Costa Adeje holidays

Costa Adeje holidays

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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.

Fantastic beaches

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.

Lush landscapes

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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Costa Adeje enjoys spring like temperatures from January to December, making it a perfect destination at any time of the year.

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Holidays to Costa Adeje fly into Tenerife South Airport (TFS), also known as Reina Sofia Airport (TFS).

Costa Adeje is best for...

Beach fans: Costa Adeje’s beach has the silkiest sand brought in from the Sahara Desert, perfect for relaxing all day beside the sea. Shallow water makes it perfect for toe dippers and paddlers, or more adventurous types can head out for some serious water-based fun.

Mates: Beaches by day and bars by night, the resort is the perfect summer getaway for groups of mates looking for a relaxed and chilled out party scene.

Families: Spend a day on the slides at the local water park, where kids of all ages can cool off and play in the sun, while the grown-ups relax.

Fast facts for Costa Adeje

Language: The official language in Costa Adeje is Spanish, although English is widely spoken throughout the resort.

Currency: The currency used is the Euro (€).

Local time: Costa Adeje is the same time as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Tenerife South Airport. The transfer to Costa Adeje takes 1 hour.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Costa Adeje is 4.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Costa Adeje tourist information can be found at

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Getting around Costa Adeje

By taxi: There are plenty of taxi ranks in Costa Adeje outside shopping streets and nightlife. Taxis are cheap and are an easy way of getting across the resort and back to your hotel after a night out. If you want to go a little further or head off exploring then agree on a fare before you start your journey.

By tourist train: During the day, a tourist train operates hourly that lets you get around the resort very cheaply.

By bus: A regular bus service connects the major local resorts, and is a great way to get around. It’s cheaper to buy a bus pass if you’re planning to make more than one trip.

Events in Costa Adeje

For music fans: In October, the resort hosts the Ocean Festival, an electronic music festival that brings thousands of hardcore fans to the resort. Featuring major international DJs, you’ll get 12 hours of techno, house, ‘Old School’ rave, and some chill-out sounds to wind down with as the sun comes up.

Annual pilgrimage: The Pilgrimage of San Sebastian comes to Adeje in January, where you’re welcome to join in with the locals as they celebrate one of their major saints. Expect plenty of singing, dancing, and a big festive atmosphere. The pilgrimage involves riding through the streets and ends with the traditional bathing of horses in the sea.

Costa Adeje weather

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Boasting an average daily temperature of 21°C throughout the year, there’s never a bad time to visit Costa Adeje. Enjoy highs of 29°C and up to 14 hours of sunshine a day in the summer, with a cooling sea breeze to take the edge off the heat. If you fancy something a little cooler around the mid-20s then head for Costa Adeje during the spring and autumn. Winters are mild and bright with an average of 18°C throughout the season. 

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