Playa de la Arena Tenerife Island by Lifecruiser

Playa de la Arena is located in the west coast of Tenerife Island, nearby Los Gigantes and Puerto Santiago, almost joint together and a well worth stop when coming from Los Gigantes.

It’s awarded the European blue flag for being one of Tenerife’s most beautiful natural black lava sand beaches – a left over from the volcanic time.

The sand weren’t that black though, I’ve seen one really black beach at Lanzarote Island, another of the Canary Islands.

The street along the beach is really nice with some nice places to sit and rest too, as well some shop and restaurants on the opposite side of the street.

Playa de la Arena sidewalk, Tenerife Island by Lifecruiser

We didn’t shop anything though. Mostly because… guess why…? Yes! The Captain was very, very hungry. *giggles*

We found Restaurant Neptuno down at the beach frontline instead where a lot of people did choose to wait for the romantic sunset outside the terrace by the sea.

Playa de la Arena seaside terrace, Tenerife Island by Lifecruiser

We moved into their terrace tables and had our dinner there, starting with a warming soup….

…and after that my memory is completely blank when it comes to what we did eat. It was something Spanish and it must have gone down fast!

It was cold this evening so in the end, we were the only ones left out there – refusing to give up, shaking from the cold, even though warm on the inside of love – and some wine.

Restaurant Neptuno, Playa de la Arena, Tenerife by Lifecruiser

It must have been our Swedish Viking blood, longing to conquer the sea…. *giggles*

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7 Comments on “Playa de la Arena Tenerife”

    Maribeth said:

    I am home! Yay! Had a great time, but now we wait to see if Anneliese is going to have puppies! I will know in a month!

    Ling said:

    That’s a beautiful beach, captain, and a nice romantic spot for dinner. Hope the wine and the beauty did the trick. :wink:


    That is beautiful!!!

    Shoshana said:

    This place is just so lovely! I want to be here too.

    Puss in Boots said:

    I do love reading those Spanish words. They evoke pictures of castanets and smouldering dark Spanish beauties with their handsome caballeros….

    Anyway, that beach looks beautiful and even though it was cold, I think you did well to brave that cold and sit outside.

    RennyBA said:

    Sounds wonderful and looks great! Its amazing what ‘love – and some wine‘ can do, even if a bit chilly ;-)

    Caroline said:

    Ahhhh the longing for sun, sand and sea……… summer seems so far away today ….

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