Tourism Guide to Adeje Tenerife Spain
Thanks to profits from servicing the coastal resorts, Adeje Tenerife is normally well turned-out and a couple of historic buildings in the old town - the Casa Fuerte and Iglesia de Santa Ursula - are interesting enough. But the real reason visitors come here is to join the hiking trail up the Barranco del Infierno, the deepest gorge in the Canaries.
Adeje Tenerife was prey to frequent Arab attacks in its past, and was also sacked by Sir Frances Drake in 1586, so fortification has played an important part in the development of Adeje. The sturdily fortified hacienda, Casa Fuerte stands as testimony to the village's remarkable defensive structure. The Casa Fuerte is not open to visitors, however. The one accessible sight in the village is the simply decorated sixteenth-century Iglesia de Santa Ursula at the top of the main road, Calle Grande. The building's white-washed walls and simple Mudejar wooden roof protect a copy of the famous Virgin of Candelaria.
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The four-hour return trek along the ravine affords dizzying views down the valley and passes through several distinct vegetation zones - from semi-desert to willow and eucalyptus forest, sturdy footwear and an extra layer of clothing advisable.
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Adeje is a short ride from Las Americas on the bus and has a reputation for good upland Canarian food, particularly garlic chicken, the only dish available at restaurants such as the inexpensive Oasis 5 located in Calle Grande), where the chicken is served with salad and fries to crowded tables on the tree-lined main road. For more choice and a little ambience, try Sol en Canarias , Calle Piedra Redonda 6, downhill from the Casa Fuerte, which offers a good range of moderately priced Canarian dishes, including the house speciality, grilled meat and braised rabbit in garlicy Salmorejo sauce.
Iberostar Grand Hotel Salome
"Superb dining", "Fantastic bar", "Big balcony"
The the Iberostar Grand Hotel Salome is just a short drive from Siam Park.
Guests can unwind in the hotel's luxury spa centre, which features a spa bath.All-inclusive meal plan and tennis courts are just some of the facilities that this elegant hotel has. The hotel enjoys a superb location, allowing guests easy access to a range of popular sights and attractions. Las Aguilas Jungle Park and Los Roques Restaurante are under a 20-minute drive from the hotel.
Royal Gardens Tenerife
"Golf course", "Big balcony", "Tasty breakfast"
This hotel is a spacious and chic 5-star establishment and offers a fitness centre, a poolside snack bar and a spa & wellness centre. Villas are air conditioned and internet access is provided free of charge. Make the most of the Royal Garden Villas's range of outdoors activities, such as fishing and hiking. The property is situated in close proximity to a number of eateries.
"Ocean views", "Tasty breakfast", "Loved the beach"
This grand and spacious 5-star hotel provides a range of facilities, including a saltwater swimming pool and a jacuzzi. It has a fitness centre, a spa & wellness centre and a sauna. The comfortable and luxurious rooms at the Iberostar Anthelia offer slippers, bathrobes and a mini bar. The hotel enjoys a prime location, allowing guests easy access to a range of tourist attractions. Los Roques Restaurante and Las Aguilas Jungle Park are under a 20-minute car ride from the hotel.