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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.


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 in[edit]

By bus[edit]

  • 1 Costa Adeje Bus Station (Estación Costa Adeje). The hub for the surrounding resorts and for the whole southern part of the island. It has a ticket office for help regarding tickets and connections.

From Tenerife South Airport[dead link] buses 343[dead link], 450[dead link], 111[dead link] and 40[dead link] run to and from Costa Adeje.

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

By car[edit]

The island motorway TF-1 comes from Santa Cruz, about 70 km away. It continues north towards the Teno mountains and Santiago del Teide.

Get around[edit]

By road train[edit]

Tourist train

By bus[edit]


Check Tenerife#By bus for general information on bus connections between Adeje, Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. All buses go from or to the Costa Adeje Bus Station, see the Titsa website[dead link] for the current connections.

On foot[edit]

Everything is of course also walkable if you bring enough time. Costa Adeje to Los Cristianos can be a nice stroll during the day.


Playa Del Duque and Cafe del Duque
  • 1 El Duque Castle, Plaza Playa del Duque, 10, 38660.


You will find most of the popular water sports and activities here, including parasailing and paragliding. There are many diving opportunities on Tenerife, and a few companies are based in Costa Adeje, transporting their customers to the right spot in the time around the coast and the island.

Most hiking is free around the island, even though Masca gorge and the summit of El Teide require a permit to do so. However, there are almost endless other opportunities around, e.g. around Los Gigantes. But you can of course just head into the hills behind Costa Adeje like Monumento Natural de la Caldera del Rey or Vento near Arona.

  • 1 La Caleta National Park. 24/7. Coastal park with barren lava rocks and sparse vegetation, perfect for a climb. Free.
  • 2 Hell's Gorge (Barranco del Infierno), +34 922 780 078. A commercialised hiking opportunity that can barely compete with its free rivals around the island. It is a ravine hiking trail leading to a waterfall. Though, the water levels can be disappointing. Hiking shoes can be rented for €4. Adults €11. Barranco del Infierno (Q489443) on Wikidata Barranco del Infierno (Tenerife) on Wikipedia
  • 3 Golf Costa Adeje, +34 922 71 00 00.
  • 4 [formerly dead link] Cinema (Centro Comercial & Ocio Gran Sur), Calle Lisboa, 2, 38660.
  • 5 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. However, check the ratings so you know what to expect, there are high times when you wouldn't want to go. Adult €38. Siam Park (Q1843206) on Wikidata Siam Park (Tenerife) on Wikipedia
  • 6 Aqualand Costa Adeje (Free shuttle buses daily from Los Cristianos and Las Américas, Tu W Th from El Médano and Los Gigantes, and Th from Puerto Cruz). Daily 10:00–17:00. Dolphinarium, water attractions. Adults €24.50. Aqualand Costa Adeje (Q96252002) on Wikidata
  • 7 Roque del Conde. One of the most prominent mountains on the south coast. A few hours hike from the nearby Arona or Vento (meaning wind) villages, it goes through a relatively big canyon of Barranco del Rey and at top provides great views to all sides (unless mist builds up). Roque del Conde (Q6112102) on Wikidata


Promenade, Playa del Duque
  • 8 Playa de Fanabe.
  • 9 Plage de Caleta.
  • 10 Playa del Duque.


Centro Comercial Plaza del Duque



  • 1 True Flavours, Urbanizacion Americas, 42.
  • 2 Bar Carlos, C. Guatemala.
  • 3 Тайга Taiga, Av. de España, 25.
  • 4 Loch Ness Restaurant, C. Londres, Local 26.
  • 5 Cheers Salud Na Zdorovie, Calle París, 6 Centro comercial Litoral Playa de.
  • 6 Restaurante El Puerto, Urbanizacion San Eugenio, 26.



  • 12 Almar Tenerife, Kristal center, C. Gran Bretaña, 10, C.C.


You will not get tired of finding new locations to have a cold beer or soothing coffee.


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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