Los Christianos and Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife

On our last day, having left our luggage in the secure storage at the resort, we finally headed down to the beach. There is a minibus that runs from the CLC Resorts down to the shopping centre called Parque Santiago IV.

This is the main area of beaches for the region. I was quite surprised at how rocky the coastline is, as I had expected miles of sandy beaches. We walked around to one of the beach areas at the far end.

This was a sheltered beach divided by a stone wall. The beach was covered in shingle and small pebbles.

Los Christianos Beach ©2016 Amanda Goldston

Los Christianos Beach ©2016 Amanda Goldston

I decided to go for a paddle in the sea. The shingle was hard to walk on and I quickly found myself slipping into the water. Although the water was not deep, the waves came in with some considerable force and I sound found that my paddling efforts turned to a good soaking!

Amanda Paddling

Amanda Paddling

Amanda Soaked by a Wave 1

Amanda Soaked by a Wave

Bigger WavesThan I Thought

Bigger Waves Than I Thought!

We walked back along the sea front towards the main area of shops and cafes. The tide was coming in, which brought some substantial crashing waves and all the surfers.

Crashing Waves Playa De Las Americas ©2016 Gregory Goldston

Crashing Waves Playa De Las Americas ©2016 Gregory Goldston

We found a gorgeous restaurant right on the sea-front. I had the most delicious prawn and avocado salad I have ever had. The avocados were sat on a pineapple base, with the filling made of the avocado fruit and peach slices. This was topped with prawns and seafood -sauce.

Praws And Avocado Salad ©2016 Amanda Goldston

Prawns And Avocado Salad ©2016 Amanda Goldston

We made our way back to the resort to catch our flight home.

Tenerife was an island of surprises and we only saw a very small part of it in this trip. I could easily spend several more weeks here. We will definitely be back.

Amanda

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