Complejo Playa Jardín
Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife), Spain
Blue Flag season: 01 Jan – 31 Dec
Type: Coastal Sandy Beach
Beach access for people with disabilities
Water access for people with disabilities
There is a kiosk near the site
Map coordinates: 28.4122682,-16.561088599999948
Urban Beach.Accommodation. Sports installations, Public transport, Disable facilities.· Beach location: Its is situated in the north of Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz, by the San Felipe Catle and near the Loro Park.
How to get to the beach: You can walk to the beach from any part of Puerto, and if you are in the extra ratio by taxi
Environmental Education: If you wish to know all about environmental in Puerto you van visit the environmental class at Popular University.
The sands of this urban beach are strikingly black, running for about a mile on the edge of the city. It’s well-used, a real social area for locals and visitors and has a full range of facilities.
As the waves here can be quite big, there is a small area which is suitable for surfers.
Being a “garden” beach it’s not just about enjoying the sea and the sand – backing on to the beach are beautifully well-kept gardens with colourful exotic plants and playgrounds.
Take a stroll along the promenade, where there are plenty of restaurants and cafes. It’s also close to Loro Parque, a family theme park, famous for its parrots, sea lions, dolphins, penguins and killer whales.
Tenerife’s César Manrique-designed beach
You will find Playa Jardín beach in the tourist town of Puerto de La Cruz, in the north of Tenerife. This is one of the most famous beaches in the region, and was designed in the 1990s by the famous Canarian artist, César Manrique, created to guarantee rest and relaxation for its visitors. Even just getting to the beach, via gardens full of local plants with pathways that take you between stone walls and waterfalls is the perfect way to start a thoroughly relaxing day on a beach that offers all the services you need and incredible views of Mount Teide.
Three urban coves with black sand in Puerto de La Cruz
Playa Jardín beach is an urban black sand beach divided into three sections, Castillo beach, Charcón beach and Punta Brava beach. There is a lateral breakwater to protect bathers from high waves but there are still open areas for those wanting to surf. The promenade connects the beach with gardens, children’s playgrounds, terraces and cafeterias and a stage where concerts frequently take place. Additionally there is sunbed and parasol hire, showers, changing rooms and access for those with reduced mobility.
Best beaches in Tenerife:
- Piscinas de Bajamar
- Playa de La Arena (Mesa del Mar)
- Playa de la Arena (Santiago del Teide)
- Playa de La Jaquita (Granadilla de Abona)
- Playa de Las Vistas
- Playa de San Juan
- Playa de San Telmo
- Playa de Torviscas
- Playa de Troya I- Playa de Troya II
- Playa Del Duque
- Playa El Médano
- Playa El Socorro
- Playa Fañabé