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The Beaches of Tenerife

Playa de las Americas, being located at the island's south-eastern extreme, offers fabulous beaches of sand as well as the most modern infrastructure for tourism

Playa de los Cristianos: fine beaches of golden sand and crystalline water, close to a picturesque fishing-village. Its outstanding infrastructure makes it one of the most attractive places for visitors

Playa de las Galletas: at the island's southern extreme, with great hotel and sports installations. Punto de Rasca offers an outstanding panorama

Playa de El Puertito: a 1,6 kilometers long beach of black sand, located close to the village Güimar.

Very close to it there is also Playa del Roque, another wonderful beach of black sand.

Playa de las Caletillas: another center of international tourism, three marvelous small bays close to Candelaria.

Close to Santa Cruz there are the beaches Las Gaviotas, a small nudist beach with black sand, and Las Teresitas, Photo a popular beach in the north of Tenerife with golden sand and palm trees.

In Puerto de la Cruz there is the famous Costa Martianez with its large artificial pond, Lago Martianez Photo one of the most outstanding examples of coastal transformation combining elements of traditional Canary architecture with original sculptures and natural vegetation. It was created by the great architect Cesar Manrique, a native of Canary Islands.

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