A good there and back coastal walk taking in the pretty harbour at Los Abrigos and some inviting sandy beaches along the way. There are opportunities for a very pleasant break and refreshment at the mid-point, the Chiringuito Pirata beach bar.
Duration: 3 hours
Duration: 3 hours.
Transport/Parking: Titsa 483 from Los Cristianos. On-street parking near start of walk.
Length: 7.960 km / 4.98 mi
Height Gain: 105 meter
Height Loss: 105 meter
Max Height: 19 meter
Min Height: 0 meter
Child Friendly: Yes. But only if children are used to hikes of this distance on rough surfaces.
Dog Friendly: Yes. On lead in Los Abrigos. The walk includes a visit to one of the few “dog-friendly” beaches in Tenerife.
Refreshments: Chiringuito Pirata beach bar, at mid-point on walk, and many options in Los Abrigos.
Given the prevailing NE Trade Winds, this is likely to be a bracing coastal walk, at least on the outward leg. Initially, the walk provides exposure to the prettier aspects of Los Abrigos as the route passes the picture-postcard harbour with its many fish restaurants before heading east along the Avenida Maritima to a nice viewpoint, looking towards the distinctive red-tinged bulk of Montaña Roja. From there the walk clings fairly closely to the rocky coast, passing two fine beaches at Playa de la Mareta and Playa el Horno (a popular “dog-friendly” beach) before reaching the friendly Chiringuito Pirata beach bar near La Tejita where it is also possible to bathe in the sea. Optionally, walkers can carry on to the impressive expanse of Playa de la Tejita, just a few hundred metres further along the coast. Return is by more or less the same route, at the discretion of the walker.