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Adeje combines its charm as a little country enclave, full of trails and fascinating natural landscapes, with a range of top notch 4 and 5 star hotels. Theme parks, beaches and leisure options such as whale and dolphin watching make it an all-encompassing holiday resort.

The municipality of Adeje is located in the south-west of the Island and covers a surface area of 105.94 km2 (40.9 sq miles), making it Tenerife’s sixth largest municipality. It is here that some of the Island’s most ancient geological materials have been found, and the erosive force of the wind has carved such impressive sculptures as the Roque del Conde rock formation or the summit of Pico de Abinque. Also worthy of mention is the Barranco del Infierno (Hell’s Ravine), which has been designated a Special Nature Reserve, as well as the phreatomagmatic crater of Caldera del Rey. More than 45% of the municipality’s land is covered by protected nature areas.

Moreover, the town of Villa de Adeje is steeped in history, dating back to before the Spanish conquest. As proof of the historic legacy it has built up over the years, its historic quarter is home to significant architectural monuments such as Casa Fuerte and the Church of Santa Úrsula.

In recent years, the municipality’s coastal area has undergone considerable development. Known as Costa Adeje, it boasts a top quality hotel industry and plenty of leisure, nature, relaxation and sports options (with special mention to be made of its golf course).

Source: WebTenerife