Playa de las Americas travel guide

Weather & climate

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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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.

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Fast facts

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.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health.  

Holiday destinations related to Playa de las Americas:

  • Puerto De La Cruz
  • Los Cristianos
  • Costa Adeje 
  • Getting around

    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

    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.