Despite its relatively short coastline, Costa Adeje boasts 11 beaches ranging from large tourist bays with black or golden sand and multiple shops and amenities to tiny secluded coves. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s even a nudist beach.
Playa de Ajabo: This beach of black sand and pebbles lies next to the resort of Callao Salvaje and features sun loungers with buzzers so you can order food and drinks from the nearby restaurant.
Playa Blanca: This secluded, pale sand beach is the best place to head if you want to escape the crowds. Accessed via a rough coastal pathway between La Caleta and Playa Paraiso, it is also the only nudist beach in the area. Note, there are no facilities on this beach so you’ll need to take your own food and drinks.
Playa del Bobo: This small curved beach is in a protected bay which helps to keep the sea calm. A few restaurants line the back edge of the beach. Sun loungers and pedalos are available for hire.
Playa del Duque: The beach at Del Duque is one of the more exclusive in the area and is cut off from the main resort area by a large rocky outcrop that juts out to the sea, lending an even more exclusive feel. The beach is surrounded by some of the island’s more expensive, luxurious hotels and restaurants. Due to its location, facilities on this imported white sand beach tend to be more expensive than others in the area. Sun loungers available for hire.
Playa de la Enramada: This beach of rock and sand lies between the main resort areas and the small fishing village of La Caleta. It is much quieter than other beaches in the area and feels much less touristy. Multiple options for food and drinks are available in nearby La Caleta.
Playa Fanabe: The beach at Fanabe is perfect for sun-worshippers and adventure-seekers alike. The long, pale beach is ideal for swimming and is protected by man-made breakwaters. Rows of bars and restaurants line the back edge of the beach to give multiple options for a break from the sun. In addition, multiple water activities are also available including rides on a banana boat or parascending.
Playa las Galgas: The beach at las Galgas lies in a tranquil cove, surrounded by rocks, separate to the main Costa Adeje resort areas. Sun loungers are available but, other than that, facilities are sparse.
Playa de la Pinta: Located next to the marina at Puerto Colón, this small, attractive, pale sand beach is almost completely protected from the sea by the marina and a man-made breakwater. This makes it perfect for even the youngest family members and there’s even some inflatable climbing apparatus located in the calm bay – great for keeping the kids amused. The beach is lined by numerous bars, restaurants and cafes. The nearby marina also gives options for a plethora of sea sports and boat trips.
Playa del Puertito: A day at the beach at Puertito is like traveling back to a time before the mass development of the island. The beach is located in a pretty, unspoiled bay on the Costa Adeje coastline. Jet skis are replaced by fishing boats in the small bay and there’s little in the way of facilities apart from a small traditional restaurant.
Playa de Torviscas: The beach at Torviscas is located next to Playa Fañabe and is more like an extension than an actual separate beach. However, it’s also commonly a bit quieter than Fañabe, so tends to be much more tranquil
Playe de Troya: Actually two beaches, Troya I and Troya II, bordering Las Americas. Due to their location, there are a good number of bars and restaurants in the area.