Playa de los Pocillos

Puerto del Carmen

Around 2.5km northeast of central Puerto del Carmen, the sandy gold kilometre-long arc of Playa Los Pocillos is popular with windsurfers.

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Nearby Puerto del Carmen attractions

1. Playa Grande

1.54 MILES

Though it's crowded and striped neatly with sunbeds and parasols, beneath all this, Playa Grande remains a lovely, gold-hued, family-friendly 1200m-long…

2. Bodegas Vega de Yuco

4.42 MILES

Around 1.5km south of Masdache en route to Tías, this ecoconscious hillside bodega has a lovely terrace for admiring the landscape and stocking up on such…

3. Playa del Reducto

5.18 MILES

If you fancy a dip, the city’s main beach is lovely: an arc of pristine pale-gold sand fringed with lofty palm trees and a promenade. It's safe for…

4. El Grifo

5.22 MILES

Founded in 1775, El Grifo is the oldest winery in the Canaries and also one of Spain's most ancient, its distinctive logo designed by Manrique himself…

5. Museo del Tanit

5.32 MILES

Set in an 18th-century bodega (one of the first in the San Bartolomé area), this rambling private ethnographic collection covers just about every aspect…

6. Biblioteca Universitaria Municipal

5.53 MILES

In the green-shuttered former Parador building, right on the seafront, this university library conceals four wonderful early César Manrique murals,…

8. Bodega Rubicón

5.62 MILES

In the shade of a towering eucalyptus, Rubicón occupies part of a former 17th-century cortijo (farmhouse), which now also includes a good Canarian…