It’s time to explore and investigate the hidden Tenerife beach coves. Towel, sun cream, bottled water and get into nature.
When we travel, we all want to discover what we have never seen before in our surroundings, we love to seek out places that very few tourists know about, to soak up the knowledge of the local people. To find these key spots where we can take the best photographs or where we can enjoy solitude and peace of mind. It is not easy to visit the hidden coves in Tenerife South, but we are going to give you some clues so that you can find them.
Our island is an ideal place for small corners converted into beaches. The volcanic origin of the archipelago and the rugged coastline of some areas of the island facilitate the formation of spectacular coves and beaches. If you are one of those people who prefer to escape from the comforts of a tourist beach and discover wild and completely natural areas, this is the right article for you.
Hidden coves in Tenerife South
The bay of Masca is one of the most impressive areas of the island. It is situated in the south of the island, very close to the cliffs of Los Gigantes. There are only two ways to reach this place, by crossing a steep ravine, which is currently closed due to its danger, or by a boat that leaves us in the area of the small port. This natural environment is one of the least touched by humans on the whole island and has a small beach in the middle of the cliffs. A unique natural experience.
Do you like white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters? Diego Hernández beach, also known as La Caleta de los Hippies, is one of the most peaceful and paradisiacal places on the island. This secluded spot is located below the Costa Adeje Golf Course and it is highly recommended that you check the tides before visiting, as it is advisable to go at low tide. The impressive views of the island of La Gomera will help you to complete an unforgettable day of sightseeing.
Another corner of the island worth visiting is in the vicinity of El Médano, in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona. Montaña Pelada beach is a cove of golden sand that also has the added attraction of being next to a volcanic cone that was formed by an underwater eruption. It is an area where there are usually waves and some wind, so bear this in mind when packing your rucksack.
Coves in the rest of the island
Tenerife is an island with many options and two very different sides, we don’t want you to limit your visit to the south of the island, we want you to get to know each and every one of our corners. For this reason, we are going to give you some other recommendations about unknown coves in other parts of our paradise.
Playa de los Patos is located in the municipality of La Orotava, in the north of the island. It is a wild beach, with black sand and strong currents, completely surrounded by cliffs. Next to it you can also find Bollullo beach, which has some basic services and is more touristy, and Ancón beach, another wild spot worth a visit. Be careful when accessing it, as the tide can cause problems when it rises.
In the rural area of Anaga there are many incredible places, both in the mountains and on the beach. Antequera Beach is one of the most difficult to access on the island. The hike requires physical effort and walking on narrow paths, but we are sure it is worth it to reach this magical location. Golden sand, solitude, tranquillity and the sea, an unmissable combination. If you prefer to save the walk, there are options to get there by boat – taxi to a small harbour next to the beach.
Don’t miss these five marvellous hidden coves in Tenerife.