Güimar, also called El Puertito, is located
on the east coast of Tenerife, a little more
than 20 km south-west of the capital, Santa
Puertito de Güimar beaches
Close to the town centre, there are several
small beaches. However, the best beach in
Puertito de Güimar is the 700 m long Playa
The beach has
dark lava sand, which is mostly quite
coarse. The water deepens rather abruptly,
but there are rarely waves thanks to the
During the high
season, there is a small area with sun
lounges and sunshades. Other facilities at
the beach include showers and toilets.
beach, there is a lovely sea front with palm
trees and benches. From here, there is a
wonderful view of the colourful buildings,
the beach and the sea.
The water deepens rather abruptly, but the
beach is well protected against waves on
There are no water sports activities.
There are a few restaurants and cafés along
the sea front.
Puertito de Güimar as a holiday resort
The town Puertito de Güimar was founded by
fishermen from the larger town Güimar, which
is located a few kilometres from the coast.
Quite appropriately, the name means the
small port of Güimar.
Güimar is a nice and very relaxed town with
a reasonable selection of shops, restaurants
and cafés. In the southern part of the town,
there is a large harbour.
There are a few
hotels, but most of the buildings shown on
the map are private holiday apartments.