For people who are looking for excitement in a place where the sun shines nearly all-year round, holidays in Playa de las Americas are for you. One of Tenerife’s most popular resorts, Playa de las Americas is a party town where the clubs and bars are full of European and British fun-seekers. However, with a burgeoning number of self-catering apartments now on offer in many package holiday deals, the resort is becoming increasingly popular with families, although those looking for peace and quiet are probably better off going elsewhere.
Most people choose holidays in Playa de las Americas for the nightlife and it rarely disappoints. Packed full of clubs and bars, offering everything from thumping discos to cabaret, Playa de las Americas really comes alive at night. Food options are plentiful too, and the many restaurants offer everything from traditional British fare to paella and seafood. However, as most are aimed at a younger crowd, it is not really the place to go for fine dining, although for authentic Spanish cuisine, many of the tapas bars have a pretty good selection.
Away from the clubs and bars, the biggest attractions are the two beaches. One contains black volcanic sand and is often quieter than the artificial beach, which is covered in sand imported from the Sahara desert. There is no shortage of things to do during holidays in Playa de las Americas. If watersports and bungee jumping are not your thing, you can always have a round of golf on one of the three courses. Playa de las Americas has plenty of shops too, including supermarkets containing familiar brands for the self-catering crowd, and some designer boutiques and duty free shops. Package holidays in Playa de las Americas are available most of the year round, and as Tenerife is just off the North African coast, it remains warm throughout most of the year.