Top 7 Things To Do In Playa De Las Américas, Spain

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Playa de las Americas is a holiday resort that was purpose-built in the 1960s. It is an island located at Tenerife, Spain. Want to relax and take a break from your busy life? Playa de las Americas is known for its fantastic scenic beach views and it also includes water activities for everyone. Not only does the island offer lots of activities during the day but it also comes to life at night and becomes the centre of nightlife. The island offers an array of shops, restaurants, night bars, and entertainment. You will never get bored here. Furthermore, it is perfect for everyone who wants to make the most out of their holiday. Here are some of the top things to do in Playa de las Americas, Spain.

1. Have a whale of a time at Siam Park

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When one visits Playa de las Americas, it is a must-go-to the amusement park. The water park is located at Costa Adeje and features a Siamese theme. The park was opened by one of the Royal Thai family members, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The park is family-friendly and families will have a whale of a time. The water park has almost everything in one. You can relax at a cabana and their Balinese beds. What’s more is that you will be able to see some Sea Lions at the park too!

Siam Park

Address: Av. Siam, s/n, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Website: Siam Park

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

Price: From EUR 38 (USD 41)

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2. Check out the impressive Piramide de Arona

Piramide de Arona
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Piramide de Arona is a 1600-seated auditorium which has an iconic pyramid-like structure. The place hosts many events and shows including feisty flamenco shows! You and your family might just make it in time to watch some high-class, impressive performances! If not, come and marvel at the architecture of the building which is a perfect fusion of the old and new.

Piramide de Arona

Address: Av. las Américas, s/n, 38650 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Website: Piramide de Arona

Opening hours: 24/7 (daily)

Price: Free entry

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3. Bask under the sun at Playa de las Vistas

Playa de las Vistas
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Playa de las Vistas is a beach place and is located at the borders of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos Resort. The beach is popular among tourists and locals because of the golden sand and blue waters. Soak up under the sun and relax. Along the beach, there are is a variety of restaurants and bars to choose from. The place will be perfect to have dinner and watch the sunset with your loved ones.

Playa de las Vistas

Address: Los Cristianos, Arona, Tenerife, Spain

Opening hours: 24/7 (daily)

Price: Free entry

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4. Experience riding like a Viking at Viking Tenerife Ragnarok

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Hop on board this Viking-themed boat. It will be a unique experience for families and loved ones. You will become a traveller, explorer, and adventurer on this short ride. When on board, there is a range of activities you will can engage in. You can learn how to fight with a sword, you can learn how to write in runes, you can snorkel in the ocean, and much more. Who knows? You might be able to spot some dolphins and whales when you are on board the boat.

Viking Tenerife Ragnarok

Address: Calle México, 3, loc. 6, 38660 Playa de la Américas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Website: Viking Tenerife Ragnarok

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

Price: 2-hour Viking trip: EUR 29 (USD 31)

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5. Play a round at Parque Santiago Mini Golf

Parque Santiago III, Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary islands, Spain - panoramio
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Are you a golf lover? Interested in finding an activity to engage in with your little ones? Fear not for you can have fun at Parque Santiago Mini Golf. The mini-golf and cactus park is located at the center of Playa de las Americas. The park is suitable for families with young children. The golf park has many courses and has a choice of 9-hole and 18-hole courses. The golf courses are interactive and they range from beginner to advanced levels. The place is well-maintained for visitors. Go and make the most out of your time.

Parque Santiago Mini Golf

Address: Av. las Américas, 2, 38650 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Website: Parque Santiago Mini Golf

Opening hours: 10am - 12am (daily)

Price: EUR 10 (USD 11)

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6. Learn to surf with Friends of the Ocean

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Ever want to learn how to ride the waves? Have someone to teach you the basic techniques at Friends of the Ocean, which is a surfing school in Tenerife. The school even has a surf camp! It is suited for beginners to advanced levels. Surfing is a complex water sport as you would have to deal with elements such as the tide and the wind. It will definitely be a challenge but it will be an enjoyable process. The important thing when you are surfing is to also have the right surfboard equipment based on your skill level. Go and conquer the waves!

Friends of the Ocean

Address: Paseo Guadalajara, 38660 Playa de la Américas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Website: Friends of the Ocean

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8.30am - 9pm; Sun: 9am - 9pm (closed on Tue)

Price: From EUR 40 (USD 43)

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7. Try parascending with Parascending Tenerife

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Ever want to reach up high in the sky and look over the ocean? Parascending Tenerife provides parascending, paragliding, whale watching, and more exciting experiences. It has been around for 16 years, giving guests one-of-a-kind experiences. If it is your first time trying any of these activities, it’s better to attempt it with the guidance of a professional. Parascending Tenerife offers safe, memorable experiences for your holiday in Playa de las Americas.

Parascending Tenerife

Address: Pantalan, 4, 38660 Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Website: Parascending Tenerife

Opening hours: 11am - 5:30pm (daily)

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Have a blast in Playa de las Americas

Things to do in Playa de las Americas, Spain
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With so many land and water activities in Playa de las Americas, it will surely be an unforgettable experience with your family or loved ones. Explore the different parts of Playa de las Americas. Go and learn a sport you have never learnt before or just soak up and enjoy the sun.

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