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In the south of Tenerife are the resorts of Costa Adeje, Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos which are bound together by a magnificent promenade. To walk from one end to the other will take you a couple of hours. Enjoy a gentle stroll to take in the changing beach scene, watch the surfers on the high rollers, and have a coffee or a meal on the way.
Playa de las Americas is a busy, bubbling resort with good sandy beaches, rolling waves and a bustling nightlife. Full of hotels, apartments and accommodation of any kind you can think of, you'll be sure to find the ideal place to stay, whatever your budget or requirements. Take advantage of seaside-sports, such as jet-skiing, diving, snorkelling, surfing, perhaps hang-gliding or windsurfing. There is bustling nightlife, restaurants serving international cuisine, and you are never far from a cafe or bar, or shops.
Going west from Playa de las Americas, you will reach Costa Adeje. Walk via the wide promenade and gaze at the black volcanic beaches and rolling waves. Rest awhile at one of the cafes and watch the surfers catching the high rollers. Take a boat trip from Costa Adeje and see the whale and dolphin colonies. This resort is quieter than Playa de las Americas, with more 5 star hotels, where you can enjoy evening entertainment, but still with a variety or restaurants serving international cuisine or Canarian dishes. The beaches are pleasant, comprising black volcanic or golden sand. Excellent place to scuba dive in the clear waters or just snorkel.
Continue along the promenade towards the rocky headlands. Pause to watch the waves breaking over the rocks and into the small coves, or observe the local flora and birdlife.
All in all, Costa Adeje has something for nearly everyone – bars, restaurants, cafes, shopping, watersports. Or just relaxing.
Los Cristianos is a port which services cruise liners and ferries to the other Canary Islands. There is a tourist market on Sundays, selling souvenirs, clothing, and other nick nacks. Here you can book your pleasure cruises and diving excursions. Being quieter than Playa de las Americas, it retains some of it’s Spanish feel.
Moving eastwards, but almost at the southern tip of Tenerife is Las Galletas. It’s a small fishing village with a pretty harbour and an attractive promenade with local cafes and bars, and quality restaurants serving freshly caught fish and seafood. It’s a good venue for surfing or lounging on the beach beside the Atlantic and an excellent beach for children.
On the north west coast of Tenerife is Puerto de la Cruz. With it’s black sandy beaches, luscious gardens, old quay-side and cobbled streets, this town is the pearl of Tenerife. It exudes old world charm. Apart from the historical and architectural features of the town (see the Mirador de la Paz for spectacular views of the town, or the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Pena de Francia), go to Loro Parque, Tenerife’s zoo.
This best day out is just a few kilometres from Puerto de la Cruz. You can catch the free yellow train from the town centre and it will drop you right outside the zoo. (Transport is available from other resorts in Tenerife, by the local bus or taxi).
Marvel at the spectacular dolphin, whale, seal and parrot shows, included in the entrance fee, and performed several times daily. Also, you will be transfixed by Planet Penguin. Watch the penguins swim underwater, or just stand, perched on the rocks, with snow falling on their heads. An amazing sight!
Los Gigantes is a tranquil resort with stunning beaches of black volcanic sand and a marina. Book one of the frequent boat trips to see the dolphin and whale reserves, and also admire the dramatic backdrop of the mountains. Enjoy the quality restaurants where you can taste the locally caught seafood.
Golf del Sur is located ten minutes away from the airport. It is a small resort, quieter and less commercialised than Playa de las Americas. The San Blas shopping centre, with a Dino Hypermarket (cheaper than the local smaller supermarkets), has it’s fair share of pubs and restaurants, and is the centre point for evening entertainment. The resort has a pleasant seafront but the beach is quite small and shingly. Golf courses are within easy reach, including a 27 hole champion golf course, and a crazy golf course.
Los Abrigos is a 15 to 20 minute walk away. A fishing village with a picturesque harbour and good quality fish restaurants, which are less expensive than in San Blas.
Golf del Sur is mainly suitable for golfers, or anyone who doesn’t want to live with a nightclub on their doorstep. An excellent base from which to visit Siam Park (a Thai inspired waterpark) or excursions to Mount Teide. And Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos are only a 15 minute drive away if you fancy some different nightlife, surfing, or just a change of scene.
Tenerife has so much to offer. Take a trip inland and visit the villages (there are too many to mention here). There are so many places to explore which are steeped in history and architectural features, not to mention the wonderful beaches, and clear, cool waters of the Atlantic and the sunshine. Tenerife is definitely somehwere you’ll want to come back to time and time again and with tenerife-rooms.com – your ideal hotel, apartment or villa is just a click away!