Cheap Holidays to Costa Adeje
Costa Adeje Overview
If the idea of a holiday on the south coast of Tenerife conjures up images of neon lights, all-night bars and staggering crowds of 18-30s, Costa Adeje will make you think again. The newest resort area in Tenerife is a quieter spot which simply oozes sophistication and class, with an abundance of 5-star hotels, brand new family-friendly beaches and top quality restaurants.
Family time and romance
Not too big and not too small, Costa Adeje is the ideal destination for families and couples looking for luxury and relaxation. It is home to a wide traffic-free promenade, excellent for romantic walks, and also Siam Park, the biggest waterpark in Europe. That’s sure to keep the kids (and grown-ups) happy!
Hit the fairway
Golf is a popular activity here, with a championship 27-hole course located close to La Caleta. There are also plenty of opportunities for pampering with lots of luxurious spas, many offering signature treatments using local volcanic products.
The premier resort of Playa del Duque is not to be missed, with a top quality beach and boutique shopping centre. There’s also no shortage of gourmet restaurants and great bars, offering a relaxed yet classy atmosphere, to spend your evenings in.
Nightlife just next door
If you want a holiday that’s a little more upmarket but wouldn’t mind letting loose with a few nights out during your stay, the famous Playa de Las Americas and Veronica’s Strip are still only a short taxi ride away.
Things to do in Costa Adeje
On the beach in Costa Adeje
One of the best beaches in Costa Adeje is Playa del Duque. With high-quality sunbeds, an underground car park and an on-beach massage service, there’s definitely an air of exclusivity here. It’s a clean and family-friendly place with changing rooms and showers available, while the crystal clear water is fantastic for swimming.
If you want a tasty treat to enjoy while you lounge on the golden sand, the doughnut stall on Playa del Duque offers just that.
Eat and drink in Costa Adeje
The area around Playa Fañabé is an excellent spot to grab a bite to eat. There’s a great range of Spanish and international restaurants as well as those offering British favourites, all with a stunning view of the sea.
This Blue Flag beach is very popular, so expect the nearby restaurants to get pretty crowded, especially in high season.
Costa Adeje Nightlife
You’ll find lots of upscale beachside bars at Playa del Duque. It’s not exactly the place to go if you want to party all night, but you can expect to find delicious cocktails, intimate surroundings, great tapas and chillout tunes. Lots of venues also host live music on a regular basis.
Tenerife cocktail bars offer all the famous mixes, but also some you won’t have heard of. If you try something new you’re sure not to be disappointed.
Shopping in Costa Adeje
If you’re after a unique shopping experience, head to El Mirador Shopping Centre. With a charming design based on traditional Canarian architecture and an abundance of boutiques and independent shops, it’s the perfect place for a spot of window shopping or to pick up an outfit for the evening.
There’s an artisan market held here every first and third Sunday of the month, where craftsmen in traditional dress sell hand-made gifts – it’s the ideal place to buy quality souvenirs.
Things to see in Costa Adeje
For some of the most exciting water rides around – including record-breaking artificial waves and the Tower of Power, which includes a 28 metre free-fall into an aquarium plunge pool – Siam Park is the place to go. Must-do rides include the Dragon and the Mai Thai River – another record breaker as the biggest lazy river in the world.
You could be queueing a long time for the most popular rides, but if you want to get on them in 15 minutes or less, you can purchase a Fast Pass to skip the line.
Well-known for its top notch service and excellent menu, this fish restaurant near Puerto Colon is well worth a visit during your stay. Carlos has a great ambiance, and the staff will bring out colouring pens and pictures to keep the kids happy. For something a little unusual, try the peri-peri seafood.
Acanto Cocktail & Lounge Bar
Set in a Canarian mansion with high ceilings and a palm-fringed terrace outside, Acanto is the height of sophistication. After a hard day spent sunning yourself on the beach or strolling the promenade, it’s the perfect place to listen to live music while sipping a Mojito or an ice cold beer.
This fiesta is held near Playa Fañabé in honour of the Lady of the Fields. Lasting several days in September, it involves street parades, parties, sporting events and local music, with lots of activities for kids and adults alike.
· Currency – EUR
· Time zone – GMT, GMT+1 in summer
· Travel time – 4 h 30 min from London Heathrow, 4 h 30 min from Dublin Airport
· Transfer time – About 20 minutes by taxi