Hidden Gems of Tenerife and Lanzarote

Hidden Gems of Tenerife and Lanzarote

When you think of sailing in the Canary Islands, Tenerife and Lanzarote are two destinations that often come to mind. While many people flock to the popular resorts and beaches, there’s more to these islands than meets the eye. The purpose of this blog is to unveil some of the hidden gems you can discover while sailing in Tenerife and Lanzarote.

Unspoilt Beaches on Tenerife

Playa Bollullo

Away from the crowded resorts, Playa Bollullo is a secluded haven for those looking for tranquillity. The black sand beach is enveloped by dramatic cliffs, making it an ideal stop during your sailing expedition.

El Puertito

Nestled in a small cove, El Puertito is perfect for snorkelling and taking in the underwater vistas. It’s an excellent spot to anchor your vessel and enjoy a day of marine exploration.

Lanzarote’s Secret Coves


Though not entirely unknown, the beaches of Papagayo are less crowded than other options. The calm and crystal-clear waters make it a prime location for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Playa Quemada

This beach is an idyllic escape that takes you away from the bustling touristic areas. With its black sand and fishing boats moored in the bay, Playa Quemada offers a glimpse of traditional Canarian life.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Attractions

Anaga Rural Park, Tenerife

If you’re willing to venture a bit inland, Anaga Rural Park offers breathtaking landscapes that you can’t find anywhere else on Tenerife. The area is rich in biodiversity and presents an opportunity for hiking and birdwatching.

La Graciosa, Lanzarote

Although not technically part of Lanzarote, the small island of La Graciosa is just a short sail away. The island has no paved roads, providing a rare sense of seclusion.

Culinary Stops

Garachico, Tenerife

This small town is perfect for enjoying traditional Canarian cuisine. After anchoring your boat, make sure to try the local specialities like ‘papas arrugadas’ and fresh seafood.

Orzola, Lanzarote

Orzola is a fishing village in the north of Lanzarote, and it’s a great place to sample the island’s culinary offerings, particularly the fresh fish dishes.


Tenerife and Lanzarote offer a treasure trove of experiences beyond the well-trodden paths. From isolated beaches to unique attractions, your sailing journey can be filled with unexpected delights. So, hoist your sails and set course for these hidden gems of the Canary Islands.

For more information contact Canary Sail.

1st November 2023 | cs_admin | Blog

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