With its golden sand and palm trees, it is considered one of the top 3 beaches in Tenerife: Playa de Las Teresitas
In the 1970s, Las Teresitas Beach north of the island’s capital, Santa Cruz, was artificially created with Saharan sand. And despite its top-notch reputation, it’s rarely crowded. The reason: there are hardly any tourist accommodations in the area. Playa de Las Teresitas in San Andrés has remained the home beach for the capital city dwellers. It can only get tighter here at the weekend with the towel spaces. We were there on a public holiday in the morning when it wasn’t very busy. But the view was all the clearer, as you can see:
Nothing is missing on this beach: the fine sand flatters bare feet, an artificial stone pier keeps the waves and currents of the Atlantic out and the sand in the bay. Palm trees provide a Caribbean feeling, lifeguards ensure safety, changing rooms, showers and toilets ensure comfort. You can rent beach chairs and buy snacks and drinks from the small stalls in the second row on the beach. There are also plenty of free parking spaces.
Las Teresitas beach is on the outskirts of San Andrés, a typical Canarian town with colorfully painted flat-roofed houses and a few fish restaurants.
Plenty of space for relaxation, a beach suitable for families, little partying…
The most beautiful photos of the beach can be taken from above – from a vantage point on the road towards the neighboring bay (follow the signs to Igueste). From there you have a great overview – and you can also see what most photos don’t show – which is not really disturbing: Larger container ships pass by on the water quite close to the beach, because the port of Santa Cruz is not far. On a clear day you can clearly see the island of Gran Canaria. In the neighboring bay, at Playa de Las Gaviotas, nudism is possible.
The special tip: Playa de Las Teresitas
A drive to the nearby Anaga Mountains: Anyone who loves rugged mountains, lonely nature and great views and is not afraid of hairpin bends should not miss this remote mountain range. We drove in the direction of Taganana – and via Laguna back to Santa Cruz, from where we started. Hiking is also great in the Anaga Mountains.