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For family breaks in the sun, wild nights partying until dawn or laid-back eco-tourism, head to Costa Adeje. 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.
Costa Adeje enjoys spring like temperatures from January to December, making it a perfect destination at any time of the year.
Holidays to Costa Adeje fly into Tenerife South Airport (TFS), also known as Reina Sofia Airport (TFS).
For a sun-drenched beach break featuring days speeding down the slides at Aqualand and fun-filled nights on the town, book your holiday to Costa Adeje with Thomas Cook today.
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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.
The beaches in Costa Adeje are modern and well-managed, with plenty of facilities. Grab a lounger and plant yourself on a choice stretch of sand at Playa del Duque. The powder-soft sand all the way from the Sahara Desert makes for one incredible beach. The lively seafront promenade has everything you need, including souvenir shops and ice creams for the kids.
And what’s more, these beaches are fantastic if you want to have a go at water sports. There are spots for surfing, water-skiing and jet-skiing. It's great if your idea of a good time on the beach involves more than lying in the sun.
There’s still plenty to do if you’re a sun-worshipper, though. A little further up the coast is Playa de Fanabe, a quieter beach that’s the best place in Costa Adeje for families with kids. It’s also great if you just want to read your book in the sun and drift off while the rays shine down.
With its upbeat town centre, filled with locally-owned shops and restaurants, you’ll discover that shopping is a treat in Costa Adeje. The majority of stores are within easy reach of our resorts, so you won’t be wandering around wondering where to go. And at the high-end of things, around the premier resorts, boutique shops line the streets for a more upscale shopping experience. These are flanked with luxury villas and hotels that overlook the agate blue sea.
But if you’re not one for wandering the streets in the sunshine, take a trip to the Plaza del Duque. One of the best places for upmarket shopping in Costa Adeje, it’s a sleek and chic shopping mall filled with high-end shops and restaurants. Along with some big-name brands, you’ll find a range of smaller shops, where the quality is great, but the prices are low.
Costa Adeje shopping can be a little hectic, but there are plenty of beauty salons if you fancy some post-purchasing pampering. Or you can relax in one of the quiet bars around the area. What’s more, the local restaurants are superb, serving everything from crisp and spicy Spanish-style tortillas to simple English-style coffees and snacks.
If you’re handy with a nine iron then you’re well catered for here. Golf is a top attraction in Costa Adeje and the resort is within easy reach of several courses, including the huge championship course in La Caleta.
If you want to try something extra special, why not book yourself and your loved ones thrilling helicopter tours across Tenerife’s stunning scenery? You’ll get the most fantastic views of not just Costa Adeje, but of the whole island. And on top of this, you’ll get perhaps the best view possible of the incredible Mount Tiede.
Costa Adeje’s nightlife is more laid-back than its clubbing-capital neighbours, but you’re still guaranteed plenty of pubs and bars, plus lots of different restaurants. But even though Costa Adeje doesn’t do big clubs like neighbouring Playa de Las Americas, there’s still plenty here in the way of good food and quality entertainment, with a deluxe twist.
If you’re a fan of inviting waterfront restaurants and live music, you’re in luck. There are live music events and beach parties almost every weekend, so you can go as wild as you want.
For the most incredible experience, you won’t want to miss the huge carnivals in February. Filled with salsa bands, cross-cultural parades and frivolity, they end with the election of the Carnival Queen.
How about packing your days with visits to some of the island’s best family attractions? There are water parks and eco-parks, as well as beachfront activities. You’ll find something for everyone.
Also, with the great sea temperatures, water sports are a great idea. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’ll get a kick out of jet skis or windsurfing. Then you can discover the fascinating underwater world during a scuba-diving or snorkelling trip
It’s just a simple fact that Costa Adeje holidays are ideal for families. There’s everything you could want, with calm beaches and shallow shores perfect for paddling tots, kid-friendly resorts and a whole host of activities to keep little ones active.
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.
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 www.spain.info/en_GB/que-quieres/ciudades-pueblos/otros-destinos/adeje.html
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health.
Temperature: 18-24 (°C)
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.
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.
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.