The island of Tenerife was once divided into guanches, or local kingdoms. The town of Adeje was the capital of one of these, the Menceyato of Adeje. The Spanish conquest of the island in the 15th century ended the realms of the kingdoms, but Adeje remained an important city on the island. Today, this town is one of the most important locations for tourism of the Canary Islands. It lies between the foothills of the Teide and the southern coastline of Tenerife. The town features buildings in beautiful architectural blends that display the rich history of the town, and it is surrounded by beautiful and scenic natural areas. It is easy to get to the rest of the island from here, making it a perfect location from which to enjoy the island of Tenerife.
Location: Easily Accessible City in Southern Tenerife
Located on the Canary Island of Tenerife, this town is about 4 kilometers from the coast. It is about 60 kilometers from the capital of the island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is only about 17 kilometers from the island's Tenerife South Airport. It is connected to the south and east coast of the island by the TF-1 motorway, which ends in Adeje.
Business: Delightful and Unique Avant-Garde Congress Center
Tourism is the main economy of Adeje. The nearby Magma Arte y Congresos is a versatile and functional meeting and convention center. It was built in a beautiful avant-garde architectural concept that is meant to invoke the earth's essence, especially volcanoes and lava. It has 19 different rooms and can hold events from 20 to 2500 people.
Culture: An Island Filled with History
There are several museums on the island. In the town of Adeje, be sure to visit the Biblioteca y Archivo Histórico de Adeje. It holds the documents for the town's history, including the collection from La Casa Fuerte and the Municipal Archives. The Casa Fuerte is now mostly in ruin, but it is still a must-see site to learn about the history of the building and see the beautiful architecture.
Activities: Home of Europe's Largest Water Park
This island town is home of Siam Park, Europe's largest water park that features several different types of water attractions, including toboggans, free fall toboggans, artificial waves for surfing, a slow river, and an artificial beach. The ancient kingdom of Thailand inspires its theme. The Barranco del Infierno gorge, which is one of the few places on the island featuring naturally running water, provides a beautiful backdrop for hiking.