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Playa de las Americas

On the south west coast of Tenerife next to Los Cristianos you will find the lively resort of Playa de las Americas.

The resort of Playa de Las Americas has long been a top holiday destination since the 1960’s.  Today it is still a firm favourite.

Playa de Las Americas is an ideal place if you like lots going on and a great night life.

For those who like to party, enjoy a cocktail, karaoke and the club scene, Playa de las Americas has it all.  There are live music venues and cabaret bars to keep you entertained.  It is the liveliest resort in Tenerife.

It is also a wonderful beach holiday with golden sand beaches safe to bathe in.  The beaches are monitored by life guards and equipped with sunbeds to hire.  There are lots of options for water sports.

You will find a plentiful supply of places to eat and drink on the beach front and lots of tapas bars and restaurants in the resort and much more.

If you are looking for a quiet place to stay then Playa de las Americas probably isn’t the place to stay.

It’s an entertaining place to visit for the day for families, as there is a lot to keep children amused.

However, if you are young, or young at heart and love to party, you will love Playa de las Americas.

Beaches at Playa de las Americas

Playa de Troya

The main beach in Playa de las Americas is Playa de Troya and it is a man made beach of fine white sand.

Swimming in the sea is enjoyable for everyone due to the protected nature of the beach.  The beach is in a bay and the sea is clear and calm.

There are lots of sunbeds and umbrellas to hire and shower and toilet facilities by the beach.  A sunbed and umbrella cost 2,50 Euros to hire.  You may need to get there early in peak season if you want to hire a sunbed as it can get busy.

If you enjoy water sports and activities you also have a varied selection at the beach.  The beach also has life guards on duty.

For something to eat or drink, there is a wide variety of places to choose from nearby the beach.

Playa de Troya is also a great place to sit with a cocktail and watch the sunset.

Playa de Guincho

Close to Playa de Troya, Playa de Guincho is the perfect beach for windsurfers, surfers and those who enjoy water sports.

If you like to sunbathe then nearby Playa de Troya would be a better as the beach at Playa de Guincho is quite rocky.

Playa de Guincho is a smaller beach but a better choice if you are not one who likes to lie in the sun but you prefer an active day on the beach.

What to do in Playa de las Americas

Apart from the nightlife there are numerous options for days out and entertainment that you can enjoy in and around Playa de las Americas.

Boat Trips

There are many different choices for boat trips from Playa de las Americas.

Why not take a half day or full day trip and discover some of the hidden beauty spots away from the main resorts.

For a special occasion you can book your own private charter and sit back and enjoy the scenery.  From secluded hard to reach places you can go swimming and snorkelling.  Lunch is provided on board and champagne too!

Dolphin and What Watching

You can also choose a trip to go dolphin and whale watching and maybe see a turtle as well.

Boat trips make a brilliant day out for the whole family and an experience that everyone will enjoy.

Diving

A great place to learn how to dive, or for the more experienced divers, is to book a dive with one of the diving centers.

You can book a dive as a group or individually to cater for your needs.  If you want to learn how to dive then there are courses you can also take during your stay on the island.

Tenerife has some of the best scuba diving in Europe so why not give it a go.

Bike Tours

One of the best ways to see the island is to go on one of the many bike tours that are available.

Whether you are a beginner, prefer road bikes or mountain bikes, you can find a tour to suit you.

If you can’t be away from home without your bike, you can also rent a bike and keep up with your training.

Siam Park

Only 5 minutes away from Playa de las Americas is the largest water park in Tenerife.

Siam Park opened in 2008 and new water rides have been added since its opening.  For the adrenalin junkie you need to try The Tower of Power.  You will drop 28 meters from the top!

If water rides aren’t for you, then a relaxing trip along the Lazy River is a more sedate way to see the park.  Both the swimmer and the non swimmer will enjoy a day out at Siam Park.

You can stay for the whole day as there are places to relax and sunbathe and eat and drink.

Shopping in Playa de las Americas

There are lots of shops selling everything you need in Playa de las Americas.

If you are looking for souvenirs you will find plenty of shops selling the usual holiday souvenirs.

The Golden Mile shopping centre is a lovely area to walk around whilst doing some retail therapy.  There is a plentiful selection of shops and restaurants.  It is an area purely for pedestrians making it a pleasant place to wander and people watch.

Duty Free Shopping

As Tenerife and the Canary Islands are in a Duty Free zone there is a wide selection of shops selling Duty Free goods.

Remember to check your allowance before purchasing to take home with you.

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