Beaches

BEACHES

FARIONES BEACH – Puerto del Carmen
This long, sandy beach is the main beach in Puerto del Carmen, and one of the most popular on the island. Sunbeds and sun shades are available for hire at a daily charge.
PLAYA LOS POCILLOS – Puerto del Carmen
A sweeping sandy beach situated between Matagorda and Puerto del Carmen. Sunbeds and shades are available for hire.
PLAYA MATAGORDA
Playa Matagorda is the stretch of beach situated between Pocillos and the Airport. It is the first beach to be seen when approaching Puerto del Carmen from the Airport and is now quite popular due to the completion of most of the building taking place on the other side of the road in the new Matagorda Complex. If you walk along this beach towards the airport, you will come to the wide stretches of sand separated by a fence from the airports runway. This beach can be windy and of course very noisy when planes are landing and taking off! A popular spot for plane spotting.

PLAYA DEL REDUCTO – ARRECIFE
An area of sand situated next to the Arrecife Grand Hotel. Although there are no facilities on this beach it is very popular with the locals, and is somewhere to stop for a swim after a morning’s shopping.

LAS CUCHARAS -COSTA TEGUISE
This is the largest beach in Costa Teguise, backing onto the Las Cucharas complex, and consequently, very close to bar and restaurant facilities. A good, sandy beach which offers sunbeds and sun shades for hire. This is an especially popular beach for wind surfers and you will find a wind surfing school with equipment for hire. Approximately 250 metres along from the Las Cucharas beach in the other direction, is the small man made beach situated directly in front of the hotel Teguise Playa known as Playa Jablillo. This beach is ideal for snorkelling as a breakwater protects you from all but the highest tides. Local scuba centres also use this beach for introductory dives.

PLAYA BASTIAN -COSTA TEGUISE
A small and very pleasant man made beach situated directly in front of the Playa Bastian development. Generally a very quiet and peaceful area. A black sand beach so be careful as the sand retains the heat much more than the golden sands elsewhere. Toilet facilities are provided.

PLAYA FAMARA
A wide sweeping sandy beach situated in the north of the island. Usually a quiet and relatively unused beach, the undercurrents in the sea along this particular stretch of coastline are very strong so care must be taken with children and non-swimmers. Can be a particularly windy area. Popular with surfers.

PLAYA BLANCA
A small golden beach situated in the south of the island. Originally a fishing village, Playa Blanca is now a popular holiday resort. A pretty promenade is situated on the edge of the beach where some very good restaurants can be found.

PAPAGAYO
At the southernmost point of the island, the beaches of Papagayo are situated approximately 5 kilometres (across barren land) from Playa Blanca. These stretches of sand are said to be the best beaches on the island. Do take your own refreshments as there are no facilities here at all.

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