Holiday villas in Adeje are in a crowd-pleasing spot for family getaways. This is down to the remarkable variety of things to see and do for visitors of all ages. For younger guests there are water parks and action-packed beaches, while grown-ups can make the most of a choice of golf courses, spas, nightspots and restaurants.
Modern and tastefully decorated, the majority of holiday apartments in Adeje can accommodate groups of four or more. The outdoor pools at most rentals here provide a quieter alternative to nearby beaches. Interiors offer plenty to keep everyone entertained, with internet access and satellite TV, while handy domestic facilities such as dishwashers and washer-dryers are also on hand.
-Beaches: In Adeje holidaymakers will have easy access to a huge choice of beaches, from the tourist hotspots at Playa de las Américas to quieter and more remote stretches of coastline. A fabulous local beach for families is El Duque, which is 700 metres in length and has the advantage of very calm surf, protected offshore by breakwaters.
-Family attractions: Adeje is home to Siam Park, one of the most exciting attractions in the Canary Islands. This waterpark is imaginatively modelled on Thai temples, and all of the amusements and rides are closely tied to the Siamese theme. Aqualand is another waterpark in the area, combined with a dolphinarium where there are regular shows and demonstrations.
-Activities: In this lively part of the island nobody will want for things to see and do. Golfers can take advantage of four local golf courses, including the two championship par-72s and Golf del Sur, where HomeAway also offers a range of holiday rentals. There are ocean wildlife experiences on offer too—a whale-watching cruise off the south coast of Tenerife would be unforgettable. Beneath the waves there’s also abundant wildlife, and there are numerous dive centres in the area accommodating both newcomers and certified divers.
-El Teide: Set within a large National Park, this massive volcano rises to 3,718 metres, making the summit the highest place in Spain. There’s a cable car serving a station not far short of the top, and the views from there are stunning. Another way to experience the park is to come here in the evenings for star-gazing sessions, made all the more special by the absence of light pollution on this part of the island.
-Day trips: Tenerife is an island with much to offer in every corner, so it pays to get in the car and see what’s around. The north coast has rich cultural wealth, boasting preserved old towns like Icod de los Vinos and La Orotava. La Laguna is essential—listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its beautiful renaissance layout. To see more of Tenerife’s natural beauty, make for the mountain ranges at Teno and Añaga, or the gorgeous rural expanses of the Orotava Valley.
Tenerife’s climate is one of the many things that makes it such an attractive holiday destination. Here there’s good weather throughout the year, understandable given the Canary Islands’ location not far from the west coast of Africa. Get to a Adeje holiday apartment in winter and daily temperatures will rise to the low-20s. Most days will be clear, with only occasional rainy spells. Summers bring almost constant warmth, with daily highs of between 24 and 28?C in the period from April to October.
Adeje holiday villa is in a handy setting when it comes to transport, with Tenerife South Airport (TFS) not far away. This is the airport that handles all of Tenerife’s flight traffic from the UK, and there’s no shortage of flights at any time of the year. In a car the journey to Adeje will take just over 15 minutes. For visitors using public transport the 111 bus runs at half-hour intervals and takes around 25 minutes to reach the Adeje area.