WHY: This is a local hang out and firm favourite amongst Canarian families thanks to its gentle waters
WHERE: 15 minute drive from Crystal
Sun loungers & parasols
Showers & bathrooms
Restaurants with food & drinks
A lively promenade with bars and restaurants. On Friday and Saturday there is live music
For a real local experience head straight to Playa San Juan, just a quarter of an hours drive away from Crystal. The long stretch of dark volcanic sand quickly fills up in summer months as tourists and locals alike flock to take a dip in the refreshing Atlantic Ocean. It is the antithesis of the built up beach resorts of the south. Instead, Playa San Juan offers a taste of old world Tenerife charm since little has changed here in the last 50 years. What once was a quiet fishing village is now a buzzing town and the arrival of bars and restaurants has made the beach in Playa San Juan a foodie hangout. Hire a lounger for the day and lay back while enjoying views of the sea. Or, find a spot in one of the bars along the promenade and cool off with spectacular views.