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The Canary Islands are a corner of paradise belonging to Spain. Beaches with crystal clear waters, volcanoes, forests and cities full of history. For a reason they are one of the biggest tourist attractions in Europe. The archipelago has 8 islands and although any of them has unique attractions, in this post we are going to tell you the best places to see sunset in Tenerife.
The Teide National Park is the star of Tenerife. This beautiful protected natural area offers us dream landscapes among which stands out the volcano that gives it its name: the Teide.
If you are looking for a place to connect with nature at sunset, watching the sunset on Teide is one of those experiences that mark you and that will make you take an unforgettable memory of this island.
In the coastal area of Arona you will find a hidden treasure known as Palm Mar where watching the sunset in Tenerife is a spectacle. On this majestic beach you will not only have an incomparable view of the sunset, but also – on a clear enough day – you will have the privilege of seeing the islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma in the distance.
Punta Larga Beach
Punta Larga is a beautiful pier that was created around the promenade in Candelaria. This area was totally planned for the leisure of tourists, full of stores, gastronomy and attractions. If what you want is to watch the sun go down surrounded by colors, noise and movement, in Punta Larga beach you will be able to contemplate the most animated sunset.
Located in the beautiful town of Granadilla de Abona, the beach of La Tejita extends on the slopes of the Red Mountain and is another of the best spots to see sunset in Tenerife. And don’t think that this name is metaphorical, since the intense orange of the setting sun enhances the reddish tone of the landscape, giving you a magnificent sunset that is worth seeing.
The Arenal beach, in Bajamar, is located in the north of the island, on the coast of La Laguna. It is one of the most popular beaches in Tenerife, full of tourists during the summer vacations. Despite the crowds, there is no doubt that you can enjoy an almost magical sunset with the sun setting behind the horizon and caressing the sea water.
Mesa del Mar
Down the coast a little further south of Bajamar, we have the Mesa del Mar beach. This fabulous coastal area is located in Tacoronte, and one of the best experiences you’ll have is watching the sun set on the horizon and illuminate the silhouette of the striking volcano while you swim in its natural pool.
Punta de Teno
Imagine arriving and placing your blanket next to a small picturesque lighthouse, among cactus and volcanic rocks, and lying down to watch the best sunset of your life. In Punta de Teno you will also see wonderful contrasts of blue and pink between the ocean and the sky that will receive the night from the westernmost point of the island.
Las Americas Beach
If it’s about enjoying the sunset in the company of good friends, a festive atmosphere and lights everywhere, the promenade of the beach of Las Americas is the perfect place. One of the most impressive sunsets in Tenerife that bathes the famous sculpture “La trampa del viento” (The wind trap).
Plaza de España (Spain Square)
Don’t be fooled, because although Plaza de España is not a beach, it is also one of the best spots to watch the day go down. Located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and next to the port of Santa Cruz, you will see a different but charming sunset.
Along the Highway of Hope you will find a tourist spot that not many people know about but should definitely be part of your tour. The viewpoint of Chipeque has a stunning view, perhaps one of the best on the island. If you choose this point to see the day end, you will observe the Teide in the background with the sun falling on its side, a moment worth remembering.
Of all the beaches in Tenerife, one of the most spectacular is undoubtedly Benijo beach. If you place yourself in a strategic point, you will see the sun set behind the Roques de Anaga, another natural area very popular with tourists. Experience a movie sunset in the tranquility of this beach.
For those tourists who prefer privacy and enjoy a beautiful sunset, head to El Puertito de Armeñime in Adeje. In this secluded and wonderful coast you can place a cozy blanket and enjoy with your partner, your family or friends a wonderful sunset.
And that’s how we close the list of the best places to see sunset in Tenerife. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed them, and that they make your trip to Tenerife even more unforgettable.