Tenerife

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The South of Tenerife - Playa de las Américas

The south of Tenerife, with over 300 days of sunshine a year and an ample range of accommodation and leisure activities, is well known for its excellent beaches, with all the necessary services, and its unbeatable conditions for indulging in all sorts of open air sports and activities.

From the coastal town of El Medano, in Granadilla de Abona, to the westernmost tip of the borough of Guía de Isora, the possibilities are endless.

Windsurfing, surfing and kite surfing, sailing, diving, sports fishing and sailing among whales and dolphins are just some of the options for enjoying the waters of the Atlantic that bathe this area of the island. The alternatives for playing golf in the south of Tenerife are many and varied, with five excellent courses and an average year-round temperature of 24 degrees centigrade; it is perfect for playing golf at any time of year. Climbing and hiking are also a good way of discovering the south of Tenerife.

Los Cristianos, the popular Playa de Las Americas and Costa Adeje are all in this leading holiday area, where you can find excellent hotels that are also ideal for a family holiday. There has been a constant growth in the health and beauty amenities of these hotels in recent years, and it is easy to find professional spa centres where you can spoil yourself with seaweed or volcanic soil treatment, thalassotherapy and massages.

Shopping and night spots for all ages and tastes complete the tourist options for the south of Tenerife.

Adeje

This municipality is located on the southwest of Tenerife. Recently, the coast known as Costa Adeje has undergone a major development of its hotel infrastructure, which is of an extremely high quality and where the tourist facilities have endowed the area with everything it needs to ensure that it retains its great beauty. Under its administration lie some of the island´s main tourist resorts, such as San Eugenio, Fañabé, Playa del Duque and part of the very popular Playa de Las Américas.

An average annual temperature of 23 degrees centigrade and full day- and night-time leisure facilities add to the appeal of this southern zone. The area has a surprising wealth of marine fauna, with one of the world´s most important colonies of cetaceans. Pilot whales, dolphins and other species of marine mammals can be seen off its shores, providing a natural spectacle that can be viewed from the numerous boats that offer excursions to observe them swimming in their natural habitat.

Two championship level golf courses complete the range of leisure activities on offer in the area.

Arona

Arona is one of the most important tourist areas in the island. It has three coastal zones and an interesting and wonderful rural nucleus: Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos, Costa del Silencio / Las Galletas and Rural Arona make up an ideal municipal for those looking for a wide variety of attractions.

Playa de las Americas is a dream place for sun and sea all year round, where you can spend a peaceful day on the beach or enjoy a diverse range of water sports or other land based leisure activities.

Los Crisitanos is a coastal fishing village, which has conserved its original characteristics. From Los Crisitanos port, there are numerous maritime conections to neighbouring islands. The port is home to the largest mural in the world, which features in the Book of Guiness Records measuring 4800 square metres, depicting the theme of the protection of whales with the slogan ?Los Cristianos ? Port of Nature?.

Costa del Silencio invites you to get to know its peaceful corners, inlets, beautiful seabed of Punta de Rasca, a nature reserve for whales, a real treaure that scuba divers must experience and also Malpais de Rasca, which is a protected natural area. Las Galletas is a small fishing village that has maintained its customs and fishing traditions.
Venturing inland within the municipal of Arona, you will find a rural area of huge interest, Rural Arona, where there are a series of important and interesting footpaths and ideal scenery and landscape to take part in outdoor sports.
In Arona there is a superb and diverse choice of sports, with two golf courses, 8 football pitches (two of which are grass), an Olympic size swimming pool, an athletic track and multi sport zone.