Costa Adeje, a beach paradise
When it comes to Tenerife beaches, it’s no secret that the south of the island boasts some of the most popular beaches in the Canary Islands archipelago. Costa Adeje specifically is one of the honeypots for people who love the ocean, and those endless days spent cocooned by the sound of the waves. That dreamlike state is best achieved lying out on any of the Adeje beaches which extend for four kilometres, or anywhere on the 26 kilometres that make up this popular coastline.
But a holiday in Costa Adeje is about a lot more than that. This area in the southwest of Tenerife can also claim to be home to some of the most modern hotels in Europe, as nearly 75% of its establishments are less than two decades old. On top of that, there are all kinds of things to see in Costa Adeje: from paradisiacal, natural settings and charming villages to theme parks such as Aqualand Costa Adeje or Siam Park. In other words, it’s the ideal destination for an absolutely perfect holiday.
Unmissable Costa Adeje beaches
Although his area has many charms, if you think Costa Adeje then you think beaches, sunsets, water sports and experiences with a distinctive Canarian flavour. There are almost twenty beaches in Adeje where you can enjoy a salty breeze and Atlantic waves.
Playa del Duque: Light-coloured sand, crystal-clear waters, rustic architecture… The Playa del Duque is, without doubt, one of the most recommended in Costa Adeje. Located in a recently created, dreamy environment, with a huge selection of shops, restaurants and services, the blue flag—a testament to its quality—waves proudly here.
Playa de Troya: If you’re looking for the oldest beach in Costa Adeje, there’s only one answer. Troya I and II beaches two are the oldest beaches on this coast, and are favourites amongst the tourists who choose Costa Adeje as a holiday destination. The tourist information office, located on the seaside promenade, provides you with all kinds of ideas for what to see in Costa Adeje. But, by just setting eyes on the large variety of restaurants and shops, you’ll get an idea of the wide range of activities available on this central beach, which has volcanic sand.
Playa de Fañabé: A neighbour of Las Torviscas beach, the Playa de Fañabé is another popular beach in Costa Adeje. The chance to do all kinds of water sports and the calmness of the waters make it a perfect option if you want to enjoy Tenerife with friends. Accessible, central and equipped with a wide variety of facilities for visitors, the nearly 600 metres of golden sand on this beach are incredibly tempting.
Playa de la Pinta: The Adeje coast is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to explore Tenerife with children. But, out of all of Costa Adeje beaches, La Pinta is the most recommended for a family holiday. Picturesque and protected by the breakwaters of Puerto Colón, there are very few waves here and, when the sun goes down, the promenade becomes an endless line of terraces, restaurants and music for all tastes.
What to see in Costa Adeje
Adeje beaches are a big attraction for the thousands of tourists who visit Tenerife every year, but there’s a lot more to see in Costa Adeje. Even if you’re just there for the weekend, you’ll have more than enough time to discover the most popular coves and beaches on the Adeje coast and their surroundings, including stand-out spots such as the Barranco del Infierno ravine or the Los Gigantes cliffs. And for those who prefer to be slightly less energetic on holiday, there are also plenty of options:
- Adeje: culture and nature: The town of Adeje itself is a great starting point for discovering one of the most popular areas in the south of the island. Its streets blend tradition and modernity, with historic buildings such as the Saint Ursula Church and the Conjunto Histórico del Caserío de Taucho [Taucho Hamlet Conservation Area] contrasting with the contemporary lines of such architectural landmarks as the conference centre Magma Arte y Congresos. Folklore is another defining aspect of Costa Adeje, which you need to learn about to discover the area’s true essence. The natural environment is matched by the historical and cultural heritage. In addition to Adeje beaches, be sure to visit two unmissable spots, which this part of Tenerife is only a few kilometres from: the Los Gigantes cliffs and the Barranco del Infierno ravine.
- Aqualand Costa Adeje and Siam Park
- Aqualand Costa Adeje: Theme parks are a big part of the entertainment options on the Adeje coast. Aqualand Costa Adeje is the perfect blend between fun and learning. Its facilities don’t only include water rides but, on top of that, are home to one of the most popular dolphinariums in the Canary Islands. The dolphin shows can be enjoyed daily—yet another way to enjoy a unique holiday on this shore washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
- Siam Park Costa Adeje: Anyone who’s looking for adrenaline will find it at the Siam Park in Costa Adeje. But this water park, the largest in Europe, will also delight those who’re planning a family holiday, as it has everything. A children’s village for the youngest members of the family, a wave palace, a slide which can hit up to 80 km/h (the Jungle Snake), and plenty of Thai inspiration. How could you resist?
- Golf Costa Adeje: The sports played in Costa Adeje include many nautical activities, as all kinds of boat trips leave from Puerto de Colón, offering an opportunity to spot whales or dolphins, go snorkelling or surfing, and much more. But if you’re looking for something different, then Golf Costa Adeje is the perfect spot to include in your holiday itinerary. Designed to make the most of the features of the land it occupies, the complex boasts an 18-hole golf course, par 72, and a 9-hole one, par 33. Is there anything more evocative than practicing your favourite sport whilst watching the sunset over the Atlantic, after having spent a long morning on the beach in Adeje?