At the north coast of Tenerife, in the north western direction from Los Realejos de la Cruz you find Playa el Socorro beach. This beach is not as frequented by tourists as Playa Jardin. Therefore, the locals like to use Playa el Socorro to bath and swim.
In Playa el Socorro you will encounter raging waves, which are tpyical for the northern coast of Tenerife.The beach is around 200 metres long and is covered with fine black volcanic sand. It also offers access for disabled visitors. On-location there are several kinds of service: warning flag, beach-watch, first-aid-station, public showers and public toilets. There are enough parking lots available. Therefore, many locals and international vistors use El Socorro - especially for surfing and waveboarding.
Suitability for children
Surfing and waveboarding
1 restaurant und 1 kiosk
The village Los Realejos
Los Realejos Bajo is only 3 km away from the centre of Puerto de la Cruz, but it has almost nothing in common with it. There are 5 natural reserves around Los Realejos ("Ruiz", "Los Campeches", "Tigaiga", "Rambla del Castro" and "Barranco de Ruíz"). It is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, who want to encounter the flora and fauna of the area - and that you can do almost to any extend. If you want to take a trip into nature, it is recommendable to take along a plant guide book. The plants in this area are so unique and uncountable - it would be a shame to walk by them without noticing.
When you hike or drive to the "Mirador de la Corona" you will be rewarded with one of the most amazing sights over the Orotava valley and the north coast.
Los Realejos Bajo is the alternative for all Puerto de la Cruz holiday makers, who do not want to spend their holiday in the centre of the city. The holiday apartments in Los Realejos Bajo are commonly in private hands. There are also some very nice fincas with holiday apartments. And if you want to enjoy the hustle, the city centre is not far.
Los Realejos Bajo is not as well-known by tourists as Puerto de la Cruz. Mainly locals live here, who rather spend their time at Playa Socorro than at Playa Jardin during their weekends. Also, Playa Socorro is one of the few beaches where you can actually go surfing.