Travelers looking for wild nature landscapes will find in Tenerife his paradise on earth. This island in the Canary archipelago offers visitors unique postcards, from sleeping volcanoes to laurel forests, passing through such spectacular beaches as Las Teresitas, Los Gigantes or La Tejita.

Another less known example but that will greatly surprise us is the Benijo beach, an expanse of sand shadowed by steep cliffs. In this practically virgin corner we can not only take a refreshing swim, but also enjoy impressive views of the Roques de Anaga, much more magical if possible at sunset.

The visit to Tenerife can be completed with a day of rural tourism, discovering the small towns that preserve their traditional essence and invite us to spend a day of total relaxation.  A great option for this is the picturesque town of Fasnia, a hidden corner on the southeast coast.

The colorful town of Tenerife next to a black sand beach and hidden between cliffs

This is Benijo beach

He small hamlet of Benijo, within the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, stands on the Anaga massif off the north coast of the island. Benijo beach opens at its feet, a space that is perfect for those looking for an oasis of peace and tranquility, a place to relax surrounded by a spectacular natural landscape such as the Anaga Rural Park.

Benijo Beach.
Benijo Beach.

A steep flight of stairs leads us to its dark sands, which extend for 300 meters with the steep slope of the mountain behind them. The clean and crystalline waters They shake strongly in this area, so you will have to be especially careful with the waves and not go too far in. In fact, the best time to visit the beach is when the tide is low, since with high tide the water covers almost all of the sand.

What you need to know before you go

He access to Benijo beach We found it next to the road, next to the El Mirador restaurant. Getting to the sand will take us around 15 minutes down some stairs. You have to keep in mind that the climb is not easy, especially with the fatigue of spending the whole day on the beach.

Benijo Beach.
Benijo Beach.

On the other hand, it is also necessary to know that the sandy area does not have no equipment or service such as sun loungers or umbrellas, nor surveillance and lifeguards. We will have to bring everything we need, such as food and drink, although along the road we will find the odd restaurant.

Shadow of Teide.

The largest shadow in the world on the sea is in Spain: this is how you can contemplate it

How to get to Benijo beach

He car ride from the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife Access to Benijo beach is around 50 minutes via the TF-11 and the San Andrés – Taganana Highway.

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