Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Apartments A11, A108, A208, A210, A211, A310, A604, A605
Pool/sea views 1 bedroom, 1 liv. room, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2/5

Apartments A507 - sea views to Puerto Colon
2 bedroom, 1 living room, 1 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 5/6

Studios - S135, S136 - pool views
Studios - S38, S64, S65 - sea & mountain views

1 living/bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 2/3

Large studio apartments - 81, 84 sleeps 2 / 4 guests -
with limited sea & part mountain views
There is a late check-out apt. shower room, seating area / store room for suitcases and internet access & use

A220 is Nicki - Administration / Housekeeping

Swimming pool
Los Geranios Apartments
Aerial view looking to Puerto Colon
Most apartments facing the sea
Pool area and building with 2 elevators
View from the beach to complex

Fully furnished self-catering private apartments (A11 ground floor; A108, S135, S136 first floor; A208, A210, A211 second floor; A310, fourth floor; A507 fifth floor; A604, A605 sixth floor; and S38 on third floor up on south facing wing; S64, S65, 2 floors up on south facing wing / floor next to pool with 81 and 84 on the floor below the 60's) in Aparthotel with heated swimming pool and 24 hour reception. Centrally located for all amenities. It is only 15 minutes from airport in taxi for approx 24 euros or a 30 minute bus trip for 2.50 euros (Line number 111) with a 15 minute walk from the bus station to the apartments. The apartments are a 3 minute walk to the beach at Puerto Colon, marina in the popular Torviscas, Adeje area. The main supermarket is across the road at San Eugenio shopping centre, shops, bars, nightlife and restaurants are all within easy walking distance.

If you love to be independent and work to your own timetable then read on and discover how to book your private apartment (for long and short term), this new and easy way to select your guaranteed selected apartment using this proven and safe method of private self-catering in Tenerife. These apartments in Tenerife will provide you with comfortable, clean, safe Tenerife accommodation.

Tenerife offers sunshine all year round with day temperatures ranging from 20 deg.C in winter months to 30 deg.C in summer months, however most times it's 25 deg.C. With sunshine on most of your balconies before midday, until sunset at night and views to the ocean and marina at the popular Torviscas area you will find this complex and the location of the apartments all you need to enjoy your time in Tenerife. Repeat booking guests say it's the facilities and location of the apartments which makes them book again and again!




Sea or Mountain View



Balcony Terrace
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3rd Wing





2nd Wing

S & M




2nd Wing

S & M




Ground Wing

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View from first floor

Sunloungers free around pool

apartment fully fitted

Apartments on right looking to Puerto Colon


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Property Type: private apartments
Accommodation Type: self-catering
Location Type: near sea and beach, seaview
General: Towels & linen provided, telephone, ceiling cool fans in bedroom and living room
Kitchen: Studios have fridge with ice box and apartments have full upright fridge/freezer, hob, combination oven/grill/microwave - 30 litre
Living Room 2 Bed: 2 x twin beds for 4 + 2 sofabeds, seating for 5
Living Room 1 Bed: 1 x twin beds for 2 + sofabeds for 2 or 3, seating for 5
Living Room Studio: 2 x single beds and sofa bed x 1
Dining: dining area, seating for 4
Toilet: 1 bathroom with shower over bath. All apartments and studios have washing machines.

1 bedroom with 2 single beds


cd-radio hi-fi unit, satellite sky tv with most Freeview UK TV channels (BBC1, BBC2, ITV, CH4, Sky, etc), dvd player with camera card reader to see your photos on TV.


balcony, heated swimming pool, sun loungers, sun recliner chairs pool bar, tennis court nearby, golf, watersports and boat marina


restaurant,bar, reception, pool bar and snacks

Local Activities:

swimming, tennis, fishing, wind-surfing, water skiing, paragliding, Aquapark, Siam Park, Multiplex Cinema, etc.


Ttravel cots are available along with stroller buggys for use by guests on a first booked first served dates. Please specify when booking so they can be allocated to you for placement in your apartment upon arrival. Baby high chairs are also available for hire and also portable air-conditioning unit/s.


"Flight Only" are available from many charter and non-charter operators from all UK and European airports and prices vary from airport to airport. Check out availability on this site and then check for flights, and then submit the website form below to get a reply on accommodation soonest.

Refurbished pool at night
Restyled pool by day

Typical studio 135, 136 interior view

Tables and chairs at pool side


For any queries not covered here contact Alan Dow. When inquiring please include as much of the following information as possible. This will allow me to help you more easily. Arrival and departure dates are flexible, since flights are now daily from several all UK and European airports.


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Specify Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom:

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Telephone Night:

+44 (0)1569 762910 (Home)


Postal Address:
"Hame Sweet Hame"

23 Brighead View
Inverbervie, By Montrose, DD10 0PB

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+44 (0)1569 766700 (Work)


+44 (0)7740 682809

By Email: alansholidayhomes@gmail.com



Seventh floor view
Road to Fanabe / Adeje
shopping centre
balcony with sea view

Twin bedded rooms A310, A208, A211

Living room & balcony with sea view
A310, A208, A211

Typical new kitchen for 1 bedroom apartments

Balcony with sea view A310


The apart-hotel is on seven floors and consists of 157 apartments comprising private owners from UK, etc., and also tour operated rented flats, by management from UK, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Scandinavia, Russia, Holland, Denmark, etc.

The 24 hour reception can assist with most needs and there is also night security staff which caters for those arriving anytime, although the apartment key is issued to guests approximately 6 weeks prior to departure, so it is only necessary to hand over the 'accommodation booking form' (which is issued by me upon booking) upon arrival, along with passport which they will return. The complex technical "Technico" staff also retain keys for apartment access for meter readings and in event of emergency. At reception they will give you a red registration card for late night-morning entrance. Upon return to your homeland simply post back the keys in the pre-paid mail lite jiffy bag provided.

Living Room

View from balcony

2nd bedroom

Master bedroom

Refurbished bathrooms

apartments each have a telephone, which receives incoming calls only. You can be contacted from UK via Los Geranios reception on 00-34-922-716610. When prompted by telemessage dial in; 1208 for A208, 1210 for A210, 1211 for A211, 1310 for A310, 1604 for A604, 1605 for A605, etc. For the Studios the numbers are 4063 for S64, S65, S38 etc and similar for 81 & 84.

Each apartment has a safe box and its key is available on arrival to the complex in exchange pre-paid coupon, for use during your holiday. The reception at Los Geranios also has safety deposit boxes for money/valuables, located adjacent to the lift doors, which are available to rent if need be. The reception has a telephone booth from which you can make direct calls to anywhere, on request to reception. It is simpler and more cost effective to call from blue telephone booths on streets, with a handfull of 1, 2 euro coins.

overlooking the pool
A210 Overlooking the pool,
centrally located to all amenities
A108 / A210 - Bedroom
tenerife apartments
Sunset balcony view A211
View over pool from first floor

All apartments have washing machines. A late check-out room available to my guests for use to shower / change where late checkouts / flights are incurred, repeat guests storage of belongings and free use of my WiFi to check flights, details and emails.

The building has two (2) lifts which serve all floors from the reception area. At the reception / restaurant there is a computer for internet access available, example: for 10 minutes I think it's 1 Euro? A cheaper option is to use the internet cafe opposite the entrance to the main mercadona supermarket across the road in the San Eugenio shopping centre. The complex has a "Tenerife WiFi" installation which you can log onto as upon arrival you get your own dedicated WiFi access code. If you go to the cafes for a snack and some of the bars outside the complex you will find that you can have a coffee or a beer and get free use of their internet station / or WiFi. At my late checkout facility there is WiFi installed for my guests to use free of charge. The pool/ bar also has a WiFi system which you can also use.

The balcony of most 1 bedroom apartments with pool and sea views have sun for most of the day, and overlook the kidney shaped swimming pool. The studios and lower 1 bed apartments have a balcony with sea / mountain views. Each have two sun reclining sunloungers, along with a table, four chairs, and a fold out drying line. Each apartment has a mop, brush, bucket, etc for your use as necessary during stay.

apartments overlooking pool with seaview
Most balconies with seaview and
centrally located to all amenities
Views to Puerto Colon Marina - A605

At the swimming pool there are sun loungers, which are shared, on a first come basis (be quick, as the "Brits" try to get there first or simply enjoy your own space on the sun recliner chairs or loungers on your balcony.)

The pool is scaled for kid's shallow end, to adults deep end. The pool is heated in the winter months.

A main Mercadona supermarket is located in the San eugenio centre only 100 metres away, down escalators to lower shopping mall in the red/brown building located on the right side as you go out of the complex. Foods, drinks, etc. are most economically priced there. (It is similar to large Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys etc. type UK supermarket.) Normally open 9.30am to 8pm, but not on Sunday.

An outside 'flea market' of clothing, jewellery, fashions, house stuffs, souveniers, etc. is held each Thursday & Saturday from 9 am - 3pm at Torviscas Market, which is located in front of the El Duque Hotel. (A must for cheap/copied; but usable items!!) Don't forget to look in the Spanish style shops in the shopping centre across the road.

Brochures for full holiday excursions, places to go and see, things to do, etc. are available at the aparthotel reception, and a holiday guide book is in the apartment which gives details of many different entertainment / bars / restaurants local to Los Geranios. Car hire available at reception and also from two other companies, across the road (cheaper and easier across the paved road). For discount car rental deals please ask with your enquiry or at a date before departure.

A typical car hire price for Tenerife would be a small Renault or Seat for 3 days for less than £50 GBP. Remember you need your driving licence and passport.

Duty free goods are considered cheaper in supermarket / Spanish Style / local markets, etc. than UK airports or in-flight service. Take your in-flight magazine and compare to local shops / markets. 'Spanish Style'(in centre area at Mercadona Centre) shops are recommended for booze, fags, souveniers. The perfumaria shops have good deals on all products compared to the airport.

Each 1 bedroomed upper floor apartment consists of 2 single beds in the bedroom, 1 bed-settee in the living room, which pulls out into a double bed or "Z" mattress bed and a/or further single sofa. The bathroom with shower, bath, toilet, W.H.B., is fully equipped. Hot + cold water is provided via the electric water heater.

apartment fully fitted

View looking through living room to
balcony A108 & A210

Living room & kitchen A108 / A210
San Eugenio shopping centre across the street
San Eugen's bar and San Eugenio
shopping centre at night

Within the apartment / studio it has the usual furnitures and fixtures and also the following items;

* Safebox, in each apartment
* Hair Dryer
* Ironing Board & Iron
* Sun parasol and pole for balcony table use
* Bread Toaster
* Sandwich maker/ Toaster
* Electric Kettle
* Combination oven, grill & microwave - 30 litre.
* New kitchens have fridge + freezer & full
oven / grill
* Remote TV with Satellite connection to world-wide channels
* CD Hi-Fi Radio player
* DVD player and selection of DVD's
* Storage box on balcony for soft sun furnishings
and sun lounger mats

The kitchenette off the living room has an electric hob, refrigerator, sink, etc. and the usual range of kitchen appliances/gadgets, etc. A socket outlet of 13 Amp UK style is fitted, so no adaptors are needed for mobile phone chargers.

Both the bedroom and living room have 3 speed pull cord 'coolie' fans with lights. Separate pull cords for fan or light or both.

Each apartment is provided with change of bed linens and towels each week and these are exchanged, normally mid-way, say in a 2 week period, dependant on duration of stay. General cleaning and tidiness is the responsibility of the apartment visitors. Apartment shall be cleaned and ready for next visitors upon your departure. Normal exit time is 10.00 am upon day of departure, however I try to accommodate late check outs so please advise flight times upon payment of balance. The apartment has two bath towels and one hand towel per person per week. I suggest that you take with you adequate towels as being hot, showering, pool, beach has much need and towels are used more than many unused clothes taken with you!! Any special requests can be catered for by simply specifying your requirements a few weeks before arrival.

Great views to Puerto Colon
605 - Great views to Puerto Colon

605 - Twin bedroom, balcony, pool
and sea views

605 - Living room with balcony
A11 - Kitchen area
Typical new kitchen
Typical refurbished bathroom

The apartments are double security locked from entrance door and requires two full turns and a quarter turn to open, anti clockwise. The balcony door has separate key inside which remains in position.

Early morning wake-up call can be provided by advising reception the night before and also booking of taxi or they can be flagged down anytime, anywhere, or don't bother going to bed! Taxi time to/from airport is 15 minutes approx., and normally check-in 2 hours before departure time. The day prior to departure it is advisable to check airline at reception by re-confirming your names and tickets.

Banks and money exchange facilitites are all available near at hand with +/- differing rates, however the "Spanish Style" shops have normally good rates. Sandy at the kiosk outside LAguna Park 1 does a healthy exchange rate and a very wide range of trips / excursions / parks / etc.

It is possible to leave your suitcases at the reception / seating area, should you have a late departure, or use my late check-out lounge / room for using as shower / change and suitcase storage before late departure for my guests, and includes washing machine / drying facilites, store for bedlinen towels, etc. Booked guests must state their flight requirements prior to issue of keys in UK.

Steve my Tenerife maintenance man is on call should any technical issues arise with accidental lock-out, safe box operation or other and his numbers along with Nicki's admin / cleaning are in the apartment and issued also with the keys in UK. Just give him or Nicki a text for any technical issue.

Kitchen A108
Bedroom A108
Balcony view
View from balcony A108

Some studios and 1 beds are on the west wing and do not have pool views but have varying views - part sea and part mountain. They are typically the same as my one bedroom apartments with furnishings and appliances.

studio apartments
Morning view from Studio S65 balcony
Studio apartments 60's on wing,
located 1 level above ground level
Living room
Living room
Typical twin beds in studio
Living room with flat screen TV & balcony
studios 38, 63, 64, 65
Sunset from studios
Studio interior
Sunset from studios
Typical studio interior
Studio balcony view
Studio balcony view
View left from balcony of 60's studios
View right from balcony of 60's studios
Typical balcony of studio
Typical kitchen of studio 63, 64, 65, 38, 84 with combination oven/grill/microwave & hob with fridge & sink, etc



There are a very wide range of restaurants, cafes, bars, etc. to keep you fed and watered, but for a selection only of many tried and tested, you might want to sample;

Los Geranios pool bar & restaurant Ana & David will cater for your needs and provide a wide range of quality food and drinks. Try their Los Geranios special cocktail and it will make you smile / happy!!
Scotch Corner + Matlocks / Star These restaurants next to the Irish Fiddler do snacks, meals, breakfasts, drinks. (Carry outs also available)
Harleys 100 metres from complex with American diner atmosphere (more expensive but BIG portions)
Chaplins / Francias Canarian owned & run; located across the road carrying on right side for 100 metres. Try not getting sucked into others as this can happen although all can provide food! etc.
Eugens Across the road, being a range of drinks and laughter, entertainment, singers, impersonators, etc., you name it it's there ! Check billboards for nights.
China Garden Good Chinese restaurant on the island; located on one level down at Puerto Colon center at seafront. (You can see Puerto Colon from balcony). Ask for free wine! 5 Euros for full buffet.
Puerto Colon beach + Marfils Restaurants International cuisine served to good European standard. (On ground floor of Puerto Colon looking out to sea - Music! Elvis Tuesdays and Saturdays<)
Amanda's or Tucans Carry on down the hill past Harleys and opposite the new shopping centre. Good nightly entertainment. (Food and cocktails O.K) Check billboards for nights.
Puerto Colon 3 levels of restaurants, shops, bars, cafes, etc
Irish Fiddler Booze, music, noise, football, entertainment, etc.
Garfields Varying entertainment different nights of the week
Fried Chicken carryout Try a 'Family Box' for a good feast if you simply want to dine in and relax on balcony at night. (Across the road to right hand side of red/brown brick building - the shopping centre).
ELVIS and other impersonators Yeah,the singer! He lives and has various formats and qualities as seen and heard in many bars! Johnny Kelly has his own Elvis Bar, some 10 minutes walk from Los Geranios
Faces of Ireland Ask for Colin or Gus and have a quencher!
Rumpot Along the road a bit with good range drinks and entertainment.
Irish Rose Food, drink and entertainment @ Puerto Colon



Tenerife is the largest and the most popular of the Canary Islands. Its location off the north west coast of Africa ensures a glorious year round climate that produces vast scenic contrasts running from tropical beauty in the north - particularly at the foot of the lush Orotava valley - to arid, more barren landscapes in the south.

Volcanic Mt Teide
Volcanic Mt Teide and 'moonscape' surroundings

The awesome presence of Spain's largest peak, Mount Teide is a constant reminder of Tenerife's volcanic heritage and some of the beaches even have black volcanic sands. The colours found on Tenerife are terrific. Palm trees and banana plantations form the backdrop to all kinds of tropical flowers and shrubs, and you'll also find quite a colourful bunch of people on the island too! Tenerife can be a home away from home, with its many British style pubs and restaurants. However the culinary tastes of the more adventurous are also catered for in the multitude of bars and restaurants on offer. Your daytime treats include shopping trips, watersports and golf (there are four 18-hole courses on the island), and of course the wide choice of sunkissed beaches. You can round off your pleasure filled days by enjoying the night life of the towns, particularly in that of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos.


A popular choice with British holidaymakers, basking in the sunny south of the island. There is always plenty to do, whether it is splashing out at the fabulous water park or thrill seeking at Siam Park, browsing around the shops, relaxing in the cafes and the restaurants, or at night revelling in the numerous bars and night clubs, many of which are located in the famous Veronicas centre. The unusual dark volcanic beaches are also very popular.

Maps of the area

Street map of Playa de las Americas
Map of Tenerife


Octopus Aqua Park

Octopus Aqua park

A favourite with children and adults alike, the Octopus Aqua park is situated above Playa de las Americas, with large saltwater pools, hydro slides, etc. it's a great day out. In high season, the best days to go are Friday and Tuesday, as these are the main flight days and the park is at its quietest. It is inadvisable to go on the weekend because, as well as holiday makers, the park is a favourite with the Spanish schoolchildren who tend to take over the place on Saturday/Sunday.

There are a good many professional lifeguards at the park so it is quite safe for children to swim unsupervised. The dolphin show is well worth a visit and included in the entrance fee.

Before going to the aqua park for the day, remember the following points:

The Siam Park

A wonderful new theme park with adrenaline pumping attractions, animals and childrens play area with many and varied water rides. It is located just outside Playa de las Americas and can walk to it in 15 minutes so very easily accessible.

The Loro Parque

Translated this means 'Parrot Park', but you will find much more than talking birds here. One of the best days out in Tenerife, the Loro Parque is in Puerto del la Cruz, in the north of the island. There are regular buses from most resorts, but if you want to be adventurous and not be tied to a timetable, you can find it easily by car:

Take the TF1 to Santa Cruz, where you join the TF5, which will take you to Puerto del la Cruz, then simply follow the signs to the Loro Parque which are easily spotted. Look for a picture of a parrot and a dolphin. From Playa de las Americas, the journey will take just over an hour.

The park is worth visiting for the dolphin show alone, which is held several times a day, as well as the sea lion show, the shark tunnel (the longest in Europe), the bat cave, tigers, gorillas, and of course the parrot show. You must visit planet penguin!

Before going to Loro Parque, remember the following points:

  • Upon entering the park, you will be given a timetable of the shows. Take a few minutes to work out where the show arenas are, and plan your visit around the timetable, giving yourself plenty of time to get to the arenas before the show starts. If you are late for the dolphin show, you won't be allowed in!

  • There are bars and restaurants scattered around the park, but like the Aqua Park, they are quite expensive.
  • The weather in the north of the island is usually very different to that in the south. If you are travelling from the south you will usually find it a lot cooler, so take a pullover or cardigan.


Loro Parque

Golf Courses

There are four local golf courses:


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