Costa Adeje Beaches (A Paradise of Beaches)

la pinta beach costa adeje

Costa Adeje has some of the best beaches in the Canary Islands, boasting miles of golden sand beaches (not the volcanic sand you get in the north) and crystal clear waters.

It’s no wonder Costa Adeje attracts thousands of visitors every year.

One of the things that makes Costa Adeje’s beaches so diverse is the variety of activities that they offer.

See our best things to to in Costa Adeje for Families blog.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing day sunbathing or an adrenaline-pumping day of watersports, you will find the perfect beach in Costa Adeje.

All the beaches in Costa Adeje have something different to offer.

Costa Adeje has no black sand beaches, they are all in the north

Costa Adeje has 5 main beaches, all with different advantages:

Playa del Duque

playa del Duque Costa adeje
Playa Del Duque

Playa del Duque is on of the best beaches in the south coast of Tenerife. It is a 1.5 km long golden sand beach located in the heart of Costa Adeje.

It is a very popular beach with tourists and locals alike, and is known for its calm waters and beautiful scenery.

The beach is also home to a number of luxury hotels and restaurants, and also one of the nicest beaches in the Canary Islands.

The beach is excellent for:

  • Swimming: The waters off Playa del Duque are calm and clear, making it a great place for swimming. The beach is also supervised by lifeguards, so you can relax and enjoy your swim without having to worry about your safety.
  • Sunbathing: The sand on Playa del Duque is soft and golden, making it perfect for sunbathing. There are plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas available for rent, so you can find the perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun.
  • Water sports: Playa del Duque is a popular spot for water sports, such as sailing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. There are a number of watersports schools and rental companies located near the beach, so you can easily get started.

If you are interested in surfing it can be a good beach for beginners because as mentioned it has nice calm waters.

Where is Playa Del Duque?

Playa Del Duque map

Open here in Google Maps

Playa Fanabe

Playa Fanabe costa adeje
Playa Fanabe

Playa Fanabe is another popular beach in Costa Adeje. Like Playa del duque it is also a blue flag beach.

It is a 2 km long beach with golden sand and clear waters.

Playa Fanabe

Similar to playa del duque it is an excellent beach for swimming sunbathing and watersports.

The beach is well-equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas, and water sports facilities. There are also a number of restaurants and bars located close to the beach.

  • Price of Sun beds: €6 per bed & you can stay as long as you want.
  • Soft Play: at the end of the beach near Torviscas Beach.
  • Crazy Golf: between the beach and The Mister Sister Show Bar
  • Bars: Plenty of bars near by if you fancy some refreshments, one which i love is the Mister Sister Showbar.
Fanabe Beach what's around

The beach can get very busy in the peak of the summer, so you may want to look elsewhere or watch what time you go.


Where is Playa de Fanabe?

Playa Fanabe map
Playa Fanabe Location

Playa de Torviscas

Playa Torviscus Costa Adeje
Playa Torviscus

Playa de Torviscas is a small beach located in the south of Costa Adeje. It is a good option for families, as the waters are calm and shallow.

The beach has golden sand and is well-equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas.

Torviscas Beach

It is located between Play del fanabe and Playa la pinta, there is a lovely cocktail bar (Waves Beach Bar) which has comfy seats on the beach. It is also directly across from the Amalfi and Cala restaurants.

This is a perfect location for sunset.

Beach Bar
Beach Bar with the Wife

Just off the beach there is a McDonalds which is a favourite for our kids, and a softplay.

Torviscus Softplay

  • Price of Sun beds: €6 per bed & you can stay as long as you want
  • Cocktail Bar on Beach: Waves Beach Bar
  • McDonalds: next to the Cocktail Bar
  • Toilets: Next to McDonalds and Free to use, open all evening.

Small Beach but an excellent location for amenities.

Where is Torviscas Beach?

Playa De Torviscas Map

Playa de La Pinta (Puerto Colon Beach)

La Pinta Beach Costa Adeje
La Pinta Beach with the Family

Playa La Pinta is a long beach situated in the Puerto Colon area of Costa Adeje.
It has golden sand and crystal clear waters, making it a great spot for swimming and sunbathing.
The beach also has an array of facilities, from restaurants to water sports rentals.

There is a bouncy castle in the water that you can pay to use.

You will find a lot of people come here to enjoy a variety of water sports like, scuba diving and jet skies. 

There are plenty of bars and entertainment next to the beach, as this area is a bit of a hub. From the Sky Bar to Odissa, there is plenty for everyone.

The beach is over looked by the La Pinta apartments which is our favourite. It is also straight across from some great breakfast restaurants. In my opinion this makes it one of the best beaches in Tenerife. 

Where is La Pinta Beach?

Playa de la Pinta Map
Playa de la Pinta Location

Playa de El Bobo

Playa Del Bobo
Playa De el Bobo

Playa de el Bobo is a small beach in a cove at the foot of Bouganville hotel. 

It has natural dark sand, and very picturesque.

The water is shallow and so you can swim near the rock part of the beach.

Not many sunbeds so if you require one I would get there early.

Where is Playa de el Bobo?

Playa de el Bobo Location

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Best Beaches at Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje has some of the best beaches in Tenerife and have something for everyone and every event. Below is my recommendations for best beach for certain outings.

Best Beach in Costa Adeje for Swimming

Though several beaches in Costa Adeje offer excellent swimming conditions, Playa del Duque stands out as the best for this activity.

The calm and clear waters of Playa del Duque, combined with the presence of lifeguards, make it an ideal and safe spot for swimmers of all levels.

The warm temperature of the water also adds to the enjoyable swimming experience.

Therefore, for those who love to swim during their beach visits, Playa del Duque should be their first choice in Costa Adeje.

Best Beach in Costa Adeje for Toddlers

Playa de Torviscas gets my vote.

The beach has gentle waves and shallow waters, making it ideal for toddlers who want to splash in the water without having to worry about being dragged out by a strong current.

Moreover, there are plenty of amenities such as sun loungers and umbrellas located near the beach, so parents can relax while their children play on the sand.

As mentioned earlier in the blog, there is a soft play, McDonalds and public toilets all next to this beach.

Best Beach in Costa Adeje for Snorkeling

Best beach in Costa Adeje for snorkeling i would say is Playa del Duque or La Pinta.

Both are calm and have clear waters which make it an ideal spot for snorkeling, as the visibility underwater is excellent.

Moreover, you can explore a wide variety of marine life such as different types of fish and octopuses that live in these waters.

However El Puertito is a small cove located in the south of Costa Adeje. It is known for its clear waters and abundance of marine life, including turtles, fish, and rays.

Best Beach in Costa Adeje for Couples

Best beach in Costa Adeje for couples would be Playa del Duque or La Pinta. Both beaches have golden sand and crystal clear waters, which makes them ideal for romantic strolls along the shoreline.

The picturesque sunsets are also a plus, as they provide the perfect backdrop for couples to enjoy each other’s company in this beautiful environment.

Furthermore, if you want to take things up a notch, you can also find plenty of restaurants and bars located near the beach.

All in all, Playa del Duque or La Pinta are great options for couples looking to enjoy a romantic day at the beach.

The main difference between the 2 is that del Duque seems to be more of an up market area.

Best Beach in Costa Adeje for Families

Best beach for families in Costa Adeje, mention toilets and restaurants and sun beds.

Playa de Torviscas is my pick for the best beach in Costa Adeje for families.

The beach has calm waters, making it a safe spot for children to splash around and have fun.

Moreover, there are plenty of facilities available nearby such as sunbeds, umbrellas and public toilets.

Additionally, there are several restaurants and bars near the beach where you can get a bite to eat. So if you’re looking for a fun day out with the family, Playa de Torviscas is the perfect spot!

On top of all that, there’s also a soft play and McDonalds near by which are sure to keep the kids entertained for hours.

McDonalds at Torviscus Beach
McDonalds at Torviscus Beach

With all these things in one place, it’s no wonder it’s a favourite among families.

Where is Costa Adeje Beaches

Costa Adeje is located to the west of Playa De Las Americas and Los Cristianos. The two resorts are separated by the Barranco del Rey ravine.

The three resorts are essentially one long stretch of coastline, with Costa Adeje being the more upscale and upmarket of them.

My Final Thought

Costa Adeje Tenerife Spain has several great beaches that offer something for everyone.

They also have a few smaller ones that i’ve not mentioned as we have not been to them, so it may be worth a visit to playa de la enramada and playa de troya.

From swimming and snorkeling to sunbathing and family fun, this beautiful area of Tenerife has it all!

So whatever your plans are, you’re sure to find the perfect beach here in Costa Adeje.

I have been coming here for years with my family of 4 and friends and we love all the beaches mentioned here in the south west of the island.

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