Costa Adeje

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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Spain

In the southwest of the island, not far from Playa de las Américas, the region of Costa Adeje is home to the majority of the luxury hotels, with 13 5* hotels, generally the newest. Just over half a mile from the centre of Costa Adeje, you will find the 'Urbanizacion Playas del Duque', a tourist area with a large shopping centre, bars and restaurants.

Costa Adeje: what to do?

Water sports include parasailing, jet skiing and water skiing. Golf.

The public beach of Playa de Fanabe with its black volcanic sand. Puerto Colon Marina. The pedestrian promenade lined with various bars, restaurants, shops and arcades. Siam Park in Costa Adeje, which opened in 2008, is the largest water park in Europe.

  • The quality of the hotels, with many that are new and luxurious.
  • The beautiful black sand beach of Fanabe Costa Sur.
  • The lively nightlife.
  • The lack of attractions and cultural sites nearby.
  • A built-up, artificial resort lacking charm and authenticity.

Reminders

Make sure you wear sandals or flip-flops, not because of sea urchins, rocks or coral, but because of the black volcanic sand that quickly gets hot in the sun!

To avoid

Those who love interesting and cultural sites should avoid Costa Adeje, as it is a built-up, man-made seaside resort that lacks charm and authenticity. The north coast is better for trips to quieter, green areas.

Costa Adeje: what to eat?

Of course there are Canarian specialities, but also international cuisine, especially in the hotels.

Costa Adeje: what to buy?

As the Canary Islands are a tax free zone, you can buy many tax-free products, particularly from the number of huge shopping centres in the 'Urbanizacion Playas del Duque'.

Costa Adeje Reviewedhotels
  • 8.85 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    La Plantacion del Sur
    Costa Adeje - Spain
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    Not only is this one of the finest hotels on the entire island, ...

  • 8.85 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Royal Garden Villas
    Costa Adeje - Spain
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    This intimate, luxurious hotel is one of the gems of the island. ...

  • 8.7 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Bahia del Duque
    Costa Adeje - Spain
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    Decorated like a Walt Disney Park with Canarian accents, the ...

  • 8.65 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Sheraton La Caleta Resort and Spa
    Costa Adeje - Spain
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    The Caleta is everything you'd expect of any Sheraton around ...

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