Monday, 23 May 2011

On the beach: I

As we are rapidly approaching the end of May and the weather starts to improve, thoughts turn to long summer evenings, outdoor activities and holidays! Beach holidays are not everyone's idea of a good time but the beach definitely has something speacial which attracts. How can one place cater for so many different tastes? There's room for the sun-worshippers, the diggers and castle builders, the ball-games fanatics, joggers, swimmers, snorkelers, surfers..... and the romantics that sit with their toes dug deep into the sand, listening to the waves break on the shore and staring into the horizon.

So as Tenerife is the holiday destination for many, this week we'll take a short trip to some of the coastal spots. Starting with Los Cristianos on the south of the island. There are two beaches which both back onto the old town. One, Playa de Los Cristianos, is next to the harbour where small boats are moored and the ferries come in to provide connections to the other smaller nearby islands. And the other, Playa de Las Vistas, is on the other side of the harbour wall continuing along the coast. They are both sandy beaches and considered as the best on the south of the island.

Playa de Las Vistas, Los Cristianos

Playa de Las Vistas, Los Cristianos
The beach is busy here all year long as the temperatures average 23ºC in winter! And along the length of the beach there are restaurants and bars open all day every day so there's never any need to wander too far.

Do you enjoy the beach? What attracts you most?

Hasta pronto!


  1. I love the beach! Nowhere better to be with a big umbrella, a good book and a cold drink. Enjoy :)

  2. It looks amazing! I think what always attracts me to the beach is just the fact that I can relax, get some sun and read.