open sea. However, they can be strong enough to knock you over and cause injury through falling onto the rocks. If you are a confident swimmer and not afraid of the water which can crash down from all sides, then this pool can be great fun. Divers also use the easy access to the paddling pool to explore the beauty of the rock formations underwater.

The nature here is breath-taking and you can also experience one of the most beautiful sunsets in the whole of Tenerife. Anglers are also happy to take the arduous route over the rocks to the left and right of the beach to enjoy the view high above sea-level and maybe make a good catch.

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Charco del Viento 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 27 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 32 of 51
Although this beach is not unsuitable for families, we can't recommend it for you and your loved ones.
Water sports: 4/10 points
Place 14 of 51
You can only occasionally spot some water-sport activities in the sea here.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 34 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
6/10
Romance
4/10
Exclusivity
1/10
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We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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14-21 Years
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Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 28.400582, -16.67321
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  • Sharp stones