The tourist resorts in the south of Tenerife have the greatest concentration of hotels and apartments on the island. This area is best known for its many hours of sunshine and its attractive and accessible beaches boasting many facilities. However, it also has picturesque towns and villages, which preserve their traditional character. There are nature areas and great scenery where you can do sports and outdoor activities.
In Tenerife South the leisure options are outstanding, both during the day and at night. There are also a number of quality shopping centres selling designer goods. Playa de los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas, Costa Adeje, Los Gigantes, Puerto Santiago, Las Galletas and El Médano are some of the key places to visit. From many of these places boat excursions depart in search of another of this area’s great attractions: whale-watching among the colonies that inhabit the waters off the south coast.