Holidays to Playa de las Americas on Tenerife are the definition of a good time. It's brimming with beaches, family-friendly attractions and cracking nightclubs.

Tenerife’s top dog

You’ll find Playa de las Americas in the sunniest part of Tenerife. It’s nabbed a spot on the south-western tip, which means it’s bang on for some winter sun. That’s not all it’s good for, either. This place deals in lots-of-laughs breaks, thanks to its mob of beaches, a jam-packed strip and a giant waterpark.

Fun and games

This place is all about having a good time. It’s got a shedload of clubs and bars, including some cocktail lounges and a Hard Rock Cafe down the swanky Golden Mile. And its nightlife isn’t the only thing that’s more Vegas than the Canary Islands. It’s also got the themed hotels, the glossy malls and the all-you-can-eat buffets – not to mention a fountain show set to music. If that wasn’t enough, it’s home to slide-filled Siam Park, too.

Laidback life

Playa de las Americas has a bigger-than-average quota of sandy stretches. There are a couple in town, but you’ll need to knock on less chatty neighbours, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje, for the rest. Plus, if you’re a watersports nut, you’re in luck. There’s everything from jet-skiing and banana boats to flyboarding. And the green of Teide National Park creeps right up behind the resort, so you can easily pop off for the day to get a closer look at the famous Mount Teide.

At a Glance

  • Pick a patch on lengthy Playa de las Vistas
  • Watch the fountain show from a bar along the Golden Mile
  • Let your hair down in the clubs on Veronica’s Strip