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.
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.