As a result of its unique location, situated in the south-east of the island of Tenerife, Costa Adeje enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sunlight and more than 300 days of sun a year.
With average temperatures of 27ºC in summer and 23ºC in winter, with the trade winds acting as a natural fan maintaining constant levels, Adeje is the preferred holiday destination in Europe.
In addition Adeje also boasts a fantastic mix of micro-climates given that by simply travelling a few kilometres visitors can leave the coast to climb 1,700 metres up the mountains, but don’t worry, a jacket is generally all you need to enjoy the higher altitude.
In Adeje we are blessed with 20km of coast line, with 17 beaches – black sand, white sand or pebbles.
To sunbathe or enjoy a range of water sports? That’s the only decision you need to take. We have beaches with the right to fly the Blue Flag, something only beaches that meet a set of EU standards in terms of the cleanliness of the water and beaches, as well as the quality of services, can fly. Furthermore many of our beaches are accessible to those with mobility challenges.
Adeje has many years of experience in tourism. The borough has one of the most modern and varied quality hotel offer in Europe. The commitment to maintaining the quality of the offer is visible in the on-going reconditioning, modernisation and renovation projects in the zone.
One of the attractions that Adeje offers, from the shoreline to the foothills of the volcanic basin is the opportunity to take in some spectacular countryside. Along the shore you are treated to small bays and beaches, then the borough ascends to a series of ravines at the base of the Mount Teide volcano, a walk that can be enjoyed by all the family.
Stories of old are intermingled with the sun, the land and the sea. Adeje has been written about since the XV century as one of the most populated and important Guanche (Tenerife aborigine) kingdoms. The richness of the land was the envy of many in particular of the new colonists and rapidly they began to exploit the land to grow sugar cane and subsequently vines, cultivate the cochineal beetle and in the 20th century tomatoes and bananas..
From the 15th Century until modern times construction and growth in the borough was close to the “Río de Adexe”, culturally important buildings such as the Santa Úrsula church, the Taucho Historical Complex and the Fort House , all containing sculptures and paintings, converting Adeje in to a centre of cultural and historical interest in South Tenerife.
These days the heritage of the borough continues to grow and the traditional and modern exists happily side by side, as can be seen in the Magma congress centre, the town’s Plaza de España or the Town Hall itself.
The history of a town, its dreams, hopes, problems and upsets are all reflected in the architecture, paintings and sculptures. Adeje is the guardian of a part of Tenerife’s history. The life of the area over centuries, the evolution of religious beliefs. From prehistoric guanche etchings to modern graffiti the history of the borough is reflected in the local arts and crafts. What was invented back in the day as a household gadget is perhaps a museum piece now, an anthropological aide to the cultural history of the borough.
Adeje cooking has echoes of the economic history of the islands. The preferences of the islanders and the lack of resources during centuries past meant that potatoes, cereals and foods derived from local livestock formed the basis for local gastronomy. Gofio (toasted cereal), goat’s milk, dried figs, fish, lemon verbena were staples of the Adeje people’s diets. In recent years there has been a real revolution in cooking in the borough with a virtual explosion in the gastronomy offer, mixing local ingredients and recipes with international touches.
Even though people tend to think of summer festivals, here there is something to celebrate throughout the year, with different neighbourhoods celebrating their local patron saints.
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