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

Things to do in Playa de las Americas

Information about Playa de las Américas, a complete guide

In the south of Tenerife is Playa de las Américas, a perfect holiday resort. It offers a wide variety of services, excellent hotels, good gastronomy and beautiful natural spaces. It also has a pleasant climate that allows you to enjoy the sea and the sun all year round. Enjoy its fantastic beach of the same name that awaits you with its golden sands and crystal clear waters.

This town is also famous for its lively atmosphere, especially at night. You will find different leisure and entertainment options to have a good time without having to go elsewhere. In this article we present you all that Playa de las Américas has to offer to enjoy your holidays.

where is Playa de las Américas located?

On the sunny island of Tenerife, specifically between the municipalities of Adeje and Arona, is Playa de Las Americas. It is located next to Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos. Close to the coast you will find plenty of parking places, so it is very easy to leave your car and go and enjoy the beach. There are also many bus stops close to the beach that connect it to the rest of the island.

The beach of Las Americas

Information about Playa de las Américas, a complete guide

The beach of Las Américas is made up of four artificial beaches separated by dikes (Tierra Negra, El Bobo, Las Américas and Troya) that have nothing to envy to the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean. They were built with sand brought from the Sahara to recreate the beauty of the golden sand beaches. The largest beach of the complex is Playa de Troya, while Las Americas is the most popular.

This 1 kilometre long beach has been awarded the Blue Flag, which means that it has all the services for the comfort of bathers. It offers sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, lifeguards and lifeguards. As well as easy access to different restaurants, cafés and bars.

Water sports

Parascending in Tenerife South

In Playa de las Américas you can go parascending, jet skiing, water skiing, surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and other activities.

Experienced divers will find the coasts of the south of Tenerife a paradise for swimming. But if you have never done it before, here you will find different diving schools that will guide you for your first time. If you don’t want to go into the depths of the sea, you will also have the opportunity to go snorkelling. Enjoy the underwater life and the incredible biodiversity of Tenerife’s seabed.

diving in tenerife south

See cetaceans in their natural environment

Dolphins jumping in Tenerife South

The waters off the south coast of Tenerife serve as a sanctuary for various marine species. It is not uncommon to see dolphins, whales and other cetaceans swimming freely in the bay. All you have to do is hire a whale and dolphin watching boat, take your camera and wait for the mammals to appear in the water to enjoy their charm.


playa de las americas nightlife

The nightlife is one of the town’s main attractions. Parties go on all night long and sometimes into the early hours of the morning. If you feel like partying, you should visit Las Verónicas, an area full of nightclubs, bars, shops and restaurants with a festive spirit and night-time opening hours.

Teide National Park Excursions

Private Excursion to Teide (2)

If you are staying in Playa de las Americas you should not miss the opportunity to enjoy the volcanic landscape surrounding Mount Teide. If you climb to the summit you will have the whole island at your feet and, weather permitting, you will be able to see the neighbouring islands. Climb via the footpath or the cable car, which will take you to the top in just a few minutes.

Siam Park

Siam Park, Water Park in Tenerife South

Siam Park is an incredible theme park just 5 minutes from Playa de las Americas. It is a must for tourists staying in the south of Tenerife. It has a Thai theme and is considered one of the best theme parks in the world. Within its facilities you will find various water attractions for all ages. It has giant slides and extreme attractions for the bravest.

Play Golf

golf playing tenerife

Golf enthusiasts can continue to enjoy this sport without leaving Playa de las Américas. Here you will find a wonderful 18-hole course with beautiful views of the ocean. Make a perfect swing over green fields with the mountains in the background.

Accommodation and restaurants in Playa de las Americas

Playa del Duque Costa Adeje Hotel El Duque

Playa de las Americas has a large number of hotels and flats with all amenities. There are also many restaurants, bars and terraces where you can share an ice cream or a delicious cocktail.

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The restaurants along the coast offer delicious island food with authentic flavours. Delight your palate with fresh fish from the Atlantic, traditional potatoes with mojo or the famous Tenerife cheeses. You will find as many places as there are tastes. Choose from Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, English, German, Irish, French, Italian and, of course, Canarian food. You can also eat in the “Guachinches” with local food at good prices. Whatever you are looking for, you will find it.

Come with your family to Playa de las Américas for an unforgettable experience. Enjoy its fantastic beaches and summer atmosphere. Prepare your luggage to come to one of the most complete tourist centres on the island. Practice various water sports, taste good Canarian food and enjoy long nights of fun.