An abundance of beaches
Holidays to Playa De Las Americas reward you with an overload of six quality beaches. They vary in style too with some sporting the black volcanic sands which are a trademark of Tenerife and some display golden sands which have been imported from the Sahara desert, reminding you that you're enjoying the same weather and climate as North Africa.
Water sports are enjoyed off the coast of many beaches with activities such as jet skiing, wind surfing, scuba diving, banana boat rides and even plain old surfing. Boat trips also leave regularly where you can often see dolphins and whales swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.
Great days out
Inland there is just as much to see and do. Free buses leave every half an hour to Siam Park; a water park suitable for families but with pure white-knuckle rides thrown in to challenge the nerve of any water park veteran. A cheaper and dryer alternative for a day out is Monkey Park where families can get up close and personal with a variety of primates.
For a change of scenery and to enjoy some greenery look no further than the abundance of golf courses available around the Las Americas' neighbouring resorts. The courses provides the unique experience to drive a shot down the fairway surrounded by clear blue ocean on one side and a dormant volcano on the other, offering exceptional views of the Tenerife landscape.
Raising the bar in terms of exceptional views is an excursion to the top of Mount Teide. This gargantuan mountain offers a look at the Canary Islands for miles around. Scheduled busses leave Las Americas to take you to the base where you can jump on a cable car, taking you 7,730ft up into the air giving you a panoramic look at the scenery below.
Tenerife’s best nightspot
The Las Americas nightlife is the envy of the whole Canary Islands and is ideal for the 18-30 year olds who want to enjoy long and crazy nights which turn into quiet bleary eyed mornings.
With so many options, it's hard to get stuck in a routine on a Las Americas night out. Spanish, international and British pubs and bars are dotted around to provide you with plenty of pre-drinking options. Starco's host a number of those lively bars including a Lineker's where people tend to visit earlier in the night before drifting to the Veronicas Strip later on. World class DJs often perform at nightclubs on the Strip so look out for the next big name to attend when you're there.
Shops and restaurants
Shopping options are available throughout with souvenir and convenience shops while the Safari Shopping centre offers dozens of designer options including Armani, Hugo Boss and Zara.
Food variety is no problem either with British and Irish pubs available in abundance. These pubs and many others also show sports from back home. Chinese buffets, Steakhouses and Spanish cuisine are just some of the options available for those in search of a more international flavour.
A 20-25 minute car journey from the airport lands you at one of Tenerife's most popular resorts. There are dozens of options for hotels here with varying packages, price and clientele. No hotel is ever more than a 20 minute walk to the beach and even shorter to a good bar or restaurant.
Tourists from neighbouring resorts flock to take advantage of the luxuries you'll have on your doorstep in Las Americas.
Best time of year to visit
The party never stops in Tenerife and neither does the great weather. The summer highs average out at 28C and the winter enjoys highs of 22C ensuring you'll never have to bring a coat with you on your night out.
The summer months will be busiest and families do visit Las Americas so keep an eye on school half terms because price and visitor numbers will increase during this time.
If you're looking for the busiest time to join in with the constantly bouncing nightlife, the weeks just before and after university and college term time will be a good indicator of when to fly out.
Location of Playa De Las Americas
Average monthly temperature (°C) for Playa De Las Americas