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Guía de Isora

Guía de Isora's coastline offers a multitude of ways to enjoy a dip in the sea.
Beach-lovers are spoilt for choice, with sandy beaches such as Playa de Abama and the fishing village of Playa San Juan, wild beaches, and small, enclosed coves of black lava sand such as those found in Alcalá. Also of note are the area's rock pools, where seawater continuously flows in and out and creates a kind of natural swimming pool.

Playa de San Juan

Playa de San Juan is a town located at the point where the Guía Ravine meets the sea. It originated as a place for unloading goods, and later grew into a fishing village; you can still see the old jetty. However, its most outstanding feature is undoubtedly its beach, which offers every service and convenience you could wish for (e.g. sun loungers, parasols, showers, foot baths, changing rooms, toilets and more). The beach has been awarded Blue Flag status, and also offers sports such as canoeing.
Access is via the promenade, which is another of Playa de San Juan's charming features. If you follow the promenade you will come across a recently restored 19th century lime kiln just a few metres from the sea.
Although it no longer functions, the kiln was originally used to produce quicklime, a vital material for the construction industry, by heating limestone rocks at temperatures between 900 and 1,200°C for several days at a time.
For the most part, Playa de San Juan's commercial zone consists of three streets: Avda. Juan Carlos I, Avda. del Emigrante and Avda. Reina Sofía, which are home to various small shops and numerous bars, cafés and restaurants. Additionally, every Wednesday from 9 am to 2 pm there is a market where you can find handicrafts, antiques, clothes, ornaments and other items.

Playa de Abama

The beach at Playa de Abama, carved out of the precipitous volcanic rock of the cliff face, is a peaceful, remote paradise for lovers of sun and sea. This shell-shaped beach with its golden sand allows visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquillity of its waters or simply enjoy a relaxing stroll along the shore.

Playa de la Jaquita - Alcalá

This stretch of sand is one of the most interesting parts of Guía de Isora's coastline. You can enjoy its three small beaches and naturally formed pools, replete with numerous spots to lie back and sunbathe. The new beach area also offers changing rooms, a mixed and disabled-access toilet, lifeguard towers, a first-aid point and a refreshment kiosk.

Bus Routes:

473 (Las Galletas - Los Gigantes) to Playa San Juan or Alcalá
325 (Puerto Cruz - Los Gigantes) change to 473
111 (Santa Cruz - Costa Adeje) change to 473.

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Playa de San Juan