Tenerife’s César Manrique-designed beach
You will find Playa Jardín beach in the tourist town of Puerto de la Cruz, in the north of Tenerife. This is one of the most famous beaches in the region, and was designed in the 1990s by the famous Canarian artist, César Manrique, created to guarantee rest and relaxation for its visitors. Even just getting to the beach, via gardens full of local plants with pathways that take you between stone walls and waterfalls is the perfect way to start a thoroughly relaxing day on a beach that offers all the services you need and incredible views of Mount Teide.
Three urban coves with black sand in Puerto de la Cruz
Playa Jardín beach is an urban black sand beach divided into three sections, Castillo beach, Charcón beach and Punta Brava beach. There is a lateral breakwater to protect bathers from high waves but there are still open areas for those wanting to surf. The promenade connects the beach with gardens, children’s playgrounds, terraces and cafeterias and a stage where concerts frequently take place. Additionally there is sunbed and parasol hire, showers, changing rooms and access for those with reduced mobility.