Playa la Arena, the black beach ‘par excellence’ in Tenerife
While the name may be simple, its setting is unforgettable. Playa de la Arena (literally, Sand Beach) is one of those black sand beaches that once you visit it you can’t help but fall in love with it. This beach is so close to Landmar Hotels that it gives its name to one of the hotels of the group. And that's why today we are going to tell you all its secrets!
Its access couldn’t be better, as it is located at the very foot of the road, and in the heart of the village. It’s so easy to get to Playa de la Arena that the first thing you will find next to the access stairs is a taxi rank and a bus stop.
The beach is also surrounded by souvenir shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, ice-cream parlours and even a few bars. With all these services, how can you resist a place like this for your holidays?
Once you enter the beach, you will be captivated by its black sand. On the shore, the contrast of the white sea foam of the waves creates a beautiful scene and on very clear days, you can even catch sight of the island of La Gomera on the horizon.
Another great advantage of this area is that it enjoys a very pleasant warm weather throughout the year and the sun is guaranteed. In fact in the southwest of Tenerife the average temperatures range from about 21 to 25 degrees Celsius, which means that you can bathe in its crystal-clear waters almost 365 days of the year.
Although it may look like a rough beach when you look at it from afar, Playa la Arena is one of the thirteen blue flag beaches on the island of Tenerife. This also means that there are lifeguard towers and rescue services, so there is nothing to be afraid of.
If you respect the coloured flags that are flying along the coast, you will be able to enjoy the refreshing Atlantic ocean in a wonderful setting that is not as crowded as other tourist spots on the island.
If you want to enjoy the best experience and avoid the heat of the black volcanic sand, don't hesitate to rent sun loungers and parasols. However, if you want to add a little bit of adventure, walking through the volcanic lava pools formed in the rocks is your perfect plan.
But we couldn’t end this post without mentioning its great accessibility. There are ramps, areas for people with reduced mobility, and more. Playa de la Arena is an ideal place if you have any mobility issues during your trip.
This black sand beach will undoubtedly win you over and, from Landmar Playa la Arena, you only have to take the lift down to discover it!