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“black sand”(67 reviews)
“nice beach”(32 reviews)
“small resort”(13 reviews)
Puerto Santiago, 38683, Tenerife, Spain
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All reviewsblack sandnice beachsmall resortblarney stonetourist shopsblue flag beachsunbeds and parasolslifeguard on dutyopposite the beachlovely walklife guardsla gomerabeach areacosta adejelifeguardswavesflags
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We’re a week into a family holiday at Playa de la Arena, and pleasantly surprised. Upon first arriving, I was a bit worried that the town was too similar to some of the bigger tourist towns further south, but now we've looked around there's a...More

Thank arobinson1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the day here away from the hotel. The black sand is amazing (but gets everywhere 😁) beach is very clean, an attendant always going around looking for litter. You can hire beds and parasols for €3 each for the day. Lifeguards on duty -...More

Thank DarthGolf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place, lovely beach, very close to Los Gigantes. Plenty of shops and restaurants. A bit out of the noisy areas, but just right for us.

2  Thank pippa56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would recommend staying at this end of Tenerife. Much quieter, great range of bars and restaurants.

2  Thank KPK50
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Prob ideal for older folk, everything closed by midnight. Very hilly, small beach about 1 mile away, taxis cheap, but again not much in the whole area

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Only a 5-10 minute walk from the Barcelo hotel, quite hilly but manageable ( I’m arthritic & managed it). Beautiful views,very picturesque & black sand. Water is warming but cooling & a little beach bar is on sight for refreshments.

1  Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Not much to do at all really and weather seems hit & miss.didnt realise it would be so cloudy. It's very quiet , if you have older children not much at all in the area to do. Waves are strong at the beach and it's...More

1  Thank Snaffles79
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Not a big resort by any means but everything you would need for a great holiday. Well run beach, nice bars and restaurants. We will return

2  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Relatively quiet, fairly flat with a picturesque black sandy beach, views of the mountains & the island of La Gomera. Full of excellent restaurants. We would definitely go again!

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Been here several times and always found a parking spot right next to the beach. The waves here are always massive and mostly red flagged swimming. Lovely black sand. Supermarket opposite the beach. 20c to use the toilet facilities which are good and well attended....More

2  Thank Rich C
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Nadia M
13 August 2018|
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Response from dinalli | Reviewed this property |
yes. beach is shingly and sand is black but its safe..watch them on the rocks tho further up..can be slippery.x
Anne g
4 August 2018|
Response from dinalli | Reviewed this property |
yes..buses are frequent and cheap. come out of hotel, head to main road, turn right bus stop is 100 yards up on your right outside Italian pizza shop. goes to los cristianos, playa las Americas about 2 euros
Anne g
30 July 2018|
Response from dinalli | Reviewed this property |
the public bus service is excellent. come out of hotel down to the main road and theres a bus stop to your right about a hundres yards..this takes you to san juan, los cristianos, olaya las Americas etc, frequent and... More