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Straw parasols on a beach in Playa de las Americas, Tenerife

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Looking for sunshine and partying at any time of the year? Playa de las Americas, on the island of Tenerife, could be just the ticket. This famous resort in the sun-drenched Canary Islands is nightlife central. Book Playa de las Americas holidays and get your party started!

Why go?

And the year-round sunshine means that you can even book a beach break here in January - prefect for warding off the winter blues...

Wedged between Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje on the south coast of Tenerife - the biggest and most westerly of the big four Canary Islands, which include Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria - Playa de las Americas has been attracting holidaymakers since the 1960s. Daytime temperatures on the island rarely drop below 18C, and the party scene on Playa de las Americas is equally hot, hot, hot!

Whether you want to blast out some karaoke tunes, dance the night away as DJs spin tunes or drink brightly coloured cocktails and have a laugh with friends, it's all here for you. Just head to the main nightlife hotspots: the Veronicas Strip, the Patch and Starco Commercial Centre.

Away from those areas, holidays in Playa de las Americas are good for families and couples, too. Everyone loves the wide sandy bay of the resort and there are plenty of hotels and self-catering apartments tucked away from the rowdy after-hours antics. Some of the finer hotels in Playa de las Americas occupy positions on the edges of the resort, where nights are quieter. And there's lots to do, whatever your age, with fun day trips, including Mount Teide, the nearby slides and rides at Siam Park, whale- and dolphin-watching cruises, and shopping in the capital of Santa Cruz all likely to appeal.

You can reach the resort by flying into Tenerife South Airport (TFS). The flight time from the UK is around four to five hours, which makes Tenerife one of the most popular short-haul winter-sun destinations in Europe.

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When to go?

There's never a bad time to book holidays to Playa de las Americas, as the sun never fails to kiss these shores...

Holidays in Tenerife are ideal at any time, as winter days generally stay above 18C, spring and autumn see pleasant averages of 25C and summer is hot, with temperatures reaching 30C and beyond. Rainfall is minimal year round, too, although you might need a jacket for cool evenings out in winter.

The weather is still extremely pleasant between November and February and you're likely to find really cheap holidays to Playa de las Americas during the winter months, with the exception of the peak periods of Christmas and New Year. Whether you are after a bargain no-frills break or all inclusive holidays to Playa de las Americas, this destination is great value at any time.

What's on?

Tenerife sure knows how to party. If you're here in February you'll witness one of the biggest events in all of Spain...

Three Kings; January: If you have travelled with children at this quiet time of the year, be sure to catch the parades on January 5, which is a kind of Christmas Eve in Spain. The Santa-like Three Kings will shower the little ones with gifts.

Carnival (Carnaval); February: The start of Lent also marks the beginning of this wild party. The streets of Tenerife's capital Santa Cruz host the biggest and best gathering, but local shindigs can be found in many of the island's towns and resorts.

Arona Summer Festival; August: This dance music event draws big crowds thanks to the top acts on the bill each year. It's held minutes away from Playa de las Americas.

What to do

Playa de las Americas is not just about partying - find out what you can do with the youngest members of your family...

Nightlife: Whatever kind of music gets you moving, you can find it here in Playa de las Americas. Pubs, bars and clubs offer theme nights, foam parties, top DJs and all kinds of hedonistic action.

Babies and toddlers: The beach at Playa de las Americas is ideal for little ones, with shallow waters and plenty of parasols.

Kids and teens: Aqualand is another water-based park near the resort, offering fun times for all the family.