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4 beaches in the south of Tenerife that you should visit

The beaches in the south of Tenerife can be visited all year round. Travelers, travel agencies and specialized media have catalogued the Canary Islands as the place with the best climate in the world thanks to its mild and spring-like temperatures that average around 22ºC per year.

Every year, millions of tourists choose the island of Tenerife to disconnect from the daily routine. Its climate, gastronomy and its different beaches and coves that adapt to the needs of all audiences, make it one of the favorite vacation destinations.

In Tenerife you can find from lost beaches for adventurers, to coves and pools to reach comfortably by car.

Beaches in the south of Tenerife

In the south of Tenerife there is an extensive and varied coastline full of beaches where you can enjoy the sun and the sea.

El Médano Beach

El Médano beach is located in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona.

This beach is located in the center of the neighborhood of El Médano. It is characterized by its fine sand, shallow depth and for being surrounded by a long promenade that connects the old port with the Red Mountain. Along this promenade and its surroundings you can visit a wide variety of commercial establishments with stores, cafes, bars and restaurants where you can taste the best gastronomy.

El Médano is known for its urban, alternative atmosphere and water sports, here you can find several schools to learn kitesurfing and windsurfing among other activities. International championships in these sports are also organized throughout the year.

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La Tejita Beach

La Tejita Beach is located in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona, right next to El Médano Beach and Montaña Roja, an ancient volcanic cone catalogued as a protected natural area.

On the sandy beach, there are usually waves and wind, so only on certain days of the year you can enjoy it in total comfort. Nudism is allowed on the entire beach, but the eastern end is the most common nudist area.

To access it you can drive to the parking areas near the beach and then walk to the shore.

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Yellow Mountain Beach

The beach of Montaña Amarilla is a small singular cove of volcanic stone at the foot of the Montaña Amarilla Natural Monument, declared a protected natural reserve. It is located in the municipality of San Miguel de Abona, right on the border with the neighboring municipality of Arona, specifically in the area of Costa del Silencio.

The erosion of the contact of the mountain with the sea, the ocher and yellow color of the stone and the crystalline seabed, make this area a special place to spend a relaxing day in a unique enclave. Its seabed is ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.

As it is a small cove of volcanic rock, we recommend that you use booties for swimming.

You can access on foot from the parking lot next to the cove.

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Diego Hernandez Beach

Diego Hernández Beach is located in the municipality of Adeje, near the neighborhood of La Caleta. It is a small virgin and wild cove recommended for adventurers.

From its shore you can enjoy its fine sand, turquoise water and spectacular views of the island of La Gomera.

Access is through a trail that takes about 15-20 minutes.

Remember to bring food and everything you need to spend the day, since it is a remote beach, you will not be able to find any equipment in the surroundings.

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Have you been to any of these 4 beaches? If you haven’t done so, we hope you will visit them soon.


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