Destination guide

Come for the party, stay for the beaches

Playa de la Americas is a lively resort on Tenerife, the largest of Spain's Canary Islands, located off the northwestern coast of Africa. Known for its active nightlife, the heart of the city features late-night bars and clubs filled with music and dancing. But you can also book a Playa de la Americas vacation rental if you're seeking nothing more than rest and relaxation, as the area beaches beckon you to simply lounge about on their sandy shores. The surrounding mountains also serve as a peaceful respite from the fast-paced lifestyle of the resort.

Things to do

From flamenco to flumes, fun will find you

Leave the party scene behind and explore the city's cultural landscape at Arona Pyramid, a 1,600-seat auditorium that hosts traditional and modern flamenco dance performances throughout the year. For those that prefer the great outdoors, pay a visit to Central Park of Arona, a large green space with gardens and trails, or Golf las Americas, an 18-hole course right in the heart of the city. If you're staying at your Playa de la Americas vacation rental with kids, Siam Park is an area water park with slides, wave pools, and children's splashgrounds.

Activities

Soak up the sun, then dance through the night

The fresh waters of the Atlantic Ocean invite you to experience such water-based activities as windsurfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Some area beaches offer a more laid-back experience, featuring sunbeds, picnic facilities, and breakwaters that create calm waters for swimming. Back on land, you can treat yourself to a spa pampering session or a bike ride along the waterfront promenade. Take a stroll down Avenida las Americas, a thoroughfare lined with trendy shops, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and luxury hotels. Little ones can cool off in the open-air fountain that features a music and light show.

Weather

Picture perfect—sunny days that sweep the clouds away

Whether you book your Playa de la Americas vacation rental in the dead of winter or the peak of summer, your day at the beach will probably include sunshine and blue skies. Rainfall is rare but bring an umbrella for those December days, when things can get a little wet. Winters are mild with daytime highs in the low 70s and a sweater is enough to keep you warm on evenings that barely dip into the 50s. Keep your flip-flops handy for summer days when temps hit the mid-80s, and for spring and fall afternoons that reach the high 70s.

Natural features

Life's just a day at the (man-made) beach

There's nothing quite like the beaches of Playa de la Americas, as many are man-made creations featuring white sand imported from the Sahara. The region's natural beaches contain black sand made from local volcanic rocks. For an up-close encounter with wildlife, venture out into the Atlantic Ocean, where the waters are teeming with whales and dolphins. Back on land, the parks are dotted with native flora, including tamarind, macadamia, and palm trees, plus coastal shrubs. The city butts up against the modest Chayofita Mountain and it's just an hour's drive to Mount Teide, a 12,000-foot volcano with an open crater.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Playa de las Americas

The nearest airport is in Tenerife (TFS-Tenerife South), located 9.4 mi (15.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into La Gomera (GMZ), which is 29.4 mi (47.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Playa de la Américas?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,510 vacation rentals near Playa de la Américas. From 2,456 Condos/Apartments to 415 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Playa de la Américas are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Playa de la Américas?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Playa de la Américas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Tenerife: 7,050 vacation rentals
  • Costa Adeje: 3,934 vacation rentals
  • Tenerife South: 6,237 vacation rentals
  • Los Cristianos: 3,683 vacation rentals
  • Adeje: 4,117 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Playa de la Américas! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Playa de la Américas?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Playa de la Américas:

  • Costa Adeje: 3,934 rentals
  • Los Cristianos: 3,683 rentals
  • Adeje: 4,117 rentals
  • Arona: 4,045 rentals
  • Golf del Sur: 3,378 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Playa de la Américas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Playa de la Américas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Puerto Colon Marina: 4,605 rentals
  • Siam Park: 4,695 rentals
  • Cave of Santo Hermano Pedro: 4,222 rentals
  • Golf Costa Adeje: 4,943 rentals
  • Los Gigantes Marina: 3,971 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Playa de la Américas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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