Playa de las Américas, where spring is eternal

Friday, 08 September 2017

In Playa de las Américas, a holiday destination situated between Arona and Adeje, on the southern coast of Tenerife, in the Canary Island in Spain, spring is eternal.

The climate of the Canary Island is one of the best in the world: the average temperature in winter is 19° and in summer 23°. In the principal touristic centers, such as Playa de las Américas, there are about 4.800 hours of daylight per year.

«The secret of this unique and comfortable climate are the fresh trade winds, the sea current of the Gulf that gently touches the coast and the warm influence of the Azores’ anticyclone, that usually take place during winter», as the Authority for the Touristic Promotion of the Canary Islands explains.

As Promotour Turismo Canarias continues, you can find not only a favourable climate, but also clear water and revitalizing baths all year: «The Canary Islands are situated on an Atlantic Ocean’s area that’s full of sodium. The water is one of the best thermal waters in the world and it’s also one of the richest of benefic minerals due to the volcanic nature of the islands».

Moreover, the Canary Islands boast the clearest skies of Europe, which are safeguarded by the Law for the Protection of the Astronomical Quality of the IAC Observatories. The Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics controls the light pollution, the radioelectric pollution and the atmospheric pollution; it also monitors the airways, «so that nothing prevent the observation of the stars».

You can fully understand why Playa de las Américas is one of the destinations that we have suggested you to propose to whoever wants to go to the seaside in spring. Turespaña is the national organ that has the touristic promotion of Spain as its target; it suggests not only to enjoy all the best of Playa de las Américas, but also to explore the island of Tenerife to discover its wonders.

The wide offer of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and discos, together with the sea and all the activities to do on the beach and in the water, represent the best of Playa de las Américas.

Some of the strenghts of Playa de las Américas are, for example, the so-called Golden Mile in the south of Tenerife and the boardwalk Francisco Andrade Fumero. The first is also known as the Avenida de las Américas, a lively and cosmopolitan boulevard considered as «the paradise of the outdoor shopping»; the second «is perfect to practice cycling, footing or skating, or just for walking».

Let’s go beyond Playa de las Américas and let’s follow the advice of Turespaña. It is possible to divide the island of Tenerife in three big areas to discover it: the southern area, where there is the Tenerife South Airport (and Playa de las Américas too), the northern area that is served by the Tenerife North Airport and the urban area.

«What really strikes in the southern area is the characteristic contrast between the mountainous territory and the popolar beaches such as Médano, Los Cristianos, Las Américas and La Vistas, spread on the Costa Adeje and Costa del Silencio zone, the warmest part of the island», as Turespaña says.

«Puerto de la Cruz and La Orotava stand out in the northern area. In the first zone, tourists love to visit the Martiánez Lake, with pools of salted water and its evocative boardwalk; on the other hand, in La Orotava people can discover the traditional architecture of the island and its beautiful namesake valley, one of the principal front doors of the Teide National Park», as Turespaña continues.

Lastly, here is the urban area, the cities of San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

«These cities are the cultural heart of the island and only 15 km separate them. It’s worth to visit them on foot to fully enjoy their parks, their historical buildings and the boulevards. Moreover, San Cristóbal de la Laguna is the only city in the Canary Islands that is a World Heritage Site», concludes Turespaña.

Let’s spend some words about the gastronomy and Tenerife’s wines, before we say goodbye.

The cooking is simple, but tasty: «It is plentiful of fruit, even the tropical one, vegetables with exotic variants for the foreigner tourists, fresh fish, meat and potatoes. It is imperative to sample the potatoes with the most international sauce, the mojo», as Tenerife Tourism Corporation explains.

To lead the meals, the dessert or a usually goat cheese board, «the best choice is Tenerife’s wine. You can feel the the climate and the particular geology of the island by simple tasting it, and this is the same for all the different kinds:  the whites, the rosés, the reds or Malvasia».

The wine regions in the island are five: Tacoronte-Acentejo, Ycoden-Daute-Isora, Valle de la Orotava, Valle de Güímar and Abona.

Just a final note: recently, the international press has spoken about the closure of some beaches in the Canary Island because of the presence of a toxic alga. Here is the official response of José Manuel Baltar, the Ministry of Health of the local government:

«The health and environment experts ensure that the presence of micro algae blooms in few beaches of the Canary Islands is an occasional and natural event, caused by a rare combination of biological, environmental and climatic elements. The micro algae is in no way related with any form of pollution, it has not caused the closure of any beach in the Canary Island and it is not toxic.

This rare and sporadic natural phenomenon has not caused any limitation in bathing in the beaches of the Canary Islands, except for few red flags on few beaches.

When the micro algae compares on a beach, brought to the shore by the wind, the waves and the sea current, it only hits a small area and only for a short period. Its only effect is the skin irritation; the health authorities recommend avoiding the direct contact through the skin and the plants, which are easy to identify because of their typical aspect and color. It is important to notice that the public healthcare of the Canary Island has not observed any variation in the number of the registered cases of skin irritation, since the beginning of the phenomenon.

The Monitoring System of the Canary Island for the security and the quality of beaches and water, under the European law, gives to the 98,2% of the Canarian beaches an excellent rating; only the remaining 0,9% is classified as good, and the other 0,9% isn’t classified. Each year, the Spanish Ministry of Health gives these datas to the Environmental European Agency of the European Commission.

Despite this temporary situation, that regards only a limited number of the Canarian beaches and that prevent the bathing only in the restricted affected area, the tourism normally goes on in the Canarian Islands. Our tourists enjoy the bathing area in the majority of the touristic beaches, like they always did».

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