Playa de Benijo

Playa de Benijo

The north-east coast of Tenerife is a bit of a forgotten place, yet it's here that you'll find some of the most beautiful beaches on the island. They are all covered in fine black volcanic sand and have one common denominator: an extremely photogenic coastline with high mountains falling steeply into the sea and interesting volcanic rock formations or cliffs that line the entire coastline.

The largest of the local beaches is Playa de Benijo, with smaller beaches and beaches spread all along the coast around the towns of Benijo and Almáciga. The beaches themselves aren't particularly well equipped, which makes them all the more peaceful to enjoy. On the north coast, the bigger waves are ideal for surfing.

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There are no towns on the north-east coast, just small cosy villages, so there are also limited accommodation options, which mainly include apartments and holiday villas. Look for accommodation in the picturesque villages of Almáciga or Taganana.

How to get there

The Benijo area is connected to the outside world by a narrow winding road, TF-134, which joins the TF-12 road on the mountain ridge to reach the town of La Laguna (30km) and further along the island.

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These small villages are also served by the 946 bus about 8 times a day, directly from Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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