Playa de la Arena holidays score highly if you're after a spotless beach, Canarian cuisine and fuss-free nights out.

Summer holidays made easy

Playa de la Arena lives life in the slow lane, despite being just a 30-minute drive away from punchy Playa de Las Americas. You’ll find this resort on the west coast of Tenerife. It’s got a mountainous backdrop and a hive of restaurants. It’s all very chilled-out here – great if you want a stress-free summer holiday in the Canary Islands.

A Blue Flag beach

When it comes to Playa de la Arena‘s beach, the sand’s black and the status flag’s blue. In fact. TripAdvisor users return year after year to this place because the seaside scene’s so immaculate. The sea’s often choppy, but safe for a dip – just keep an eye on the lifeguard’s flags for swimming info.

Location, location, location

Another great thing about Playa de la Arena is how close it is to some of Tenerife’s tourist attractions. Los Gigantes – an impressive rock formation – is a five-minute drive away. Or you can reach the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in just over an hour. Its old town will make you feel like you’ve stepped back 4,000 years.

At a Glance

  • Breeze over to Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Drape your towel on the Blue Flag beach
  • Snap a selfie with some giant rocks