Nestled in the south of the volcanic island of Tenerife, which is just off the coast of Africa, and part of Spain – you can forgive Costa Adeje for having a mish-mash of culture, varied landscapes and diverse cuisines. Tourists travel from all over Europe to visit this sprawling beach resort, for the handy location and the year-round sunshine.
The boundaries of Costa Adeje overlap with other main resorts in the south, some areas can be confused with lively Playa de las Americas, charming La Caleta and fun Fanabe, meaning that whether you are after nightlife, a quiet family beach holiday or a base to explore some of the islands amazing walks, Costa Adeje will tick all the boxes.
Best Places to Stay
Costa Adeje Gran Hotel €€€
Enjoy the all-inclusive option at this great value 5* hotel which has amazing views of the main beach in the resort, as well as being a short walk to the most popular shopping area, and just a 40 minute transfer from the airport!
Isla Bonita Hotel €€
In the quieter resort of Fanabe, this 4* hotel is just 400m from the beach and a short taxi ride to all the nightlife in Playa de las Americas. This hotel is perfect for sporty types with tennis courts, volleyball, squash and badminton.
Adonis Castalia Brezos Resort €
These modern 3* apartments are an excellent self-catering choice that have a large lagoon style pool and are 500m from one of the best beaches for water sports on the island.
Cheap flights to Tenerife south are readily available year-round, you can get flights to Costa Adeje with lowcostholidays.com.
Head to Plaza del Duque for designer shopping, or the regular local market held in town, whichever you prefer, Costa Adeje is a haven for shopaholics.
Take a boat trip from the marina or Puerto Colon and see some of the pods of whales and dolphins that live around the island.
For the best night out in Costa Adeje head to the Faro Chill Art Bar, a too cool for school bar in a lighthouse, with stunning views and delicious cocktails.
Pay a visit to Siam Park, the islands Thai themed water park, where you can choose from thrilling rides and slides or relaxing man-made beaches and wave pools.
Serving up the freshest seafood set just metres away from the marina, they also serve Thai food and have a great range for vegetarians, all served in a welcoming and well-decorated restaurant. (Av. Colon, San Eugenio 634 703133)
Restaurante Sebastian €
For traditional Spanish tapas and live music, this friendly restaurant is perfect for families and is just a short walk from the main sea-side areas. (Los Atamanes, Sunset Bay 922 714648)
La Nonna €€€
This is the place to go for a special dinner out on your holiday. Mediterranean dishes served to the highest quality with sea views, what more could you want! (El Mirado, Playa del Duque 349 22724781)
What to Avoid
Don’t take your passport out with you, leave it in the hotel safe and make sure you have a copy in a separate place.
Be careful with your wallet in the weekly market, pickpockets will take advantage.
Always close the windows and balcony doors in your hotel, even on higher floors.
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