Isle of Tenerife

Vacation in Adeje

Adeje - Where it all began!

Adeje - centre of the Costa Adeje region

A few kilometres inland in southwest Tenerife, Adeje, was the first settlement established by the Spanish invaders of the island - simply because it had the best water supply.

Nearby is the fantastically-named Barranco del Infierno (Hell's Ravine).

Adeje has numerous cafés and restaurants with plenty of shade under spreading laurel trees to encourage visitors to stay a little longer.

Nearer the coast, Costa Adeje, still part of the municipality of Adeje, and incorporates the major tourist centre of Playa de las Américas.

Worth seeing in Adeje

Fortress Casa Fuerte
This fortress once served to provide protection against attacks by Arab raiders. A fire in the 19th Century rendered the fortress a ruin.

Things to do in Adeje

Golf course
Two excellent golf courses, each affording breathtaking views, provide a suitable test for both the experienced player and beginners.

Barranco del Infierno (Hell's Ravine)
A visit to this deep gorge with its steeply sided walls and waterfall should not be missed.

Eating in Adeje

Restaurant Otelo
Handy for a meal either before or after visiting Hell's Ravine, this restaurant offers wonderful panoramic views.