Dreaming of a Tan in Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Oh how I long for another holiday abroad, back in 2015 I went abroad for the first time ever to Playas De La Americas in Tenerife but it had to be possibly the worst holiday ever. I caught the flu on the day of travelling and ended up spending the first couple of days in bed seriously ill. Total disaster of a holiday and it upsets me, one of the things I’ve said to James is we have to go back to Tenerife one year and explore the island fully which we obviously never managed to do last time.


Top of my list of places to go is Costa Adeje in Tenerife, something about the place excites me. Now I have children the nightlife side of things no longer interests me and I tend to go for a more relaxing holiday than a party one. Thats exactly what Costa Adeje is all about however it can come alive with nightlife. Just a short taxi journey away from Playas De La Americas which is considered to be the party capital of Tenerife, Costa Adeje looks more to be a calm and chill environment. I’m desperate to head back to the island and will be booking my holiday through Holiday Gems (click here for more details).

So I thought I would share with you the reasons why we all need to visit Costa Adeje!

Sun All Year Round – Whether you turn up in the summer or Christmas day you are guaranteed a tan. We headed to the island in October and temperatures reached 28c most days, we did encounter a couple of rainy days but luckily for us these happened on the days I spent in bed ill. The air didn’t feel sticky and was a breeze to try and sleep in. Tenerife is the perfect destination if you fancy a bit of winter sun.

Siam Park – This deserves its own reason. Such an amazing water park! We managed to squeeze a visit here while we were in Tenerife and honestly its amazing. With a selection of slides for family to ones for those adrenaline junkies out there, there’s something for everyone. We started with the Lazy River and there was a surprise at the end which you might of seen a video of circling around social media. If you love a thrill like I do then I highly recommend the Tower of Power, got my blood pumping like crazy! There is a selection of restaurants for a quick bite to eat and a couple of shops to grab some souvenirs. Siam Park is located in Playas De La Americas however there is a bus service which runs from several locations across the island. 

Aqualand Water Park – A smaller water park however equally as great. Located in Costa Adeje there is so much to do here, from adrenaline rides to family fun, there’s also a KidzWorld as well which is perfect for the adults to relax in while their kids have the time of their lives. One of the main attractions here is the Dolphinarium which runs shows at 3.30pm every day. During this live show you get to see a lovely performance from the bottlenose dolphins and if you visit the Dolphin Planet you get to learn more about the history of these beautiful creatures along with their habitat, characteristics and physiology. Definitely worth a visit.

Hard Rock Cafe Tenerife

Water Sports – There are so many different types of watersports available to do on the beaches in Costa Adeje including jet skiing, banana boating and flyboarding. We wanted to give all these things a try while we were in Tenerife however again the flu wiped me out and we never got the chance so this is top of our list of things to do when we visit the island again. If you book a couple of activities together you can usually grab yourself a discount which is always a huge bonus.

Shopping – There’s a range of shopping centres and boutiques which you can explore and grab yourself a couple of treats while you’re at it. With a whole range of different types of shops from high end to standard high street there’s something for everyone. Most items on the island is VAT free so when visiting it would be a great time to stock up on your favourite perfumes or alcohol. One of the things I found out when I was on holiday is most of the shops are open until late, about 8pm/9pm which is great if you fancy joining in their siesta!

The Scenery – The beaches, mountains and the volcano, the scenery is absolutely stunning. With crystal clear waters and beautiful golden sand the beaches are a must to visit and there are plenty to choose from. One thing to do when visiting is definitely take a trip up Mount Teide, the highest point of the island coming in at 3718 metres above sea level. You can take a guided tour or you can hitch a ride on a bike and ride down! 

Tenerife Mountains

Will you be heading to Tenerife in 2018? I sure will … hopefully!

Until next time,

Heather xox

Costa Adeje


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