Holidays in
Playa De La Arena

Seaside calm in Tenerife

A small resort in the southwest of Tenerife, Playa de la Arena holidays give you a chance to indulge in as little or as much adventure as you like. Located in the municipality of Santiago del Teide, the town sits just south of Los Gigantes’ huge volcanic cliffs, which loom in the distance. The beach at Playa de la Arena is a real highlight, and its sweeping black volcanic sands will delight sunseekers looking for something a little different.

As with most parts of Tenerife, there are plenty of places to eat and drink on holidays to Playa de la Arena, as well as some lovely walks in the nearby Teide National Park. It’s a perfect base for those who want to stay at a tranquil seaside resort, yet have access to livelier spots a short drive away. Whichever type of holiday you’re looking for, Playa de la Arena is sure to deliver.

Your Playa de la Arena questions, answered

Playa de la Arena’s main beach is generally great for a dip and there are lifeguards on duty, so families especially can rest assured that it’s safe to swim.

You can get to Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos – the most popular holiday hotspots on the island – within half an hour by car.

There are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from along the promenade – tuck into the freshest seafood and plates of Spanish tapas overlooking the waves.

Best things to do in Playa de la Arena

Visit Los Gigantes

While you can admire the magnificent cliffs of neighbouring Los Gigantes from Playa de la Arena, they must really be seen up close to be appreciated.

Head to La Orotava

Once the playground of the aristocracy, this town, about an hour’s drive away, is home to ornate buildings with carved wooden balconies and glorious interior courtyards.

Go wild for the water

The best way to explore the water is to head out on a thrilling boat excursion. Or, if you want to get really immersed in the depths, take a scuba-diving trip.