Playa del Duque
Panoramic photograph of some of Playa del Duque beach & sea front promenade
the north western section of Playa del Duque beach, foreground is mainly covered in large pebbles with sandy patches here and there. This section is far less crowded than the golden sand section in the middle of the photograph to the far headland. Panoramic
On the left of the promenade are located 4 large hotels 4 or 5 star hotels, 1 3 star aparthotel and the Mirador shopping centre.
Photograph of the golden sand beach section of Playa del Duque beach
Playa del Duque is a newly built resort on the Costa Adeje and it is a well maintained, with easy access to all surrounding areas. It has a quieter and more reserved atmosphere than other resorts in Tenerife and is also very good for water sports. You can easily get into Playa de las Americas by bus when you want to sample the local nightlife.
This more up market area is more suited to people not wanting intense night life but a more refined holiday enjoying the good location, fine restaurants and good facilities
The majority of hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes and shopping centres are of a high class quality.
Most of the hotels in the resort are very large and tend to be either 4 or 5 star high class hotels
- Playa del Duque is located 3.5 km to the North west of Playa de las Americas with Playa de Fanabe, Torviscas and Puerto de Colon in between. A pleasant sea front promenade is available for most of this sea front.
- In the other direction a trail along the front leads to the next town, La Caleta
- 30 km south of Los Gigantes.
The nearest airport is Tenerife South
Although this is by far the cheapest method. Unless you are on a very tight budget we do not recommend it for the following reasons:
- You have to change buses at Costa Adeje Bus Station from Tenerife South Airport
- You have to change buses at Santa Cruz and Costa Adeje Bus Station from Tenerife North Airport
- The 416 service from Playa de las Americas to Playa del Duque at its best is a 40 minute service between buses.
- Possible distance to walk with luggage from one of the two bus stops (See map for there location)
Airport hotel transfers
This is now an extremely popular method of travel from or to the airport and your hotel or apartment complex.and you have the choice of a few transfer options such as shuttle, private transfer and taxi.
The shuttle options are the lowest price method of transfer door to door.
Package holiday transfer time to Tenerife South airport
Package holiday transfer time to or from Tenerife South airport takes between 35 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes depending on hotel drop off / pick up order.
The medium sized beach of Playa del Duque was originally composed of black volcanic sand, but since then golden sand has been imported and now many say that this is the best beach on the island.
The northern end of the beach is made from large round black pebbles with a small section which is a mix of sand and pebble.
The beach has sun loungers and parasols for hire and toilets, changing rooms and showers. The beach is backed by a wide promenade that continues almost all the way to Los Cristianos.
There are several bars cafes and restaurants overlooking the beach.
There's a good selection of shops in 3 Playa del Duque shopping centres,
On the sea front section of the shopping centre are some very popular bars, cafes and restaurants.
The shopping centre can be seen on the left of the photograph in front of the larger Mirador hotel
Located in Avda. Bruselas on the seaward side of the large horseshoe bend and the Mirador Hotel
Plaza del Duque Shopping centre entrance as you approach from the beach
Plaza del Duque Shopping centre escalator leading to the basement level where you will find the tourist information office
An ultra modern shopping centre located in a round building which also is home to the Playa del Duque Tourist Information Office which is on the basement floor level/
Home to top designer shops Cartier, Escada and Mango
Located at the junction of 4 roads making the shopping centre a giant roundabout, and signed from the beach 100 metres
La Nonna RestaurantLa Nonna Restaurant. Located in the El Mirador shopping centre and great views of the sea from the terrace. The La Nonna Restaurant specialises in Top quality Mediterranean Italian cuisines including Pizzas, pastas, salads and capriccio
Teppanyaki restaurantThe Teppanyaki restaurant is a Oriental / Japanese restaurant where they cook the food in front of you on a huge hot plate. It is fascinating watching the masterful chef chopping the food with flashing fast skill.
La Torre Del Mirador Restaurant is well known for top quality food and service. Add to that it's fabulous position on slightly higher ground on the sea front giving magnificent views of the sea and coastline.
Located on the sea front at the Mirador shopping centre
The Bocoy Restaurant is part of the Dream Hotel Gran Tacande Located on Unterhaching, the road that leads down to Playa del Duque beach from The Plaza del Duque shopping centre
The bars location offers views over the bay, sea and the promenade giving you the oportunity to do some people watching
The Ricon de la Fuente cafe bar is located alongside a bend in the promenade in front of the El Mirador shopping centre. The upper floor belongs to the La Torre Del Mirador Restaurant whose entrace is located further round the bend in the direction of La Caleta.
Rincon de la Fuente
This is a much quieter area than nearby Playa de las Americas, but a selection of bars and restaurants, some quiet classy, are available.
This Moroccan styled bar is not cheap because you pay for the ambience and it has a very good reputation. The ideal place to hold intimate drinks.
Open daily from 10 am to 3 am. The Acanto bar has a spacious terrace with comfortable seating and a carefully selected menu
The Ambar bar
The Ambar bar . Located in the Plaza Del Duque shopping centre
Located in the basement level of the Plaza del Duque
Shopping Centre, Centro Comercial Plaza del Duque.
100 metres from the beach
Tel. 922 716 377
Fax 922 714 397
Open Monday to Friday, 10 am 5 pm
See Location of the Tourist information Office on our Playa del Duque Map
Bus Stops and Route Numbers
441 Los Cristianos La Caleta
Roughly an hourly service. You will need to find out the times if you wish to use this route. The Playa del Duque bus stops are at Riu Palace
Several additional bus services are available from the Fanabe bus stop, 'Abinque' about 5 10 minutes walk towards Playa de las Americas
See Location of the Playa del Duque Bus Stops on our Playa del Duque Map