Shaped by the volcanic nature of the region, the archipelago group have a natural landscape that at times can look unnatural to those who have not encountered them in the past, but this does not dampen the huge popularity that this region has gained.
Tenerife has become an international destination for those wanting to soak up the sun and spend the time on sand ranging from black volcanic to golden brown, while surrounded by the crystal blue waters. Everywhere you go in the region, beaches are sure to leave you impressed as to their beauty.
The largest of the seven Canary Islands seem to have an endless shoreline with the beach appearing to extend into the horizon. From the dazzling white beaches to the volcanic areas where the sand takes a turn to black sandy coasts, tourists are sometimes in awe of the majesty of the beauty and natural surroundings.
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Below are some of our favourite beaches we've chosen to tempt you.
Playa de Los Cristianos
One of the most popular parts in Tenerife is Playa de Los Cristianos where golden sands await your footprints; this area tempts with its array of beach bars and cool restaurants. Water sports are available on the beach and the cool blue waters await you once you are done with working on your tan. Take a jet ski ride or grab a bite to eat. In all a very easy way to spend a day.
Playa El Camison
The golden beaches of Playa El Camison almost border those of Playa De Los Cristianos and are a little more lively with the boardwalk activity of passers-by and those that are strolling through the stores picking up momentos. The beaches here are hard to ignore and when its time to go a sense of disappointment sets in.
For those that like to get under the water and explore the mysteries of the deep, the snorkelling and class of diving just off the pebbled beach will show you a huge range of coloured sea life. Depending on the time of year, the water depth here can vary from 8 to 12 meters making it the perfect place to get into the water and explore the seabed.
Known by many as the garden beach, this black sand beach has a backdrop of the snow-covered Mount Teide which is almost a bizarre setting as you bask in the sun and enjoy the snowy views. Following the beach there is a haven of colourful plant life which gives this location its name of the garden beach.
Playa Del Duque.
Costa Adeje is one of the jewels of the area. Known colloquially as "The Duke", the area is very upmarket and boasts some of the finest dining in the archipelagos. Sun, sand, and great food.
Can it get any better?
Set aside from other beaches in our selection, you won't find any of the tourist trappings of the other beaches. At El Medano, the water is the feature and is a natural haven for surfers and windsurfers. while not like the main resorts, you can visit the local township nearby for your food and drink fixes.
Make sure you visit at least one or two of the selected beaches when you make your trip to Tenerife, and remember that the island caters for everyone and provides everything for those wanting to get a taste of the Canary Islands.
Always remember, the island weather is great almost all year round so your beach days are numerous.