The South Coast

Sun, sea, sand and snorkelling!

With sandy beaches, nesting vultures, tapas trips and fantastic snorkelling, a trip in the south is always an adventure. We have a number of routes in this area, covering most of the coastline from the lighthouse in Playa Blanca at the southwestern point of the island, up to the capital of the island, Arrecife. Lunch stops include tapas and ice cream in the capital, Arrecife, and paella at a small chiringuito by the beach in Playa Blanca, where you can eat your lunch to the calls of the masked lovebirds in the trees above. The coastline is full of surprises, with beaches of golden, white or black sand, skyrocketing blowholes, small caves and waves to surf on the reef at the Papagayo cape when conditions are right.

Around the Papagayo cape and further up the coastline, we can pay a visit to the Los Ajaches cliffs and view a Canarian Egyptian vulture nest in the spring, watch the peregrine and Barbary falcons chasing pigeons (which often ditch into the sea to escape!), paddle past big groups of little egrets and see a large heron colony in the cliffs during the winter. And then there's the rocky volcanic coastline heading into Puerto Del Carmen, with its basalt columns and lava tubes, and the sandy beaches of Arrecife where you can paddle under the medieval bridge, visit the fort and look for stingrays in the harbour!