La Laguna

Admire the beauty of San Cristobal de La Laguna, a World Heritage City.

Activities in La Laguna

Why La Laguna Tenerife?

San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, is a municipality located in the northeast of the island. Its historic center was declared a Cultural Asset and World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The reason: it is the first colonial city without walls that has maintained its original layout since the 15th century.

“La Laguna is a long street and in the background a priest with a cassock and an umbrella” – Miguel de Unamuno

Time has not gone by in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, and walking through its streets is like going back centuries. There are many large houses and historic buildings that you can contemplate, of cheerful colors and that show the traditional Canarian architecture. Beautiful balconies, large windows and the verode, a species endemic to the Canary Islands that grows even on the roofs of old houses.

And you may ask, why choose La Laguna? It is very simple, in one place you will find history, gastronomy, leisure and nature. And beyond the historic center, in this municipality you will find natural areas of great value, such as the Anaga Rural Park. In short, to choose La Laguna is to bet on the traditions and cultural values of the island. You won’t regret it!

Activities in La Laguna

What does La Laguna Tenerife offer?

Or rather, what does La Laguna not offer? It is unique, full of personality and of incalculable historical value. You will find everything you need to spend unforgettable days in this city. One of its main characteristics is the good atmosphere that permeates in every corner, motivated in large part by its university, the first in the Canary Islands (1774). It is common to see young people on the terraces of the numerous restaurants, bars and pubs that occupy the streets. Therefore, visiting San Cristobal de La Laguna means getting caught up in this incredible atmosphere that will make you feel like a true local.

If you are looking for accommodation you will be pleased to know that in the center of La Laguna are located
charming hotels that follow the aesthetics of the old Canarian houses.
. The most outstanding are La Laguna Gran Hotel or Laguna Nivaria Hotel & Spa. The hotel offer of the municipality is different from that of other tourist areas of the island, where resorts predominate. Nevertheless, the experience is equally recommendable.

During the days of your stay you can eat in some of the renowned restaurants in the area, attend cultural events or exhibitions, visit a museum… Or if you prefer, get away from the city and go for a walk in the area. There are many possible plans in San Cristóbal de Laguna, and they are all worthwhile!

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Must-sees in La Laguna Tenerife

The must-see in La Laguna, Tenerife, is undoubtedly its historic center.
Tenerife, is undoubtedly its historic center. This is the main reason why every year many visitors choose to stay in this area of the island. Some of the main points of interest are the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios, the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Concepción or the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán. Also the Palacio de Nava, the Plaza de la Concepción and the Plaza del Adelantado, the Teatro Leal, among others.

However, the historic center is not the only must-see in San Cristóbal de La Laguna. The Anaga Rural Park, declared a Biosphere Reserve, will leave you speechless with its abrupt mountain ranges, valleys and ravines. A place of great natural value, full of endemic flora and fauna. It is the perfect visit to keep fit with a good trail and get into nature. You can marvel at its ancient laurel forest, which has survived for more than 40 million years. An experience for the senses!

The sea is not lacking in any Tenerife municipality, and in San Cristóbal de La Laguna its coastline stands out for the natural pools and pools of Punta del Hidalgo. Bajamar is another of the most popular areas for those looking for sun and sea. Ideal for a nice dip in the Atlantic waters!

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  • One of the most beautiful streets of La Laguna

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  • Saltwater pools near La Laguna

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Weather in La Laguna Tenerife

The climate in Tenerife is pleasant with mild temperatures during all months of the year. However, it is also conditioned by its microclimates, which cause certain areas of the island to have different weather conditions. And San Cristóbal de La Laguna is one of those cases.

Its climate is the most humid and coolest in Tenerife, with an average annual temperature of around 16 to 17 degrees Celsius.. A lower figure than in the rest of the island’s municipalities. If you only travel a few kilometers to other nearby towns such as Santa Cruz de Tenerife, you will notice how the temperatures begin to rise. Likewise, rainfall is higher in La Laguna, especially in the winter months.

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What to do in La Laguna Tenerife for free?

Throughout the year different events take place in La Laguna, Tenerife, which are free of charge. One of the most popular is the Noche en Blanco, which offers a program with a multitude of street activities. It takes place in November and marks the beginning of the Christmas commercial campaign. It is also a magnificent opportunity to see the city at its best, illuminated with Christmas lights.

The traditional festivities also mark the agenda of La Laguna: San Benido Abad Pilgrimage, Holy Week, Festivities in Honor of the Holy Christ… And to these are added artistic and cultural exhibitions, free concerts, among others. In short, a multitude of options for you to spend an unforgettable vacation in one of the most beautiful municipalities of the island: La Laguna awaits you!

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  • Christmas lights in La Laguna

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  • The Cathedral of La Laguna

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