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Oh, we do love to be beside the seaside. With 40 miles of beaches, Tenerife has coastal fun in buckets and spades. Even when the rest of Europe retreats indoors, it’s still beach weather in Tenerife. The sun-kissed southwest has lovely sandy shores with safe swimming, activities and the best beach hotels Tenerife has to offer. After a day in the waves (or reclining on a lounger), Tenerife beach resorts are all about sinking sundowners overlooking the ocean or savouring seafood under the stars. Or they are at IDILIQ’s Tenerife beach Hotels & Resorts at any rate – all within flip-flop distance of the island’s top shores.


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Beaches nearby

From kitesurfing and kayaking to splashing and snoozing, our Tenerife beach resorts are within easy reach of a string of sandy stretches to suit every beachgoer.... Just a short walk from our Costa Adeje beach hotels are Playa de Torviscas – a laid-back spot with calm waters and a scattering of bars – and Playa de Fañabé, a livelier stretch along the promenade. Sleepy Playa de El Bobo is another of our local beaches while Playa Las Américas’ buzzy beaches are an easy drive away. On the south coast, our Tenerife beach resort is close to Playa el Médano and Playa la Tejita, brilliant for water sports.

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Don’t let the coffee-coloured sand put you off Playa Fañabé. Tenerife is a volcanic island, after all. One of Costa Adeje’s best beaches, it has a host of water... sports and is in a cracking position for the sunset. Or it’s a short amble along to Playa del Duque, a stunning white-sand beach backed by chic bars and lapped by azure water. For a wonderfully unspoilt stretch of natural sand head to Playa la Tejita. Nestled below the striking Red Mountain, it’s great for kids to run wild on and renowned for its surfing conditions – watch the wind and kite surfers or give it a go!

Things To Do

If you’ve had enough of the sand, but not water make for Siam Park, a fantastic water park full of thrills. Or set off in search of dolphins and whales from ...Puerto Colon marina. Marvel at the moonscapes at the base of Mount Teide or catch the cable car up to ogle the third highest volcano in the world. Perhaps a long lunch is in order? Go for an amble around fishing village Los Abrigos where little harbourside restaurants await. Rather relax? Kickback at our Tenerife beach hotels. All laid-back vibes, palm-shaded pools and kids’ clubs, you have permission to do nothing very much at all here.


Not only are they in fab locations, but our Tenerife beach hotels provide serenity, space and superb facilities. Enjoy having your own pad for cooking and ...chilling with pools, restaurants and bars with live entertainment on tap. Couples, families or group of friends will find an apartment to suit in all of our Costa Adeje and Golf del Sur hotels. Pick between one, two or three bedrooms, many with sofa beds (if you need more room) and all with outside space. Then settle in for a relaxing stay: drift in the pool, drift down to the beach or daydream on your terrace overlooking the Atlantic.


What are the best beaches for families in Tenerife?

The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife has an impressive 70-odd beaches in a variety of shapes, sizes and sand colours. Whether you prefer craggy coves or sweeping sands, pounding Atlantic surf or calm waters, this island won’t disappoint. For soft sands, we suggest you stick to the southern part of Tenerife. The areas around Costa Adeje, Playa Las Américas and Los Cristianos resorts have lovely white or golden shores with shallow waters for paddling and an array of facilities. For dramatic black sand coves and remote cliff-backed bays, edge up the west of the island and the rugged north.

What are the best beaches in Tenerife for families?

Water babies of all ages will adore this island with calm coves for sandcastle building and fun-filled stretches to keep even the most active family entertained. In Costa Adeje, Playa de Torviscas, Playa de Fañabé, Playa del Bobo and Playa de la Pinta, a small bay with restaurants and boat trips nearby, are fabulous for children of all ages. More kid-friendly beaches with safe paddling (and plenty of ice cream stops) can be found around Playa las Américas and Los Cristianos. Thrill-seeking teens will love the clear waters and waves of Playa el Médano, where surf schools offer windsurfing tuition.

What are the best beaches in Tenerife for couples?

Sun, sand and sub-tropical surroundings make Tenerife a super spot for a romantic getaway. Bob about in the waves or relax on sun beds at stylish Playa del Duque. Stick around for the sensational sunsets, lingering over a glass of something chilled at a chiringuito. If you’re looking for a livelier beach club vibe, Playa de Troya in Playa de las Américas is the place. For a laid-back surf beach, head to the natural, golden beaches around El Médano. For seclusion, Playa de los Gigantes on the west coast is well worth a trip with its towering cliffs while the north has remote coves with natural rock pools.

Does Costa Adeje have a sandy beach?

Not just one, but many! Most of Costa Adeje’s beaches have white or golden sand (some imported from the Sahara), including Playa del Duque. Often rated as Tenerife’s most picture-perfect seaside spot, due its palm trees, pale sand, turquoise water and chic beachside bars, it’s a stunning setting for a lazy day lapping up Tenerife’s sunny weather. As are the beach resort’s other beaches, Playas Fañabé, Torviscas, del Bobo and la Pinta. You can walk between them all by following along the beachside promenade that hugs this scenic coastline. Stop for a sunbathe, swim or something to drink when the mood strikes.