Sunny Playa de las Americas
Playa de las Americas will allow you to embrace one of the most exciting destinations in Tenerife, boasting superb beaches, great nightlife and plenty of action and adventure. Across the beaches throughout the Canary Islands you’ll struggle to find livelier times than on Playa de las Americas holidays, widely recognised as the leading tourist destination of Tenerife. The resort is a perfect getaway destination for all manner of holidaymakers, offering endless family fun, romance for loved ones and bustling nightlife for friends. You’ll never run out of things to do in Playa de las Americas, whether you’re engaging in water sports around the beach, exploring the scenic landscapes inland or soaking in the pool at one of many Tenerife hotels. You can embrace rest and relaxation one day and action and adventure the next, ensuring your trip is one of immense variety.
Things to do in Playa de las Americas
With its spectacular surroundings and a whole host of activities, this bustling resort found in Tenerife is the ideal place if you’re craving a beach break. Whether you’re on the quest for action or seeking something more sedate, you’re guaranteed to find something among the many things to do in Playa de las Americas. The top attraction is of course, its beautiful beaches and with its fine silky sand, it serves as the ideal place to sunbathe before taking a cooling dip in the sea.
Wine and Dine
Whatever your tastes, you’re guaranteed to find something to satisfy your appetite in Playa de las Americas. From restaurants serving up delicious local Spanish dishes and tapas, to Italian and American dishes, you’ll always find a restaurant worth visiting. Find an intimate eatery alongside the beach to relax and enjoy a meal or head to nearby Costa Adeje for an excellent selection of bars and restaurants. As a must, make sure you indulge in local papas arrugadas, delicious salted potatoes cooked in the skin – this Canarian speciality is surprisingly moreish!
Action and Adventure
Many of the adventure-filled Playa de las Americas attractions can be found on the beach, particularly in the form of water sports. With six stretches of sand to choose from, there is plenty of scope for activity – whether you fancy trying your hand at sailing or a spot of jet-skiing. Keen surfers should head to Playa de Guincho to get caught up in the spectacular waves! Away from the sands, you’ll find the striking landscapes of Mount Teide National Park, an ideal place for hiking. Catch a glimpse of this natural wilderness as you ascend, where you’ll be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Breaks to Tenerife are a great idea if you’ve got the kids in tow, with some great things to do in Playa de las Americas. Loro Parque is an acclaimed wildlife park boasting everything from whales and dolphins to sloths and gorillas – head to the spectacular Orca Ocean pool to see the whales put on a show or take the little ones to the world’s largest penguinarium. A short journey will take you to Siam Park, complete with thrill-inducing rides and kooky attractions. Browse the floating market, laze on the purpose-built beach or say hello to the friendly sea lions!
Playa de las Americas is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and you’ll find plenty to experience after sunset. The Veronicas Strip, a 200 metre strip of clubs and bars, offers the ideal place to go if you’re looking to don your dancing shoes – linger over drinks in a chic cocktail bar or show off your best moves in Tenerife’s hottest nightclubs. If you fancy something a little different, make the visit to nearby Los Cristianos, where you’ll find a lovely resort brimming with authentic restaurants and pavement cafes – an ideal choice for those avoiding the hustle and bustle of Tenerife’s nightlife.
Festivals and Parties
Aside from its vibrant nightlife, there are some great things to do in Playa de las Americas for those seeking a party. Arona Summer Festival is a must-visit for music fans – with former headliners such as Sean Paul and David Guetta, this sizzling summer event is well worth taking part in. If you really want to up the ante though, head to Tenerife during the Santa Cruz Mardi Gras, in which party-goers descend on the island’s capital for a mixture of fancy dress, floats, music and dancing.
Taking to the Water
Whether you seek thrills or chills, the beach will provide a large quantity of your entertainment during your holidays to Playa de las Americas. The beaches are a massive draw here, and relaxing on them is easy considering the presence of numerous rentable sun loungers. You’ll find various black sand beaches here, while the neighbouring resort of Los Cristianos is home to yellow sand beaches – both boast warm waters, perfect for swimming in long into the evening. Those that want to get their pulse racing during their beach break will revel in the water sports available at the resort. Surfing is a popular activity to indulge in, with various schools offering tuition and rental, while diving can also be booked through tour operators and instructors. Holidaymakers may also like to opt for one of the many boat trips offered at Playa de las Americas, with various glass-bottom boats and whale-watching tours allowing you to experience the variable wildlife in the waters off Tenerife.
Outdoor Beauty and Family Fun
You’ll be able to experience the perfect balance between natural beauty and manufactured fun during your Playa de las Americas holidays. The inland area of Tenerife is rife with stunning natural beauty, found in its most impressive in the form of the Teide National Park – a haven for hikers. Equally as beautiful is the neighbouring island of La Gomera, accessible by boat from Los Cristianos. The island is home to the famous and equally stunning Garajonay National Park – another great place for wildlife and nature lovers to explore on foot. If you’d rather not be on your feet all day, there are companies offering horse-riding trips into the vast Canarian countryside, allowing you to explore and sightsee at a relaxed pace. If you’ve got the little ones with you and they’d rather go to school than stroll around a scenic national park, perhaps you’ll find a little more suitability in the form of Playa de las Americas’ fun-filled attractions. You’ll find major golf courses and mini golf courses around to please competitive golfers and serious mini golfers, whatever their age, while in nearby Costa Adeje is the fantastic Siam Water Park, boasting countless slides and pools to slip and splash around in. Meanwhile, ‘The Patch’ is a lively and vibrant area full of bars and restaurants where families and loved ones can go for a tasty, traditional meal or a drink or two.