Tenerife, the island of bliss
Tenerife, the island of bliss
An exceptional climate where you will experience eternal spring, leisure, culture, fun, nightlife, beaches with crystal-clear waters… Tenerife has it all and we encourage you to discover a real paradise in the Atlantic Ocean.
These are some of the places where to begin:
Discover Tenerife’s most important icon, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visiting this volcano will take a whole day. It’s the highest summit in Spain at 12,198 ft. above sea level and 24,606 ft. above the sea bed.
There are numerous trails that surround the mountain that offer unique views of Teide. We recommend two of them: Altos de Guajara and Montaña de las Arenas. There are also organised excursions to visit the area of Las Cañadas. A must-see is the area of Roques García, in front of the Parador.
If you like to enjoy thrilling experiences, you can visit the volcano crater, although advance permission is required. This excursion takes a whole day, although you can also spend a night at the shelter and see the sun rise from the summit.
Carnival is one of the island’s biggest festivals. You can enjoy the competition of street bands (murgas) from the end of January and the street parties start in late February, culminating with the large parades (Gran Coso) on the streets of Santa Cruz and the so-called Burial of the Sardine, a symbolic ceremony which marks the end of Carnival.
Siam Park is considered the best water park in Europe. This Thai-inspired theme park has the largest artificial wave in the world, measuring 13 ft. in height. An alternative to Siam Park is Aqualand, where you can slide into the water on slides that measure close to 1,000 ft. in length and 46 ft. in height, which also have changes of speed during the descent.
Las Águilas Jungle Park is a botanical park and zoo surrounded by nature and more than 600 animals living in their own habitat. 18.5 acres that will leave you with your mouth open when you see the waterfalls, lagoons and caves.
Another theme park you can visit is Loro Parque, which recently inaugurated Animal Embassy: 5.5 acres to raise awareness on environmental and animal protection.
Anaga Rural Park
Anaga Rural Park is located in a mountain range in the northeast part of the island of Tenerife. It takes 90 minutes to get there from our hotel but the experience is well worth the journey just to see its wonderful landscapes and the laurel forests.
The area occupies more than 34 acres and it has a network of roads and trails that can be accessed by car, bus or on foot. Choose from the different available routes and enjoy an excursion that you will never forget.
Teno Rural Park and Masca
Teno Rural Park is located on the north-western tip of the island of Tenerife, just 30 minutes away from Masca, the closest emblematic town. Here you can enjoy not just the beautiful landscapes but also the biologic diversity. It spreads over 20,000 acre.
San Sebastián Festival (La Enramada)
Attending this festival is a privilege. Seeing dozens of horses being ridden into the sea while the riders show off their skills and pay tribute to their saint is something worth seeing. Traditionally, the saint is walked into the sea in a procession with thousands of people and animals. This festival takes place on January 20th in San Sebastián, La Caleta (Costa Adeje), just a few minutes away from the hotel.
The fisherman’s town of Los Cristianos is located in Southern Tenerife, in the municipality of Arona. Visiting it is a must, since it preserves the traditional fisherman’s atmosphere that characterises it.
Come and visit one of the region’s most beautiful beaches. Located in Southern Tenerife, in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona, it’s a beach where you can enjoy different water activities or enjoy a day out with your family while you observe the views of the volcanic cone of Montaña Roja. If you are lucky, you can catch the Windsurfing and Kitesurfing World Cup during your visit to this beautiful spot.
Garachico is located in the region of Icod-Date-Isla Baja, in northwest Tenerife, a spectacular municipality declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1994 thanks to its Sixteenth and Seventeenth-century architectonic heritage. The area is known for the natural pools of El Caletón and for the stunning views made up of Canarian pine trees, volcanic landscape, an ancient cliff, banana plantations and a marina among many other points of interest.
Icod de los Vinos
Discover the ancient dragon tree and travel back in time while enjoying a natural wonder of 800 years of age. It is the largest and oldest in the world, standing at 59 ft. and with a perimeter of 65 feet. If you travel to north-western Tenerife, stop in this town and visit the beach of San Marcos and Cueva del Viento.
Visit the largest municipality on the island and enjoy its civil and religious architecture. Its variety and wealth is so impressive that its old town was named a Historical-Artistic Site and European Cultural Heritage Protection Inventory. We recommend that you stop and visit the convent of San Antonio Abad, the churches of San Juan, La Concepción, San Agustín and Santo Domingo; the houses of Los Balcones and Lercaro, Hijuela del Botánico, Jardín Victoria and Liceo Taoro.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, La Laguna maintains its different constructions in an excellent state of preservation, making them worthy of visiting for their extensive history. Also, the area has shops and restaurants where you can enjoy exquisite regional cuisine.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The island’s capital is a must-see. If you visit it during Carnival, you will witness one of the world’s most famous festivals. Lose yourself in its streets and discover everything the city has to offer: gastronomy, historical buildings, contemporary works of art, museums, nature and an endless list of activities that will fully meet your expectations.