If you're looking for a luxurious winter getaway - the kind of place where tourists are top of mind - then you'll likely find yourself on Tenerife's coastal region. Located on the northern section of this strip is the city of Costa Adeje. Here you'll find hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants all ready to cater to every tourists wishes. It's the kind of getaway you always thought was reserved for the rich and famous. Now you can enjoy sitting in a beachy lap of luxury.
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The best way to see absolutely everything would be to sign up for one of the new helicopter tours. To really live the lifestyle of the rich and famous, though, you can see the coast from your private boat charter.
But if you're escaping holiday hustle and bustle, the only sight you're likely interested in is the sprawled out beach of Tenerife. In Adeje there are several beaches to choose from. You can spend your days lounging on Playa de la Troya, Playa de Pinta, Playa de Torviscas, but Playa del Duque is really a superb choice. It's golden sand and breathtakingly clear water will have you relaxed in no time. There are equally wonderful things to say about Playa de Fanabe. The large stretch of sand is ideal for lounging, swimming, or any other beach day activity you and your family can come up with.
The waters of Costa Adeje stay warm for a majority of the year so you can dip your toe in confidently. While taking in all the beaches have to offer, consider a little windsurfing, sailing, surfing, water-skiing, and many other aquatic activities.
However, if you can peel yourself off your towel, Adeje does have other sights to offer.
Siam Park is a Thai themed waterpark. Known as one of the most exciting water parks in all of Europe, Siam Park is ready for the biggest thrill seekers. Spend a day here and take your chances on the 28-meter high waterslide! If adrenaline isn't your thing, however, you can simply take a stroll along the pathways to see the amazing sea lions from Loro Parque, or watch the Koi Carp glide under the waters of the lazy river. There's even an authentic Thai floating market.
But if Siam Park didn't soothe your (or your childrens') waterpark cravings, there's also Aqualand. Slide down corkscrew tubes, float down flumes, or race your travel companions down the crazy race slides. Just make sure you're at a stopping point at 3:30 for the dolphin show.
If an early tee time is more your style, you're in the right spot. Next to the beaches, golf is the top activity in Costa Adeje. Golf Costa Adeje is a 27-hole course just near the fishing village of La Caleta. If you can't spare enough time for a full 18, is a rather challenging 9-hole course available.
And, of course, if you find your leisure in retail, Costa Adeje has you covered. The beaches are lined with beautiful promenades sprinkled with boutiques and shops just waiting to be explored. This area is really meant for someone looking for a sophisticated, high-end getaway.
Food and Dining
Costa Adeje is constantly striving to give its visitors the most relaxing vacation experience of their lives, and that can be seen in the wide selection of cuisine. Anything you might be craving is available in this city.
If, however, you are looking to explore the local flavors, you have to find yourself some papas arrugadas - Canarian potatoes. They're essentially small potatoes cooked in salt water. It is recommended you enjoy them with the mojo sauce. Use that sauce sparingly because it has a kick! You'll also want to find some good, local seafood. You're right on the coast so it'll be deliciously fresh. Lastly, of course, you'll want to sample some of the special Tenerife wine.
To get to Adeje, you'll want to use the TF-1 motorway. This is roughly a half hour by taxi or bus from the South Airport. Once in Adeje, however, much of your getting around can be done by foot. If you need assistance, motorized wheelchairs and scooters are available for rent. There are plenty of taxis to hop into, and even hiring a car isn't too pricey.