The south-west of Tenerife is home to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Canary Islands: Adeje. With about 50,000 inhabitants it is the fourth biggest town on the island, which makes it an ideal place for a holiday with your family, loved ones and friends. Throughout the year Adeje enjoys a pleasant climate and offers spectacular beaches. Its coastline is perfect for a truly majestic getaway, and to make it happen there is nothing better than our six hotels in Costa Adeje.
Besides the beautiful Adeje beaches with warm, clear waters, this corner of the Island of Tenerife enjoys a climate which many refer to as the eternal spring. In fact, it has average annual temperatures of between 20°C and 30°C, making it a sure bet for a beach holiday.
In addition to this, the area boasts vast cultural heritage and, of course, magnificent landscapes that will leave you speechless. Hereunder is a short summary of some of the Adeje attractions which are worth a visit.
The beach is not the only attraction of Costa Adeje: there are lots of other notable architectural sights, such as the Casa Fuerte de Adeje (the Safe House of Adeje). Declared a Place of Cultural Interest, it was erected in the middle of the 16th century, and for more than four centuries this was the economic, political and social centre of the town. Although it was devastated by fire in 1902, its ruins remind us of the fortifications that defended the population from pirates, and also of the Pontes family, a local dynasty that turned Adeje into their dominion.
Right in front of there we can see the Church of St. Ursula, also declared a Place of Cultural Interest. This construction by Pedro de Ponte y Vergara (the first lord of Adeje) originates from an ancient chapel dating back to the first decades of the 16th century.
Another important historical site to visit is the old Franciscan convent of Our Lady of Guadalupe and San Pablo, which is another Place of Cultural Interest. Founded in 1679 on the initiative of the first Marquis of Adeje, Juan Bautista de Ponte Fonte y Pagés, it was closed off in 1835. This resulted in the disappearance of the Covent; the church, however, survived and is in good condition.
One more place of interest is the historical site of Caserío de Taucho (Taucho Chapel). Located at 1,000 m above sea level between the Barranco del Ye and the Barranco de la Fuente, this is one of the oldest settlements in western Tenerife, and has been documented since 1496. Also, there is the archaeological site of Morro Crueso with rock carvings from the time of the Guanches; the aboriginal Berber inhabitants of the Canary Islands.
On the other hand, one should also remember that Adeje has several areas that belong to the Canarian network of protected natural areas: the special natural reserve Barranco del Infierno, the natural monument of Caldera del Rey and the site of scientific interest La Caleta. Likewise, the area of Adeje also includes a part of Teide National Park, the Corona Forestal Natural Park, the protected landscape of Barranco de Erques, the protected landscape of Ifonche and the site of scientific interest – the cliffs of Isorana.
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.
Those who wish to visit Costa Adeje in total comfort are welcome to stay at any of the six hotels that the Iberostar Hotels & Resorts Group has in the area. These 4-and 5-star hotel complexes have all-inclusive accommodation facilities and will provide you with everything you need to make sure you make the most of your Costa Adeje holidays. In addition, two of these hotels are for adults only.
To make your trip to the south of Tenerife unforgettable we recommend that you check out our hotel deals in Adeje and book as soon as possible. From that moment on, our team of professionals will start working to make each and every one of your dreams come true. What more could you ask for?
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