can be found a mere eight kilometres
northeast of Santa Cruz, the capital of
Many people consider Las Teresitas the
best beach in northern Tenerife, but we
think that this wonderful palm beach is the
best beach on the entire island.
The 1.5 km
stretch of sand is located in a curved bay
protected by the Anaga mountains. The golden
sand was imported from the Sahara back in
the 1970s. The beach is dotted with gorgeous
palm trees that give Las Teresitas a
wonderful, tropical appearance, especially
thanks to the contrast of the turquoise
reef spans the entire length of the beach a
short distance from shore. This keeps the
waters calm regardless of the direction of
the wind, so guests never need to worry
about currents and waves.
Las Teresitas is
equipped with the most important amenities,
including sun loungers, parasols, showers,
and toilets. There are even lifeguards on
duty during the high season. The beach has a
tendency to fill up in the weekends, so if
you can, plan to visit on a weekday.
The soft sand and the shallow, calm
waters make Las Teresitas the perfect
destination for families with children. With
a bit of luck, the older kids will be able
to find new friends on the two beach volley
The crystal-clear water means that the
conditions are perfect for snorkelling.
There’s a good chance of seeing fish,
including colourful ones, out by the cliffs
and the artificial reef.
There is a selection of good beach bars,
the so-called chiringuitos, behind
the beach, where you can find refreshments,
sandwiches, etc. Those wanting a better
selection can head to the village of San
Andrés on the southern end of the beach.
Las Teresitas is far away from the holiday
destinations on Tenerife, but Santa Cruz,
the capital of the island, is only eight
kilometres away, so that’s where a lot of
the beachgoers come from. In the morning,
the beach is popular with the locals who
come out to swim in the calm waters.
here from all over the island, including the
big holiday destinations on the south coast.
A lot of people just have to
experience this famous beach, and they’re
happy to drive 85 km from
Playa de las Americas
to do so. And it’s worth the trip!