Discover Adeje

The municipality of Adeje is located in the southwest of Tenerife and is sheltered from the trade winds coming from the north, meaning that it boasts a virtually-all-year-round exceptionally weather: warm and sunny.

Surrounding its many and varied beaches, an infrastructure of luxury hotesl make the most of the excellent weather and natural resources and these currently offer all sorts of activities: golf, hiking, scuba diving, whale-watching, and so forth. Leisure options are complete with many shopping centres, concert halls, art galleries, congress and conference centres; these all add up to a widely diverse tourism in Adeje, where everything and anything needed for a fantastic getaway can be found.

Cultural Heritage
Consistently relevant in the course of Tenerife’s history, the municipality is home to an extended architectural legacy; namely in the capital town, Adeje, where some religious structures dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries still stand tall – Convento de San Francisco and Iglesia de Santa Úrsula are worth a special mention -. No less interesting is a tour around the small villages and hamlets in the middle-mountain region. Visit Tijoco and Taucho for a peek into traditional architecture. Small fishing towns lining the seaside are a big tourist and culinary appeal too; the dining scene here is varied and full of flavour.

The seaside
Amongst the most widely-known and better-equipped beaches range Playa del Duque, Playa Fañabé and Playa de Torviscas. But there are also small and utterly charming coves offering peace and quiet, such as Playa de Diego Hernández, accessible via a seaside walking trail. When visiting this beach, it is recommended to check the high and low tide times, at high tide, the water can reach all the way up to the rocks, making it difficult to exit the area.

The landscapes
One of Adeje’s most valuable offerings are its natural landscapes. Located on one of the oldest mountain masses in the Island, second only to Anaga and Teno, Adeje has a terrain where majestic rock formations such as Abinque or El Conde alternate with deep ravines and moderate slopes. Such an intense erosion process has given rise to the occurrence of a slightly downhill coastal strip of nearly 3km in width in which, thanks to the wealth in water springs and the mild weather, it has been possible for agricultural activities to flourish, primarily aimed at exports of bananas, tomatoes, and tropical fruits. An ensemble that makes for a beautiful, unmissable landscape.

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