Playa de las Americas Holiday Resort in Tenerife
About Playa de las Americas
Playa de las Américas is a tourist mecca built in the late 1960's. This is the place for Europeans to come and party.
With row upon row of British pubs, fish and chip shops, pizza parlours and other fast food outlets - this is a real home from home for those that prefers fast foods and want to spend their nights in the coolest hot spots and their days on the beach sleeping off the nights.
The resort area features bars, nightclubs, restaurants, attractions and beaches.
Where to Stay in Playa de las Americas
Playa de las Americas has literally hundreds of Apart hotels / Hotels to choose from so finding one to suit your needs will no be problem.
Beaches in Playa de las Americas
Most of the beaches in Playa de las Americas are man-made, due to the darkness of the native volcanic sand, sand is imported from Africa. The main beach Torviscas is a haven for holidaymakers throughout the year.
The facilities on the beaches are excellent, they have kiosks selling refreshing drinks, beer and ice-cream. On some beaches you can even find volleyball nets for the more energetic tourists.
Shopping in Playa de las Americas
There is a vast array of shops in Playa de las Americas and holidaymakers can indulge in duty-free delights in the numerous electrical stores and clothing shops. Shoppers should be aware that salesmen can be quite aggressive - bargain hard and remember that the shop next door probably sells the same stuff. The supermarkets offers most of the well-known brands, many imported to cater for the British tourists. Those in the mood for some haggling should go to the Torviscas Market (Thursday and Saturday from 10am); there are great bargains to be had and it's great for presents, but shoppers should get there early as it can get very crowded.
Nightlife in Playa de las Americas
Playa de las Americas is a center of nightlife in Tenerife. Nightlife is spread around the resort and includes the Veronicas strip, Starco Commercial Centre and the Patch. Several buildings have over 3 floors of bars and clubs in this area.
With more nightclubs than some British cities, Playa de las Americas is a honey pot for those looking for more of a nocturnal holiday. The area known as The Patch is the best place to start the evening. There is a fine choice of nightspots and most have a happy hour or two. The most popular are Rags and Linekers, dance bars which play a good mix of Pop, R&B and Dance music. Many of the bars have good live music, often with impersonators. Later in the evening the Veronicas complex and the Starco Commercial Centre are the places to head for, or avoid. The streets are packed with revellers until the early hours, particularly during the busy summer months; Tramps is the largest club and very popular. There are also two casinos at the resort.
Attrations in Playa de las Americas
Las Americas has entertainment for visitors and holidaymakers of all ages including tennis courts, amusement arcades, bowling, water parks, go-karting and all sorts of watersports which can be arranged from the beaches, from jet skiing and windsurfing to scuba diving and banana rides. Visitors can swim with dolphins at the Aqualand. There is an 18-hole golf course on the way to Los Cristianos and horse and camel riding can be arranged nearby. Boat trips leave regularly during which bottlenose dolphins and whales are often seen. Other popular excursions include a trip to the capital, Santa Cruz, and to the Mount Teide National Park.