Having fun holiday is what we all want. But… Do you remember how moms are sending kids of to holidays? If my daughter was coming to Tenerife for the first time, I would make sure that she knows how to stay safe first.

Flag Warning System For Swiming

Tenerife is very beautiful and hectic. It is easy to forget that you need to pay attention to flag warning system on the public beaches.

On every public beach there is a flag flying to warn about safety of the Atlantic waters that day.

GREEN FLAG means it is safe to swim.

YELLOW FLAG warns to take caution. Be careful, especially with small kids.A yellow flag indicates potentially high surf or dangerous currents and undertows and means that swimmers should exercise extreme caution.

RED FLAG means it is not safe to swim, dangerous currents, high surf etc.. It is forbidden to swim if there is a red flag you should use extreme caution and go in the water only if you’re a strong swimmer.

BLUE FLAG is flying on the best quality beaches.

WHITE FLAG WITH MEDUSA’S warns about medusas.

BLACK FLAG is warning that beach is closed to the public.

Natural Pools

I know that swimming in natural pools is a great experience, but be very careful. Always check the flags and make sure it is safe to swim that day.

Double check with locals or stuff in your hotel. There are cases when tourists approach is light and some end up with broken bones. Tenerife is volcanic Island and rocks are very sharp. Imagine being thrown on them by strong waves, or pulled out to the ocean, not a fun experience.

Natural Pool Los Gigantes

Stay Safe And Have Fun

Hope you don’t mind me writing long post only about warnings, but I would love you to be super safe and enjoy this magnificent Island.

Ha ha ha ha, I am in a complete mum mode in this post, such a topic deserve a serious tone. Swim safe my little minions. 🙂

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