Adeje travel guide

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You're Going to Love Adeje

Bathed in sunshine, Adeje is one of the jewels of Tenerife, the largest of Spain's Canary Islands. Luxury resorts, sun-soaked beaches, water sports, and world-class nightlife make it a fantastic vacation destination.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Adeje

1. The Sun

The Canary Islands are famous for their year-round sunshine. In Adeje, temperatures hardly drop below 70 degrees, and a tan is guaranteed whenever you visit.

2. Beautiful, Welcoming Beaches

The Costa Adeje is blessed with some extraordinary beaches, including La Troya, Playa de las Américas, and Fañabé.

3. A Great Water Sports Destination

Adeje is a world-class place to swim, windsurf, rent jet skis, water ski, or rent sailing craft for a relaxing afternoon on the Atlantic waters.

4. Wonderful Restaurants and Bars

Adeje is an upmarket vacation spot, and has some exceptional places to eat like the French bistro Le Bistrôt d'Alain and El Cine - an unpretentious but accomplished seafood bar.

5. Superb Nightlife

If you are in the mood to party, Adeje is the place to be. Sip cocktails by the beach at Acanto or dance at lively bars like St Eugens.

What to do in Adeje

1. Playa del Duque: Possibly the No.1 Beach on the Island

Playa del Duque is one of the best beaches in southern Tenerife. Located on Costa Adeje, it is backed by a high-quality, premium resort area. Here you'll find lots of upscale hotels and leisure facilities. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars and cafés offering tapas, international cuisine and traditional Canarian food, so you'll have lots of opportunities for refreshments. Afterwards, you can take a stroll along the promenade, which runs the length of the beach, or do some shopping in the stylish boutiques along the front. Playa del Duque itself boasts a Blue Flag in recognition of its clean water and excellent facilities which include showers, changing areas, sun loungers and parasols.

2. El Teide: Climb an Active Volcano!

At 12,198 feet, El Teide is Spain's highest mountain and the surrounding National Park is the most visited natural site in Spain. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the landscape of craters and lava flows is truly unique. Teide is still an active volcano and towards the summit you will find a restaurant that uses the geothermal heat to cook your food. You can climb the peak on foot or opt to ride a camel or take a cable car. The views from the summit are simply stunning but remember that it can be a lot colder up there than down on the beach!

3. Siam Water Park: One of the Best in the World

Siam Water Park is widely regarded as one of the world's best. Its attractions are divided into different areas for relaxation, such as the Mai Thai River and the Siam Beach, family attractions like Naga Racer and Jungle Snake and also more extreme attractions for the adrenaline junkie. These include the awesome Tower of Power and the fearsome Volcano. There are plenty of restaurants and there's lots of space to lie back and unwind after your adventures on the slides.

4. Playa del Bobo: The Beach of Black Sand

Playa del Bobo is one of the oldest beaches on the Costa Adeje. It's a central town beach, just 10 minutes from Guaguas Station and easily accessible from all of Adeje's tourist and resort areas. It's very kid-friendly and features black sand. There are plenty of shops and bars along the beach. Watersports are not allowed here, so the beach is a safe and peaceful place to enjoy a swim. It is also well protected by water breaks from the big waves.

5. La Gomera: Get Away from it All

La Gomera is the second smallest of the seven Canary Islands and one of the most magical. In contrast to the bigger islands, La Gomera is a quiet, relaxing place that is just like going back in time. There are sleepy mountain villages, near-deserted beaches and ravines that look untouched by man. The island's airport runway is too short for commercial jets, so you'll probably arrive by ferry, which is an experience in itself. With dramatic scenery, quiet resorts and a slower pace of life, La Gomera is an ideal spot for a relaxing break.

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1. Playa del Duque: Possibly the No.1 Beach on the Island

Playa del Duque is one of the best beaches in southern Tenerife. Located on Costa Adeje, it is backed by a high-quality, premium resort area. Here you'll find lots of upscale hotels and leisure facilities. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars and cafés offering tapas, international cuisine and traditional Canarian food, so you'll have lots of opportunities for refreshments. Afterwards, you can take a stroll along the promenade, which runs the length of the beach, or do some shopping in the stylish boutiques along the front. Playa del Duque itself boasts a Blue Flag in recognition of its clean water and excellent facilities which include showers, changing areas, sun loungers and parasols.

2. El Teide: Climb an Active Volcano!

At 12,198 feet, El Teide is Spain's highest mountain and the surrounding National Park is the most visited natural site in Spain. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the landscape of craters and lava flows is truly unique. Teide is still an active volcano and towards the summit you will find a restaurant that uses the geothermal heat to cook your food. You can climb the peak on foot or opt to ride a camel or take a cable car. The views from the summit are simply stunning but remember that it can be a lot colder up there than down on the beach!

3. Siam Water Park: One of the Best in the World

Siam Water Park is widely regarded as one of the world's best. Its attractions are divided into different areas for relaxation, such as the Mai Thai River and the Siam Beach, family attractions like Naga Racer and Jungle Snake and also more extreme attractions for the adrenaline junkie. These include the awesome Tower of Power and the fearsome Volcano. There are plenty of restaurants and there's lots of space to lie back and unwind after your adventures on the slides.

4. Playa del Bobo: The Beach of Black Sand

Playa del Bobo is one of the oldest beaches on the Costa Adeje. It's a central town beach, just 10 minutes from Guaguas Station and easily accessible from all of Adeje's tourist and resort areas. It's very kid-friendly and features black sand. There are plenty of shops and bars along the beach. Watersports are not allowed here, so the beach is a safe and peaceful place to enjoy a swim. It is also well protected by water breaks from the big waves.

5. La Gomera: Get Away from it All

La Gomera is the second smallest of the seven Canary Islands and one of the most magical. In contrast to the bigger islands, La Gomera is a quiet, relaxing place that is just like going back in time. There are sleepy mountain villages, near-deserted beaches and ravines that look untouched by man. The island's airport runway is too short for commercial jets, so you'll probably arrive by ferry, which is an experience in itself. With dramatic scenery, quiet resorts and a slower pace of life, La Gomera is an ideal spot for a relaxing break.

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Where to Eat in Adeje

Excellent seafood options include Masia del Mar and El Cine, Restaurante Sebastian serves fine Spanish fare, while Bombay Babu is a high-class Indian option. A good meal will cost around EUR25 per head.

When to visit Adeje

Adeje in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 200
1 night at 3-star hotel
Adeje in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 200
1 night at 3-star hotel

Adeje enjoys mild winters and blazing hot summers. If you want wall-to-wall sunshine, visit from June through September, but for more sedate breaks, give spring or late fall a try.

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How to Get to Adeje

Plane

Tenerife South Airport (TFS) is around 15 miles away from Adeje. From there, take Titsa buses 110 or 111 (EUR9.45). Taxis cost around EUR60.

Car

If you are picking up a car at Tenerife South Airport, simply follow the TF-1 highway westwards, which runs along the length of the Costa Adeje.

Bus

Titsa buses run into Adeje from the island's capital Santa Cruz, as well as other major towns like Abades and Masca.

Airlines serving Adeje

United Airlines
Good (2,838 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (2,152 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,377 reviews)
KLM
Good (348 reviews)
Air France
Good (399 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,414 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (3,047 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,324 reviews)
SWISS
Good (454 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,206 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (958 reviews)
Iberia
Good (915 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,413 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (278 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (308 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (538 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (100 reviews)
Finnair
Good (694 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (777 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (1,671 reviews)
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Where to stay in Adeje

Los Cristianos - once a quaint fishing village, Los Cristianos is a thriving resort and sailing hub, but still retains a charming historic center.

Popular Neighborhoods in Adeje

Adeje - the town of Adeje itself is set back a couple of miles from the coast, and hosts plenty of hotels and restaurants, as well as the spectacular Siam Water Park.

Playa de Las Américas - built solely to cater to vacationers, this upscale coastal town is heaven for nightlife lovers. Don't miss Tramps Tenerife, dubbed "the King of Clubs."

Where to stay in popular areas of Adeje

Most booked hotels in Adeje

Vincci Selección La Plantación del Sur
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 311+
Iberostar Selection Sábila
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 199+
Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 233+
Cleopatra Palace Hotel
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 188+
Dreams Jardin Tropical Resort & Spa
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 243+
Royal Tenerife Country Club
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 107+
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How to Get Around Adeje

Public Transportation

Titsa runs a good bus service along the Costa Adeje. The best way to use their services is to pick up a EUR15 Bono Card.

Taxi

Taxis are plentiful in Adeje. Expect to spend around EUR0.70 per mile during the day, rising to almost EUR1 per mile at night.

Car

Local car rental options include Thrifty and Avis, and rates can be as low as EUR15 per day.

The Cost of Living in Adeje

Shopping Streets

The place to head for shopping fans is Plaza del Duque. Just to the north of Adeje's center, it hosts major brands like Gucci, Mango, and Cartier.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets in Adeje include Mercadona, Hiperdino, and Stop&Shop. As an indication, expect to pay EUR2 for 12 eggs.