Things to do in Costa Adeje (Tenerife)
For those who wish to unwind, the beaches of Costa Adeje are a great choice. Among the best ones we could mention would be Playa del Duque. Stretching along 700 meters and covered with fine black sand, it boasts the Blue flag distinction which makes it ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Among other places of interest is Playa del Bobo, with white sand and calm water, it is located not far from the centre and is ideal for children. Playa Fañabé is one of the best beaches in the south of Tenerife and one of the best in Costa Adeje and nearby Playa de Torviscas is family friendly.
Trekking enthusiasts are welcome to enjoy extraordinary hiking trails in Adeje, from the coast to the Teide National Park. Also, nearby is one of the most visited natural landscapes of Costa Adeje: Barranco del Infierno, where one can admire a majestic waterfall.
On the other hand, in the surroundings one will find many enjoyable leisure facilities, which will help you make the most of your holidays in Costa Adeje, such as water parks, aquariums, camel rides, playgrounds, bowling or paintball. In addition, it is an ideal place to practice water sports, such as scuba diving, sailing, water skiing or take boat trips.
The many popular festivities of Adeje are another noteworthy experience. One of the most anticipated is San Sebastián, celebrated on the 20th of January. On this day it is traditional to carry the products of the field and animals in front of the Saint to get his blessing. Other religious festivities are the feast of the Local Patron Saint the Holy Lady of St. Ursula and Incarnation, between the 23rd of September and the 2nd of October. During this period plenty of sporting, folkloric and religious events are held, such as the Descent of the Virgin.
Of course, this short list of events would be incomplete without Easter. Every Good Friday at midday a procession is held, which engages more than 300 amateur actors. In Grande de Adeje, all the way from the Church of Saint Ursula to Plaza de Cruz del Llano, every space is turned into a setting that represents what is believed to be the last moments of the life of Christ.