The small fishing village San Marcos is located on the north coast of Tenerife. The much larger holiday resort Puerto de la Cruz is about 20 kilometres away.
The beach in general
Playa San Marcos is a lovely small beach on the rough north coast of Tenerife. The beach is approx. 100 metres long and well protected inside a bay. The view from the beach is outstanding with a small harbour on the east side and steep rock formations on the west side.
The beach is covered with fine-grained, dark lava sand. The water has lovely blue and turquoise shades. A beautiful sight when you see the beach from one of the many high lookout points.
The facilities at the beach include sun lounges, showers and toilets. Visitors coming by car will have no problem finding a free parking space close to the beach.
The beach is well protected against waves and this makes Playa San Marcos one of the most child-friendly beaches on the north coast.
There are no water sports facilities at the beach in San Marcos, but on most days the bay is calm enough to take a long swim.
There are 3-4 restaurants right behind the beach. From here, there is a fantastic view of the beach, the bay and the mountains.
The fishing village San Marcos
San Marcos is a quite small and charming fishing village, which has not been influenced much by the tourism in Tenerife. There are a few hotels i the village and also quite many holiday apartments. There is a fine selection of restaurants with many delicious fish courses on the menu. There are also a few small bars.
The larger town Icod de los Vinos is located less than two kilometres away. In the new quarter, there are all kinds of ‘real’ shops, whereas the old quarter and its tourist shops are nice to stroll around in.
San Marcos map