Apparently the Beckhams are big fans of Costa Adeje, on Tenerife’s south coast. It’s hardly surprising, what with the luxury villas, 5-star hotels, designer shopping and waterfront restaurants. And the place has even got its own waterfall. It’s all about laid-back sophistication here – though the party bars and clubs of Playa de las Americas are just a stone’s throw away should you want them.
A beach double act
There are 2 Blue Flag beaches to choose from in Costa Adeje. The dark volcanic strip at Playa Fañabe contrasts nicely with Playa del Duque, whose golden sands are imported straight from the Sahara. Both have plenty of sunloungers, lots of watersports and a great choice of bars and kiosks on the promenade which stretches all along the coast.
Costa Adeje doesn’t do big clubs like neighbour Playa de las Americas, but there’s plenty here in the way of good food and quality entertainment. If you like cosy waterfront restaurants, live music and great cabaret, the resort has them in spades. And as it’s a very family-focused place, children are welcome pretty much everywhere.
Close to Los Cristianos
It’s just a 10-minute drive to Los Cristianos, one of Tenerife’s oldest and best-known resorts. It’s a great place for relaxing over a coffee at one of the pavement cafés, or there are boat trips out to see whales and dolphins. It’s a bit of a 2-resort deal here, as lively Playa de las Americas is just a walk away along the cliffs.