Coasts and beaches
Guía de Isora has a diverse coastline. There are many places where you can bask in the sunshine and swim in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. You can find an abundance of small, sandy beaches and many natural swimming pools that are continually replenished by the waves and sea.
This gem is hidden between cliffs and rocky outcrops along the coast. It’s a quiet and tranquil beach made of white sand where you can relax in this small paradise.
To get to this beach you need to park in the public parking area for the Hotel Abama and walk down past the side of the hotel. Once you reach the bottom, there are some steps that lead down to the beach. The walk will take you about 10 minutes.
Playa de San Juan beach
Playa San Juan sits at the mouth of a ravine and the beach currently holds the European Blue Flag award, which it has had since 2012. This means that it is considered to be an excellent and clean area to bathe. You may be excused for thinking that this part of the coast is one of the most visited areas judging by the services on offer. You can find calm waters, natural sand, a wide promenade, in fact everything you need to relax. The gentle surf on the beach is ideal for the little ones because they can splash around in the water safely.
San Juan is an ideal place to start diving, canoeing or to try any of the other water sports that are available. Why not have a stroll or stop for a drink at one of the many bars and cafes that make this area ideal for rest and recreation.
Alcalá beach (La Jaquita)
Alcalá is a town that is known for its diverse coastline. There’s a large, relaxing sunbathing area at the harbour with a small, natural beach, plus 3 other beaches and natural swimming pools where you can bathe safely and sunbathe in serenity.
With its clear blue waters, there are many opportunities to go diving or snorkelling and see the myriad of sea creatures that live beneath the surface. You can also take in the fantastic panoramic views along the coast and over the sea to La Gomera. There is a beautiful walk through the gardens that surround the area with something for everyone to enjoy.