Costa Adeje – holiday town with everything tourists need – long beaches, restaurants and bars
Costa Adeje is a modern tourist resort with the best hotels in Tenerife where you will find everything a tourist in need for sunny weather and beaches needs: sandy beaches, pleasant weather suitable for swimming all year round, hotels, bars, restaurants, small supermarkets, souvenir shops and nightclubs. Those who want to spend a traditional holiday on the beach in a tourist resort will be satisfied.
Beaches in Adeje
There are several beautiful beaches in Adeje. Playa del Duque is considered the best beach in the area. It has an interesting colour of sand and medium size waves. However, families with small children may prefer the calmer waters of the nearby Playa Fanabe beach, where there is golden sand, the beach slopes very slowly and the waves are small, making it an ideal place to spend time by the sea with small children who are often afraid of bigger waves. Right next to Fanabe Beach is Playa Torviscas, which also only has small waves because it is protected by breakwaters. Another very beautiful beach, which has golden sand and is protected by breakwaters, is called La Pinta and is located next to the port of Puerto Colón, from where many boats go on trips to see dolphins and whales.
Winter holiday in Adeje
If you decide to go to Tenerife to escape the cold European winter, then I recommend this holiday resort (along with Las Americas and Los Cristianos). It is beautifully warm all year round and it is usually not windy here, so you can enjoy sun, beaches and swimming all year round. However, you should take into account that in January and February, the water temperature can only have 16-18 degrees, so most people cannot stay in it for too long.
Markets in Costa Adeje
There is a market in Adeje on Thursdays and Saturdays from 09:00 to 14:00. You will find there everything from souvenirs to clothes. It is located on Avenida de Bruselas (opposite GF Gran Costa Adeje). The market is very busy and there are warnings about pickpockets everywhere on the internet, so watch out for your wallets and purses!
Marina in Puerto Colón
Many boats that take tourists on trips to see dolphins and whales sail out from Puerto Colón. You can read more about dolphin and whale trips here, and if you choose one of these trips, your boat will very likely leave from this marina. I personally recommend these trips because we have been twice, once in the afternoon in March and once in the morning in August, and both times we saw several whales and whole flocks of dolphins who were competing with the boat – what a great experience!
There are also glass-bottomed boat trips and diving trips. Here you can find and book one of the many boat trips or many other activities.
Visit nearby water parks and zoos
If you come to Tenerife with children, you might want to take them to a water park or zoo. There are two water parks in Adeje, Aqualand Costa Adeje and Siam Park. Siam Park is a large Thai-style water park built in a beautiful subtropical garden. We wrote an article about Siam Park here. Aqualand Costa Adeje is also a large water park, but it is more aimed at small children, while Siam Park has more adrenaline-rush attractions. You can learn more about Aqualand in our article here. Another place that kids will love is a zoo Jungle Park. You can learn more about it in our article here. There are free tourist buses that will take you to Siam Park, Aqualand and Jungle Park, which stops at several hotels in Los Cristiano, Las Americas and Costa Adeje.
Around Costa Adeje
There is a lot to see around Costa Adeje – beautiful coastline and lovely beaches!
There are some great walks in this area, here are links to just a few of them.
Circular route from Callao Salvaje to Punta del Cangrejo – 4,5 hour walk along the coast
Circular route from Playa Paraiso to El Puertito – 2,5 hour walk along the coast
Circular route from La Caleta to El Puertito – 2 hour walk along the coast