Nature. Costa Adeje, Tenerife Sur

Costa Adeje offers a beautiful combination of beaches and nature.

Although Costa Adeje is mainly known for its beaches and resorts, it also has stunning natural areas to explore.

More than 45% of the municipality's surface area is made up of specially protected natural areas, both on the coast and in the mountains.

From the coastal platform, dotted with small coves and beaches, the municipality climbs up to the foothills of the Cañadas del Teide, although without a very deep slope.

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007 with the category of Natural Property, the Teide National Park is located in the center of the island and is the third highest volcanic cone in the world, being the most visited national park in Europe and the highest point in Spain with its 3,718 meters.

You can visit the park in multiple ways, accessing it in your own vehicle, bus or through trails that come from various parts of the island. It is amazing how a lava surface, located at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters, is full of plant and animal life.

Although not located directly in Costa Adeje, the Teide National Park is within walking distance of our municipality.We even have a network of trails surrounding the Corona Forestal Natural Park, such as the Ifonche Trail, Boca del Paso-La Quinta or the Teresme Trail which cover a wide area of forests and mountains, where you can appreciate the native flora and fauna of the island.

Protected natural areas such as the Caldera del Rey Natural Monument, the Erques Ravine or the Protected Natural Reserve of Barranco del Infierno, an impressive geographical feature located in the heart of Adeje and one of the most traveled trails in Tenerife. It offers a route that takes you through a lush gorge with exotic vegetation, panoramic views and a small waterfall at the end of the trail. Note that a permit is required to enter due to the conservation of the area, so be sure to get it in advance.

The beautiful beaches and coves, as well as the bathing areas of Costa Adeje, are also part of our coastal nature.

Beaches such as El Duque, Playa de Fañabé or Playa de Torviscas are some of the most popular options. These beaches have crystal clear waters, gray or light gray sands and offer opportunities for water sports such as snorkeling, parascending or jet skis.

Costa Adeje is an excellent place for cetacean-sighting excursions in their natural habitat. The Atlantic Ocean that bathes our coasts is a privileged place of our nature, so you can embark and have the opportunity to see dolphins and whales in their daily life.

These excursions will give you an exciting and educational experience about the local marine life.

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