playa-de-los-cristianos-tenerife-hire a caravan in Tenerife

The South Coast of Tenerife is a region not to be missed if you are travelling around the island in a camper van. Sunshine, golden sandy beaches, turquoise waters and a wide variety of water sports await you in this corner of the south of Tenerife.

Start your tour in the tourist resorts of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas. These coastal towns have long sandy beaches where you can set up your sun lounger and parasol and sunbathe while reading a good book. If you prefer to go into the sea, swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters. Both beaches have a wide range of beach bars and restaurants with terraces facing the sea, ideal for eating fresh fish, Canarian tapas and typical desserts while enjoying the views.

Continue the route along the southern coast until you reach the beach of El Médano, known for being a paradise for water sports and sailing enthusiasts. You should know that El Médano has the particularity of having a constant wind called "El Levante" which makes it an ideal place for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Rent your equipment in one of the specialised centres on the beach and enjoy these exciting modalities, suitable for all levels. If you are a beginner, sign up for some classes to learn with expert instructors.

If you prefer quieter activities, El Médano offers everything from yoga and pilates classes on the beach to coastal walking trails with spectacular views of the ocean. This beach also has a beautiful promenade ideal for cycling or rollerblading while you gaze out over the coastline.

When night falls, park your campervan in front of the sea and get ready to enjoy a magical sunset. From El Médano you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views as the sun sinks into the horizon, tinting the water in shades of orange, red and purple.

As you can see, in the south of the island you will find all the ingredients for an ideal getaway in your camper: kilometres of coastline to explore, the possibility to practice your favourite water sport and relax in front of unforgettable sunsets. Don't hesitate any longer and schedule your next van trip in Tenerife!


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General advice:

Most of the sites have areas for overnight stays and some of them for camping, but it is always advisable to check in case you need to book in advance.

If you don't spread out (open the awning, open the windows to the top, make food outside, etc.) you can sleep anywhere, as you are not considered to be camping, however, here are some places where you are allowed to stay:

- Official Camping Areas: Tenerife has designated and conditioned camping areas for motorhomes and campers. Some of them include services such as toilets, showers and water points. Would you like to know which ones?

- Montaña Blanca Recreational Area (near the Teide National Park).
- Tamadaba Camping Area (north of the island).
- Chío Camping Area (west zone).

-Staying Areas for Motorhomes: Some municipalities have set up specific areas for the overnight stay of campervans and camper vans. These areas may have basic services and parking regulations.

- Guía de Isora Staging Area (south-west).
- La Laguna Motorhome Area (near Santa Cruz).

-Beaches and Parking Areas: At some beaches and parking areas, you are allowed to park and spend the night with a camper van. Be sure to check local regulations and be respectful of the environment.

- El Médano beach (south).
- Las Gaviotas beach (north).

-Rural and Natural Areas: In certain rural and natural areas, it is possible to find places where camping is allowed as long as the rules are followed and the environment is respected.

- Rural areas in Anaga (northeast).
- Areas close to footpaths and hiking trails.

Remember that it is essential to follow local regulations and be a responsible traveller. Avoid camping in unauthorised sites and respect the natural environment and local communities. Always check for up-to-date information before your trip and consider consulting reliable tourism and motorhome sources in Tenerife for the latest recommendations on where to sleep with your campervan.


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