The beach of Arinaga is located in the coastal town of the same name, in the municipality of Agüimes. In general, Arinaga is a very windy area. You will see that the entrance to the town is rather industrial (quite ugly) and is full of mills that generate energy. However, once you discover its coast, you will fall in love. It is a very local area and hardly traveled by tourists. Then we tell you everything you can not miss from Arinaga.
Arinaga beach and its town
Along its coast there is a walk of approximately 2 kilometers that runs from one end of the town to the other. On this walk you will find some restaurants and bars. As for the beach itself, you should know that a large part is of stones. However, in some areas there is sand. In the same way, locals often bathe on the dock and jump into the sea from there. Once past the pier, in the direction of Risco Verde, we arrive at other sea water swimming-pool areas. Look how cool!
Unlike the main avenue of Arinaga where it is usually quite windy, once you past the port direction north it only runs a light breeze. If we continue advancing along the promenade, we will see that there are several wooden sun beds on the stones of the beach. A perfect solarium.
Risco Verde bay
At the end of the walk we will reach the bathing area of Risco Verde. There are also wooden sun beds along the beach for sunbathing and there are areas equipped with ramps for swimming. You should know that this entire coastal area is known for the richness of its seabed, excellent for scuba diving. In the walk there are informative posters that will help you discover the species that live in this area.
Next to the mountain at the end of the avenue, there is a restaurant with sea views. The restaurant Hornos de la Cal (lime kilns). They specialize in fish and seafood. It has an ideal terrace to have a drink. We recommend booking in advance if you want to eat here. The restaurant is so called because right next to it are the old kilns that produced the lime that was supplied to the whole island.
Another site that you should visit from Arinaga is its lighthouse. To get here, you better take the car because it is on top of a mountain. Here you will have a panoramic view of the Cabrón Beach, the Roque or rock of Arinaga and the town. The building next to the lighthouse is currently a restaurant. If we continue along the coast to the north along a dirt road, we will reach El Cabrón beach.
El Cabrón beach
As we said, the access to this small and beautiful cove is by a dirt road. It has a lot of bumps, so if you go with your rental car we do not recommend it. Better leave it next to the school that you will see at the beginning of the road and walk about 10 minutes. Unless you have a 4×4. From the beach you can see the lighthouse and enjoy the tranquility, since it is not a tourist beach, despite its beauty. We have a complete post about the Cabrón Beach that we encourage you to visit.
Places to eat in Arinaga
There is a wide gastronomic offer. As you know, we always support the local essence and La Vaquería Las Salinas transmits it. Despite not having sea views, its place and kitchen are worth it. We are sure that you have not been in a place like this before. Undoubtedly you can not stop trying the pork leg sandwiches with Canarian cheese and, if you have the chance, its artisan ice cream, the black canary pig … We invite you to visit the full post of La Vaquería with more details.
Hotels in Arinaga beach
Although it is not a tourist area and there are hardly any hotels, there are holiday homes in Arinaga, as well as apartments. We leave the link for you to do your queries.
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