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Fall in love with sunsets again on these beaches in the Canary Islands

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When was the last time you stretched out on the beach to watch the sunset, sinking your toes into the sand, and gazing at the sky? The Canary Islands will surprise you with some of the best beaches in the world for watching the sun go down. Get ready to discover four picture-postcard-places that have to be worth a visit.  

Playa de Benijo beach (Tenerife)

Located in the area in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Benijo beach is without doubt one of the best options for relaxing. An impressive beach with transparent waters and wonderful scenery. A real garden of Eden at low tide and when night begins to fall. You’ll be entranced by the two rocky islets that rise above the black sand and dark waters, the Roques de Anaga (Roque de Fuera and Roque de Tierra), both of which are classified as protected areas.And remember that although the steps and cliffs mean that it’s not the easiest of places to reach, the landscape makes it well worth the effort, and you’ll ask yourself why it is that this is the first time you’ve visited. 

 Sunset views on Benijo beach, Tenerife

Playa de la Montaña Bermeja (Lanzarote)

Take advantage of the mild temperatures all year round in the Canaries, and check out the beach at Montaña Bermeja, close to the small town of Yaiza in Lanzarote. There you can discover Timanfaya National Park with its volcanic landscapes and the must-see peaks, Montañas del Fuego, Montaña Rajada, and the Corazoncillo caldera. Given the rugged nature of the terrain, it’s advisable to make sure that you take suitable footwear. If you’re going to the beach, we recommend wearing water shoes. If you’re looking to get away from the big city, the reddish coloured Montaña Bermeja is a good destination for you. An undeveloped coast that receives few visitors, full of dark colours, volcanic rock and even a small nearby lake. Although swimming isn’t an option here, taking some time to enjoy the peace and quiet certainly is. You’ll be all set to welcome the sunset with open arms.

Sunset views on Montaña Bermeja beach

Playa de La Calera (La Gomera)

The beach at Playa de La Calera has a twin sister, La Puntilla. And even though the two of them are separated by a small rocky slope, they seem to join together to form a single whole. Both are located in the Valle Gran Rey gorge on La Gomera, and you’ll enjoy sinking your toes into the fine black sand. Unlike the beaches mentioned previously, this is an ideal spot for taking the kids, because thanks to its geographical location the wind becomes a warm, gentle breeze. The place has an urban feel, and you’ll find some small local cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy the area’s traditional cuisine. Before the sun sets, try some almogrote at dinner – although it’s known as Canary Islands paté, it’s actually made from cheese. A spreadable cheese that goes beautifully with the best local tapas. 

Sunset views on La Calera beach in the gorge of Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera.

Playa del Aljibe (Fuerteventura)

When the sun goes down on Playa de Aljibe beach, it’s impossible not to grab your mobile and take a photo. Located to the south of the pretty village of El Cotillo, Playa de Aljibe offers over a kilometre of white and gold sand, as well as crystal-clear waters with good waves that make it perfect for a spot of kite-boarding or windsurfing before the sun goes down. From the sands you can contemplate how the cliffs near the village rise up behind you, under the watchful eye of the Tostón tower. Take the opportunity to see Los Lagos beach too, just two kilometres away, Playa de la Concha at 300 metres, Playa de Corralejo at 18 kilometres, and Playa Los Charcos with its magnificent lighthouse, only three kilometres away. 

Views of the large Aljibe beach in the village of El Cotillo in Fuerteventura
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