Playa de la Arena Holidays

Travel Agent's View

Travel Agents View a quiet resort offering an ideal destination for couples and families seeking a relaxing holiday

Located on the south west coast of Tenerife, Playa de la Arena is a quiet resort offering an ideal destination for couples and families seeking a relaxing holiday. The area has the best sunshine hours in Tenerife and the beaches here have natural black volcanic sand and have been awarded the blue flag for cleanliness, making it a popular spot for families.

Within the resort there are many restaurants and bars, mainly along the beach promenade which the laid-back night life is centred around. Playa de la Arena offers a selection of shops for every essentials and souvenirs and is close to Los Gigantes and Puerto de Santiago for a wider selection. A craft market is held every Monday in Alcala.

The accommodation offered here is mainly located overlooking the harbour, the steep hill may make it unsuitable for those with mobility difficulties or those with small children in push chairs.

Transfer time from the airport to the resort by taxi is approx 40 minutes.


Insider's View

 by Andrea Montgomery

Tenerife Insider Playa de la Arena is more suited to smoochy couples - young and old - and young families who are happy to while the time away on the black sand beach

For almost guaranteed sun along with sand, sea and chill-out you won't find much better

I have a real soft spot for Playa de la Arena. It's an unassuming, unpretentious little place without a particularly strong personality, but it has a friendly, relaxing ambience and people tend to come here time after time. I think it's one of those 'either love it or hate it' places.

It's definitely not for clubbers and 'entertain me' audiences; Playa de la Arena is more suited to smoochy couples - young and old - and young families who are happy to while the time away on the black sand beach. Set in a sheltered little cove, backed by palm trees and with the island of La Gomera on the horizon, it's got a 'totally tropical' feel. For me, the beach is the resort's unique selling point and is one of the best for miles.

Playa de la Arena is blessed with having some of the best weather on Tenerife as it rarely rains. Even when the cloud descends across the rest of the island, the chances are the sun will be shining on Playa de la Arena.

There are quite a few Canarians living in the resort and subsequently it has a better supermarket than some places twice its size, so you can easily get pretty much everything you need. I find the prices in restaurants and bars much cheaper than the more 'sophisticated' resorts further south and you can get some really good value meals at Maccas under the Sunflower and at the Austrian and German restaurants where there's enough meat on your plate to fill a butcher's window.

My advice? For almost guaranteed sun along with sand, sea and chill-out you won't find much better but if you're looking for life after dark, karaoke in an Irish bar and sports TV coverage are all you'll find.
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