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“A wonderful off-the-tourist-track beach and village” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Quemada Beach

Quemada Beach
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Yaiza
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Bordeaux, France
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28 reviews
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“A wonderful off-the-tourist-track beach and village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

We discovered Playa Quemada by accident having walked along a coastal track from Puerto Calero (near the hotel Hesperia). Our first impression on walking into the village was that it was going to be a bit of a dump. Not at all! There are 4 restaurants - we have visited 2 - Pescador (on the shoreline) and 7 Islas (set back a little) both of whom are superb little restaurants which I have reviewed elsewhere. The first little beach is mainly stone and you'll only find locals here. The second much larger and sandier one can only be accessed by walking along the coastal track for a bit (you need to walk up the road and past a few houses to find the start of the track!) or when the tide is out. There are very few tourists on this beach, so a total plus for us. The sea is calm for safe swimming.

The village of Playa Quemada is definitely worth a visit. Its such a pity that we've watched many people arrive, park up and then drive away without even getting out of their cars or wander round for less than 5 minutes. We are not 'walkers', but the strole along the coastal path to Puerto Calero is lovely and takes about 30-40 mins each way. I wore my crocs so it is not necessary to wear proper walking shoes,although I did spend quite a lot of time getting stones out of my shoes! The walk the other way towards the nice beach and beyond is a little scarier and probably worth wearing something a bit more substantial. The views are gorgeous however. We loved watching the guys paragliding by.

Visited January 2013
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“Go if only for the little cafe here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

The beach here isn't too much to look at. But if you go in summer and want to avoid throngs of tourists, it's not normally very busy and the water is fairly calm. The cafe here does excellent, good value food.

Visited October 2011
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Paris, France
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126 reviews
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“Nothing to see”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

We stopped by, because our guidebook recommended the place. We really tried hard to find a spot that would worth the journey and take a dive in the sea, but found absolutely nothing except for a few battered trailers in a sorry village. To avoid.

Visited August 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“A very quiet beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

A lovely beach and also a little out of the way making ita bit on the quiet side . Excellent for fishing and a quaint little village with a few nice restaurants some serving good tapas

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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“Delightful, off the beaten track beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

Great little restaurants dotted around the village. Excellent tapas. Unspoilt.

Visited February 2012
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