The Playa La Garita is, without a doubt, a must-see destination for most tourists visiting Arrieta. This fantastic sandy beach is almost a kilometre long and is the place of choice for many of those wanting a relaxing day sunbathing and playing in the sea. Playa La Garita has a wide array of facilities and amenities such as bathrooms, cafés, and restaurants. If the conditions are good you can even take your surfboard out.
El Charcón is another well known sandy and rocky beach. It is located close to the pier in Arrieta and is an ideal spot for families with children thanks to its calm waters.
Places of interest
The town of Arrieta has some interesting places to discover. Within the town itself there are some iconic sites to visit such as the Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, and the famous Casa Azul (also known as Casa Juanita). This uniquely styled house stands out for its distinct blue colour, contrasting with the rest of the whitewashed houses in the town. It was built in 1920 by a local islander. In 1995 it was turned into the African Art and Culture Centre but was only open for two years.
Other interesting touristic sites around Arrieta are the Guinate Tropical Park, with an immense variety of birds and other exotic animals, the Los Verdes Cave, and the Cactus Garden.
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