Playa de la Arena is a resort situated south from Los Gigantes and Puerto Santiago on the western shore of Tenerife. Near Los Gigantes, the cliff of Giants, a beautiful black sand beach is situated. The beach is covered completely in naturally black volcanic sand. The beach is one of the cleanest beaches on the island, and has received many European blue flags for its cleanliness.
This beach is part of the fisherman town of Los Gigantes which became popular in the 1970s. The salt water in the natural pools are constantly coming in thanks to the constant waves. We should mention that the water in this particular area is the calmest, which means that this area is perfect for the youngest of tourists. Our only warning regarding this area is taht we recommend that you wear some sort of footwear in the natural pools, as the stone on its bottoms can be pretty sharp.