Playa de las Américas is the most well-known tourist centre in Tenerife. It is situated in the south of the island, next to Los Cristianos. The beaches of Tenerife are normally made of black sand due to the volcanic origins of the island. However, the beach in Playa de las Américas has been built with white sand from the Sahara desert in nearby Africa, making it stunning for holidaymakers here.
Playa de las Américas is very popular with younger tourists, as it is renowned for its 24 hours festivities and its hedonistic appeal. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing stay, then it may be recommendable to stay in nearby Los Cristianos and travel to Playa de las Américas before returning to the calm of your chosen retreat.
One of the main daytime attractions here is whale and dolphin spotting, for which it’s very easy to organise a trip out to sea on a catamaran. There are also an extensive range of other activities, from aquatic sports to theme parks, an 18-hole golf course to casinos and shows; and a vibrant night life with open air discos and clubs. Restaurants in Playa de las Américas make full use of delicious seafood freshly caught from the Atlantic.
When to go to Playa de las Américas
Weather is one of the main benefits to a trip to Tenerife. Playa de las Américas is sunny all year round, making it an ideal holiday destination for the cold winter months in Europe. It almost never rains, and Tenerife has earned a reputation as one of the world’s best year-round holiday hotspots.
Getting to and around Playa de las Américas
Tenerife South Airport is the closest by motorway. There are also busses from here to other nearby towns. The seaside walkway allows easy access any time of the day, and is perfect for those in wheelchairs or renting a bicycle for a beautiful beach-front ride, offering stunning vistas of neighbouring La Gomera.
Accommodation in Playa de las Américas
Aside from the myriad of hotels dotted around town, there are a good number of holiday villas available for private rental. Staying in one of these villas will allow more peace and quiet, as you don’t have to worry about the volume of other hotel residents late at night. Renting an apartment or villa also offers the flexibility to cook in your very own kitchen or lounge nest to your very own pool.