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Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje in the municipality of Adeje, is one of the newer and upmarket resorts in Tenerife.

It is situated in the south west of the island next to the resort of Playa de las Americas and just a 10 minute drive from Los Cristianos.

It has a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere than Playa de las Americas but is easily accessible by road and bus from the resort and walking distance too.

There are a lot of well equipped, modern, high end hotels and boutique hotels and many different accommodation options to suite everyone.

There are excellent restaurants and bars, great shopping and entertainment.

The resort favours visitors who want a more exclusive and quieter place to stay.

Families too can enjoy the excellent beaches and nearby theme and water parks.

From Costa Adeje it is easy to reach all of the attractions on the island and is a great base for everyone.

How to Get to Costa Adeje from Tenerife South Airport

By Car

Costa Adeje is approximately a 15-20 minute drive (18 km) from the airport.

See our page for directions on how to get to Costa Adeje.

By Bus

If you would prefer to get the bus to the resort it is also easily accessible by bus.

Buses run approximately every half hour from the airport to Costa Adeje bus station and take approximately 30 minutes.  Take bus number 111 from Tenerife South Airport to the bus station in Costa Adeje.

The price for a single journey by bus from Tenerife South Airport to Costa Adeje is 3,70 Euro.

Check out our page for a pre-paid Bono card to use on the buses in Tenerife.

By Taxi

You can find official taxis at Tenerife South airport as you leave the arrivals hall outside on the right hand side.  There is usually a notice displaying current fees to the major resort destinations.  All official taxis can be identified by the “SP” plate on the vehicle.

The current taxi fare from Tenerife South Airport to Costa Adeje is approximately 25,00 Euros.  It can cost up to 30,00 Euros depending on where you are staying.  Check with the driver before leaving the airport.

Private Transfer

If you prefer the luxury of being collected from the airport arrivals hall by your own private transfer driver then why not pre-book a private transfer service.

Check out the various companies which offer this service from Tenerife South airport to your destination.  These are a private and fixed price service. Your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall.

A private transfer from Tenerife South Airport to Costa Adeje on average costs around 25,00 Euros.

Beaches in Costa Adeje

The coastline in Costa Adeje has some of the best beaches and bays on the island, earning them award winning Blue Flag status.

Playa de Fañabe

The Blue Flag beach of Playa de Fañabe is the perfect beach for families and one of the best in Tenerife.

A long stretch of golden sand and calmer sea make it more child friendly but it is a great beach for everyone,  not just families.  The sea is calmer due to the man made breakwater.  It is a great beach for anyone who enjoys water sports or just relaxing on one of the sun loungers.  There are also life guards on duty on the beach and children’s play areas to ensure the children are looked after.

Close by the beach are a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from.

There is also a promenade, making it a great place to take a stroll and do some shopping at one of the boutiques along the way.

Playa del Duque

Another award winning Blue Flag status beach in Costa Adeje.

It is situated at the more upmarket end of Costa Adeje, making it more expensive to hire sun loungers etc. than other nearby beaches.  However, it has everything you need for a top quality beach destination.

The beach is popular with everyone and is well equipped.  It’s soft golden sand, which is imported from the Sahara, makes it the perfect beach to visit to relax on one of the many sun loungers.

Water sport activities are also available for hire.

There are some fantastic bars and classy restaurants located near the beach, but they do charge more than other beaches due to its prestigious position.

Playa la Pinta

Situated next to the marina at Puerto Colón.

It is a small, attractive golden sand beach, in a protected position due to its location and making it a great place to swim and enjoy water activities.   On the marina side of the bay there is a protected play area in the sea, making it a great destination for families.

With the marina nearby you also have the option of taking one of the many boat trips on offer.

The promenade continues along the beach front making it a great place to stroll  taking in the view or sitting down for a relaxing drink.  There are lots of cafes and bars to choose from.

Playa Torviscas

Playa Torviscas is really just an extension of Playa Fañabe although a little quieter.

It is a long stretch of golden sand and a popular relaxing destination for both couples and families.

There is a wide variety of water sports activities and sun loungers to hire.  Toilets and changing facilities can also be found on the beach.

Take a walk along the promenade and you will also find a great selection of bars and restaurants and small shops next to the beach.  Continue down the promenade and you will come across the neighbouring beach of Playa Fañabe.  You can also easily walk to Playa la Pinta and Puerto Colón.

What to do in Costa Adeje

If you want to do more than just relax on the beach there are several theme parks in the area.

You can also take a boat trip out whale and dolphin watching.  Tenerife is one of top three whale and dolphin watching resorts in the world.

Why not charter a boat, or take a day’s guided excursion and relax, take in the view, go for a swim and enjoy lunch and drinks aboard.  If you prefer something a little longer, why not book a sailing weekend?

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Trips

If you haven’t tried diving before, your trip to Tenerife and a “try dive” could be the start of a new found hobby and passion.

There are courses and trips to cater for everyone, from the absolute beginner, to the more experienced sea divers.

You can book a “try dive” with an experienced personal instructor, opening up a new underwater world.  See the Canarian sea turtles, fish and much more,

For those who are less confident there is also the option of snorkeling with turtles accompanied by an instructor.

For those who want to have more experience diving why not book to do the PADI diving course whilst you are in Tenerife

PADI Courses:

There are a selection of different companies who run the PADI course and Tenerife is a great place to take this course.

After you have completed your course you will have a certificate which will enable you to dive in any diving center.

Choose which course best suits your requirements, there are many different courses available.

There are also diving packages available for certified divers.

Shopping in Costa Adeje

For those who love to shop there is a great selection of shops and boutiques, designer shops, Duty Free shops, locally made Canarian items, gifts and much more.  Costa Adeje is a shoppers paradise.

From high end boutiques selling luxury brands to electronic items, there is something for everyone.

Plaza del Duque Centro Comercial

If you enjoy a little retail therapy then a trip to the luxurious, upmarket Comercial Centro Plaza del Duque is not to be missed.

It is a small shopping center selling a wide range of mostly designer goods.

Not somewhere to go if you are hoping to find a bargain, but a great high end shopping center to wander around and stop off for a good coffee.  Or maybe treat yourself to one of this season’s designer collections.

Fañabe Street Market

Alternatively, if you want to grab a bargain why not go to the street market in Fañabe which is held every Thursday and Saturday.

The market is open between 9.00 am and 2.00 pm.

You will find the market opposite the El Duque commercial center in the Torviscas area.

It is a large market popular with the locals and tourists where you can find all you need from food produce to souvenirs and presents to take home.

Eating Out in Costa Adeje

In the evening there is a great selection of bars, restaurants, music venues and lounge bars.  There are lots of restaurants offering a wide variety of food choices from local Canarian food to international cuisine.

Restaurants, bars and clubs in Costa Adeje tend to be more upmarket than the neighbouring resorts but you can still find places to eat and drink to suit all budgets.

If you want a more refined place to eat then El Duque is the place to find some  stylish places to eat and drink in one of the many exclusive cocktail lounges.

Tourist Attractions in Costa Adeje

Siam Park

Siam Park is one of the best water parks in Europe and a must for any family day out (even for the big children)!  Situated in Costa Adeje, if you are staying in the resort it is right on your door step.

Whether you are a swimmer or non swimmer you will enjoy your day at the Park.  You can relax in one of the bars or restaurants in the park or wander around the park following the lazy river which runs under the wooden walkways through the park watching the sea lions and koi carp.  Or why not take a dip in the wave pool.

For the adrenaline junkies there are some amazing rides at the park.

Why not try the Singha toboggan ride which is water propelled, travelling in rafts which holds up to three people.  You can reach speeds of up to 18m per second!

Check out the Siam Park website for more details.

Loro Park

Alternatively, why not have the day out at Loro Park?

Loro Park is situated in the north of the island in Puerto de la Cruz.  It is a great day out for all the family.

At the Park you will see dolphins and Orca whales.  Loro Park has the largest dolphin pool in Europe.  There are lots more animals and shows to see, tigers, chimps, sea lions, pelicans and parrots, to mention but a few.

You can either drive to the park, or alternatively there are many companies offering trips and excursions to Loro Park.  Check out the resort where you are staying to see what is on offer.  Alternatively check out the Loro Park website to book your own tickets.

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