Economic events of Adeje

  • 1400

    Establishment of menceyatos

    Establishment of menceyatos
    Before the conquest of the islands, Tenerife was divided into nine menceyatos, which was an extension of land located within a well-defined natural region.
  • 1500

    Economy based on the commercialization of agricultural products

    After the conquest, the economy was based on the commercialization of agricultural products for certain exports, such as sugar. In addition, "subsistence crops" were developed, focused on cereals and horticultural and fruit orchards.
  • 1550

    First post-colonial crisis with the decline of the cane sugar trade

    First post-colonial crisis with the decline of the cane sugar trade
    In the middle of the 16th century, the first post-colonial crisis occurred with the decline of the cane sugar trade due to competition from production on the lands of the American continent. This was solved with the production and export of quality wine for a century. And from the middle of the 17th century, the economic situation began to worsen until it reached levels of extreme poverty in a high percentage of the population, which was reflected in the large number of beggars and hungry people
  • 1556

    Adeje Fort House

    Adeje Fort House
    Adeje Fort House is a complex of fortified buildings built around 1556 to protect a sugar mill.
  • Adeje Fort House Renovation

    This year the complex was expanded to provide greater protection to the sugar facilities, where sugar cane was worked.
  • Agricultural production decreases in Casa Fuerte

    In 1811, the agricultural production of the Fort House decreased due to the exhaustion of the land and the plague of worms.
  • New crops

    New crops
    In 1898, new export crops were introduced, such as tomatoes and bananas, due to the climate that the Canary Islands had.
  • Destruction of the Adeje Fort House

    In 1902 a fire left the complex in ruins.
  • Improvement in quality of life

    In 1915, thanks to the expansion of new crops, the living conditions of the inhabitants of Adeje improved.
  • Tourist boom

    At the end of the seventies, the municipality developed due to the tourist boom in which the first leisure facilities for tourists began to be built.
  • Costa Adeje

    In this year, the entire tourist area of ​​the town began to be called Costa Adeje, where large hotels would be built, such as the H10 Gran Tinerfe, the Iberostar Gran El Mirador, or the Hotel Jardines de Nivaria.
  • Bus station

    Bus station
    TITSA signed an agreement in 1994 with Adeje to open a bus station in Costa Adeje and operate it. This was opened in 1996.
  • Siam Park

    Siam Park
    Siam Park is a water park, named by TripAdvisor users as the best water park in the world between 2014 and 2019.