A holiday here is all about the Bs: boutique shops, brilliant day trips and blue-flag beaches. Once an idyllic fishing village, it was only a matter of time before tourists flocked to Costa Adeja to soak up its golden shores and crystal blue waters. Thanks to its high-end hotels, world-class restaurants, and designer shopping scene, Costa Adeja is the island’s most upscale resort.
Hugging the southwest coastline, the area feels tropical and exotic, flanked by palm trees and backed by mountain peaks soaring through the sky. With such phenomenal scenery, a villa holiday here looks like it belongs on a post card.
Costa Adeje cradles the foothills of the Teide Volcano, creating beautifully diverse beaches, perfect for those wanting to explore craggy rock caves or simply sunbathe on soft sand beaches. You’re guaranteed to fall in love the moment you step on its sublime sandy shores, with each of Costa Adeje’s beaches being Blue Flag-rated. The dark volcanic strip at Playa Fañabe is a stark contrast to the golden sands of Playa del Duque, both with a strew of sun loungers for catching some rays. Their shallow and calm waters are perfect for young children or toe-dippers, or if you’re feeling adventurous, try some water sports or snorkelling.
If you want a break from the beach, the promenade and town centre are buzzing with life and glitz, filled with shopping centres, bowling alleys and cinemas. The gastronomy landscape is vibrant and varied, with cuisine options ranging from fine dining Italian, classical British pub grub and delicious budget tapas. There’s also a heavy seafood influence, with traditional restaurants serving up fresh catches of the day or the speciality Galician octopus. Once the sun sets, Costa Adeje’s becomes brighter at night with its lines of bars and pubs, with plenty of live music shows to dance the night away.
Costa Adeje definitely has its fun side, with the island’s biggest and best waterpark, Siam Park, just a striking distance away, where you’ll find all sorts of crazy slides and rides for all ages. It is easy to take an epic day trip to the scenic Teide National Park, where you’ll be in awe of the transition from pine tree forests to moon-like craters. There’s a tough five-hour trek to the summit, but an easily accessible cable car to reach the highest viewing point as well.