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Local black sand beach

We walked there from El Guincho, which took around 45 minutes. The town is small and seems to be... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Nice views of and from the cliffs

Opportunity to watch the waves crashing into the cliffs and some outlying rocks. There is a pathway... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Colin S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We walked there from El Guincho, which took around 45 minutes. The town is small and seems to be geared towards locals and Spanish people from the main land. The beach is small but has everything you need: Two showers Shops Restaurants Ice cream Toilets...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Opportunity to watch the waves crashing into the cliffs and some outlying rocks. There is a pathway with stairs to a good viewpoint. Possible to walk further along this path but time not available.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Colin S
Reviewed 17 May 2018

If you want to rave at parties - I recommend you don't go here. A good pair of shoes for the hills and a pair of plastic shoes for the sea. Very tranquil with just the sound of the sea and the outlook of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank andrew-j-bird
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This quaint and quiet place is a haven for peace and quiet. But like most places it has been hit by recession , with very few amenities left. It is early March and out of season ... there is no “little shop” and just a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Grovesy61
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights in an apartment overlooking the sea. Not full of tourists, mainly locals visiting for the day and to eat. Fairly good fish restaurants, reasonably priced.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 719Ouismes
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

This amazing beach is a hidden treasure. We stayed in an apartment at San Marcos for 12 days and went swimming, sunbathing and relaxing on the beach, but please note that this is a black beach with a lot of stones so you should wear...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ástríður G
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Nice place that's away from the tourist areas, it's a little in need of a make over but it's worth a visit for the beech and adjacent restaurants.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Flipflop4444
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Playa San Marcos, just a hop away from Icod de los Vinos, has an amazing volcanic sand beach. Daily fishing boats arrive with fresh lunch or dinner. Specialty at the beach is fresh calamari. Tenerife has the tallest mountain in Spain, which can be looked...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Kari Murer R
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We came here for lunch, at the Tasca La Chalana. We hadn't explored this nook, between Icod and Garachico, but it is a great little fishing port, with a beach and several cafés. The sea was dramatic and the swimming looked good.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank G and B R
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This place is divine! I would love to come back in the summer as it was chilly when we went!. The restaurants around it are not great though. I suggest going to icod de los Vinos for food and drinks.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank raeIreland
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