Tenerife blue flag beaches and sports harbours for 2019

The European Environmental Education Foundation (ADEAC) has announced its awards for 2019’s blue flag beaches. Arona is back to two, losing one for Los Cristianos’ town beach but retaining one each for Las Vistas and El Camisón, and Santiago del Teide municipality continues for an incredible 32nd consecutive blue flag for the beautiful Playa La Arena – one won every single year that the awards have been presented.

Tenerife’s blue flag beaches for 2019 are El Socorro (Los Realejos), San Telmo & Complejo Playa Jardín (Puerto de la Cruz), La Arena-Mesa de Mar (Tacoronte), Piscinas de Bajamar (La Laguna), Las Vistas and El Camisón (Arona), Playa y Calas de la Jaquita (Guía de Isora), and Playa la arena (Santiago del Teide). In addition to the beaches, there are also again blue flags for Los Gigantes sports harbour and the Real Club Náutico de Tenerife, but this year also one for Adeje’s Puerto Colon.


  1. Is that a blue flag for Playa San Juan? You say Playa in Guia de Isora.

  2. Author

    no, the post says the “Playa y Calas de la Jaquita in Guía de Isora” which is the beachfront in Alcalá, incorporating the beach and rock pools. It is the only blue flag in Guía de Isora.

  3. Playa San Juan did have a blue flag last year but after the microalgae episodes, the flag disappeared and has not returned. I don’t know if the loss of status is connected to that or if it is for another reason. I’m sure there are many criteria that need to be met to qualify but I find it ironic that the beaches in Arena and Alcalá are blue flag but very often fly red flags due to unsafe conditions for bathers whereas Playa San Juan is no longer blue flag but the vast majority of days it has a green flag. It’s just an observation……and I would rather be able to swim in good sea conditions even if the beach does not meet the standards for a blue flag

  4. Author

    The blue flag is not connected with how often the beach is open but how safe and clean it is and what provisions and facilities there are, including for the disabled.

    I do wonder if it is connected with the diesel spill there (see HERE). Certainly Granadilla Ayuntamiento is appealing its own loss of a blue flag for El Médano which the council says it thinks is due to the several e-coli closures over the past year.

  5. Los Cristianos town beach toilets are a disgrace. There are not enough considering the amount of people who use the beach. They are not cleaned on a regular basis. The floors are in a very poor state and no toilet seat in the gents. On another matter the blanket sellers are now becoming a real nuisance.

  6. I look forward to more Adeje beaches being included this next year after promised improvements are made – has anyone a progress report on work being done so that the standards can be met in 2020 and blue flags can be flown with pride?

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