Isle of Tenerife

Naturism/Nudism: naturist beaches on tenerife

Tenerife isn’t exactly renowned for its beaches or for it’s nudism offers, but it has a fair number of naturist beaches dotted around the island.

On the stretch of coast near to the island capital of Santa Cruz, look out for this nudist beaches:

1. Playa de las Gaviotas north of the famous man-made beach of Playa de las Teresitas near Igueste de San Andrés in the north east of the island.

2. Playa de Benijo near Nuestra Señora de Begoña and El Chinobre in the far north.

3. Playa de Fabián.

4. Playa del Draguillo.

In the Puerto de la Cruz area, the best known is the naturist beach of Playa de los Patos, about a half-hour’s walk from the centre of Puerto de la Cruz. Access is not easy but it is highly recommended by local naturists because of its seclusion.

Also recommended are this naturist beaches:

1. Playa del Ancón near to the above-mentioned Los Patos beach.

2. Playa de Garañona near Tacoronte, which is a good beach but can be dangerous.

3. Playa del Camello.

In the south of the island, the best known naturist beach is the Playa La Tejita at El Médano, close to the airport and the big local landmark of the red mountain “Montaña Rojo”. Two other smaller beaches close to this red mountain the Playa de la Montaña Roja and Playa de la Mareta are also popular with local naturists.

In Las Galletas the Playa de Colmenares near the village of Costa del Silencio complex has its devotees, as does Playa de la Punta del Callao at nearby Los Cristianos.

Close to Playa de las Americas you’ll find two nudist beaches: the Playa de la Puntilla and the Playa de la Caleta.

Over on the east of the island, the Playa de la Pelada  in the Granadilla area is recommended for naturism.

All the naturist beaches mentioned have been recommended by Spain’s own national naturism federation.

One word of warning though. These quieter beaches tend to be narrow and often covered by the tide at high water. Always take care to avoid being cut off by the incoming tide.

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 11:00 pm and is filed under Beaches, Costa Adeje, Costa del Silencio, El Médano, Granadilla de Abona, La Caleta, Las Galletas, Los Cristianos, Playa Las Americas, Puerto de la Cruz, Tacoronte.


2 Responses to “Naturism/Nudism: naturist beaches on tenerife”

  1. vipassanna Says:
    October 31st, 2007 at 12:37 am

    Hi,
    I’m planning on spending a week in Tenerife in Febuary. Any suggestions for inexpensive, quiet places to stay near naturist beaches?


  2. John Says:
    November 4th, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    I have visited Tenerife in Nov/Dec and Feb/Mar every year for the last 3 years or so. I’m going again next Fri, 9th Nov. The best naturist beach I’ve found is at the eastern end of La Tejita beach, near the Montana Roja, the big red hill that you can see to the south of the airport. It lies on the coast road between El Medano to the east, and Los Abrigos to the west. As El Medano is a very popular wind- and kite-surfing area, accommodation may be expensive. Los Abrigos is a quiet little town, although close to the airport, with a picturesque little fishing harbour. If you can find accommodation there it should be ideal, as it’s only about 10 mins from La Tejita by bus (or you can hitch-hike).


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