Playa El Bollullo

Playa El Bollullo, Puerto de la Cruz: Address, Playa El Bollullo Reviews: 4.5/5

Playa El Bollullo
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Jayne W
Bristol, UK297 contributions
Couples
Lovely walk round the coast and through banana plantations from puerto de la Cruz, took about 40 mins. Got there on 26th Feb, life guard at top, work going on on the cliffs leading down to beach, car park closed and path fenced off with permanent sign saying access prohibited. Beach Churinguito looked very much closed up so no we settled for a coffee in the top bar/ restaurant which had lovely views out over. Public footpath round also stopped here.
Written February 26, 2022
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Vytaute
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Beautiful black sand beach. The waves were great too.

However, it was difficult to drive down to the beach - only one car can fit on the road, and there weren't too many spots where 2 cars could fit, it was a stressful drive, so I'd recommend parking up the hill and hiking down, it's around 1.5km to get to the beach from the main road.
Written September 26, 2021
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simplymark
Shrewsbury, UK1,935 contributions
The fact that this is a bit of a walk from Puerto and not easy to drive means that it is a lovely quiet spot. There is a beach bar on the beach and a restaurant above it. It is not easy if you have walking difficulties as there are a lot of steps. WARNING: check if it is open before you go as there have been notifications about it being closed in 2022
Written March 9, 2022
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ali21i
Aberdeen, UK73 contributions
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Lovely walk from Puerto de la Cruz through banana plantations to get here. Unfortunately, as mentioned in previous reviews , the beach is currently closed. This is due to rock falls onto the beach and paths. They are hard at work trying to secure the rocks above the beach. I spoke to the lifeguard and he said that they hoped the beach would be open again in a few months. Still worth the walk, the bar/ restaurant above is still open.
Written March 12, 2022
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Sightseer19935
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This beach 2 km. from the city is a real treat. Walking through the magnificent banana tree plantations in itself is a treat then down and up the barranco de la arena [which is a dried up river canyon] and along the final stretch to a hidden cliff surrounded cove, you can belief again in paradise. A lot of steps 300 down the cliff the beach is fun, as all beaches are but its isolation and non commercial nature makes it very different from the majority of beaches in a group if islands who live and breath for the tourist industry. Considerind Teneriffe, and all the Canary islands are volcanic mountains beaches themselves are the minority of island coastlines where cliffs reign supreme, beach bollullo is well worth the walk and one that you will enjoy returning to.
A taxi from town will cost 4 and a half euros âbout 2pounds 70 pence and the trip is also interesting but very different from the banana experience.
Written January 10, 2006
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Christine M
Belfast, UK41 contributions
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We were staying in Puerto de la Cruz and decided to visit this local beach. Be prepared, it is quite a long walk from the town and once you leave the road you are on a rough path with lots of steps, slopes and hills. There is a laneway down to the headland above the beach where there is a restaurant and a car park, so it would be possible to get to the headland above the beach by car. From the headland, there is a path down to the beach however it would not be accessible to people with walking difficulties.
The beach is sloping and it has black volcanic sand. Sun umbrellas are available to rent at the beach. When we were there the waves were large and there was a rip tide so I simply paddled at the shore and did not try to swim. Be aware the incoming tide comes far up the beach to the rocks in places and if there is a large wave it can catch you unawares (as it did us!).
If you are keen to explore the area and enjoy a walk which takes you through banana plantations and gives wonderful views, I would recommend you try to visit this area. Get directions before you set out, wear good walking footwear and take water for the way.
Written October 24, 2018
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DaisySalt
Sussex233 contributions
Couples
Take a walk along the coast east from PDLC. From the Lido follow the road out of the resort - alongside the tunnel and go up the hill, walking up the hard shoulder of the main road. At the top bend go down small steps and this takes you to a path in a banana plantation - follow the paths east and eventually you arrive - after 20-30 mins brisk walk - at the cliff above the beach. Absolutely amazing views with dramatic sea....beach was actually closed as sea was too rough and dangerous when we were there
Lovely to get out in the countryside - we stopped to look a a herd of goats. Café near cliff top for refreshments.
This is a lovely walk and would be great for joggers too
Written March 1, 2014
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Sandy M
Broughty Ferry, null, United Kingdom29 contributions
Solo
Bollullo is about 20minutes 'walk' from La Paz through the banana plantation, down the baranco, up again, past the restaurante and down to the first beach there the bar provides cold beer and generous sandwiches. The sand is Black and Hot, the surf can be dangerous,but the situation warrants the effort. If you are really adventurous carry on another 10 minutes through the bushes and down one of the crumbling 'paths' to the eastern beach,quieter than the first, but if you've forgotten your bikini/trunks you'll blend in with those who didn't bother to bring them in the first place.
Written October 10, 2013
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MENDY S
Haifa, Israel287 contributions
Couples
Many tourists come to the resort of Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife without ever finding out about one of its hidden gems namely the beach known as Playa Bollullo. It is a secluded black sand beach and only accessible by walking or by car for part of the way.
It is well worth the effort though and a favourite beach for many locals who know about it.
The route leads through banana plantations and along the top of the cliffs and then descends down to the beach itself.
There are a lot of steps that go down
Written March 1, 2012
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Flauschi_11
Brussels, Belgium66 contributions
We started at the Hotel Semiramis and walked towards Café Paradiso. Playa Bollullo, a secluded beach, was about halfway. The hike took us through banana plantations, and then it started getting difficult, climbing along a stony path, but the views of the coastline are spectacular, and the refreshments at Café Paradiso with delicious-looking German cakes was a great compensation.
Written January 20, 2019
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