Top attractions in Adeje
Best things to do in Adeje
With luxury hotels, gorgeous beaches, and some of Tenerife's best restaurants and entertainment, Adeje has established itself as one of the Canary Islands' most attractive holiday destinations. Here's what else to do when you're not soaking up the sunshine!
1. Loro Parque
"Parrot Park" boasts the world's largest collection of the birds, but also the longest shark tunnel on Earth, and Europe's largest dolphin show pool and indoor penguin exhibition!
2. Siam Park
Europe's most spectacular waterpark offers more than just thrilling rides and slides. Its restaurants, floating market, and sea lion exhibit complete a great family day out!
3. Teide National Park
Tenerife's volcanic landscape is just a short journey from its best beaches! Follow the scenic hiking trails to Mount Teide – the world's third-largest volcano!
4. Mount Teide Teleférico
At 3,718 meters, the island's highest point is quite a sight. But Volcan El Teide's real highlight is the cable car that takes visitors up to the best vantage points.
5. Masca Walk
Visit the hidden village of Masca then tour its dramatic scenery. The surrounding gorge stretches right down to its beautiful beach – the perfect place to rest your feet!
6. Dolphin and whale watching
Sightseeing in Tenerife isn't complete without spying pilot whales and dolphins off its sunny coastline! Don't miss out – sail with an expert guide or even see them by submarine!
The crystal clear waters of Costa Adeje make it a haven for all types of water activities, from scuba diving and snorkelling to surfing and fishing.
Planning Your Visit
Where is it?
Adeje (or Costa Adeje) is a coastal town in southwestern Tenerife – the largest of the Canary Islands.
Though small, Tenerife has two airports to handle its turnover of tourists. Adeje is just 17 km from Tenerife South Airport (formerly known as Sur Reina Sofia Airport). Don't worry if you're flying to Tenerife North Airport instead – the drive south only takes an hour!
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- Best time to visit
- Tenerife is great for a visit year-round, but high season is considered November through March, and temperatures get pretty high from May to July, so plan according to what matters to you most!
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What people are saying about Adeje
We started our activity on a Friday morning in March. It was a beautiful sunny morning, however we did not know until last moment if the weather would permit ascending the peak. In the end we did it and it was great. After driving on mount Teide for approximatively 1 hour through pine trees and black lava, we finally arrived at the cable car at 2200 m altitude. There we waited our turn and climbed the remaining distance until the hiking spot by cable car. It should be noted that enhanced sanitary measures are in place at the cable car: only limited number of people can be in the cable car and after each group the cable car worker cleans / désinfects all the windows. Steffi is a great guide providing explanations about the geology, flora and fauna of the mountain. She is a nature and hike lover and she shares that with the people around. The hike itself is moderately difficult, it can be intense if you go fast but if you take it slow is quite easy and short.
Great trip! It was run very efficiently, everything was on time; Teide NP is gorgeous and well worth visiting! Going up the mountain was very special, I did not have the permit to climb to the very top (if you want to do it - make sure you get the permit upfront). However, I loved walking through the other trails and enjoying the scenery - amazing. There are good bathrooms and a nice cafe at the cable car station. The transport and the guide were great as well.
Activity just as planned, we enjoyed it! The captain was super-kind, ready to answer any question concerning the sea and the animals, and never intrusing. Also, I found him very respectful of his ocean in managing the sailing boat and his way to getting close to whales and dolphins. I highly recommend this experience, also because of the restricted number of passengers allowed on the boat, which makes it a bit more private and personalized.
The ambiance on the ship was calm quiet and relaxed. It fitted well with the small boat and few passengers. The boat made a difference to crowded catamarans also cruising the area. The guide was very knowledgeable and easy going. The guide didn't participate in sailing, he was a well mannered host. Animals were abundant.
Very well organised experience. Steffi is very friendly and with high knowledge about Teide and the island. We definitely are very happy that we did this tour and we highly recommend it!