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Adeje, Tenerife

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Adeje, Tenerife

Adeje, located in Tenerife, one of the largest islands of the Canary Island archipelago has been described as heaven on earth. The natural beauty of Adeje is almost beyond words. White sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise water are surrounded by rugged volcanic terrain. The town is charming, with many small delicious restaurants where you can kick back and relax from a long day of relaxing at the beach.

Costa Adeje in the South of Tenerife

 

Not many people are familiar with the Guanche population of Tenerife. The Guanches are the indigenous peoples of the Island. Before being settled by Europeans, Tenerife had a complex indigenous political system. The Island wes divided in several kingdoms that were ruled by the Tinerfe or king who resided in Adeje. It is a place of great historical importance to the Island and the local Guanche population.

If you are looking for something more than just relaxing in the sun you can visit the quaint nearby town of La Caleta. La Caleta is a charming tiny fishing village with great little places to enjoy a beer and a bite to eat. If you are up for a trek, El Barranco del Infierno (Hells Gorge) is a beautiful green valley, and one of the only places on the island where you can find naturally running water. You can also visit the ruins of La Casa Fuerte (Strong House), an interesting historical site and an important monument on the island. Adeje is also home to Siam Park, which is supposed to be the biggest water park in all of Europe. Adeje has a little something for everybody.

The local gastronomy is also superb. Adeje has several excellent little restaurants, that specialize in, of course delicious fresh seafood. Two of the top restaurants in the area are Masia del Mar in the aforementioned La Caleta and Meson Castellano. Meson Castellano, as the name would indicate, specializes in mainland Castilian cuisine and not in seafood as you would expect. The food is excellent and the restaurant features an impressive wine cellar, which will take your meal to the next level.

Costa Adeje is located 56 minutes from santa Cruz de Tenerife