Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Located on the south coast of Tenerife, Playa de las Americas is a hot spot for sophisticated nightlife and late night clubs, beach babes and families. It has activities and amenities galore, catering to all ages and budgets.

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Playa de las Americas

For a warm climate all year round this is a very popular cosmopolitan beach resort for families, couples and groups alike looking for cheap holidays.

Playa de las Americas, once a somewhat tacky resort, is studded with designer shopping centres, vibrant beaches and stylish bars and good quality restaurants. Golf, wildlife parks and water parks are all just minutes away. It is ideally located only 17.5km from Reina Sofia airport, taxi transfer is approximately 15 mins, coach transfer 35-90mins.

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Playa de las Americas Hotels (?)

Vistasur Apartments Photograph of Vistasur Apartments
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The Vistamar Apartments are located in the well-known shopping area Milla de Oro, right by the Las Vistas beach. Perfect for a couple looking for a relaxing holiday in sunny Tenerife. ...

4.7 / 5 from 68 reviews

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The Mar Ola Park Apartments offer a good selection of on-site facilities combined with a relaxed atmosphere. Ideal for those that like to be close to the beach and resort centre....

4.7 / 5 from 32 reviews

Coral California - Adults Only Photograph of Coral California - Adults Only
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The Adults Only Coral California is located in the centre of Playa de Las Americas in a peaceful garden area. The apartments are an ideal place for those who wish to spend their holidays within easy r...

4.4 / 5 from 12 reviews

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Las Madrigueras Hotel is a small hotel and is located on the 18 hole Las Americas Golf Course in Playa de las Americas. The hotel offers services of the highest standard and guests have direct access...

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Coral Ocean View is an adult only property with roof-top chill out terraces overlooking the ocean. The studios and apartments have modern interiors and there is a buffet restaurant and pool-side bar o...

4.3 / 5 from 7 reviews

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This quality hotel is best suited for guests who have a discerning taste, but still want to be close to the centre of this bustling resort. Ideal for families, couples and business users. ## Please ...

5 / 5 from 26 reviews

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Marola Portosin is a basic apartment complex with a good location, close to the centre of Playa de las Americas and the beach. This is a great pick for a Self Catering family or couples’ beach holid...

4.7 / 5 from 22 reviews

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Located just off the sheltered bay of Playa Del Camison, this hotel offers stylish accommodation, top-class food and chic relaxation areas with Balinese beds and hammocks. A perfect place for a relaxi...

5 / 5 from 13 reviews

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Comfortable accommodation in a peaceful yet central location, this complex will appeal to anyone looking for a property with lots of facilities and easy access to the beach and local amenities....

4.2 / 5 from 10 reviews

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This hotel offers a wide range of activities and facilities. Ideal for the whole family wanting a relaxing, yet fun filled holiday....

4.3 / 5 from 20 reviews

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The PlayaFlor Chill Out Resort is a unique resort offering a laid back atmosphere for over 18 year olds only. This gay friendly adults only boutique complex is situated right in the centre of Playa d...

4.1 / 5 from 7 reviews

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The Park Club Europe Hotel is located in Playa de las Americas and is just a 5 minute walk from the resort centre and the beach. The hotel is set in the middle of a big tropical garden and looks like...

4.5 / 5 from 16 reviews

Playa de las Americas Reviews

Holiday Date:28th Oct 2017
Accommodation:Las Floritas Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Love Las Americas. Always loads to see and do. We go every year.

Holiday Date:23rd Sep 2017
Accommodation:Las Piramides Apartments
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Loved it.

Holiday Date:22nd Sep 2017
Accommodation:Ole Tropical Tenerife Hotel
Room:Basic Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Was okay, drinks really cheap in bars, the strip was a bit mad.

Holiday Date:20th Sep 2017
Accommodation:La Siesta Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

This was my fourth visit to Playa de las Americas and I found something new each time I have been there. In general the resort is clean and well maintained, with something for everyone.

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Please note: the comments above are the subjective opinions of customers and not of Ltd


Playa las Vistas is set back in a curved bay with wide golden sands. The waters are calm and protected by two large breakwaters which almost encircle the entire beach. This is a spacious beach with loungers and shades for hire and plenty going on, with volleyball courts on the sand and terrace bars and restaurants right behind you.

Continuing around the bay is the exclusive chill-out beach complete with cabanas, belonging to the Mexican themed Europe Villa Cortes Hotel followed by a long, narrow stretch of sand backed by gardens, bars, fast foods and entertainments. On the northern edge of the resort, there are the two adjoining beaches of Troya 1 and Troya 2, which are protected by breakwaters.

Things to Do

Watersports are almost unlimited and include jet skis, banana boats and fly fish, sailing, kite boarding, scuba diving, parascending, water skiing and wakeboarding.
Other popular activities include Go-karting, golf and horse riding. Quad bikes and push bike hire is also a great way to get about and jeep safaris are an excellent way to get off the beaten track and see a different side to Tenerife.

Walk along the long promenade; in one direction you can walk through all the resorts of the Costa Adeje including San Eugenio, Torviscas, Fanabe and El Duque, alongside the beaches and around the Puerto Colon marina, all the way to La Caleta. In the opposite direction you can walk around Los Cristianos harbour and along the promenade into the protected natural park of Montana de Guaza.

Take a bus into the Teide National Park and take the cable car to the summit of Mount Teide. This is the highest peak in Spain and naturally affords spectacular views.

Take a boat trip. Playa de las Americas has the Puerto Colon Marina at one end of the resort and the Los Cristianos harbour at the other. Between the two you can choose from dolphin and whale watching trips, leisure cruises, big game fishing trips, diving trips, ferries to neighbouring Canary islands or even hire your own yacht.

Out and About

Playa de las Americas is a well established resort that really does have something for everyone. From international fast food chains to world class restaurants, pole dancing bars to stylish terrace bars, beach shops to designer boutiques.

Late night revelry can mainly be found in the Starco complex, Veronicas or the Patch, but general evening entertainment such as live music, tribute bands, karaoke and sports bars can be found throughout the resort. For an appealing setting by the fountains, the Safari Centre offers some excellent restaurants, chic shops and stylish bars.

Nearby Attractions

All within 10 minutes of the resort centre, there are water parks, wildlife parks and a golf course.

Siam Water Park is always popular with all ages. It has slides for adrenalin seekers as well as play areas for children, a wave pool, Thai beach and Mai Thai lazy river all set in immaculate Thai themed landscaping. Aqualand also has slides for all ages as well as popular daily dolphin shows.

Golf las Americas dominates the back of the resort and its 18 hole championship course features lakes, streams and mountain scenery. There is also a driving range, chipping green, putting green, pro golf shop and clubhouse.

Monkey Park is always a hit with the children and is packed with friendly playful monkeys. Jungle Park which is a wildlife zoo with big cats, primates, a bird of prey show and an adventure park with a toboggan run and assault course.

Bargain hunters should head to Torviscas Market. Held every Saturday it's one of the biggest markets on the island with a mass of stalls selling everything from clothes and jewellery to souvenirs and crafts.

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