People watching at La Fuente Del Mirador
I’m starting this guide in the same way my husband Terry and I generally start our Tenerife holidays: with a cold glass of wine (Or, on one memorable occasion, an entire jug of sangria, which Terry ordered for himself, thinking he was ordering a glass. Duolingo’s Spanish lessons obviously aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, is all I’m saying.*) at La Fuente Del Mirador.
Located next to La Torre Del Mirador restaurant (Also well worth a visit, although not the cheapest…) in Costa Adeje , this pretty bar/restaurant is the perfect spot for people-watching, especially if you can grab a table at the front, with open views over the beach and ocean. Surrounded by fairy lights, and within earshot of the live music across the street, the restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere, and always feels a little bit special to us: this is our Tenerife ‘happy place’, and we’re never happier than when we’re sitting on the terrace, listening to the waves crash on the beach below.
Although we’ve only ever stopped in for drinks, there’s also food available, and service is always quick and friendly. Our most recent trip to Tenerife was our first with our baby son, and we were charmed by how good the restaurant staff were with baby Max. Everyone we encountered stopped to speak and play with him, and even remembered his name when we returned later in the week.
While this area of Costa Adeje really comes to life at night, with its twinkling lights and live music, its close proximity to Del Duque beach (one of the best on the south side of the island) makes it the perfect spot for a daytime wander, too. I always say that if Disney were asked to create a Spanish resort, the area around La Fuente Del Mirador is probably what they’d come up with: take from that what you will…
(*I’m kidding: Duolingo is awesome. And it totally wasn’t responsible for that one holiday when Terry repeatedly asked the barman at our hotel for 12 glasses of cava, rather than the two he actually wanted…)