Take to Water
The sheltered beach has a relatively strong current which is ideal for a variety of water sports, especially windsurfing. If you aren’t a pro and want to give it a go then there are a couple of friendly instructors on hand to give you a few tips. Scuba diving is also popular in Playa de la Arena as the marine life is beautiful.
Enjoy the Local Nightlife
The party scene here may not be as lively as some of the other resorts on the island, but there are plenty of pubs and bars to keep you entertained in the evenings. You will find welcoming establishments serving cheap alcohol and providing live entertainment and be sure not to miss the local banana liqueur.
Go Whale Watching
There are plenty of boat trips leaving from nearby Los Gigantes which will whisk you out to sea in a glass bottom boat and show you whales and dolphins splashing about in the ocean. The dolphins are especially fantastic as they love to show off for tourist boats, so expect lots of photo opportunities.
Explore the Island by Foot
There are great opportunities for hiking all over the island, and Playa de la Arena is one of the most popular resorts with walkers. You can walk along the dramatic cliffs of Los Gigantes, which is just along the shore, or head off to Teide National Parks which is known for its stunning volcanic scenery.