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This is one of the most popular resorts in Tenerife, which has earned respect of millions of tourists due to its well-developed infrastructure and comfortable climatic conditions.

The resort area is conditionally divided into three parts, and each of the areas offers its own leisure style. The western part is considered the most fashionable one, and so here you will find best hotels and restaurants. The central district is considered the busiest one. Here you will find hotels that fit absolutely every taste and budget. This part of the city is always crowded and life does not stop here even for a minute. The majority of discos and nightclubs are also located in this region. The eastern part of the city is perfect for shoppers as here they will find all main markets and shopping pavilions.
Playa de Las Americas doesn’t differ by plenty of historical and architectural objects, but at the same time it is impossible to call resort’s trip program boring. The famous … Open
The resort will also please the fans of international cuisine. You will find various restaurants and cafes simply everywhere. There are several facilities that specialize exclusively in Canarian dishes, so these are simply best places to try delicious seafood and the main national dish – the rabbit stew.
On the territory of Playa Las Americas are located eight well-equipped sandy beaches that are open to visitors all year round. The sea here is calm, so the resort is ideal for tourists with children. You can enjoy sunbathing, swimming in gentle waves or going to one of sports clubs where you can learn scuba diving. When it comes to sports entertainments, the choice of them is truly enormous - diving, surfing, underwater fishing, night fishing, and rides on a boat or on a white yacht are always available to visitors. Each evening local restaurants and bars organize fascinating cultural programs aimed to entertain tourists. Here you can see the twins of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, participate in costume parties, or enjoy live music at one of the concerts, which take place on the coast every night. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Playa de Las Americas is the most popular resort in Tenerife and every year more than one million of travelers visit it. Well-planned modern resort represents different variants of … Open
The resort has many interesting attractions, including the wonderful Loro Park that introduces guests to exotic birds and animals. The main inhabitants of this park are colorful parrots Visitors are allowed to feed them, as well as make original memorable photos. Many exotic plants and trees grow in the park, which makes walking here even more interesting.
Playa de las Americas Nearby is another interesting reserve - Eagle Park. Its main inhabitants are majestic birds of prey, which can be found and observed in the wild only by experienced ornithologists. Optimal conditions have been created for eagles in the park. Its visitors can see the world's most dangerous birds in the immediate vicinity, and even keep some eagles on their hands.
1. There are several informational centers on resort’s territory and it is easy to find owing to dark-blue transparencies with letter “i” fixed near. Tourists can take map and … Open
The main historical attraction of the beach resort is the ancient castle of San Miguel, formerly used to protect the coastal territory. The ancient castle has been converted into a cultural center - every day it hosts all kinds of entertaining events. Visitors to the castle will have a chance to plunge into a unique medieval atmosphere for several hours, watch knight tournaments and personally try on luxurious medieval suits of armor.
One of the main natural attractions of these places is Mount Teide, the peak of which is covered with snow all year round. Anyone can go up to the snow-white peak, it is connected to the foothill area by a cable car. The top of the volcano offers a wonderful panoramic view of the island. All participants of the tour are strongly recommended to take warm clothes with them, even if the enervating heat reigns on the coast.
A choice of gastronomy destinations of the Playa de las Americas resort is not limited only to restaurants of Spanish cuisine. The resort offers plenty of exotic eating houses and original … Open
In the immediate vicinity of Playa de Las Americas, there is an interesting ethnographic museum called the Pyramids of Güímar. Its central object is a unique structure that looks like a stepped pyramid. It was built by representatives of the Guanche tribes, who were among the first inhabitants of the island. The exact purpose of the pyramid is still unknown: according to some assumptions of present-day researchers, it was used for ritual activities. In the immediate vicinity of the pyramid are several reconstruct dwellings of ancient tribes, as well as other amazing exhibits.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Playa de las Americas
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Miguel' Canary Islands, 8.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Felipe' Canary Islands, 41.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Joaquín' Canary Islands, 61.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Juan' Canary Islands, 62.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Andrés' Canary Islands, 70.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Playa de las Americas
♥   World Heritage Site 'Teide National Park' , 22.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacional Park 'El Teide' , 24 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Corona Forestal' , 26.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Majona' , 44.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Garajonay National Park' , 51.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Playa de las Americas from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Garajonay National Park

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
The national park has lots of amazing hiking trails; however, some areas of the park are closed to tourists. The most attractive and popular entertainment for the park guests is still climbing the Garajonay mountain, which is nothing but an ancient extinct volcano. The mountain offers a simply great view of the island; evergreen forests and the coast can be admired in all their glory. The year-round ecological museum exhibition that is devoted to the peculiarities of the ecosystem of the La Gomera island, operates in the park. Another great place to visit is the Botanical Garden. … Read further

Piramides de Guimar

From the series “Top Survived Pyramids from Previous Civilizations”
Many scientists including Tur Hayerdal disagree with this theory of the appearance of the pyramids. In addition to the rolling stones from the local fields, the lava beds were also used during the construction of the pyramids. The ground was paved carefully before the pyramid was built. And the regular architectural form of the buildings and inexplicably inexplicable: why would you form the pyramids from the stones if you could just pile them up? Today, six ancient pyramids are united in the great complex, on whose territory there are several museums and several excellent recreation areas. Many tourists strive to visit Guimar pyramids on the day of the summer westerly turn to observe the unique phenomenon - the twilight - still a mystery of the strange buildings. … Read further
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