The somewhat virgin seashore Playa Agua Dulce seems to be rather an insider beach for a quiet swimming vacation. Tourists are rare and locals only really come on week-ends.
You are almost one with nature and the seagulls when you eat Tapas or seafood there by the shore.
A friend took me onto an excursion by car
to this Los Silos beach for the first time beginning of May 2008.
Indeed, an almost tame sea gull walked on the veranda rail of the nearby beach
fitting symbol of peace and tranquility...
Certainly, you heard about the famous golf courses of Buenavista, which are notorious for excellent golf challenges and which were designed by the profi champion golfer Seve Ballesteros. Buenavista del Norte Tenerife is right around the corner from the Beach Playa Agua Dulce. (Sweetwater beach)
The Hotel San Roque Hotel San Roque Tenerife at the fairytale town Garachico is not only a must see place in Tenerife but, the best you may get for sleeping over and pampering in the golf region Buenavista not far from the sweet-water beach Playa Agua Dulce.
Mind Los Silos holidays from about middle of December to end of January. The public beach pools are closed for renovation, as the metal board beside clarifies.
However, only a Spanish text could be captured on camera.
I doubt that the pool lido area is being renovated every year. Anyway, ask before booking a holiday home in Tenerife Los Silos in that period...
Of course, the renovation was finished on time and the pools are open to the public again. I will keep you posted, should they be closed again for some reason.
Not far from Playa Agua Dulce is also the lighthouse Faro de Teno from where one can see the last stretch of coastal cliffs with scenic Los Gigantes. Also not to be missed nearby is the second most important Tenerife Laurisilva forest Monte de Aguas. Skip the Cuevas Negras which are dangerous... Rather visit Los Silos with its beautiful central town square and neighboring Garachico town for Tenerife arts and crafts shopping for gifts...
The coastal road above the beach ends just above a rock pool I could make out with a few cars parked in the road's dead end. It does not take you to the lighthouse. Later in 2011, one could spot a strange rather interesting Los Silos street art by this look-out above the beach Playa Agua Dulce. The beach sculpture seems to copy the life-size fossil spine of a whale and is erected above a little resting place with benches.
However, the seashore by the fossil is beach Playa de la Araña.
Indeed, I had another chance to get to the beach of Los Silos. I could explore the strange Tenerife art above Playa Agua Dulce. Call it art but, it has been created by nature, as the whale skeleton clearly shows. Learn more about this Tenerife Westcoast whale fossil...
This Los Silos beach which looks like 150 meters long, only, showed a pebble section, in May.
They told me, however, at the bistro restaurant nearby where we had 3 good cheap tapas dishes with a small bottle of water and a coke for EU 12 that Playa Agua Dulce has black sand in summer.
Should you just go to see the beach, eat at the lido restaurant. It is in the back of the cheap Tapas bar. Ask for Cherne (trouper fish which may weigh 80kg)... We had some with very yummy, albeit a wee bit oily salad and papas arrugadas. (or French Fries.) Not a big portion but, very very tasty all in all and only about €8 for each of us. This included two mineral water. (Cherne is usually expensive fish)...
Don't be put off by the looks of the restaurant. This is not the Abama golf club. As said, we were not impressed with the Agua Dulce Restaurant, but people seem to be happy with it, you know.
Also, there may be a Karaoke Disco attached at night.
A local lady within the restaurant also told me that the whole beach was going to be revamped and that I could see the building equipment and material for the beach renovation over the road.
The sweet water beach is never really crowded, as they say because, it's not on many tourist maps. Also, you drive down a very long road from the old town los Silos to get there. Many locals prefer using the almost finished new lido beside the beach. Pictures of it with its stunning back ground landscape may be seen soon.
In 2011, all the heavy road working machinery depicted above was gone. Instead, we discovered some pretty landscaping with some basic jungle gym equipment next to the lido pools on this beach.
Not one hotel or holiday home is directly by beach Playa Agua Dulce. People find those driving up a good tarmac road leading into the historical town Los Silos.
By the way, the Playa (beach) can be reached with bus line Titsa 365 once daily in case you stay at Buena Vista. Not operating on week-ends or holidays.
When looking past the sea gull from the large beach restaurant over the quiet ocean towards a narrow land outcrop stretching into the Atlantic I could make out a couple of fans of Tenerife fishing with their rods trying to catch some ocean bounty. Playa Agua Dulce charco or Charco de Don Gabino. I must confess that I am not sure how they really name this natural swimming pool near Garachico. It is also known as Charco de la Araña which means spider pool. No name is published near it. Anyway, this is a small rock pool and one of many natural pools of Tenerife in Spain. This 'charco' (rock pool) is just below the fishing spot which makes an additional feature for this Los Silos beach.
The only building by the beach has sort of a round dome. It's housing the restaurant as well as a gymnasium. Behind it is kind of a lido whose main section looks more or less finished.
Lido Los Silos has a large square swimming pool bordered by low white walls.
Some black lava boulders are inserted into the walls and break the monotony.
The view of ocean and Mount de Aguas in the distance is stunning. Wall to wall tropical banana plantations form an amazing contrast to the somewhat wild seashore of the Aguas Dulces the sweet waters.
The skyline of Los Silos stretches out in front of the slopes to the north.
Entrance to the pools was EU 1,80 for adults at the time and may have changed by now.
By the way, my elderly British friend Elizabeth, an expat, seems to be an expert of anything to do with caring for health and a great fan of the pools of Beach Playa Agua Dulce. She is over 70 or 80 years old, had her 2nd knee Op, but drives almost every day to swim in the Los Silos beach pools. Elizabeth doesn't mind the way from La Longuera Realejos to Los Silos. She doesn't mind to go through at least 20 coastal road tunnels on her way to Los Silos.
What looks like a children pool separated by a makeshift wall from the main pool is not open for the public, yet.
Much building material is scattered around it with a cement mixer standing idle on the side
It was Siesta time when the picture was taken.
Most probably all workers had gone for rest and lunch.
Something is, definitely, happening as far as revamping of Playa Agua Dulce is concerned.