This was our third time in Tenerife, the second in Playa De Las Americas – although the other time we went we stayed in Los Cristianos, which is just up the coast and within 10-15 mins walking distance.
After a very quiet holiday in Gouves, we decided to wanted to go somewhere vibrant and busy this time, and we also wanted a destination that would be warm and sunny at the end of September. The Canary Islands fitted the bill. My first choice was Playa Del Ingles in Gran Canaria – but flights were at awkward times, so we chose to go to Tenerife instead, with good afternoon/evening flights.
Our hotel. Parque De La Paz, was in a great area – with designer shopping centres close, and many restaurants and bars just a few minutes walk away. But the hotel itself was at the back of these, so we didn’t have any disturbances or busy roads to put up with. The hotel was lovely, and although we had a “studio” room it was large – previously the hotel had been self catering (now all-inclusive) so we had a kitchen, a 4 seater sofa, dining table and large balcony. Lots of space just for 2! Staff were great, and although pool area was very busy, there was a secluded area with sunbeds just away from the pool where we spend most of our mornings sitting in the sun and enjoying the peace.
If you’d like to know what Playa De Las Americas as a resort is like, think of a smaller, downmarket version of Las Vegas, and you’ll be close. Busy, busy, busy, lots of restaurants buzzing with people and live music, bars and shops, lovely beach to walk alongside. Perfect if you want to do some walking, some shopping and some eating and drinking – plenty of choice for all of those.
The Tenerife version of the Bellagio hotel fountains in Las Vegas. At certain times of the night they burst into colour and dance along to the music. Behind is the Hard Rock cafe.
More dancing fountains, nearer to the beach.
On the hotel balcony.
All the grandeur of Las Vegas…..but on a much smaller scale!
Outside the Hard Rock Cafe
Inside the Hard Rock cafe
The first time we went to Tenerife, Kate was about 5 and we took her photograph in exactly the same position. The only difference was she was wearing a dress and had a mop of curly blonde hair!