Playa La Tejita


Stretching for around 1km, this delightful unspoiled beach has a simple straw-roofed bar for drinks and snacks and makes for tremendous photos as the sun rises over Montaña Roja (Red Mountain) just to the east. Find the beach just east of the main Playa El Médano; the first section is nudist.

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