Once believed to have been part of the lost empire of Atlantis, Costa Adeje is located in the southwestern portion of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. The existence of Costa Adeje, and the rest of the islands on the archipelago, was well known during ancient times, being visited by Greeks, Phoenicians, and other civilizations, but after the fall of the Roman Empire, they were completely forgotten until 1312, when they were rediscovered by Lancelotto Malocello, which led to their colonization by Spain in 1402. Prior to this, Costa Adeje was populated by a native group known as The Guanches, who are the first recognizable native population of the island of Tenerife.
History of Costa Adeje
Once the Canary Islands were colonized by Spain, Costa Adeje remained largely overlooked, even though the area contains some of the most magnificent beaches in the world. With powdery white sand and clear blue water, it would only be a matter of time before their value to the tourism industry was noticed. During the 1960s, it began experiencing a growth that would place it as one of the most desirable places to visit in the world.
Today, Costa Adeje is a bustling community where elegant and posh mansions dot the coastline, while world-renowned businesses, water parks, and other highly recognized facilities have been established nearby.
Costa Adeje In Films
Costa Adeje has also been the favored filming location for several movie franchises recently, including Fast and The Furious 6, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and Wrath of Titans, among others. The impressive black volcanic landscape that characterizes the area has proved to be an asset to the movie industry and, by extension, tourism to the area.
Because of its many beautiful beaches, local scenery, fantastic summer weather almost year-round, and the ability to mingle with the rich and famous when they are in town, Costa Adeje has become one of the most popular destinations of the Canary Islands have to offer.