Are you going to spend your holidays in Costa Adeje and are looking for things to do? Then you have come to the right place. If you are looking for ideas and things to do during your stay in Costa Adeje, let us tell you that Tenerife has a wealth of places to visit and activities to do to suit all tastes. The richness of the flora and fauna makes Tenerife also an interesting place for nature lovers.
In this article you will find things to do in Costa Adeje, places to visit, tourist attractions, good ideas and important information. Our intention is to help you to make your holiday in Costa Adeje more memorable, enjoyable, active and fun.
TOP 11 Things to do in Costa Adeje
Costa Adeje has a great diversity of activities to keep you entertained during your holiday.
Here is our list of things to do in or from Costa Adeje:
Visit the impressive Teide Volcano in the Teide National Park
One of Tenerife’s top must-see places is, of course, the famous Teide Vulcano. This 3718-metre high mountain is the highest, not only in the Canary Islands, but in the whole of Spain. Teide is surrounded by the Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It comprises a wide variety of landscapes, including the famous Lunar Landscape. Another reason to visit the Teide National Park is that some films were shot there, such as A Million Years Before Christ and Rage of the Titans.
Visit Teide with the half-day excursion to Teide. With this tour you will also have time to take the cable car to the top of the mountain (the cable car has to be paid for separately from the tour). With a bit of luck and a clear skyline, you will be able to see the seven Canary Islands from the top.
Get to know the authentic villages of Tenerife: Icod de los Vinos, Masca and Garachico
The Teide-Masca excursion is very popular and highly recommended, as it takes you to the most worthwhile places on Tenerife. Among them, besides Teide and Masca, are Icod de los Vinos, with its famous thousand-year-old dragon tree, and Garachico, the thriving trading port of the past, destroyed by the volcanic eruption.
Masca is a small, authentic village not to be missed. It will make you feel you are in another reality, observing the typical Canarian atmosphere, preserved through the centuries.
The most curious thing about the village of Masca is that legend has it that it was a refuge for pirates due to its isolated location. Get your camera ready, these spectacular views deserve to be posted on your Instagram!
Day trip to the neighbouring island with the Tour of La Gomera
If you want a bit of a change of scenery, take a guided day trip to La Gomera with pick-up in Costa Adeje, the island that can be seen on clear days across the sea from Costa Adeje. This island was even visited by Christopher Columbus. Its national park Garajonay is another example of a tropical laurel forest. Take advantage of our excursions from Tenerife to other islands to get to know all the goodness of the Canary Islands.
Costa Adeje is the perfect place for your favourite water sports activities.
Beach holidays are not enough for you? You can also practice water sports during your stay in Costa Adeje. Here you will find all kinds of water sports activities: Jetski, banana, parascending and much more. If you stay in Costa Adeje you will have all the following water sports at your disposal to do, you just have to choose the most suitable one for you.
Do you want to have a totally exceptional experience during your holiday in Costa Adeje? Then take a leap from the mountains and go Tandem Paragliding (with pick up in Costa Adeje). You will be supported by a qualified instructor. Soar through the air and get a bird’s eye view of the incredible south coast and mountains of Tenerife.
Refresh yourself and feel the adrenaline rush: jet skiing
Ride a jet ski in the sea of Tenerife and feel the speed, the coolness and the adrenaline at the same time. If you haven’t done it yet, give it a try!
We offer you a lot of fun. Do you want to do the best JetSki Safari? We offer you the JetSki Safari Los Gigantes, which doesn’t leave from Costa Adeje, but picks you up directly at your Hotel in Costa Adeje, you just have to decide how long you want to go and start enjoying the Adrenaline!
Stargazing on the Teide at night
A great romantic activity is the night excursion to the Teide. Due to the low light pollution, Tenerife is one of the best places for stargazing. Moreover, the Teide National Park has been recognised as a “Starlight Destination”, which is reason enough to do this fantastic activity with your partner.
Swimming and snorkelling in the fantastic bays with crystal clear waters
If you have never snorkelled before, we recommend our try dive. It is a perfect possibility to discover the underwater world of Tenerife in a safe way, guided by a qualified instructor. Our Try Dive is specially designed for inexperienced divers. Take a diving course in Costa Adeje and discover the amazing underwater world. Get your OFFICIAL PADI DIVE CERTIFICATE during your holiday with one of our PADI courses. Don’t worry if you don’t have any diving experience.
A very easy way to snorkel is to go on one of our boat tours. A good option would be the Abrazo catamaran or private boat charter. The boat usually already includes masks and snorkels and are available free of charge for your use.
Boat trips in Costa Adeje
You may be asking yourself, why go on a boat trip in Tenerife? Well, here are a few reasons, apart from relaxation and enjoying the ocean of course.
Other wonderful activities, included in the boat trips, are swimming and snorkelling. If you go on a boat trip, you will have the opportunity to stop in one of Tenerife’s more sheltered little bays, such as the bay of Masca or El Puertito. Snorkelling equipment is usually on board (check the description of the boat to see if it is included).
We have the best boat trips in Costa Adeje so don’t think twice and choose the date early, remember that places sell out quickly.
Whale and dolphin watching in their natural habitat
Costa Adeje is an ideal place to book a whale watching excursion in Tenerife. Whales and dolphins live permanently between the waters of Tenerife and La Gomera. Although more than 28 species of whales and dolphins have been sighted in Canarian waters, the most common species here are the bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales.
Visit them with our boat trips departing from Puerto Colón, located directly in Costa Adeje. The boat charter in Puerto Colon Tenerife is available for 2 hours, 3 hours or 4,5 hours. You also have different boat options, depending on your budget and preferences. In Tenerife we can offer you Luxury Yacht Charter, Catamarans, Motor Yachts, Sailing Yacht Charter in Tenerife and RIBs. All departing from Costa Adeje.
Boat trips to the Cliffs of Los Gigantes
Apart from whale watching, a boat trip can be a great option to visit the spectacular Los Gigantes Cliffs. These phenomenal volcanic rock formations are a huge vertical wall reaching heights of 600 metres at some points – pretty impressive, we have to admit! So be prepared to get goosebumps when you see this monumental miracle of nature. Visiting the cliffs of the giants by boat is wonderful and leaves beautiful memories that stay with you forever.
Private boat charter in Costa Adeje for more privacy and personalisation
You like the idea of a boat trip, but you would like to do it in a totally private way? The solution is to hire a yacht with skipper and make a private boat charter in Costa Adeje. You can go on a private whale watching excursion. The boat trip from Costa Adeje can keep the standard programme or can be designed by you according to what you are looking for in your holiday.
Embark on one of the boats or yachts on offer and sail away from the crowds and fuss to enjoy the peace and serenity in an intimate setting.
Yacht charter in Tenerife for parties and special events
By the way, skippered yacht charter is a great way to celebrate any kind of special event, such as a birthday, a marriage proposal, a stag or hen party. However, the special reason is not necessary – just do it with your friends or family and this fantastic day will be one of the warmest memories of your holiday in Tenerife. Remember that it is customary here to hire boats for birthday parties, because we have the best time at sea.
Stag and hen parties by boat are another of the most frequent requests we find on our website. Many tourists come from all over the world to celebrate their bachelor or bachelorette party in Tenerife. This is a way to have a lot of fun before taking the big step.
So don’t miss the opportunity to rent a boat for a private party and enjoy your life as it should be. Invite your friends and give them the best experience.
Yacht charter without skipper in Costa Adeje
We offer you small boats so you can drive yourself. Be the skipper for a day and show off your skippering skills to your friends. Our boats allow you to cruise the bay with complete freedom. This is ideal to share a moment alone with your partner or close friends. A valid driving license is required for this activity. We also have some boats for which no licence is required. To clarify your doubts, see the list at the end of the text where we present the details of each activity and the contact form to make the reservation.
Romantic getaway with Sunset Boat Charter in Costa Adeje
What could be more romantic than watching the colourful sunset with your partner while sipping a glass of sparkling wine? That could be a perfect moment to propose marriage or to celebrate a wedding anniversary.
Shared or private fishing trips
If you like fishing or just want to try it during your holiday in Costa Adeje, we recommend Happy Hooker’s shared or private fishing trips. The captain is experienced and knows all the best places to fish, so the chances of landing a fish are quite high.
Explore the stunning trails and hiking routes
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, don’t hesitate to explore some of Tenerife’s hiking trails. The best ones are the Masca Canyon trek or the Teide hike. Some hiking routes are really demanding, others only require comfortable shoes and a love for nature.
Quad Biking in Tenerife
For those who want to get to know Tenerife in an unusual way, we recommend Quad Biking from Costa Adeje with one of our Quad Safari activities. Explore some really spectacular areas of Tenerife, such as Los Gigantes and the Teide National Park. You will mainly drive off-road, so you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of Tenerife’s nature from a different angle.
Enjoy the sun and sea on the beaches of Costa Adeje
Don’t forget why you came to Costa Adeje: for its beautiful beaches. Lie on the warm sand and get the perfect tanned look at Playa Fañabé, Playa Troya, Playa del Bobo or Playa del Duque.
For snorkelling, consider visiting the lovely protected bay – El Puertito de Adeje (the bay of the turtles). These are, without a doubt, must-see places in Tenerife.
Facts about Costa Adeje, Tenerife
Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands that make up this archipelago. It is also the largest of all the islands and the most populated.
Costa Adeje is located on the south coast of Tenerife. Just 25 minutes by car from Reina Sofia South Airport is this beautiful holiday resort.
Due to its warm climate, the large number of attractions and activities, the amazing beaches for all types of beach lovers and the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Costa Adeje remains in a strong position on the list of favourite holiday destinations in Tenerife for many years.
Where to stay in Costa Adeje?
Costa Adeje offers a good choice of accommodation. There you will find many luxury hotels, such as the Hotel Bahía del Duque, which has been included in the gold list as “best resort in Spain” on several occasions, or the famous Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife. But it also has some budget hotels and flats that offer a good service.
What weather conditions to expect?
Most of the things we offer to do can be done all year round. No matter if you travel in summer or winter, Tenerife will always please you with warm temperatures due to its mild climate. That is why Tenerife earned the name of the “Island of Eternal Spring”.
Although the climate can vary from the south to the north of Tenerife, the warm winds from the Sahara keep the south of Tenerife warm and sunny. So if you stay in Costa Adeje, you don’t have to worry about rain or bad weather.
Assistance and transport
We offer some activities that are based in Costa Adeje directly. But remember that Tenerife also offers a huge diversity of natural and cultural attractions. The good thing is that it is easy to do it from Costa Adeje, as all bus excursions and day tours offer pick-up and drop-off (and return). Here are the main pick-up points for the excursions: Las Américas, San Eugenio, Fañabé, El Duque, Callao Salvaje, La Caleta and Playa Paraíso. So you don’t have to worry about how to get there.
All the activities mentioned above and many more are listed below for you to book with us. Choose the ones you like the most and include them in your list of things to do during your holidays in Tenerife.