Famous for its lively nightlife and palm tree-lined beaches, Playa de las Americas is a Canary Islands playground filled with cosmopolitan entertainment and outdoor fun. Playa de las Americas embraces a non-stop lifestyle with its 24-hour clubs, picturesque golf courses, surf clothing stores and five main beaches.
Things to do in Playa de las Américas
Those looking to combine the daytime fun of the beach with all-night parties in clubs and bars should head to Playa de las Americas Beach. Here you can relax on a golden beach with azure water and calm swimming, before turning it up a notch at renowned nightclubs, including Club Mystique Tenerife, which serves up live DJs and cocktails.
There are more fine dining and late-night drinking to be found along Calle Mexico, a bustling main strip with cafes, restaurants and cocktail bars. Check out SAX Rock Bar for a cold beer and live tunes, grab a coffee at Cafe Amsterdam and enjoy alfresco dining overlooking the water at Aberdeen Steak House.
Head over to the historic landmark of Fuente Playa de las Vistas to find another popular beach with alluring water and soft sand. The area has now been transformed into a shopping and entertainment strip with ocean-facing restaurants and bars. The outdoor shopping mall is lined with souvenir shops and beach fashion stores interspersed with international restaurants, such as the Lebanese-inspired Restaurante Habibi.
Take a break from the crowds by trekking up the picturesque Guaza Mountain, which offers panoramic views of the Canary Islands from its peak. You can also tee off at the 18-hole Golf Las Américas or kick back in the Central Park of Arona, which features playgrounds, picnic areas and native plants.
Getting around Playa de las Américas
Most travellers reach Playa de las America by flying into Tenerife South Airport and driving 15 minutes to the town centre. You can catch buses, hire a car or hail taxis to get around.