"Playa Abama" Isla de Tenerife Off The Beaten Path Tip by SabrinaSummerville

Isla de Tenerife Off The Beaten Path: 73 reviews and 100 photos

I will probably be barred from this gorgeous hotel (Abama) for revealing one of its best kept secrets – the divine Playa Abama.

The beach was literally created from scratch by the hotel by blasting away part of a cliff and importing hundreds of tons of sand. They then built a little private funicular to take you from the clifftop to the beach. Of course, you can also reach it by a long, steep, winding road through the hotel, but the funicular is more fun.

On the beach itself, crystal clear waters lap the powdery golden sand. The water is always calm as the hotel constructed a stone breakwater, which many people use as a marker to swim to.

Rows of very comfortable sunbeds are set out for the use of hotel guests, and rolls of comfortable fluffy towels are set out on each bed at the start of every day. As you lounge on your sunbed, hotel staff bring around complimentary fruit kebabs, yoghurts, and bottled water.

A picturesque walkway has also been constructed from the beach curving around to the next bay. The little caves in the cliff face along the walkway have been landscaped in lovely detail making a stroll in the sun all the more wonderful.

There’s a beach club – a bar and restaurant owned by the hotel serving tasty bites of food and cooling drinks.

If you come here once you will want to stay forever.

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  • Updated Oct 18, 2007
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