The Horse-Shoe Bay
is the perfect resort for young families and couples. The town
is wrapped around a superb sweeping sandy beach which is set around
a bay shaped like a horse shoe that slopes gently to the sea making
it one of the safest on the island for children.
The beach is protected by breakwaters to make it safe for young
and old to swim or dive. The beach has been created from imported
sand from the Sahara, and with calm crystal clear water, you can
see the fish swimming in the shallows as the tide comes in. Along
the edge of the beach a pretty palm tree lined promenade takes
you down to the harbour area where you can indulge in all kinds
of water sports. There is everything here from scuba diving to
big game fishing. You can jet ski, take boat trips to see the
dolphins or go whale watching. As well as catamaran trips you
could even venture out in the glass bottom boat.
There are cafe bars and refreshments here and also an oceanarium,
all a short walk from the beach. You will also find many other
activities around the beach area if you are not one to lie in
the sun. Children can take sand castle building lessons or go
on camel rides or even try one of the crazy golf courses along
the promenade. For those feeling more energetic there are tennis
courts, basket ball courts and archery as well as a 5 a side football
pitch. There is a new Spa next to the beach area that has a whole
host of beauty treatments as well as an adult and children’s
swimming pool, gym, tennis and squash courts.
Just a short walk down the beach along the new promenade you can
find the Atlantico shopping centre.
This large air – conditioned centre has designer clothes
shops, supermarket and restaurants, amusement arcade and bowling
alleys. A short walk from the centre and you are back on the beach.
Here you will find some beautiful new bathing areas. The beaches
have been made around lagoons created by digging into the rock
behind the shoreline and then importing tons of new sand in. You
can see from the picture to the right, the horse shoe bay at the
top with the new lagoons towards the bottom of the picture. You
can just make out the bar El Chiringuito at the end of the pier.
Perfect to escape from the heat of the day.