A Photo Guide to Costa Adeje

Fri, February 1st, 2013 - By Jack Montgomery

Where exactly is Costa Adeje? It’s a question that still confuses even those who have been visiting Tenerife for years. In theory, as it means the coast of Adeje, it encapsulates every resort from the municipality’s border at Veronicas in Playa de las Américas all the way to La Caleta as well as Playa Paraiso and Callao Salvaje beyond. But usually when people talk about Costa Adeje they’re talking about San Eugenio, Torviscas, Puerto Colón, Fañabe and Del Duque.

It’s often referred to as the upmarket resort of Costa Adeje but in reality Costa Adeje has hotels, bars and restaurants to suit all budgets. Ultimately it’s a sun-kissed resort with one purpose – to show holidaymakers a good time.

Beaches – Playa del Duque

 

Playa del Duque, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Costa Adeje boasts at least seven beaches but top dog in the style stakes is Playa del Duque whose looks are a mix of Robinson Crusoe straw umbrellas and South of France chic with a hint of Caribbean cool. This is definitely the upmarket end of town.

Shopping – Designer Duds

 

Del Duque Shopping Centre, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Del Duque also lays claim to the most eye-catching shopping centre in the area if not the whole island. C.C. Del Duque is sleek, modern and as good looking as the clothes in its designer shops. It’s also expensive. Unless your wallet is bursting, do a bit of window shopping here then head to C.C. Gran Sur to do the buying.

Hotels in Costa Adeje

 

Luxury Hotel, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Costa Adeje has the biggest concentration of luxury hotels on the island, most with attractive and individual designs. A few are bigger than some villages on Tenerife, In fact at least one has tried to recreate a small Canarian village within its perimeters.

I Like the Nightlife

 

Faro Chill Art, Costa Adeje

From kitsch karaoke to original sounds, Costa Adeje exists to entertain. Bars range from cheap and cheery euro a pint joints to super stylish nightclubs like Faro Chill Art where the local glamsters congregate beneath the club’s landmark beacon.

Food and Restaurants

 

Las Lajas, Costa Adeje Gran, Costa Adeje

Although not the place to come for traditional Canarian fare, Costa Adeje has just about everything else when it comes to culinary choice. Lots of restaurants play it safe with crowd-pleasing – chicken, steak, pizza type menus but there are plenty of establishments that are a cut above the norm. Many, but not all, are found in the luxury hotels where prices aren’t always as high as you might think. At Las Lajas in the Costa Adeje Gran Hotel you can get imaginative cuisine for less euros than in some mediocre restaurants nearby.

Sunset Stroll

 

Sunset, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

With kilometres of promenade passing beaches, bars and burnt tourists, Costa Adeje’s seafront is a great place for a leisurely walk. It’s so long that a mid afternoon stroll can easily turn into a sunset one.

Thrillseekers

 

The Dragon at Siam Park

Siam Park – simply unmissable entertainment for anyone wanting their adrenalin levels pumped up to bursting point. One of Tenerife’s top attractions.

Sea Scene

 

Iceberg park, Puero Colón, Tenerife

People claim the north of Tenerife is cooler than the south. Here’s proof to the contrary; the north doesn’t have icebergs off its beaches. These ones are unlikely to sink any cruise ships.

Lazy Holidays

 

Balinese Beds, Playa Fañabe, Costa Adeje

Sunbeds are sunbeds… except when they’re not. These Balinese beds at Playa Fañabe are for people who like to soak up the sun in luxurious style. The beach bar a few steps away is very handy for keeping cool with the occasional long, chilled drink.

Posted : Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 4:59 pm
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