Located in the south of Tenerife, Playa de las Americas is one of the most famous holiday resorts in Europe.
Beaches in Playa de las Americas
The main beach in Playa de las Americas is Playa de Troya, which is also the best-known beach in Tenerife.
There is no lava sand here, but fine-grained, golden sand. There are large areas with sun lounges and sunshades, but also room for people, who just wish to lie on the sand. The clear water is partially protected in the artificial bay, and high waves are very rare.
The beach Playa del Camisón (photo above) is located in the southern part of Playa de las Americas. A wonderful sand beach surrounded by palm trees and with all the necessary facilities.
Both Playa de Troya and Playa del Camisón have fine-grained sand and shallow water. This makes both beaches very child-friendly.
There are many water sports activities at Playa de Troya, including a banana boat.
A bit south of Playa de Troya, you’ll find the beach, Playa Honda, which is of somewhat poorer quality. Here it is possible to rent surfing equipment and go surfing on the waves. See photo above.
Behind the beach, there is a wide sea front with many restaurants along Playas de Troya. At Playa del Camisón, it is more quiet.
The resort Playa de las Americas
Playa de las Americas is the party capital of Tenerife. In the evening you will be spoilt for choice with the
resorts numerous bars, pubs and nightclubs.
However, during the day Playa de las Americas is a family friendly resort with a vast number of activities like
go-karting, water parks and Tenerife Zoo.
Playa de Las Americas also offer a large number of boat excursions, including whale and dolphin watching
cruises, trips on a pirate ship and a yellow submarine.
Playa de Las Americas map