Playa de las Americas holidays

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. 

Vibrant nightlife
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.

Family friendly
Away from heavy bass music and flashing lights, Playa de las Americas is incredibly family friendly. A wide range of activities including water parks, zoos, 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.

Stunning beaches
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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30 ℃

You can expect the mercury to hit over 30°C during the summer, with a cool sea breeze taking the edge off the heat. If you like it a little cooler but still sunny, then spring or autumn sees temperatures in the early to mid-20s (°C).

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Tenerife South airport is the closest to Playa De Las Americas.

Playa de las Americas is best for...

Night owls: The resort is packed with great clubs that open into the small hours. Head to Tramps nightclub in Starco to dance to awesome mixes spun by some of the world’s biggest DJs.

Families: Let the kids go wild in the magical water parks aross the island. A day out to cool off and have some family fun.

Beach lovers: Stretch out on miles of soft volcanic sands, with azure water lapping at gently sloping beaches, perfect for paddling or simply lazing around soaking up the sun.

Fast facts for Playa de las Americas

Language: The language spoken is Spanish, although English is also widely spoken throughout the resort.

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

Local time: Playa de las Americas is the same time as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Tenerife South Airport. The transfer to Playa de las Americas takes just 25 minutes.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Playa de las Americas is 4.5 hours.

Tourist information: Further Playa De Las Americas tourist information can be found here.

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Getting around Playa de las Americas

By taxi: You can’t miss Tenerife’s white taxis, which are all metered. If you’re planning to go exploring then talk to your taxi driver and set a fixed price before you set off.

By car hire: Pick up a hire car from the airport or outlets in the main towns and go on your own adventure. It’s a good tip to hire a 4x4 as some of the smaller roads inland can be a bit ‘rural’!

By bus: Hop on one of the bright green buses nicknamed “guaguas” that zoom around Tenerife. They’re a cheap and cheerful alternative to taxis.

By tram: Travel in style on board one of the sleek, modern trams that ferry tourists between Santa Cruz in the south and La Laguna in the north.

Events in Playa de las Americas

Dazzling costumes: Leave the clouds and the drizzle behind and join the fiesta in February and March when it’s carnival time. Get your dancing shoes on and party all night, when the island comes alive with dazzling costumes and joyful music that you won’t be able to resist! It’s time to take to the streets and party hard with the locals.

Colourful parades: Just a few weeks later, it’s time for the big Easter celebrations, with more processions and colourful parades as everyone gets into the festive spirit.

Dance party: The Arona Summer Festival raises the temperature even higher in August when international live acts and DJs turn the Olympic Stadium into one huge dance party.

Playa de las Americas weather

Temperature: Usually in the 30s (°C)

Summers are hot and dry, with the thermometer hitting the low 30s almost every day. However, an onshore breeze takes the bite out of the heat, making it tolerable even on the hottest days. If you prefer things a little cooler then the best time to plan a Playa De Las Americas holiday is in the spring or autumn, when the mercury drops back down to a more temperate early to mid-20s (°C). Keep an eye on the forecast if you plan to come in November, as this is when you may catch the occasional (if very short-lived) downpour.

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