Playa de las Américas
is a purpose-built holiday resort between the Municipio of Arona, and Adeje in the south of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands. It was built in the 1960s beside the town of Los Cristianos and stretching northward to the Costa Adeje. The resort area features numerous bars and nightclubs, as well as a number of beaches, most of which are man-made from imported sand from Africa due to the darkness of the native volcanic sand. Playa de las Americas is well known for being the nightlife epicenter in Tenerife and has a vibrant and varied assortment of bars, clubs, restaurants and attractions. Nightlife is spread around the resort although the most famous areas are the Veronicas strip, Starco Commercial Centre and the Patch.