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Playa de La Arena information



Playa de la Arena sea front

Photograph of Playa de la Arena sea front


The resort of Playa de la Arena is located on the south west coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands Spain. The resort has a small busy beach with the characteristic black sand of the area black sand one of the finest volcanic sand beaches in the area. Playa de las Americas is approximatly 30km to the south.

The fabulous promenade, see photo above, has a good selection of restaurants and bars. The appeal of this resort is the quieter and relaxed lifestyle and the pretty and rugged coastline.

coves at Playa de la Arena   coves at Playa de la Arena

Photographs of the black sand beach in coves at Playa de la Arena



About the area


The 3 resorts of Los Gigantes, Puerto de Santiago  and Playa de la Arena almost merge into each other and Los Gigantes is only 4 km from Playa de la Arena.  These resorts are more suitable for holiday makers looking for a quieter holiday. They do not have the vibrant nightlife associated to Playa de las Americas 30 km to the south east. A bus service conects the 3 resorts of Los Gigantes, Puerto de Santiago  and Playa de la Arena and the rest of the island of Tenerife.


Quite low key and relaxed



Playa de la Arena Bars and Restaurants


Virtually all Playa de la Arena Bars and Restaurants are located on the along Sea front road that backs Playa de la Arena Beach


El Granero Bar




Highland Paddy Bar

  • Showtime Bar
  • Sports Bar - All live sporting events
  • Live Music
  • Lower Floor, Next to Bius Stop


The Blanny Stone

  • Irish Bar & Restaurant
  • Live Music

Flor del Drago Restaurant

Pancho Restaurant

in a great position virtually on the beach.


Tapas y Tapas Restaurant

  • Meat & Pasta

Official Tourist Information Office

Official Tourist Information Office

The local tourist office overlooks the beach of Playa de la Arena.

From the sea front promenade the Playa de la Arena Tourist office is located on an upper floor. Access via steps between 2 buildings

Address: Edificio Segurode Sol36 37. Tenerife. Tel:922/860 348

Playa de la Arena Beach

Playa de la Arena Beach

The beach is made from natural dark volcanic sand and the beach has been awarded the prestigious European blue flag for it's cleanliness



Bathing and Swimming


Do take local advice because if the waves are large they cause strong undercurrents that are dangerous. If your Accommodation does not have a pool check out El Laguillo and Oasis complexes who make a small charge for none residents to use there bathing facilities. One of them has a pool, lake island and waterfall.

Scuba Diving - Diving Atlantis

Scuba Diving - Diving Atlantis

  • Scuba diving school
  • Snorkeling with turtles
  • Diving trips around the whole island
  • Diver pick up from any hotel or apartment in the south of Tenerife
  • Try Dives
  • PADI Diving Cources
  • Diving Packages for certified divers
  • Dive centre located in the Main Streat


Bars & Restaurants


Transport Buses


473 Los Gigantes Las Galletas



This is the main bus route along the South West Coast stopping at most of the resorts, including Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. There are 3 buses per hour.  More>> Bus Services