Costa Adeje Holidays
Travel Agent's Viewno end to the activities on offer here
beaches are particularly popular with families as they offer good facilities
Once known as part of Play de las Americas, Costa Adeje is actually a resort in its own right. Re-marketed as a classy family orientated resort to get away from the bad publicity given to its neighbour, it is indeed a top family resort which has so much to offer.
There are 3 main beaches Troya I, Troya II and Playa Fañabe, as well as lots of smaller coves and bays. The 3 main beaches are particularly popular with families and those with small children as they offer good facilities such as toilets, changing rooms, nearby bars and restaurants. There is also a life guard service during the summer months. The soft sand and calm waters make it ideal for children to play and paddle safely.
There is no end to the activities on offer here, the resort has pretty much everything you could ask for. For the golfers there is a superb golf course which is widely believed to be the best in Tenerife. Catamaran trips, whale watching, scuba diving and water sports such as pedelos, jet skis and banana boats are also available locally. Keeping with the water theme, the resort has 2 water parks, Aqua Land and Siam Park, both offering an array of fun water rides and slides suitable for all the family.
Typical of a tourist resort, there is a variety of restaurants offering many local and international cuisines, catering for all tastes and budgets. There are many bars along the 'Veronicas Strip' which do tend to be quite lively at night in the summer time. For a slightly more laid back evening, there are still many bars within the resort which may be better suited to families.
The market held every Thursday and Saturday between 9am and 2pm is ideal for gifts and souvenirs
Coach transfer time from Tenerife South Airport is approx 40-45 minutes
Local areas within Costa Adeje- El Duque
- La Caleta
- San Eugenio
Insider's Viewby Andrea Montgomery
Costa Adeje is expanding at a rate of knots and now incorporates Callao Salvaje, Playa Paraíso, La Caleta, El Duque, Fañabe, Torviscas and San Eugenio
Costa Adeje actually also includes a large part of Playa de Las Américas and it's all terribly confusing
Back in the 1990s when the British tabloid press started to run horror stories of clubbing antics in Playa de Las Américas, Tenerife invested heavily in cleaning up its act and re-branding itself. Five star hotels and designer outlets sprang up in Fañabe which the developers labelled Costa Adeje and the marketing folks promoted as 'upmarket'.
Before long, whole swathes of what used to be Playa de Las Américas were suddenly being promoted as being in Costa Adeje in order to align themselves with the shiny, new image of the south. In truth, the party centre which created the reputation in the first place is centred around the Veronica's and Starco's area and is shrinking faster than the pound. Costa Adeje, on the other hand is expanding at a rate of knots and now incorporates Callao Salvaje, Playa Paraíso, La Caleta, El Duque, Fañabe, Torviscas and San Eugenio.
Geographically speaking, Costa Adeje actually also includes a large part of Playa de Las Américas and it's all terribly confusing for holiday makers.
In essence, the whole of the south has had huge investment over the past eight years and now has modern, clean and vibrant resorts that suit families and singles alike.
My advice? Read each of the area overviews to see if it fits with the sort of holiday you're looking for. As a rule of thumb, Playa de Las Américas is still the nightlife centre of the south so decide how near or far from that you want to be. Don't assume that if it's in Costa Adeje it must be upmarket and if it's in Playa de Las Américas it must be tacky; you can move through wallet-mugging to purse-friendly, and back again, in a single palm-lined stroll. Just don't choose Callao Salvaje and expect to be able to walk to Veronica's you have been warned!
Costa Adeje Hotels
- Buenavista del Norte
- Callao Salvaje
- Costa Adeje
- Costa del Silencio
- El Duque
- El Medano
- Golf del Sur
- Guia de Isora
- Icod de los Vinos
- La Caleta
- La Laguna
- La Orotava
- Las Caletillas
- Los Abrigos
- Los Cristianos
- Los Gigantes
- Los Realejos
- Los Silos
- Playa Paraiso
- Playa San Juan
- Playa de la Arena
- Playa de las Americas
- Puerto de Santiago
- Puerto de la Cruz
- San Eugenio
- San Miguel
- San Miguel de Abona
- Santa Cruz
- Santa Ursula
- Santiago del Teide
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