Costa Adeje is a beautiful and relatively modern holiday destination on the south coast of Tenerife a few kilometers from the bustling Playa De Las Americas.
Costa Adeje, which is a quieter family resort, has leisure activities galore and because Tenerife has one of the most temperate climates in the world, most of these activities can be enjoyed year round. Tenerife has a sub-tropical climate being close to the Tropic of Cancer and to Africa. The temperatures and humidity levels are rarely extreme.
The very best beaches in Tenerife are to be found around Costa Adeje.
The black volcanic sand found on some beaches makes for a delightful beach experience.
Troya I and II beaches are the most established and have all the amenities one could wish for from sun-beds and umbrellas to showers, toilets and an abundance of restaurants. Importantly the sea around the sheltered bays is warm and calm making it ideal for young children to safely enjoy.
Costa Adeje has its very own Blue Flag Beach, the very popular palm tree lined Playa Fanabe with a host of water activities. For a quieter beach experience, you can head west to the delightful Playa Del Duque beach.
The warm crystal clear ocean lends itself to snorkeling but there are many other water activities to be enjoyed such as jet-skiing, diving, scuba diving, windsurfing and catamaran sailing. Whale watching excursions and boat trips around the coast are well worth the price.
The inland water parks have various gigantic waterslides, wave pools, meandering manmade rivers to negotiate on inner tubes, dolphin shows and even a floating Thai market place at Siam Park. The entertainment is endless.
Away from the water, a must see is Mount Teide in the Teide National Park. It is Spain’s largest mountain and Europe’s highest volcano. The cable cars take you to within a few hundred meters of the summit. The views from atop of Mount Teide are truly breathtaking.
For the fitter tourist a hike up to the peak of Mount Teide to view the volcanic crater is a rare experience. Besides good hiking boots, taking warm clothing is a must.
Then there is the amazing “Barranco del Infierno” which, when translated, means Hell’s Gorge. This hike is about 10 miles or 16 kilometers and takes around four hours to complete. Here too warm clothing and hiking shoes are a must.
The Costa Adeje golf course is tantalizing with its splendid views and undulating course. For both the golf addict and the part time golfer this course is something special and is certainly one of the more popular courses in Tenerife.
There is an abundance of restaurants serving a huge variety of different cuisines including many local dishes.
Accommodation choices are plentiful from top notch hotels to holiday apartments. Time share and self catering apartments are to be found everywhere. Prices vary considerably and mostly cater for budgets in the middle to upper range.
One word can describe Costa Adeje - ‘Paradise’!