Adeje

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Adeje
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Adeje
Coat of arms
Adeje is located in Tenerife
Adeje
Adeje
Location in Tenerife
Adeje is located in Canary Islands
Adeje
Adeje
Adeje (Canary Islands)
Adeje is located in Spain, Canary Islands
Adeje
Adeje
Adeje (Spain, Canary Islands)
Coordinates: 28°7′N 16°43′W / 28.117°N 16.717°W / 28.117; -16.717
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Canary Islands
Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Island Tenerife
Government
 • Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga
Area[1]
 • Total 105.95 km2 (40.91 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 280 m (920 ft)
Population (2009)[2]
 • Total 43,204
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Adejeros
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Postal code 38670
Climate BSh
Website Official website

Adeje is a town and municipality in the southwestern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. The town Adeje is located 4 km from the coast, 8 km north of the resort town Los Cristianos, 60 km southwest of the island capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife and about 17 km northwest of Tenerife South Airport.

Adeje is the western terminus of the TF-1 motorway, which connects it with the south and east coast of the island. The Barranco del Infierno gorge is located in the municipality.

Its economy is based on business, tourism and agriculture. Adeje is also home to the large water park Siam Park. Adeje is an important tourist center both on the island and nationally and internationally. This municipality has the highest concentration of 5 star hotels in Europe[3] and also has what is considered the best luxury hotel in Spain according to World Travel Awards.[4]

History[edit]

A hundred years before the Spanish conquest (1494), this place was the capital of the Menceyato of Adeje, one of the guanches (local kingdoms) in which the island was divided. It is now one of the most important tourist cities in the Canary Islands.

Communities[edit]

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Many seaside communities of Adeje are major tourist hot spots. The main communities there are:

  • Costa Adeje
  • Playa Paraiso
  • La Caleta
  • Playa Fañabe
  • Callao Salvaje.

Siam Mall[edit]

Located next to the water kingdom of Siam Park, Siam Mall is a shopping center with two floors, alongside an underground parking lot with 1,100 free spaces. Siam Mall offers:

  • More than 70 stores
  • Restaurants
  • Free WiFi
  • ATMs
  • Free bus service
  • Charging stations for mobile devices
  • Lockers
  • Nursing rooms

Beaches[edit]

Adeje is also famous for its stunning beaches, including:

  • Playa Fañabé
  • Playa del Duque
  • Playa de Torviscas
  • Playa la Pinta
  • Playa Ajabo
  • Playa San Juan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SUPERFICIE, PERÍMETRO Y ALTITUD DE LOS MUNICIPIOS DE CANARIAS" (in Spanish). Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC). [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Población en Canarias. Tenerife. 1-1-2009" (in Spanish). Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC). Archived from the original on 2010-11-13. 
  3. ^ Las nuevas ‘catedrales’ del turismo en Tenerife
  4. ^ Tenerife tiene el mejor hotel de lujo de España

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