Playa de las Américas is a real tourist haven. During the development boom of the 70’s and 80’s this resort mushroomed and is now filled with bars, shops and restaurants. You’ll find little in the way of customary Canarian lifestyle or culture here – in fact, you’re far more likely to find McDonalds than anything resembling local Tenerife.
Las Américas has some of the best beaches on the whole island, mostly man-made with imported sand and water breaks for safety. There’s a wealth of water and sea sports available should you tire of lying in the sun.
A short stroll around the centre will take you through numerous shopping centres and plazas filled with big name brands. Restaurants too cater for every pocket while bars and clubs are unapologetically aimed at the mostly UK audience. The resort is squarely catered to sun-worshippers and those looking for a great night out.
If that’s not your thing, don’t let it limit you. The resort has six world-class beaches, all of which have their own character and offer multiple sea and water sports activities. Day trips to Teide leave from the centre of town and pick-ups are possible from all major hotels. The ports of Puerto Colon and Los Cristianos also offer a plethora of sea sports – and it’s even possible to take a day trip to another island using the ferries which leave out of Los Cristianos.
Lazy or lively? It’s your call.