Coastal tourist resort area of Santa Cruz de Tenerife Province in Spain
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Costa Adeje is a resort town north of Los Cristianos. The name derives from the nearby town inland Adeje. It is roughly 2 km north of Playa de las Américas and 5 km north-west of Los Cristianos.

Aerial photo of Adeje


Development of Costa Adeje began in the late 1960s on the southwest coast of Tenerife. The city borders on the tourist stronghold of Playa de las Américas to the south. In Costa Adeje there are predominantly 4 and 5 star hotels that have a well-groomed appearance and can satisfy more demanding tourists. These come from all over Europe: menus in restaurants are often printed in 10 different languages.

It had a permanent population of about 20,000 people in 2018.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

The closest airport, Tenerife South, is just under 30 km away and easily accessible via the TF-1.

By busEdit

Costa Adeje is accessible by bus from Tenerife South Airport using the bus routes 343, 450, 111 and 40.

From the island's capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the North Airport, take line 110.

By carEdit

The island motorway TF-1 comes from Santa Cruz, about 70 km away. It ends (for the time being) immediately north of Costa Adeje, and continues to Guía de Isora on its continuation, the TF-82.

Get aroundEdit

Tourist train
  • TITSA (public bus). South Tenerife is served by the following bus routes 040, 111, 343, 416, 417, 418, 420, 424, 447, 448, 450, 467, 471, 473, 477 and 483.


Playa Del Duque and Cafe del Duque
  • 1 El Duque Castle, Plaza Playa del Duque, 10, 38660.
  • 2 La Caleta National Park. 24/7. Coastal park with barren lava rocks and sparse vegetation, perfect for a climb. Free.


Hiking through Hell's Gorge requires advance booking.
  • 1 Hell's Gorge (Barranco del Infierno), +34 922 780 078. 08:30-16:00. A ravine and popular hiking trail leading to the highest waterfall of Tenerife. Daily visitor counts are capped and reservations must be made in advance, with only 300 visitors allowed in the gorge daily. Proper footwear for hiking on a stony surface are a must, shoes can be rented for €4. Tickets are valid only on a specific day at a specific time and only when shown with a form of ID. They may be purchased with a credit card or via Paypal. The area is very important archaeologically, as there are dozens of caves in which Guanche artifacts such as engravings have been found. The largest collection of Guanche mummies and utensils were found here and placed in the Museum of Nature and Archeology of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Adults €8.50, children €4.25.    
  • Parasail, Puerto Colón, Calle colón s/n, +34 638531863, .
  • Tandem Paragliding, Av. de las Gaviotas, 38670, +34 666 97 10 19.
  • 2 Golf Costa Adeje, +34 922 71 00 00.
  • 3 [formerly dead link] Cinema (Centro Comercial & Ocio Gran Sur), Calle Lisboa, 2, 38660.
  • 4 Siam Park, Av. Siam, s/n, 38660. Daily 10:00-17:00 or 18:00. One of the largest amusement parks with water attractions in Europe. It belongs to the same company as Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz. There are free shuttle buses from Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos and Las Américas. Adult €38.
  • Aqualand Costa Adeje. Dolphinarium, water attractions. Free shuttle buses daily from Los Cristianos and Las Américas, Tu W Th from El Médano and Los Gigantes, and Th from Puerto Cruz. Open: daily 10:00-17:00. Admission: for adults €24.50.
  • Diving: There are some diving opportunities on the coast. The following are represented on the Costa Adeje:


Promenade, Playa del Duque
  • 5 Playa de Fanabe.
  • 6 Plage de Caleta.
  • 7 Playa del Duque.


Centro Comercial Plaza del Duque



  • La Fuente del Mirador, Centro Comercial el Mirador.


Adeje has the highest concentration of four and five star hotels in the world, but you can still find some variety of hotels to suit different budgets.




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