Located on Tenerife’s south coast, Playa de las Americas has grown significantly since the arrival of mass-tourism to the island in the 1960s. Today it is a truly modern, purpose-built resort and is generally considered the liveliest in Tenerife.
The resort attracts holidaymakers searching for great weather, beaches, entertainment, shops and nightlife. It also boasts a vast public park which is home to several squares and playgrounds, as well as an impressive collection of tropical and Canarian plants. However, it is the nightlife that is unquestionably Playa de las Americas’ stand-out feature. The activity is spread around the resort, but without doubt the most popular area for nocturnal fun is the famous Veronicas strip.
Most visitors to Playa de las Americas will fly into Tenerife South Airport, which is around 25km away, and connects to a vast number of European cities.
The most efficient way of travelling from the airport to Playa de las Americas is by making use of the fast and reliable public bus service that transports passengers to resorts across the island. Alternatively, there are taxi ranks and hire car firms located at the airport.
Much like across the rest of the island, Playa de las Americas is a fantastic all-year-round destination, with average temperature rarely dropping below 60C and more often rising above 80C.
As an added bonus, refreshing sea breezes offer relief from the heat and ensures little humidity, whilst rainfall during the summer months is highly infrequent.
Summer is a busy time for Playa de las Americas, though winter also draws large numbers of visitors searching for sunshine. Evenings can get chilly in winter, so be sure to pack accordingly.
Golf las Americas is an 18-hole golf course in the centre of the resort, boasting an attractive setting with views out to sea.
Aqualand Costa Adeje is a superb waterpark that is within easy reach of Playa de las Americas.
One of the best restaurants in the resort, and indeed on the entire island, is Los Roques, which boasts a coveted Michelin star.
Nightlife in Playa de las Americs is also good for families, with many of the larger hotels offering in-house entertainment, and many of the bars and restaurants in the resort are also child-friendly.
For the more adventorous, a hike up 428m Montana Gauza represents a significant challenge, with sweeping views of southern Tenerife offered as a reward at the summit.