Although we’re always banging on that Tenerife is more than a sun and sea destination, it does have plenty of enticing spots to lay out the beach towel, sarong or raffia mat.
At Real Tenerife we’re not massive fans of beaches where the sunbeds look as though they’ve just done a stint in the army and think they’re still on the parade ground.
Much more to our liking are beaches which exude more of a carefree, get away from it all personality. Beaches like Playa Bollullo in La Orotava; our favourite beach on Tenerife.
There’s no stepping out of the hotel and on to the beach with this Tenerife playa. To get there involves a decent trek through the banana plantations from Puerto de la Cruz or negotiating a narrow one lane road with very, very few passing places. And once there, most of the time the sea is only suitable for confident water babes.
All of which helps keep the beach relatively crowd free. With a tiny ramshackle beach bar overlooking the beach that serves tapas, bocadillos and cool cervezas, it’s a chilled out spot to catch some rays.