Things to do in Playa de las Americas

About Playa de las Americas

There is an abundance of things to do in Playa de las Americas. Established in the 1960´s as a purpose-built holiday resort in the south Tenerife, close to the adjoining towns of Los Cristianos and stretching west to Costa Adeje. The resort area features bars, nightclubs, restaurants, attractions, and beaches, most of which are man-made with imported sand from Africa due to the darkness of the native volcanic sand. Playa de las Americas is the centre of nightlife in Tenerife. Nightlife is spread around the resort and includes the Veronicas Strip, Starco Commercial Centre and The Patch.

Things to do in Playa de las Americas for the family

Siam Park

Playa de las Americas is home to the number 1 water park in the world, Siam Park. This title has been given to Siam Park by Trip Advisor for 4 consecutive years in the annual Trip Advisor Choice Awards. Siam Park offers a free shuttle bus from 3 areas in Las Americas, so you are just a short walk away from the nearest pick up point. Ticket prices are set by the park and with strict guidelines for the sellers the price will be the same no matter where you buy your tickets. However, pre buying your ticket online will allow you to skip the line at the gate giving to more time to enjoy the slides. 

Siam Park
Opening Hours

09:00 – 17:00 (winter)
09:00 – 18:00 (summer)
20:00 – midnight (July & August)
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Vivo Mini Golf

You will need to have your wits about you to make it through the two courses of secret caves and coves.
At every twist and turn you will have to navigate obstacles, caves, bridges and even the odd cannon! Mini golf is perfect for friends and family, couples and groups who want to test their skills against each other and enjoy a relaxing few hours.

Vivo Mini Golf
Opening Hours: 
09:00 – Midnight Every day
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Music Hall Tavern (MHT)

This magical, hilarious comedy drag show will have you entertained, amused and dazzled from start to finish. It is a truly magnificent night of fabulous costumes, side-splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters, singing, dancing and joking all night long. This definitely will be one of the funniest nights of your holiday and is one of the best things to do in Playa de las Americas.
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Things to do in Playa de las Americas at the beach

Situated on the coast it boast 5 beaches Playa del Bobo, Playa Troya, Playa de las Americas, Playa Honda & Playa del Camison. Also, very close by is the main port of Puerto Colon, which is the hub for the majority of the islands water sports and boat trips. A promenade runs all the way along Playa de las Americas´ beaches and is lined with bars and cafe´s. 

All of these 5 beaches are home to water sports including parascending, flyfish, banana boat and will take you by boat to the starting point of the jet ski safaris.
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Things to do in Playa de las Americas at the harbour

Puerto Colon harbour is home to the best boat excursions that Tenerife has on offer. There are boat trips to suit everyone at Puerto Colon harbour. 2 hour trips to search for our resident whales and dolphins to 5 hour trips up the west coast. 5 hour trips will take you to see the famous cliffs of Los Gigantes. You can become overwhelmed with the amount of choice on offer and with so much competition you can get some amazing deals.

Remember that haggling on the price may lower the quality of the excursion. An extremely cheap trip usually means sacrificing important qualities that make Tenerife boat trips what they are known for. Lower costs could mean  inexperienced guides or no guides at all. 

Most importantly you do not want to be on a boat that does not hold the blue flag badge. This means that the company adhere to all safety measures and are trained to respect the marine life. When you come across the whales and dolphins, its nice to get a bit of expert knowledge about the animals. The whole time knowing that you are disturbing the animals and causing unnecessary stress.

This does not mean that you can´t still get a bargain on some top quality excursions. Just need to be smart about it and  looking online will eliminate any stress. This will also avoid paying unnecessary high commissions and never be misled by commission hungry salespeople. You can get all the help and advice you need to make an informed decision in your own time.
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Recommended Boat trips in Las Americas

Our personal favourite boat trips for couples or groups departing from Puerto Colon are the luxury Skyline boats. You have the option of the Skyline Sailing Yacht and the Skyline Cruiser. Both hold the blue flag badge ensuring that they will not stress out the whales and dolphins. They have extremely knowledgeable and professional guides. The trip free transfers to and from your hotel. The trip also includes complementary drinks and food on board throughout. 
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Families with younger children can be in safe hands whilst on board the Royal Dolphin, this blue flag boat also offers great knowledgeable guides, underwater windows to view the marine life from below the surface and a choice of 2, 3 or 4.5 hour trips. Take a short 2 hour trip to visit the whales and dolphin then return back to the harbour. This trip is ideal for first time boaters. The Royal Dolphin is the largest boat at Puerto Colon. It is more suitable for anyone who may suffer from sea sickness. 3 hour trips provide sandwiches and beverages along with a 30 minute swim stop. 4.5 hour excursion offers the a more in depth experience including a hot cooked dinner. This trip will take you to see the cliffs of Los Gigantes where you are free to take a dip in the ocean.
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Jet Ski Safaris

Jet ski safaris are one of the most popular excursions for large groups and couples. You are not just driving around in a square aimlessly waiting for your time to run out. Pick up some serious speed on a 1 or 2 hour safari following a speed boat down the coast. If the weather allows it, stop half way for a 10 minute dip to cool down. There is a good chance of sighting dolphins during the 2 hour safaris as they pass by the fish farms.
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Be sure to sign up for free to become a member of Captain Hooks Excursions to receive a discount code before booking any excursions.
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Places to eat & drink in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas has an abundance of restaurants to suit everyone’s pallet and budget, here are some of our favourites.

Best Steakhouse in Las Americas

Tony Roma’s

Tony Roma’s is proud to be known as THE Place for Ribs. While legendary for ribs, they are famous for so much more! From wood-grilled steaks to comfort food with a twist, their menu is focused on high-quality dishes to satisfy your cravings. Enjoy a polished-casual dining experience with family or friends and try one of their signature Romaritas. With more than 45 years of history and 150 locations worldwide, Tony Roma’s is one of the most globally recognisable names delivering a fun, saucy experience to thousands of guests every day.

Tony Roma´s
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00 Every day
Telephone Number:
 0034 922 79 80 24

Address: Av Rafael Puig Lluvina, 23, Playa de las Americas, 38640 
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Best Italian Restaurant

Monkey Bravo! Italia

Authentic traditional Italian food for the whole family. Enjoy Italian food in the South of Tenerife at Monkey Bravo! Italia. The Tuscany-style piazza with vines is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee, cocktail or an appetizer and, from Monday to Thursday, also the best live music by a Brazilian guitar player. A cosy and romantic Italian restaurant with a chill-out area where you can end the night with a drink. The perfect choice for celebrations and groups, this Italian restaurant offers a wide selection of appetizers, meat and fish, as well as typically Italian home-made pizza and pasta. All you need to feel at home in one of the most charming restaurants in Tenerife.

Monkey Bravo! Italia
Opening Hours
: 12:00 noon – 01:00 Every day

Address: Av. de las Américas, C.C. Oasis, Playa de las Américas, 38640

Telephone Number: 0034 922 78 92 91
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Best Chill-out Bar in Las Americas

Monkey Bar & Grill

At Monkey Bar & Grill, you know you’re part of something special from the moment you step in. An aged copper pergola surrounds the Asian design furniture, palm trees, wild plants, and their monkeys… Monkey Bar & Grill is a great place to enjoy and be seen in the heart of Playa de las Americas. You can enjoy an appetizer in the restaurant terrace or an after-dinner cocktail from our special cocktail menu in the chill-out area, which is the meeting point for lovers of cocktails and good music. Come, sit, and enjoy the ambience.

Monkey Bar & Grill
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 01:00 Every day
Address: CC. Oasis, local 15, Playa de las Americas 38660
Telephone Number: 0034 922 78 92 91
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Best Caribbean Restaurant in Las Americas

City Food (Chris´s Caribbean Corner)

Las Americas is home to what we believe to be the best Caribbean restaurant on the island. City Food (Chris´s Caribbean Corner) offers the most delicious lip smacking Caribbean specials which is well worth a visit whether you are staying in Las Americas or not. They serve large portions and offer free deliveries to any hotel in Las Americas or Los Cristianos and for a small delivery charge to the neighbouring towns.

City Food attracts a lot of return visitors as they are very well known in Tenerife. Therefore, booking a table in advance is highly recommended as they often are booked up with parties and special events.

City Food
Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 19:00
Address: Av. Arquitecto Gómez Cuesta 6, Playa de las Americas, 38640

Telephone Number: 0034 650 894 001
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Best Cocktail Bar in Las Americas

Lava Lounge Bar & Ristorante

Lava Lounge Bar & Risorante is definitely the place to be in Tenerife with its hip, fun atmosphere and friendly, smartly dressed hosts. You will enjoy this classy venue whether you are heading out for a bite to eat, enjoying some evening cocktails or wish to use this venue to host a party. Most bars in Tenerife will offer a cocktail menu but nobody makes them like Lava Lounge! Serving branded drinks, delicious food and great evening entertainment makes this bar and restaurant our most highly recommended if you are looking for a classy night out to remember. Don´t forget to try one of their delicious pizzas too!

It is important to make a reservation for big groups as Lava Lounge is one of the most popular places and is enjoyed all year round by locals and holidaymakers. You can contact them by phone or their Facebook page to find out what is happening tonight! 

Lava Lounge Bar & Ristorante
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 02:00 Every day
Av. Rafael Puig Lluvina, 4, Playa de las Americas, 38640
Telephone number:
0034 604 15 08 11

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