Tenerife – Las Americas
Without doubt, Playa de Las Americas and neighbouring Playa de Los Cristianos are Tenerife’s main tourist destinations. Located on the southwest of the island in the borough of Arona, Playa de las Americas is Tenerife’s playground.
Las Americas Beaches
Tenerife’s natural volcanic sand beaches are a silky, sparkling, black colour. Though rather beautiful, volcanic sand and a rocky coastline are not high on the list of many holidaymakers. Consequently in the late 1960’s work began to turn the beaches of Adeje and Arona into the glorious stretches of white and yellow sand you see today.
You will find great facilities at most beaches including Playa la Troya and Las Cuevitas including toilets, showers and a host of bars and restaurants on the promenade. The Arona council have ensured that the beaches along this coast line and the promenade and utilities alongside are all accessible to those with disabilities.
For those who like mixing a little action into their beach time, there are several diving centres in the area (including Europe’s only Bob-Diving Centre), you can rent pedalos and water scooters, go water-sking or parascending. On the other hand you might just rent a sunbed for the day and top up your tan. Don’t whatever you do forget to slap on the factor 25 the first day because it is hot, hot, hot!
Las Americas Activities
Another reason for the popularity of the area is that there is simply so much on offer here. From fantastic restaurants and bars, to theme and water parks, boat trips, golf and an endless list of other fun-in-the sun activities.
Eagle Park (Parque Las Aguilas) is only minutes from Las Americas. It is aother must-see, especially if you are on holiday in Tenerife with kids. 75,000sqm of jungle walkways and curving trails, an adventure course, animals, cafes and attractions. Of course the highlight of the day is the fabulous eagle show itself where enormous birds of prey swoop down over the heads of the seated audience.
Las Americas Nightlife
But don’t tire yourself out too much during the day. The nightlife in Las Americas is legendary. Again there is something for everybody. You could visit a different entertainment bar every night of your holiday and still not have scratched the surface of the singers, comedians and impersonators that are on offer here. Don’t worry about missing the big match while you are here either there are many sports bars and bars that cater for families.
Those that want to dance until dawn head off to Veronicas where the hottest DJ’s will blast you with the best music all night long. Drink measures in Tenerife are stiff so if you want to pace yourself try asking for an extra glass of mixer to top up that quarter bottle of vodka they just sloshed in your glass.
Las Americas Accommodation
Like everything else to do with Las Americas and Tenerife, there is a huge variety in accommodation – something for everyone. You can be pampered head to toe in a fabulous five star hotel or opt for the more independant option and book into a well serviced self catering apartment.
In all cases when you are booking on-line, compare prices and shop around for the best deals. Not all online booking sites are created equal. Read the small print to understand what security you have should the company you book with go into receivership and if necessary pay the little bit extra to insure you holiday can go ahead in any event or be refunded in full.