Playa de las Americas Holidays
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Playa de las Americas holidays – Ideal for couples, families & groups
Playa de las Americas on Tenerife is one of the island’s most popular party resorts, enjoyed by families, young couples and groups of friends. There’s an excellent, large white sandy beach, a host of lively bars and great restaurants serving every imaginable type of food, from Indian to traditional Canarian and fish ‘n’ chips. Playa de las Americas holidays are an endless exciting round of jet skiing, beach games, karaoke and cabaret, waterparks, spas, whale watching… and a casino if you fancy a holiday flutter! The resort runs seamlessly into the quieter Los Cristianos, with its luxurious hotels and beautiful, exotic architecture, so there’s even plenty of potential for relaxation if you tire of all the excitement. The gorgeous beach at El Médano is just along the coast too, famous for windsurfing. Last but not least, there’s a fabulous 18-hole golf course close by, with spectacular mountain and sea views.
When to go
Holidays to Playa de las Americas are popular in the height of the summer holiday season, and almost as well loved during the winter when the island’s weather is usually deliciously mild and almost always sunny. The resort’s night clubs are busiest in summer, located in the Starco, Veronicas and The Patch areas, so the resort tends to attract younger people in the high season, older people off season. Because the resort sits off the African coast, there’s a slight risk of dust storms which blow off the Sahara in late winter and early spring, between February and March.
The weather in Playa de las Americas
Many holidaymakers book package holidays to Playa de las Americas simply because you can rely on the weather to be totally fantastic almost all of the time! Africa’s desert winds can also cause rapid temperature spikes in summer, often in August, when it can suddenly become ridiculously hot. If you suffer in extreme heat, it’s probably best to avoid the resort during August. The hottest months are July to October, peaking at an average 29C during the day and 20C at night with 10 hours of sunshine during July. November to late January sees some rain, but it rarely gets cooler than 19C in daytime and 14C at night.
Getting the best deal
Tenerife is an all-year-round sunshine destination and as such it’s popular most of the year. As with many destinations, it can be a lot cheaper outside the British school holidays and even more so off-season in spring and winter. Thousands of UK holidaymakers stream to the resort at Christmas for a relatively peaceful winter beach break. You’ll discover some of the best Playa de las Americas deals below. Alternatively take a tour of our special late deals offers and travel for less!
Airport and transport need to know
Tenerife’s southern airport, Reina Sofia (TFS), is accessible from any number of British regional and major airports including Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Bristol and London, with six airlines currently flying direct to the island from London airports. Playa de las Americas is just nine miles or so from the airport and the island’s excellent bus services run between it and the resort regularly. Here’s a link to a page where you can download a bus timetable: http://www.titsa.com/index.php?idioma=1.
If your package tour doesn’t include transfers to your hotel, you can pre-book a private shuttle transfer from around £3 per person return, or a taxi from about £40, and the journey usually takes about half an hour. Bear in mind that the airport can get extremely busy during the high season, as it serves all of Tenerife’s many resorts, so prepare for queues!
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Cheap holiday deals to Playa de las Americas
A welcoming family-friendly atmosphere and excellent location make the Parque de la Paz a consistently popular choice for holidays in Playa de las Americas. The beach is just a 2 minute stroll away and there are plenty of bars and restaurants in the immediate area.