A serene daytime hideaway for restorative hangouts in buzzy Costa Adeje.

The tranquil Colón Guanahaní cocoons you from the buzz of Costa Adeje, but its central location makes it easy to dip in and out of the scene. This is the kind of place where first-time guests quickly become regulars, returning to be warmly greeted by name. It’s easy to see the appeal: the pace shifts down a few glorious gears in this sun-drenched corner of Tenerife.

The action centres around two outdoor pools, where sun-seekers lie on parasol-shaded loungers during the day, hopping up only for colourful cocktails. If you’re quick, you can nab one of the prime perches on the sundeck of the rooftop plunge pool, which looks out over the ocean. In the afternoon, a few slip away to the small spa for massages, while others walk the five-minute route to Playa de Fañabé.

As the sun sinks, crowds begin to gather around tables in the outdoor courtyard, lined by tall palms and jacaranda trees. Some stay poolside at La Pérgola to share plates of aromatic tapas and linger over local wines. Others head out to explore the shops, bars and restaurants of Fañabé, a dynamic district in Costa Adeje.

And after long, balmy days, rooms and suites are inviting retreats, splashed in pastel blues and sea greens; some overlook the palm-strewn courtyard, others open onto pool-view balconies. Book a Standard Double Balcony or Terrace Room to gaze out over the city’s terracotta roofs, or a Standard Balcony or Terrace Suite for a spacious pad with enough room for a lounge area and a freestanding tub in the bathroom.

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Key information

In Fañabé, a bustling district of Costa Adeje

Airport transfer time: Approx. 20 minutes’ private transfer from Tenerife South airport
Rooms: 154

Good to know

Minimum stay: 4 nights. Interconnecting and adapted rooms available on request. The hotel has three wheelchair accessible double rooms.

Accommodation information

154 rooms and suites

Activities

• Hike Altos de Guajara and Montaña de las Arenas, the two best routes for views of Mount Teide • Take a day trip to Anaga Rural Park, crisscrossed by scenic trails and rich in wildlife* • Catch a wave at El Médano, a windsurfing hot spot and one of Tenerife’s most beautiful beaches* • Wander the colourful streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, lined by colonial buildings and pretty plazas.

Dining

2 restaurants, bar

What's included

Breakfast at the main restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £15 • Breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant

Full Board from £34 • Breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant • Lunch at the à la carte restaurant.

Guests staying on Half Board can enjoy special discounts in the La Cúpula and La Pérgola restaurants at Hotel Jardines de Nivaria.

*Denotes local charge