First Published: March 25, 2024 |

San Juan Beach

Playa San Juan is a semi-urban beach in the west of Tenerife which offers tranquillity and beautiful views. It is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sea, in a relaxed atmosphere. Here you will find the perfect balance between nature and the comforts of the city. It is close to Los Cristianos beach, although it is less crowded.

Features of San Juan beach

It is located in the village of San Juan in the municipality of Guía de Isora, just 10 km from the town centre. It is 360 metres long and 30 metres wide. It has a breakwater that protects it from the waves and the wind, offering calm and safe waters for swimming. It is covered with black sand, pebbles and pebbles. It has a medium-high occupancy rate all year round, receiving visits from both tourists and locals.

Family beach

Playa San Juan (2)

It is perfect to go with the whole family. Thanks to the breakwater that protects the beach and its proximity to the fishing port, it offers very calm waters where children can have fun and swim safely.

A large part of the visitors to San Juan beach are older people, attracted by the tranquillity of the place and the atmosphere conducive to relaxation.

Services

Playa San Juan has all the services for bathers and excellent water quality, which makes it worthy of the Blue Flag award. Tenerife only has 13 beaches awarded with this distinction. At Playa San Juan, water analysis is carried out periodically to ensure that the water is of the highest quality.

It is a complete beach where you will find:

  • Sunshades and sunbeds
  • Changing rooms
  • Toilets and showers
  • Footbaths
  • Lifeguards
  • Car park
  • Surveillance point
  • Access for people with reduced mobility
  • Tourist office with information about the area and the rest of the island.

You can go scuba diving and snorkelling. The seabed of Playa San Juan is fascinating. Discover the caves hidden among the rocks and watch the colourful fish of Tenerife swim past.

Maritime promenade

Playa San Juan

The promenade next to San Juan beach is 2 km long. It starts at the old pier and along it, you will find several tourist information points.

From the promenade you can access different restaurants, bars and cafes. Enjoy the Canarian gastronomy with delicious dishes served on terraces overlooking the sea. The speciality of the area is fresh fish and seafood.

The avenues near the promenade are lined with shops and restaurants. We suggest you visit the local street market every Wednesday where you can buy handicrafts, textiles, decorative objects and much more.

How to get there

Take Avenida Juan Carlos I towards the sea. When you see the sign “Playa San Juan” turn left into Calle Artes de Mar. Keep going down until you find the charming and placid San Juan beach.

You can also get there by bus on line 473.

San Juan Village

San Juan is a traditional Tenerife fishing village located at the mouth of the San Juan ravine. Even today, it still conserves its old quay, which was the main form of communication between the municipality and the outside world. Nowadays, the town has a larger quay, created to meet the needs of a growing population. San Juan enjoys a pleasant climate all year round and little wind thanks to the cliff that protects the bay.

The lime kiln near Playa San Juan is an icon of the town. Although it is no longer in operation, it was an important part of Tenerife’s history. Thousands of blocks of lime were made here, which were used to build the old houses of the town.

Come and discover the tranquillity and natural beauty of Playa San Juan. We wish you happy holidays in Tenerife and that you enjoy its radiant beaches of golden or black sands, with crystal clear waters and all the services to spend a sensational day at the beach.

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