Hotels in Canary Islands
Popular destinations in Canary Islands
Popular hotels in Canary Islands
BLUESEA Apartamentos Costa Teguise Gardens
Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Costa Teguise
Checkin Concordia Playa
Canary Islands, Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz
Piramides Resort (ex Las Piramides)
Canary Islands, Tenerife, Playa de las Americas
BLUESEA Costa Bastian
Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Costa Teguise
Beatriz Playa & Spa
Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen
Hard Rock hotel Tenerife
Canary Islands, Tenerife, Playa Paraiso
Riu Palace Oasis
Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Maspalomas
Club Caleta Dorada
Canary Islands, Fuerteventura, Caleta de Fuste
Labranda Costa Mogán
Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Playa del Cura
R2 Romantic Fantasía Dreams & Suites Hotel
Canary Islands, Fuerteventura, Tarajalejo
Sol Arona Tenerife
Canary Islands, Tenerife, Los Cristianos
Canary Islands, Tenerife, Los Realejos
Holiday resorts in Canary Islands
Caleta de Fuste
One of the youngest resorts in Fuerteventura, the colourful resort of Caleta de Fuste is ideal for family holidays. Known for its magnificent horseshoe beach, clear, shallow waters and jam-packed with attractions including zoos and the island’s best water parks, holidays in Caleta de Fuste are perfect if you’re travelling with kids. You’ll also find some of the best water sports around, plus championship golf courses, sailing and upbeat nightlife with a good choice of restaurants and waterfront bars. The best testament to the resort’s popularity is the number of repeat visitors; tourists who have fallen in love with everything that it has to offer and make their Caleta de Fuste holidays the highlight of their calendar.
Things to do
If you can bear to tear yourself from the white-sanded beach, you’ll find that the resort offers plenty to see and do. The harbour offers sailing trips and water sports, and is a great place to learn to windsurf and scuba dive. Keen golfers can test their skills at the 18-hole Fuerteventura Golf Club, with courses to suit nervous newbies and seasoned pros. If you’re away with kids, plan a day trip to swim with sea-lions in the island’s fantastic zoo, or cool off on a hot day with a splash around at Acua Water Park, in nearby Corralejo.
Check out Oasis Park Zoo
Caleta de Fuste is home to some of the best wildlife that you’ll find in the Canary Islands thanks to the amazing Oasis Park Zoo. This one-of-a-kind zoo offers you the chance to check out over 250 kinds of animals whilst riding around on the back of a camel. There’s the choice of three restaurants to dine at whilst there, which serve local and international food. If you want to get a little closer and interact with the animals, a petting zoo gives you the chance to touch and befriend many furry companions.
Water sport fun
With most of the fun and excitement being set around the gorgeous beaches in Caleta de Fuste, you’ll discover such classics as diving, jet skiing or kayaking to try whilst on holiday. But if you prefer to stay nice and dry, one of the popular things to do is take a submarine trip around the bay.
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Quickly growing in popularity, the stunning resort of Corralejo – awash with turquoise waters and beautiful golden sand for miles – will take your breath away. Known for its sweeping sand dunes and charming appeal, people continue to visit this well-liked destination year after year.
Situated in the north of Fuerteventura, holidays to Corralejo are a must as there’s so much to see and do. Whether you’re a thrill seeker on quad bikes around the dunes, admiring the windsurfers who crash against the waves or soaking up the views of the Old Town, you’ll love the mixture of activities in Corralejo. Picturesque beaches and quintessential Spanish seafood await you during your Corralejo holidays, where the nightlife never sleeps, and nature remains untouched in this fabulous location.
Things to do
The beaches are perfect for those who want an enviable tan, with plenty of space to stay all day and beachside bars and restaurants. However, if you can bear to tear yourself away, hop on a ferry and visit the beautifully tranquil Lobos Island: a nature reserve just off the coast that has become a haven for seabirds and rare plant life. Alternatively, the whole family can get the free shuttle bus over to Fuerteventura’s most popular zoo.
Acua Family Park is perfect for families looking for a great day out, as you’ll discover lots of fun and exciting activities to do, aside from just the waterpark. There’s everything from games of ten pin bowling to the 18 hole mini golf course, which are great ways for families to spend some quality time together. If you’re looking to make the most of the sun without lazing on the beach all day, you should definitely visit the waterpark which boasts loads of incredible slides, a powerful wave pool and a superb little play area for the kids.
Explore another Canary Island
Thanks to Fred Olsen you can be ferried to different Canary Islands in style. Take the short cruise from Corralejo and before you know it, you’ll see the rugged landscape of Lanzarote from the sun deck. You’ll disembark the ferry at the popular resort of Playa Blanca and will be able to wander around this fascinating island.
Visit the beautiful Parque Natural de Corralejo
This park stretches across the east coast of Corralejo and is ideal for sun seekers and nature lovers that want to take in the stunning scenery. You can choose to explore the miles upon miles of pristine sand dunes or pick the perfect spot to relax on the beach. You’ll also find the inviting breeze brilliant if you want to try some windsurfing or kite boarding.
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An oasis of palm trees and Canary pines, Costa Calma is a man-made resort, built with careful attention to detail ensuring that you can get whatever you want from your holiday. The beach is the star of the show, dusted with powder-soft sands and the clear, clean waters of the Atlantic Ocean gently lapping at the shore. Sun, sand and sea are what Costa Calma holidays are all about.
However, if all that relaxing isn’t quite what you’re after, there are plenty of water sports to get your heart pumping, such as water-skiing and scuba diving. This resort is much quieter than the rest of the island, and party-heads need to look elsewhere for those late-night clubs and bars. That’s not to say that it is all-quiet here: there are a few well-placed bars and clubs towards the centre of town, perfect for a quiet drink after a leisurely meal and ideal for families who don’t want to be kept awake by noisy nightlife!
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Jandia began its life as a small, fishing village and has since grown into one of Fuerteventura’s most sought-after holiday destinations. However, don’t take your Jandia holidays expecting a skyline made up of high-rise hotels; this resort has retained much of its original character, particularly in the Old Town. The beach is spectacular, sporting two miles of sugar-coloured, powder-soft sands, gently lapped by the Atlantic Ocean and overlooked by a pretty promenade. For a day out, the Jandia Natural Park is a short drive away, giving you the opportunity to see some of the island’s wildest and most stunning scenery.
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If you’re looking for a family holiday with year-round sunshine, then Holidays to Costa Caleta will be perfect for you. Known for its beautiful wide arc golden sandy beach and shallow turquoise waters, Costa Caleta sees families return year after year.
You’ll find a whole host of activities around with some of the best water sports, hiking and cycling where you can explore the beauty of Fuerteventura. Costa Caleta is also just minutes away from one of Fuerteventura’s best 18-hole golf course. Enjoy a cocktail in the sun or under the stars with a fantastic range of restaurants and waterfront bars alongside the beach.
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The jewel of Lanzarote’s east coast, Costa Teguise holidays are a firm favourite thanks to this area’s dazzling golden coastline. With plenty of beaches and a colourful waterfront filled with restaurants, shops and top hotels, the resort is perfectly placed for getaways with friends and family.
Costa Teguise is quieter than Puerta del Carmen and Playa Blanca, where much of the island’s clubbing scene is concentrated. So, if you prefer a more relaxed, family friendly atmosphere and instant access to the beach, this is a great base. Another advantage in staying here is that you’ll be within easy reach of Lanzarote International Airport, just a 15 minute journey or 15km away, and the island's historic capital and port Arrecife, just 8km away.
The best time to visit Costa Teguise
Like the rest of Lanzarote, Costa Teguise is warm all year round; even in January, daytime temperatures often reach the low 20s °C, while temperatures in July and August frequently exceed 30°C. The island is also remarkably dry and sunny, receiving more than 300 days of sunshine per year, so you can enjoy a fun-packed holiday in Costa Teguise at any time, wherever you go on the Costa Teguise hotels map.
Get up and close with underwater wildlife
In Costa Teguise, take a submarine trip to the bottom of the bay and find out what exciting creatures have their home beneath the waves. From colourful fish that’ll swim by your window to the elusive stingrays that lurk around the mysterious sunken ship, there are many species to discover.
Spend the day at the Cactus Garden
Practically due north of Costa Teguise, about a 15 minute journey or 13km from the resort, the Cactus Garden includes more than 10,000 plants in a former quarry and restored windmill. It’s spiky, it’s quirky, and it’s very different from anything else you’ll see on this gorgeous island! This amazing attraction was pioneered by the hero of Lanzarote, César Manrique, an architect and artist who also designed the island’s renowned Jameos del Agua caves attraction and the Mirador del Rio viewpoint.
Have fun at the Timanfaya National Park
Head outside your Costa Teguise hotels map and see this awe-inspiring national park. A must for any visitor to Lanzarote, buy your ticket from the office then hop on a coach for a guided tour around this fascinating lunar landscape. The unique site is made up of over 100 volcanoes, which were created during six years of eruptions in the 1730s, among the strongest in the island’s recorded history.
Learn about the eruptions that have taken place over the years, including the last one which was 190 years ago, so don’t worry, there’s no eruptions forecast any time soon! After your tour, watch the demonstrations which will show you how hot the area is, including a mini geyser created by pouring water into a bore hole. You can even enjoy a meal which has been cooked by geo-thermal heat in the ‘El Diablo’ restaurant.
Visit the Pueblo Marinero Craft Market
To find that perfect gift for a loved one or a souvenir for yourself, a visit to the Pueblo Marinero Craft Market is a must. From wooden items to jewellery, you’ll find a great range of the finest handmade products from around Lanzarote.
Other places to visit in Costa Teguise
Take the family to the Lanzarote Aquarium, where you’ll walk through an underwater shark tunnel and observe other marine species. Alternatively, throw your Costa Teguise hotels map away and go exploring around the spectacular Cueva de los Verdes lava tunnel and concert hall in the far north of Lanzarote, where you’ll see illuminated cave walls at a site formed around 3,000 years ago.
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One of Lanzarote’s biggest resorts, Playa Blanca holidays serve up a trio of pristine beaches (well, Playa Blanca does mean 'white beach'!), a chic marina and a lively promenade brimming with smart bars and seafood restaurants. Backed by the spectacular volcanic mountains on the southwestern tip of the island, it's ideal for your next adventure. There’s so much to explore nearby, like the boiling pots of Los Hervideros (it’s a sort of Giant’s Causeway). And the kids will love the terrific waterpark that’s not too far away.
Things to do
For some, Playa Blanca holidays are all about lazing around on the glorious white beaches and splashing about in the sea. It’s easy to spend your whole time on the sand. How about getting active on Playa Dorado, with its wealth of water sports? And you can while away an afternoon exploring the boutiques on the marina. If you’re travelling with the kids, you won’t want to miss the nearby waterpark. When you come back to the resort, you’ll see that Playa Blanca has a sociable and easy-going vibe when the sun goes down, with great clubs that welcome everyone. You’ll find plenty of places to eat and drink around the harbour and along the promenade.
Fun in the sea and sand
A choice of three beaches makes Playa Blanca a great place for a holiday in the sun. There’s one that’s perfect for paddling, another that’s ideal for watersports, plus one that’s right next to the centre of the resort. And if you’re into idyllic, empty beaches, make sure you visit the remote Papagayo National Park.
Visit Marina Rubicón
This is one of the most exclusive developments in the Canary Islands, with hundreds of stunning yachts right at the heart of Playa Blanca. Browse souvenirs at the upmarket boutiques, order some delicious fresh seafood at one of the restaurants, or go on a luxury speed boat ride. If you’re hoping to learn to windsurf while you’re in Lanzarote, you’ll find one of the island’s windsurfing schools at this marina, too. Pick up a Playa Blanca map and you should be able to find your way around quite easily.
Marina Rubicón is also home to the Atlantic Museum, a special artificial reef of concrete sculptures. It’s the first underwater museum in the Atlantic, and you can explore it by joining a guided diving excursion, which you can book all year round. Don’t worry if you’re new to diving, either, because you’ll be accompanied by an experienced instructor, who will guide you through this amazing, man-made aquatic wilderness.
Other places of interest in and around Playa Blanca
If you’re keen to try something different to the beach and the sea, use your map of Playa Blanca Lanzarote to get the family to Playa Blanca’s Aqualava waterpark, where adults and children will have hours of fun on the waterslides. Recharge your batteries at the restaurant, where you can enjoy a tasty buffet, or head to the lazy river, the Magma River, to relax for a while. Before you leave, have a look at the gift shop, where you can find some great gifts to take back with you.
The Timanfaya National Park
If you have time, try heading further off the beaten track. Use your Playa Blanca map to find the best route to the Timanfaya National Park, a remarkable volcanic wilderness. The volcanoes are dormant but the lava is hot just beneath the surface, and the landscape is like nothing else you’ll have seen. Playa Blanca even has its own volcano, Montana Roja, and climbing it is a must-do if you’re looking for an amazing view of the coast.
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Puerto del Carmen
Situated on the south-east side of Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen is one of the island’s finest beach resorts. Sun-seekers have flocked here for decades to soak up the sights and sounds of the golden coast and its lively nightlife scene.
It’s got a fabulous 7km of shoreline, where you can relax in the sunshine and get your adrenaline pumping with some water sports adventures. Then there’s a colourful promenade brimming with bars, clubs and restaurants to explore. If you’re looking for a little peace and quiet, you’ll find lots of charming Spanish eateries in the pretty old town.
Things to do
You won’t have to go far to find Puerto del Carmen’s main beach; it’s right in the heart of the resort, and perfectly equipped for spending long, lazy days by the sea. When you feel like taking a break from sunbathing, you can pop indoors for a drink at the bustling bars on the seafront promenade.
Or you could take a leisurely stroll along to Playa Chica and hire a jet-ski. If you’re travelling with the family, or fancy a change of scenery, the local waterpark makes for a fun-filled day out. And for those who want to stay out late in the resort, you’ll be pleased to hear that this place is Lanzarote’s nightlife hub, so bring your dancing shoes and glad rags for a great night out!
The palm-lined promenade will spoil you with its choice of restaurants, each serving up their own tasty dishes. With lively bars and clubs to dance the night away, and exciting activities for families looking for fun, there’s something for everyone in Puerto del Carmen.
Puerto del Carmen sits overlooking 6km of gorgeous golden sand. Awarded the Blue Flag, these beaches are some of the best you’ll find anywhere, unspoilt with crystal waters just waiting for you to arrive. The Old Town’s harbour is a beautiful spot to stroll through and enjoy a meal at sunset.
Fun in the sun
As well as the beaches, Puerto del Carmen’s nearby water and wildlife park is a must-visit for families and friends looking for a good time. There’s so much to see and do, just don’t forget your swimming gear so you can make a splash with everyone else.
Puerto del Carmen has an excellent choice of bars and restaurants, you’ll find plenty of people come out in the evenings to make new friends and enjoy the warm nights in style. Whether you fancy dining by the waterfront, or watching the biggest sports events with your friends on the terrace, there’s always something fun going on at night.
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The vibrant seaside resort of Maspalomas is a family favourite on Gran Canaria’s southern coast. A laid-back alternative to the island’s party capitals, it’s perfect for families with kids, or couples who want something a little bit more relaxed. Holidays to Maspalomas are full of magnificent beaches and an upbeat town centre with a top choice of family-friendly hotels. An easy resort to get around, and well-placed for day trips, it’s surrounded by gorgeous landscapes plus water parks, nature parks and much more, which means it is the perfect setting for a relaxing, fun-packed holiday.
Things to do
Holidays in Maspalomas are ideal for the kids, so why not take the family to the Maspalomas Aquapark as a change from the beach? This family favourite is the perfect place to cool off in the summer sun. Relax in the pool, zoom down the adrenaline-boosting water slides, or meet the amazing sea lions.
Another place worth visiting during your Maspalomas holidays is Roque Nublo, a dramatic volcanic rock in the heart of Gran Canaria. 80 metres high, and more than 1,800 metres above sea level, it was created about 4.5 million years ago during a volcanic eruption, and was a place of worship in ancient times. It's also the second highest point in Gran Canaria, and is best viewed at sunset, when you can get some terrific photos.
You can’t visit Maspalomas without a trip to the sand dunes. The nature reserve is over 400 hectares of soft sand peaks, so you could easily spend hours walking up them. If a good beach is an important part of your holiday, you’ll love the beach in Maspalomas. The Playa de Maspalomas is a Blue Flag award winner with a six kilometre stretch of golden sands split into different zones so you can find the perfect piece of beach for yourself.
There are lots of things for kids to do in Maspalomas when on a family holiday. If your family is a fan of the water, take them to Aqualand Maspalomas, it’s one of the Canary Island’s largest waterparks with an impressive 33 slides. For family-orientated evenings that have loads of fun things for the kids to do but still have adults in mind, head for Holiday World. Kids will love all the fairground rides and soft play and you’ll be able to sit and enjoy a meal or a couple of drinks whilst still being able to keep an eye on them.
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Playa del Ingles
Big and buzzing Playa del Inglés in Gran Canaria is one of the island's oldest party resorts, pulling in visitors since the 1960s to make the most of its gorgeous beaches and nightlife. There’s plenty of room for everyone, with 3km of golden sand backing into a colourful waterfront with top bars, pubs and shops, and the resort’s best hotels close by.
It has the ideal holiday location on Gran Canaria’s south coast, situated close to nearby water parks and sport centres. Known in English as 'Englishman's Beach', it's very popular with English-speaking tourists, and offers some of the most cosmopolitan nightlife in the Canary Islands.
Things to do
Go on an unforgettable scuba diving adventure and see the stunning marine life of the Canaries during your Playa del Inglés holidays, or explore the busy market of Puerto de Mogán, Gran Canaria's very own 'little Venice'. If you love a bit of shopping, don't forget to visit the Yumbo Centrum in Maspalomas, where you'll find over 200 shops, restaurants and bars.
Head further afield to the striking volcanic rock known as Roque Nublo, which dates back over four million years and was an ancient place of worship. Or go on a day excursion to Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria, and see its enchanting cathedral and museums where you can learn all about the history of the island and the discovery of the New World.
It’s no secret that the beach is the place to be in Playa del Ingles. Its popular with holidaymakers and the long stretch of soft, golden sand shelves gently into the warm sea and has all the comforts you could need for a great day at the beach. Facilities include disability access points, showers and kiosks selling ice-cold refreshments. Whether you’re after a relaxing afternoon on the sun loungers or a thrilling water sport adventure, the beach has it all. Sporting activities include jet skis, sailing, windsurfing and banana boats, to name a few.
The resort began to develop in the 1960s to accommodate the influx of tourism to the island. Since then, Playa del Ingles has turned into the largest resort in Gran Canaria. Purpose built hotel complexes, bars and restaurants are all within walking distance to ensure that you have everything you may need for a relaxing holiday.
As well as its fantastic beaches and hot weather, Playa del Ingles is recognised as being a great place for a night out. Themed and specialised bars and clubs are extremely popular here as the streets illuminate with colour and music streams out of every bar. Fruity cocktails and dancing is in store at the many nightclubs and bars open until the early hours.
If you’re after belly-laughter and fabulous entertainment, head to Ricky’s Cabaret Bar for a guaranteed great night out. Grab a drink and settle in for a memorable performance filled with audience participation, comedy and a whole lot of song and dance.
For something with a little more style and sophistication in the early evening, head to Eiffel Bar for a truly relaxed atmosphere. The knowledgeable and friendly bar staff serve highly recommended wines and delicious cocktails made with only the finest spirits. This is a great place for drinks with friends in this trendy, French themed bar.
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Escape to the sunny Gran Canaria resort of San Agustín, a tranquil resort with wonderful Atlantic views. A much more low-key alternative to Playa del Inglés, it's great for beach lovers and swimmers, and has long been popular with holidaymakers. Its laid-back feel makes it perfect for couples who simply want to relax on the dazzling golden beaches. Families are close to all the major attractions and waterparks, while adventurers can lace up their hiking boots and head inland or along the island’s stunning coastal paths.
Things to do
If you have time and would like to explore more historic sights, head north to the capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas. See its museum to learn about its prehistoric, ancient, medieval and colonial past. Visit the Casa de Colón museum to find out about Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the New World, then relax for a while on the golden sands of Las Canteras Beach. Las Palmas is also famous for its cathedral, which dates back half a millennium and is technically still unfinished! The church, which has a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Neo-Classical styles, is rich in artwork, and celebrates a huge feast on November 26th to commemorate its dedication.
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Pretty as a picture, Los Cristianos holidays take you to one of Tenerife’s most delightful resorts. It merges new facilities with traditional charm, giving you a taste of Canarian life with all the modern trimmings. You have not one but two curved golden beaches to choose from, stretching back to a busy and cosmopolitan seafront promenade that’s so long you can walk all the way to neighbouring Playa de las Americas. Bobbing in the attractive marina are glass-bottom boats to take you out to the reefs so you can explore the underwater world without getting your feet wet, to ferries that can take you whale watching. If you’re here with the kids, then you have plenty to keep them happy all day long on Los Cristianos holidays.
Things to do
Pick between Los Cristianos’ bookend beaches, which are both equally beautiful. A vibrant waterfront promenade bustling with shops and cafés runs the length of both beaches, perfect for a mid-morning snack or ice cream. If you like cranking up the excitement then there are plenty of water sports to try. For something a little more relaxing, head to the marina for a leisurely yacht ride, dolphin-spotting excursion or a sea fishing trip. In the evenings, wander along the seafront and sample some of the local cuisine at a pizzeria or seafood restaurant.
Los Cristianos is a great resort as it has a fine amount of beautiful beaches all with soft, white sand and tranquil, turquoise waters. The sea is quite calm and appealing with shallow areas making paddling a priority when visiting.
Las Vistas beach is close to the harbour and makes for a nice day out if you fancy a change from Los Cristianos. Lifeguards patrol the lovely stretch of clean white sand, that gradually slopes into the cool water, which is great for families with small children. There are a lot of amenities on the promenade like small shops and a range of cafes and bars so spending a day here is relaxing.
History and culture
Los Cristianos is favoured for its flower-decked harbour in the heart of the resort. The large resort was once an old working fishing village that has, over the years, expanded to keep up with the growing tourism in the surrounding areas. Fishing is still a part of the area’s ethos and groups can still take trips to the open water to fish, snorkel and spot the local sea life.
The feel good atmosphere doesn’t stop when the sun goes down; in fact, the resort turns up the volume and becomes much more energetic. Some of the bars are situated along the coast so you can sip on a drink with picturesque views of the resort lights twinkling on the dark sea.
The perfect bar for a pre-sunset cocktail is The Wild Side. Pop in for a delicious Mojito or Piña Colada and relax in the retro décor on the comfy loungers. The Wild Side also serves great food which you can enjoy whilst listening to an upbeat summer soundtrack. With plenty of other bars open until late, the only decision you’ll have to make is what order to visit them in.
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Playa de las Americas
For fun in the sun, you can’t beat Playa De Las Americas holidays. This vibrant and dynamic destination hums with energy all year round in its bars and nightclubs, where some of the world’s top DJs do guest spots all through the summer to keep everyone dancing from dusk to dawn. Once you’ve finished raving all night, take a morning stroll along powder-soft beaches and catch the ocean breeze as shimmering water laps gently against Tenerife’s south coast. Families are looked after too on Playa De Las Americas holidays, with plenty of attractions and resorts that are perfect for all ages. If it’s lazy days on a sun lounger, dipping your toes in the water, and building sandcastles that you're after, then it’s easy to find a place to unwind among the fabulous beaches of Playa De Las Americas.
Things to do
There’s plenty to see and do in Playa de las Americas, whether you’re here with your friends for a week of dancing until dawn, or have the family with you for a fabulous beach holiday in the sun. Although it has a reputation as clubber’s central on Tenerife, holidays to Playa De Las Americas are just as good for families or couples. And with year-round sunshine, you can choose to take your break in high season, or during the quieter autumn and spring months. Adrenaline junkies will love the water sports on offer, while a trip into the interior of the island will take you on a journey of discovery through a unique landscape.
Being the party capital of Tenerife, Playa de las Americas does not disappoint when it comes to a great night out. Party out on the strip until the sun comes up, or have a quieter night in one of their many bars and clubs. Mingle with the locals and make it a holiday to remember. If you delve into the nightlife scene deep enough, you may find some hidden gems.
Away from heavy bass music and flashing lights, Playa de las Americas is incredibly family friendly. A wide range of activities including water parks, tours and paddle-friendly beaches, your children are guaranteed to have the time of their lives. Over half of the hotels in the resort are family friendly, many offering daytime clubs and night time entertainment, so you’ll definitely find one that is suitable for your needs.
Tenerife boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Particularly the unique volcanic beaches with black sand. Chill out with a group of friends, enjoy watching your child play or walk hand in hand with your partner under the stars. The beaches offer an amazing day out and what makes it better, is that it’s absolutely free.
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Puerto de la Cruz
While most people head to the south of the island for the parties, the bars, and the banging clubs, you’ll find the northern coast of Tenerife has its own special charms too. It’s more chilled out, making it ideal for romantic getaways for couples, or family holidays away from the crowds. Puerto de la Cruz holidays are a great choice, and this city is one of the island’s favourite places for its natural beauty and traditional charm.
Spread down the hill is a town filled with old architecture, Spanish restaurants, and unique shops, reaching to the resort’s bustling waterfront. It’s laid back, relaxed, and gives you a real taste of old Tenerife. Puerto de la Cruz holidays are famous for the black sand and backdrop of its beach, Playa Jardin, as well as its incredible coastal water park.
Things to do
The Old Town is a fascinating place to explore on foot during your holiday in Puerto de la Cruz, with winding streets opening up into lively plazas fringed by old buildings, shops, and cafés. Stroll around the outdoor stalls and stop for lunch in a pavement café, then take a leisurely amble down to the busy waterfront. The resort’s harbour is right next to its famous black sand beach, which is perfect for sunbathing or aspiring surfers. If you’re here on a family holiday then don’t miss the Lago Martianez coastal water park, complete with lagoons, waterfalls, and fountains.
Take a Segway tour of the city
Puerto de la Cruz has a lot of places to visit. To make sure that you see all of them, you can take a fun Segway tour. After some basic training, your knowledgeable guide will whizz you and your small group around the city, whilst giving you some fascinating insight into its history.
Take a dive
Off the coast of Puerto de la Cruz you’ll find six different places to dive and underwater sights that will blow you away. Ancient volcanic eruptions have moulded incredible rock formations below the surface of the water, which is home to many species including turtles, sting rays, barracudas and eels.
Visit the old town of La Orotava
The old town of La Orotava is a charming place to spend an afternoon wandering around its cobbled streets. When the sun goes down, you can head out and sample some of the delicious local cuisine in one of the many bars and restaurants.
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Costa Adeje holidays are super popular with all types of travellers. You can have family breaks in the sun, wild nights partying till dawn or laid-back eco-tourism. Or you can hit the shops, then spend the evening relaxing in a restaurant. There are even water sports and snorkelling if you’re feeling more adventurous. Surrounded by the incredible scenery, a holiday in Costa Adeje will leave you relaxed and charmed by this wonderful destination.
One of the favourite beach resort destinations in Tenerife, you’re sure to fall in love the moment you set foot on the wonderful sandy waterfronts. Each one is Blue Flag-rated and a fantastic example of the natural beauty of Tenerife. Costa Adeje’s beaches have the silkiest sand brought in from the Sahara Desert, perfect for you to relax all day beside the sea. The shallow water makes it ideal for toe-dippers and paddlers, or more adventurous types can head out for some serious water-based fun.
The resort’s buzzing waterfront and town centre have shopping centres, bowling and cinemas for when you need a break from the beach. Families and couples alike can expect great food, classy shopping and a touch of glamour in Costa Adeje. With sensational views and thrilling adventure parks not far from the resort centre, it won’t take long until you realise that this destination is one of the best in Tenerife.
In Costa Adeje, holidays are for those seeking both thrills and some tranquillity. So, it’s perfect if you want to scale rocky crags or sunbathe on soft sand beaches. Or if you want to party all night or lounge in the sun all day. If you’re an adrenaline junkie or a homebody, there’s somewhere for everyone on holidays to Costa Adeje. With its four-hour flight from the UK, surrounded by sapphire waters, this fantastic destination has everything you could wish for on holiday to Tenerife.
Things to do
Costa Adeje’s fabulous beaches are at the heart of the resort, bringing together mates, families, and couples to soak up the Spanish sun on the beautiful white-gold sand. If you need a fix of adrenaline you can get stuck into water skiing, or chill out and go sailing. Plan a day at the huge local water park to check out the rides, guaranteed to keep the kids happy. For something a little more leisurely, head inland to enjoy the island’s spectacular green scenery with a round of golf. At the end of the day, relax with dinner and a show, sing your heart out at the karaoke bars, or hit the local clubs and dance all night.
This area has a wonderful coastline. There’s a brilliant range of beaches from dark volcanic sand and pebbly coves to bays with golden sand from the Sahara Desert. Costa Adeje has two Blue Flag beaches, both with modern facilities and lovely promenades. You can stroll along the seafront following the path from Playa Fanabe around the Toscas headland. Windsurfing, sailing, surfing and waterskiing are just a small taster of the wide choice of water sports you’ll find waiting for you. Behind the beaches are shopping centres with plenty of food options including fast food, British, international and Canarian.
There’s lots of striking scenery to be seen in and around Costa Adeje in the form of rugged mountains, volcanic remains, pine forests and canyons. It’s a great place for getting outdoors and being active. It’s well worth the hike through Barranco del Infierno canyon for incredible views; alternatively take the steep Arona mountain pass, which will lead you through a lush pine forest. One of the best ways to see some of the most dramatic landscapes is by walking along the coastal path. It won’t cost you anything of course and is a great chance for families to spend time together. A boat cruise is a relaxing way to see the coast from a different perspective and there are daily excursions from most of Costa Adeje’s beaches.
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