Tenerife is the largest out of the seven islands belonging to the Canaries, and the region welcomes around five million tourists every year. As an example of its vibrancy, the island is home to some huge carnivals – not least in its capital city of Santa Cruz.
Often called the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’ Tenerife’s climate averages between 20°C and 28°C all year round. The island itself is very diverse and there are numerous microclimates on it despite its relatively small size.
Another example of its diversity is the fact that some of the areas in Tenerife are quiet, while others can get packed with tourists. Let’s now look at these two sides of the island:
Peace and relaxation in Costa Adeje
Costa Adeje is one of the more upmarket regions and the theme here is one of relaxation and sophistication. Holidaymakers looking to chill out in accommodation close to the beach, shops and restaurants will feel right at home at the Isabel Hotel and Waterpark.
The resort is generally viewed as the more glamorous neighbour of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas, with the latter two resorts seeing more hustle and bustle. The surroundings of Costa Adeje are serene thanks to the black mountains and rocky coastlines.
Those looking for a golfing holiday in the sun will also find that the Costa Adeje is the perfect location, and children will love the aquatic adventurousness of Siam Park. When staying at the Isabel Hotel, residents get free access to the water park.
Playing hard in the Playas
While there is no shortage of glamour and sophistication in Costa Adeje, there is also plenty of nightlife, cafes and bars not too far away along the shores of Playa Torviscas and Playa del Duque.
Playa de las Americas is also only three miles away and this is the perfect place for night owls thanks to the nightlife and parties. Las Veronicas is the best place to enjoy a youthful nightlife, and it borders the quieter Costa Adeje and the pumping Playas de las Americas.
Playa de las Americas is well suited to those who like adventure on their holiday, rather than relaxation and peace and quiet. Boat trips are very popular and they provide holidaymakers with a chance to see whales and dolphins. There are also numerous water sports and activities, together with plenty of places to hire equipment, so it is not a location where any family member is likely to suffer from the boredom bug.