Holiday villas in Costa Adeje are in a fantastic spot for family getaways. This part of the island is blessed with a series of lovely of beaches, as well as two of Tenerife’s premier family attractions, Aqualand and Siam Park. The scenery is spellbinding and much of it is protected by natural parks. One way to get out and experience these landscapes is to make for the the local golf courses, which have beautiful coastal settings.
At a holiday apartment in Costa Adeje the ocean and its many beaches will never be far away, but for those who fancy a swim in peace and seclusion nearly every rental here has the advantage of a private pool and garden. Interiors are set up with the conveniences and comfort expected of a luxury family home—most feature home entertainment including DVD players and satellite TV, as well as internet access. To widen the search, take a look at our choice of holiday apartments in Callao Salvaje a little further up the coast.
-Beaches: This is the best place to be for beaches, with no fewer than five close by—Torviscas, Pinta, La Troya, del Duque and Fañabé. These are all perfectly laid out for tourism. For an active day it’s possible to choose from a range of watersports like windsurfing and waterskiing, and if relaxation is in order then they are all complemented by sunshades and sunbeds.
-Golf: The southern part of Tenerife has an abundance of courses, the closest of which is Golf Costa Adeje. This is an 18-hole course loved for its broad greens and complemented by practice facilities that include a driving range, pitching areas, putting greens and practice bunkers. Minutes along the coast are two alternatives at Golf del Sur and Amarilla Golf.
-Attractions: Justifying Costa Adeje’s reputation as a family destination is the presence of two of Tenerife’s top days out for kids. Siam Park is a Siamese-themed waterpark with extraordinary attention to detail, featuring the world’s longest lazy river, a wave pool with an artificial beach, a six-lane slide and much more. Aqualand is also close by and combines slides and flumes with wildlife shows and exhibits.
-Local history: Set on higher ground away from the coast is the old town of Adeje where colonial architecture overlaps with the island’s indigenous heritage. Well worth seeing here is the Casa Fuerte, a fort from the 1500s that was constructed to repel pirate attacks and for three centuries was at the very heart of the city.
-El Teide: This stratovolcano is set within a National Park and is visible from almost every part of the island. The peak sits at 3,718 metres high, making it the highest point in all of Spain. For some of the year the summit has a dusting of snow, so for those going to the top via the cable car it’s worth wrapping up. There are also trails to explore throughout the park, from which spectacular volcanic landscapes can be enjoyed all around.
No matter the time of year, conditions in Costa Adeje should be pleasantly warm. Tenerife is often referred to as the Island of Eternal Spring, and holidaying at a Costa Adeje apartment it will be easy to see why. As the island is on the same latitude as the Sahara Desert temperatures fluctuate little from season to season. From April to October daily highs climb to between 24 and 28?C. The period between November and March is only marginally cooler but still gets highs in the low-20s—this season coincides with a little more rain.
Costa Adeje holiday villas are handily located not far from Tenerife South Airport (TFS). For guests travelling to the island from the UK this is the main way in. The airport handles a host of routes from the UK throughout the year, generally via low-fares airlines. Costa Adeje is connected to the airport by the TF-1, and the 20-kilometre drive shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes. Public transport is also an option—there are direct buses (110 and 111) from the arrivals terminals to Costa Adeje with a journey time of about 30 minutes.