First Published: February 16, 2023 | Last Updated: February 20, 2023 | Author: Jan Daniel

day trips in costa adeje

Information for Tourists about Costa Adeje, the complete tourist guide

Costa Adeje is one of the most important tourist centres in Tenerife, famous for its beaches, different leisure options and good climate. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Costa Adeje is the perfect place to practice water sports, sunbathe and enjoy the sea and the beach. This part of Tenerife has a modern hotel offer and many shopping centres. There are many shops of international brands where glamour and good taste are in evidence.

This town is located in the south of Tenerife, in the region with the best beaches on the island and even in the Canary archipelago. It has everything you need for a dream holiday. Find out what you can do in Costa Adeje below.

Enjoying a day in the sun on its lush beaches

Costa Adeje has 25 kilometres of coastline full of fantastic coves and beaches. Most of which are connected with a promenade that leads to different shops and restaurants.

Some with dark sand with lots of coves and some with golden sand, the beaches of Costa Adeje are enchanting. Here are some of the most popular and not to be missed during your holiday.

Troya Beach

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It is divided into Troya Beach I and II, being the oldest beaches in the tourist centre of Costa Adeje. It is characterised by its dark sand and a variety of services for a great day out. The promenade connects with many shops and restaurants for the comfort of the visitors. There is also a tourist office for advice on all that Costa Adeje has to offer.

Fañabé Beach

Playa de Fañabe

It is a beach of golden sand, calm waters and multiple water sports. It is ideal for the whole family due to the serenity of its waters. It offers all the necessary services for bathers as well as many beach bars and access to restaurants, bars and shops. It has a convenient promenade which in turn offers beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Torviscas Beach

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Located next to Fañabé Beach. It has all the facilities for bathers and is therefore very popular. It is a beach of dark sand and calm waters, perfect for children. It is located next to the urban complex with many restaurants and shops.

Duque Beach

Playa del Duque Costa Adeje Hotel El Duque

A radiant white sandy beach with crystal clear waters in an exclusive location in Costa Adeje. Enjoy the sea in a distinguished atmosphere. Playa del Duque is surrounded by commercial premises with top quality services.

Puerto Colon

Puerto Colon, the main harbour in Costa Adeje to do a Boat Trip

This is a large marina with a beach of the same name. It offers the possibility of practising water sports and from here various boats leave for a ride on the ocean. At the yacht club you can enjoy captivating sunsets and beautiful views of the beach. The promenade of Puerto Colon gives you access to different hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs to have a good time.

The beach at Puerto Colon is fantastic, with a pleasant atmosphere and views of the mountains. It offers all the services for swimmers such as sunbeds, lifeguards, restaurants and cafes.

Whale and dolphin watching in their natural habitat

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Whale and dolphin watching is one of Costa Adeje’s most popular activities. Different boats set sail from the harbour of Puerto Colon to the areas where the whales and dolphins swim freely. You can embark on a catamaran or a luxury yacht to see cetaceans. Once you are there you can see, hear and take pictures of them. Some excursions include the possibility of swimming in the sea and snorkelling.

Visit the Water Parks

Here you will find incredible options for a great time with the whole family. Enjoy giant slides and fun-filled water rides.

Siam Park

Siam Park, Water Park in Tenerife South

This is a great park to visit with the whole family. It is designed with a Thai theme and offers great attractions for all tastes. It offers rivers and man-made beaches to relax and forget your worries. The slides at Siam Park are extreme and thrilling, reach incredible speeds as you feel the adrenaline pumping to the limit.


It offers different options for fun. It has incredible aquatic attractions to enjoy the most with the family. It also has one of the most popular dolphinariums in Tenerife with dolphin shows every day.

Practise water sports

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Costa Adeje has a great coastline perfect for enjoying the sun and the waves. Here you can feel the adrenaline and enjoy the wind in your face. Share with your friends on the amazing jet skis to ride freely around the bay. You can also go FlyBoarding, water skiing and parasailing. Beneath the surface of the sea you’ll find a world full of colour and marine life, snorkel and dive to the bottom of the sea and share with the creatures that live in the depths. If you don’t want to go that far down, put on a snorkel mask to swim close to the turtles and colourful fish.

Visit the Giant’s Cliffs

Tenerife Boat Trip to Los Gigantes

Although they are not exactly in Costa Adeje, they are visited by most of the tourists who come here. They are only 2 kilometres away and you can visit them on a boat trip on the ocean.


Tandem Paragliding in Tenerife South

Enjoy a pleasant flight over the south coast of Tenerife. In Costa Adeje you can find different paragliding schools that offer you the possibility to jump in the company of an expert guide. The flight is stable and allows you to admire the magnificence of the mountains on this side of the island.

Play Golf

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But it’s not all beach and water sports in Costa Adeje. Here you will find some golf courses to enjoy your passion for golf with beautiful views of the ocean and the stunning Mount Teide.

Accommodation and dining options in Costa Adeje

Being a modern and very important tourist centre, it has an extensive hotel offer of superior quality. Tenerife’s most luxurious hotel chains are in Costa Adeje to provide you with first class service. Here you will find some of the most modern hotels in Europe, built less than two decades ago.

When it comes to food you will find excellent restaurants both inland and on the coast. Enjoy delicious meat, fish and seafood in local and international dishes. By the beach you can enjoy good food in a variety of restaurants, some with swimming pools and entertainment areas. The shopping centres offer a wide range of different prices and many offers for leisure, restaurants and shops.

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Costa Adeje has everything you want for a holiday, lush beaches, boat trips, water parks and excellent leisure, relaxation and accommodation options. Enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Tenerife’s most luxurious and exclusive resort.


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