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Costa Adeje: a different side of Tenerife

If you’re after a classy holiday, take a break in the Costa Adeje region of Tenerife, the newest resort on the island and an upmarket choice for anyone after a more grown up package holiday. It’s especially ideal for couples and families looking for a break in the sun without having to compete with big groups of partying teenagers and twenty year olds for your next cold beer. Staying in Costa Adeje is easy as there are loads of hotels and apartments to choose from and a recommended choice is the iberostar anthelia which is particularly popular with families and couples.

Costa Adeje  does have some of the typical English style pubs and bars associated with typical package style holidays, but there are far greater numbers of much more sophisticated restaurants offering delicious dishes; everything from sushi to seafood, Spanish to Italian, Mexican to Indian, as well as of course plenty of traditional Tenerife cuisine done perfectly.

The beaches here in Costa Adeje are really quite wonderful too; they’re clean and well looked after whether you’re just planning on sunbathing and swimming in the sea or if you want to try your hand at something like windsurfing, parasailing or water-skiing. One of the most popular beaches in the resort is the Playa del Duque and then there’s the Playa Fanabe which has calm waters perfect for children to swim in.

For family activities beyond the beach, try the Aqualand, go-karting, ten pin bowling or Miki Park in the Centro Commercial El Duque shopping centre. And if you’re interested in seeing some stunning natural attractions, you must make sure you don’t miss out Mount Teide on your visit to Tenerife. The third highest volcano in the world, Mount Teide last erupted in 1909 and currently lies dormant so it’s safe to visit!

To get to the top of Mount Teide, drive and take a cable car to the area near the summit or walk from the cable car station to the top of the mountain to look right down into the crater, if you’re feeling brave! You will need to get a special permit if you fancy this second option however. Temperatures at the top can reach as low as minus 10 in the winter so dress up warm if you visit at this time of year. Even if it’s warm down on the ground, it won’t be at the top.

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  3. Michele P on June 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I have never been there, but you made it sound very appealing… lots of fun things to do and near the ocean are my types of fun, especially during the long Maine winters!



  4. Olivia Rubin on May 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I have never heard of Costa Adeje and have absolutely no idea where it is. So I just googled it. Had no idea the Canary Islands were near Spain..I am horrible with geography. Well I see know its part of Spain. Heck I will go any where in Spain If I had the chance.