Playa De San Juan properties for sale Tenerife
Playa de San Juan, Tenerife
Located on the south-west coast of Tenerife, Playa de San Juan is an unspoilt jewel in Tenerife’s crown. Charming, traditional and peaceful, Playa de San Juan is most definitely not a tourist hotspot. It is, however, an area that has been growing steadily in popularity in recent years as it transitions from its previous incarnation as a humble fishing village to a small, but perfectly formed resort that is emerging through carefully planned development of villas, houses and apartments - no large hotels - and a commitment to protecting the identity of this delightful section of coastline.
Historically Playa de San Juan’s population relied on the local fishing industry, but over the last 40-50 years, the tomato and banana plantations became mainstays of the local economy. Both industries exist, albeit to a lesser extent today, but are most certainly woven into the fabric of life in Playa de San Juan and its wider municipality of Guia de Isora. Although tourism is slowly establishing itself in this area, it is nowhere near the scale of the tourism found in the more well-known resorts of Tenerife.
Playa de San Juan boasts a lovely beach with sections of both dark sand and pebbles that are often found on the beaches of Tenerife. The beach area is fully accessible with sun loungers, parasols, beach huts, toilets, a modern promenade and coastal path, garden areas, tourist office and children’s play park. The promenade has a beach restaurant where the seafood is divine and the views are idyllic. Allow yourself to imagine the colourful fishing boats anchored just beyond the bathing zone, bobbing in the gentle waters, sunlight dancing on the ocean’s surface and clear blue skies completing the perfect scene.
The way of life in Playa de San Juan is certainly more serene than that of its coastal neighbours in Costa Adeje and Arona, but should you wish to explore, the area offers delightful walks and hikes, exceptional diving, boat trips, restaurants, cafes and the local plaza hosts a weekly market. Every August, the town bursts into life for Playa de San Juan’s annual fiesta, when the Virgen del Carmen is carried down to the fishing boats in the harbour, followed by music, dancing and fireworks displays. There is also an excellent low-cost bus service with routes to all parts of the island so there is no excuse not to explore the rest of Tenerife's wonders.
Along the coast, adjacent to Playa de San Juan, is the extraordinary Abama Resort. This is Tenerife’s most exclusive resort comprising of a 5* hotel with Michelin star restaurants and spa, a world class golf course, tennis club, private homes and a beautiful beach. In the opposite direction, Playa de San Juan’s other neighbour is the equally quaint town of Alcalá - famous for its natural rock pools, small harbour beach and its characterful, traditional buildings surrounding the town plaza.
Playa de San Juan is without doubt an up-and-coming area in Tenerife’s glorious south-west coastline, with some very exciting real estate currently available, or due to be released imminently, now really is the time to invest in property in Playa de San Juan.
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Very Nice Two Bedroom Apartment Close to the Sea
Locality: Playa de San Juan
Status: For Sale