Experience the legendary nightlife of the Canary Islands in Playa de las Américas, a bustling coastal hub of shops, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, live music venues, and golden sandy beaches. Located on Tenerife, the largest island in this Spanish archipelago, Playa de las Américas is a place to swim, sunbathe, jet-ski, whale-watch, and dance every night until dawn. You'll enjoy it even more in the comfort of your very own vacation rental!
Constructed in the 1960s as a beach resort aimed towards visitors of the beautiful and diverse landscapes of the Canary Islands, Playa de las Américas sits directly between Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje on the southwestern shores of Tenerife. Known for its warm waters, favorable climate, and imported sand from Africa, the city is also just 14 miles west of El Médano and 48 miles southwest of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the island's capital city.
Daily life in Playa de las Américas revolves around the beach, as visitors spend their days swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, playing on jet-skis, and joining charter boat excursions. More than 25 species of whales frequent the waters off of Tenerife's southwestern coast, creating fascinating opportunities to view wildlife. The palm-studded Golf las Américas also offers 18 holes in a naturally sloped amphitheater with ravines, lakes, and gorgeous views.
Playa de las Américas doesn't truly come alive until night, though, when visitors from Europe and beyond take part in the city's famous 24-hour festivities. Most of the action centers around Verónicas, a half-mile stretch of restaurants, shops, cabaret bars, clubs, music venues, and bright neon lights, so you can still escape to the quiet and privacy of your vacation home when it's time for lights out.
Looking to get out of the hustle and bustle for the day? No trip to the island of Tenerife is complete without visiting Mt. Teide, the 12,198-foot peak in the center of the island that is protected by Teide National Park. Located 27 miles north, the world's third-most voluminous volcano last erupted in 1798 and is best explored through the park's trail system.
In search of golden sand? Visit the tranquil and child-friendly Playa de las Vistas in neighboring Los Cristianos, or drive east to El Médano, which is known for its half-mile beach and ideal windsurfing conditions. Just don't neglect the beautiful northwestern corner of the island, where you'll find beautiful cliffs and plentiful wildlife at Teno Rural Park.
Come and experience the sunshine and endless entertainment of Tenerife - our Playa de las Américas vacation rentals will give you the fun-filled vacation you've been waiting for!
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