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Playa De Las Americas

Playa de las Americas Holidays

The party capital of Tenerife and indeed the Canary Islands, Playa de las Americas - often shortened to Las Americas - offers things to do for young and old, families and groups. From daytime and well into the night, there's always lots going on.

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Here you'll find families building sandcastles, friends dipping in and out of designer boutiques and more adventurous holidaymakers taking part in watersports. And that's not to mention any number of people lounging on one of the resort's many beaches.

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Daytime activities

If you're worn out from partying into the small hours, you can spend a leisurely day looking through the shopping rails of the Safari Shopping Centre's designer boutiques including Armani and Hugo Boss, or at a one of the many souvenir shops around town.

Boat trips are readily available, ranging from spending a day on a pirate ship to cruising on a catamaran, taking a submarine safari or floating out to see dolphins and whales. If you're feeling extra energetic you can go snorkelling, banana boat riding or try your hand at surfing.

Free buses leave every half an hour to Siam Park, a water park that provides lots of thrills for adrenaline junkies. Aqualand is the better choice for families — it has a kidzworld and a dolphinarium as well as some more adventurous flumes. A cheaper and dryer alternative for a day out is Monkey Park where you can get up close and personal with a variety of primates.

For a change of scenery and to enjoy some green space, look no further than the abundance of golf courses available around the Las Americas' neighbouring resorts. These well-kept courses provide the experience to drive a shot down the fairway beside views of the clear blue ocean and a snow-capped mountain.

The vast and beautiful Mount Teide is a stunning backdrop from across the island. Up close, the mountain and its surrounding national park are perfect for exploring. Scheduled buses leave Las Americas to take you to the base, where you can jump on a cable car, lifting you high above the clouds to gaze across the beautiful turquoise sea and take some breath-taking holiday snaps.

Brilliant beaches

The resorts of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos join together to form six quality beaches, with a succession of black or gold sand crescents. These resorts are home to plenty of quality beach-fronted hotels, where you can roll out on to the beach straight from your room.

The palm-lined El Camison beach is great for families as it has calm seas sheltered by breakwaters and good access for prams and mobility scooters. Troya beach is more lively and is packed with places to eat, drink and shop this beach is also a great spot to try watersports.

If you fancy the trek, you could head a little further up the coast to one of the area's quieter spots such as El Puertito beach, a small, rustic beach covered in black volcanic sand.

International cuisine

Whatever your taste buds are telling you, Las Americas promises to deliver. The resort offers a range of international cuisine including Italian, Chinese, American and Indian, as well as places to get some hearty English grub. And if you fancy staying in, some places will even deliver to your hotel.

The town's beachside resorts cater for Brits looking for something familiar too, with food such as pizza, steak and roast dinners on offer.

If you fancy trying some authentic Canarian food, further back from the seafront you can find delicious fresh seafood, stews and more unusual ingredients such as goat or rabbit. Wash your meal down with some stunning Canarian wine — Tenerife produces some quality red to accompany appetising meat and fish dishes.