Scruffy, rundown little place, many closed down bars and shops, half built apartment blocks. No seafront cafes or bars, just a coastal path. Most (of the very few open) bars British with a couple of exceptions. Shops that are there sell touristy tat. One supermarket and a chemist. Absolutely nothing of interest, we spent a fortune on trips out to get away from the place.
The actual town of Playa Paraiso is a big dissapointment, theres not a great deal there, it looks very run down, and in need of a good update. I personally wouldnt bother the trek to the town, but we did go in October maybe in the summer months theres more going on. Dont let this stop you visiting as all your needs are met in the hotel.
the resort is almost non existent although there are obviously plans to develop it with roads between it and Las Americas being upgraded. It\'s lucky if there are 8 commercial premises including small pubs eateries and shops and if you are staying in the local hotels it is quite a trek up the cliff paths. There is a small sandy beach in a cove near to the Riu Buena Vista hotel which looked peaceful but other than that there is nothing. There are regular buses which take you to other resorts. Really if staying here you have to be prepared to enjoy your hotel facilities or make yourself mobile
The place is spottlessly clean the beach I cannot comment on because I never left the hotel
several bars and shops in the resort centre again I never left the hotel which had it\'s own shopping square
I will visit again as soon as i can
Bahia Principe Costa Adeje Hotel Set in lavish and secluded surroundings, this hotel boasts excellent sea views across the island of La Gomera. There is a great range of facilities on offer, including a charming swimming lagoon and the hotel's own children's Mini-club.