Playa De La Arena Holidays 2015

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Picturesque Playa de la Arena

The gentle pace of Playa de la Arena welcomes holidaymakers in search of peace and beauty, next to some of the livelier towns on the scorching island of Tenerife.

    The allure of the Canary Islands is evident and to be taken advantage of on Playa de la Arena Holidays. The sedate resort is a dream for those looking to relax and gaze at the beautiful sites Tenerife has to offer. Restaurants and bars will complete your stay with a multisensory experience
  • the smell and the taste is enough to extend your stay. When you’re looking for adventure and panoramic views nearby national parks will be sure to appease, while the neighbouring resorts such as Los Gigantes feature bars and clubs if you want a livelier atmosphere.

Astounding Atmospheres and Surrounding Beauty

One of the things that makes Holidays in Playa de la Arena special are the collective sedate atmosphere, but also because of the beautiful beach on offer, which extends to Puerto de Santiago. Traditional golden sand is exchanged for black due to the volcanic surroundings, which makes the accompanying green palm trees and grassy knolls even more striking. The volcanic mountains are exposed when relaxing on the beach, defining the distant skyline of Playa de la Arena.

The distant skyline can be closely inspected if you’re looking for a dose of adventure. Head inland towards Mount Teide where you can explore the national park, culminating in the highest mountain in Spain, which is still an active volcano and a must-see on you Playa de la Arena Holidays. The enormous park also consists of a forest, ideal for families in search of fun and adventure amongst exotic plants and foreign species.

A short drive down the promenade will bring you to Los Cristianos, where you can stroll across the harbour and sample some of the fresh cuisine. The port town also offers a luxurious beach with traditional golden sand and plenty of attractions, particularly for the little ones. Take a trip to Siam Park where the kids can splash up a storm on holidays in Playa de la Arena. The waterpark features grandiose water slides and relaxing areas for the adults attempting to keep up. The Monkey Park will also have exciting consequences, as visitors can get up close and personal with endangered species from the south of Tenerife.

Useful information

Language
Spanish (English widely spoken)
Currency
Euro
Local time
GMT/BST
Airport
Tenerife South
Flight time
4 hours 15 minutes

Playa De La Arena prices and offers

Things to do in Playa De La Arena

If you're trying to put together a travel itinerary for your next holiday to Playa de la Arena this short guide will provide an overview of the activities you should try and sights you should see in this fantastic holiday destination.

Beaches in Playa de la Arena

  • The black sandy beach of Playa de la Arena has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best in Tenerife. There are numerous bars and restaurants nearby, where you can sample some delicious local cuisine and fine wine on your holiday to Playa de la Arena
  • If you have a lot of energy to burn then you will enjoy Puerto Santiago, where there are two tennis courts, a pool and a manmade beach, perfect for a family holiday in Tenerife
  • Holidaymakers seeking a romantic spot are advised to visit Cueva del Polvo. The local village is thought to be the old meeting place of Tenerife lovers

Playa de la Arena Activities

  • Shopaholics will find plenty to keep them occupied, with the markets and retail outlets of Playa de la Arena. It isn't too difficult to pick up a bargain on perfumes, cameras, alcohol or cigarettes in this area
  • Book a boat tour, where you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins and whales, perfect for a family holiday in Playa de la Arena. You will also enjoy views of the nearby Los Gigantes cliff face while on your nautical adventure
  • It would be a shame to miss out on a visit to the Guimar Pyramids during your holiday in Tenerife. There are numerous stories about this fascinating site

Playa de la Arena Nightlife

  • Whether you want to party the night away in a trendy nightclub or spend a relaxing evening in a luxurious restaurant Playa de la Arena has something to offer everyone
  • Los Cristianos is another great place to head for a night's entertainment on a holiday to Playa de la Arena. Although the bars and clubs in this area aren't as loud as those in Playa de las Americas they are great for a night out
  • Playa de las Americas has an outstanding reputation for providing top quality nightlife. Strap on your dancing shoes and head to the strip, where the resident DJs play the best music

Useful information

Language
Spanish (English widely spoken)
Currency
Euro
Local time
GMT/BST
Airport
Tenerife South
Flight time
4 hours 15 minutes

Top hotels in Playa De La Arena

Playa De La Arena Family Friendly Hotels

Blue Flag Beaches

Playa de la Arena's place as one of the finest beaches in the world is defended by its Blue Flag status. With fine, soft sand, wonderful amenities and cleanliness, this is a beach you won't want to miss this holiday.

Day Trips

Located just off the motorway, Playa de la Arena is conveniently situated for a day's excursion. With Mount Teide and Playa de las Americas close by, or a trip to the capital not difficult, you can see everything with ease from Playa de la Arena.

Boat Trips

You have no better opportunity than when you stay in Playa de la Arena to see dolphins playing in the blue shining Atlantic waters. Hire a trip, and see something truly magical to make your holiday this summer all the more memorable.

Mount Teide

This incredibly vast park is a beautiful piece of nature, only a few miles from anywhere on the island. Climb to the top by cable car, and see the beautiful island unfolding around you; then turn your attention back, and investigate the volcano with a guided walk.

Playa de la Arena

Look no further for a beach holiday this year. With sports facilities, wonderful amenities and beautiful water, why look for somewhere else when the beach at hand looks this good?

Water Sports

With the water being as beautiful as it is, water sports are popular at Playa de la Arena. Though they dwindle during the off-peak months, you will find fantastic windsurfing, scuba diving and jet skiing during the summer months.

Places to Eat

Playa de la Arena has a wide range of cuisines available on the promenade for visitors, such as Italian, American, Austrian and British. Because the resort is located further north than the more popular holiday resorts, the prices in Playa de la Arena are generally cheaper.

Nearby Beaches

Along with Playa de la Arena, you have other fantastic beaches nearby, such as, Puerto de Santiago and Playa de las Americas. These are generally more crowded, but are a lot of fun.

Beaches

The beaches here are incredibly clean, having been awarded one of the internationally recognized Blue Flags, for cleanliness, water quality and other beach amenities that make the experience that much more special.

Family Hotels

If you're looking for peace and quiet; a relaxing time away from the crowds of Playa de las Americas, then look no further than Playa de la Arena. This hotel has great pools and facilities including games rooms and boules courses.

Things to do

While being close to the beach, it is understandable that you may not want to spend all your time there. Well, there is plenty to do, such as visiting the impressive cliffs at Los Gigantes. Also, there are shops, restaurants and a craft market every Monday.

Day Trips

Teide National Park is not far, so take a trip to see the mountain and volcanic crater. Guided tours are offered and provide terrific insight into the history, and geographical wonder that it is. Also, Playa de las Americas is a short drive down the motorway, pay it a visit!

Beaches

In Playa de la Arena you will find one of the cleanest, most enjoyable beaches in the world. Recognized for its beauty, it has received a Blue Flag. But, that doesn't mean the rest of the area should be ignored. There are terrific beaches at Los Gigantes and Puerto de Santiago.

Hotels

Romance is something that isn't lacking in Playa de la Arena. With the soothing sounds of the sea, and the romantic beach, look no further for your place to stay in Tenerife.

Things to do

There is so much to do in Playa de la Arena, the hardest part will be packing it all in. From the wonderful beaches to the great shopping, to the boat trips to spot dolphins, and the Guimar Pyramids, you'll find something for everyone here.

Nightlife

Ranging from trendy nightclubs to luxurious restaurants, and everything in between, Playa de la Arena has you covered. There is something for everyone in this lovely beach resort.