Playa De Las Americas Introduction
Playa de las Americas is on the south coast of Tenerife near the Reina Sofia airport. It is a purpose built resort and the largest on the island. It has spread out to include San Eugenio and Toviscas. A Playa de las Americas holiday offers year round sunshine, with a variety of sandy beaches and a vast range of water sports. The nightlife here is legendary and the variety of restaurants is seemingly endless. In addition there are numerous tourist attractions all designed to ensure a fun filled holiday in Playa de las Americas.
Why go to Playa De Las Americas
At Playa de las Americas you will find everything needed for enjoying days in the sun followed by vibrant evenings. Those looking for all-night entertainment will not be disappointed.
Who Is Playa De Las Americas Popular With
Playa de las Americas has widespread appeal as it caters for all ages. Families with young children love the beaches and the many child-centred attractions. Young night owls come for the sun by day followed by dusk to dawn dancing. Couples looking for a tranquil spot to end the day with find many relaxed restaurants especially in Toviscas.
When To Go To Playa De Las Americas
Play de las Americas is a year round holiday destination having pleasantly hot summers and warm winters. Although there is occasional rain there is no specific rainy season and showers are short.
Playa De Las Americas - The Place
Playa de las Americas, a purpose built resort, has many multi-storey hotels and apartments, providing good accommodation for the many British tourists who flock to its shores. The resort is built on the side of a hill so those with mobility problems need to choose their accommodation with care.
Playa de las Americas has six beaches of which three are natural black volcanic sand and the others are manmade using imported sand from the African desert. Although the beach shelves gently into the sea it must be remembered that this is the Atlantic Ocean and that there can be strong under currents. Water sports including jet skiing, wind surfing, banana boating, sailing and diving. Tenerife is one of the best places for deep sea fishing when huge blue marlin can be caught.
A mini train runs along the resort and there are also many free buses, including some to the nearby attractions.
Among the many attractions on the island is Siam Park, a recently opened themed water park with animals as well as water rides. The children’s jungle area is also very popular. Loro Park has many animals all living in enclosures that mimic their natural habitat. The penguins live, behind glass, on an Antarctic island in minus two degrees. There is also a breeding programme for endangered species including gorillas.
A cable car ride to the top of Mount Teide gives amazing views over the lunar landscape with the towns and ocean beyond.
Playa De Las Americas Nightlife
The popularity of Playa de las Americas with young party goers is reflected in the vast number of extremely lively bars, discos and nightclubs. The Patch is an area which has many bars with live music.
There are two casinos in Playa de las Americas for those who like a holiday flutter.
Couples looking for a more tranquil evening will find many fine restaurants in Toviscas.
One of the attractions of shopping in Tenerife is its tax free status. Perfume, alcohol, cigarettes, cameras and electronic goods are all considerably cheaper than at home. Playa de las Americas has a huge number of shops including boutiques and designer outlets. There is a market in Toviscas on Thursdays and Saturdays where you can haggle over your holiday gifts and mementoes.
Playa De Las Americas Eating
Playa de las Americas has such diversity of menu in its multitude of bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants that they must surely have something to satisfy the most pernickety of taste buds. From English pub meals to tapas bars; from fish and chips to Chinese; from Indian to traditional Canarian; the dining rooms in Playa de las Americas have something for everyone.