Playa de las Américas Beaches

Playa de las Américas Beaches

El Camison

Location: Playa de las Américas

Brief description: Golden sand beach backed by palm trees. Lovely turquoise water sheltered by the break waters means that it's calm most days. Sunbeds with straw umbrellas to take a break from the sun available for hire.

Good for: Safe bathing with the added security of lifeguards. The flat surroundings make for easy access for mobility scooters and prams. Ideal for families with kids.

Services nearby: Promenade is lined with restaurants, bars and cafés.

What we like: In the heart of Las Americas. Great beach restaurant for a leisurely lunch. Grass verge to sit on in the shadow of the palm trees for those who don't like getting sand between their toes.

What we don’t like: Free on street parking can be difficult although there is an undergound carpark close by as well as a taxi rank and bus service. Bear in mind this is in the heart of Las Americas within easy reach of most hotels and apartments

Driving directions: El Camison Beach is a short walk from the Safari centre / Parque Santiago 3/4/5.  There are walkways from these areas down to the beach 


Location: Playa de las Américas

Brief description: Oodles of golden sand, water sports available, loads of sunbeds and places to chill out. 

Services nearby: Absolutely loads! Promenade is packed full of great places to eat, drink and shop.

Good for: Swimming, great for the kids, loads of space. 

What we like: Subtropical feel to this beach, great for swimming, everything and anything available.

What we don't like: It can get packed.

Driving directions: Exit TF-1 motorway at Playa de las Américas and follow the signs for Playa la Troya. 

El Puerito 

Location: In between Playa de las Américas and Playa San Juan on the south coast. 

Brief description: Charming little fishing village with a small but cosy bay with pale golden sand. Pristine sea, good for a dip.

Services nearby: A small selection of places to grab a bite to eat or a refreshing cool drink. Some free on-street  parking. 

Good for: Peace and tranquillity, getting away from the crowds. Scuba diving and snorkelling. 

What we like: Old fashioned, understated bay which reminds us of an authentic Tenerife fishing hamlet. Good fish served here. 

What we don’t like: Very basic facilities. 

Driving directions: Watch out for a small signpost directing you from the TF-47 just outside Armeñime on the way to Los Gigantes (via the TF-1)