The Tenerife beaches Orotava are a sight to remember, while they look like they are part of Puerto de la Cruz.
In fact, spot beach Playa Martianez by the Puerto Cruz skyline on the depicted beach landscape. In my mind, Playa Martianez with its breakwater is also the only relative safe surf beach of the Orotava neighborhood.
However, just now, look at an interesting short video which shows surfers on Bollullo...
Indeed, the Orotava beaches represent nature at its respectable best.
It's the kind of nature, you don't mess with.
Never rely on the luck of another person who was spared a treacherous wave. You may just be hit by such a current to never return.
Aren't big surf waves or swells fantastic?
They are, but dangerous currents of the Atlantic are a different story.
By the way, don't ever challenge them on the Orotava shores by swimming from October until April. Then the currents are real bad.
Where and when windsurf there? That is a good question. Lets assume that local guys know exactly where and when it is safe to surf the Tenerife beaches Orotava. Yet, I have great doubts.
Look at the following video about the Orotava beaches where avaricious waves have eaten into steep cliffs for thousands of years. There couldn't be a better film. It virtually portays the immense danger of those Orotava ocean currents. So many people took them on in vain and perished. Don't let great beauty of wild and wonderful lure you into taking chances.
I was swimming at the Bollullo which is the most popular of all Tenerife beaches of La Orotava. I was lucky to have come out alive. Meantime, I was a champion swimmer in my youth.
The trouble with the Orotava beaches is that they make you feel safe when you enter the water.
A popular walking trail exists from Puerto de la Cruz. It starts in La Paz, just behind Hotel Semiramis.
Walk along the hotel past its main entrance. Reach a small tunnel, cross it and enter a banana plantation. There is a hiking path which leads you to Bollullo Beach. This hike takes about 30 minutes virtually all the way through bananas, except for the descent which has no rails to hold onto. A walking stick and helping hand helps for keeping your balance.
By the way, in the XIX century a Guanche funeral cave was discovered by El Bollullo. The Alcalde Alvarez Rixo of Puerto de la Cruz (1796-1883) supervised its excavation.
See more Tenerife photos of the paradise Bollullo region with a link to a good road and hiking map.
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