La Orotava

La Orotava, a jewel in the north of Tenerife of great historical and natural value

Activities in La Orotava

Why La Orotava?

In La Orotava you will find a perfectly preserved historic center, full of charm and very picturesque corners. Declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1976, walking through its cobblestone streets and observing the beautiful Canarian-style facades is quite an experience. This municipality is the largest on the island, housing about 78% of the Teide National Park.

“I came back from the peak last night. What a sight! What a joy! I leave almost in tears. I would have liked to settle here” – Alexander von Humboldt

The valley of La Orotava, crowned by the imposing volcano of Teide, is one of the most representative images of Tenerife, capable of surprising all its visitors.

A landscape of unique beauty that has already enchanted great figures, such as the geographer and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. In fact, it is named after one of the viewpoints (Mirador de Humboldt) from where it is possible to admire these incomparable views. Its historical complex is in addition to its protected natural areas where it is possible to go on trails and be in full contact with nature. A natural gift for the eyes!

Activities in La Orotava

What does La Orotava offer?

La Orotava is one of the best areas to stay and get to know the north of Tenerife. It is also one of the most complete and authentic destinations. Its historic center is the best example of Canarian architecture.with its typical balconies adorning the facades. Its streets still exude the stately style that has always characterized this municipality.

Most of the hotel offer in La Orotava is made up by
rural style hotels
This is a far cry from the luxury resorts offered by other municipalities. Staying in one of these hotels is a great opportunity to get closer to the values and traditions of the Canary archipelago. Most of them occupy old mansions that have now been converted into lodgings.

Gastronomy is another of La Orotava’s strong points.It is one of the best places to eat in Tenerife. In this municipality you will find the famous guachinches, which are the best option for tasting typical dishes. But there are also taverns and restaurants with modern dishes and original elaborations. And don’t forget to taste the exquisite local wine!

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A must in La Orotava

A route through the historic center of the municipality is absolutely essential. It is divided into two areas: Villa de Abajo, where the richest families lived, and Villa de Arriba, with more humble houses but just as interesting architecturally. Among the most outstanding points of interest are the Town Hall and its square, the Casa de los Balcones, the Iglesia de la Concepción, the Victoria Gardens or the Liceo de Taoro, among many others.

Beyond the undoubted importance of the historic center of La Orotava, its coast is also a great attraction. It offers its visitors incredible landscapes with wild and virgin beaches. Playa del Bollullo, with black volcanic sand, is the most popular and accessible. In addition, Playa de los Patos and Playa del Ancón, two incredible beaches where you can enjoy the tranquility and silence, with the only sound of the waves of the sea.

In the highlands, nature continues to offer unique landscapes. The Teide National Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is mainly part of the municipality of La Orotava. The summit of the volcano is also the highest point in Spain, at 3718 meters. The cones, lava flows and volcanic caves create a unique scenery in the world. Undoubtedly, an essential visit that should not be missed in any visit to Tenerife. Other recommended natural areas are the Corona Forestal Natural Park, the Pinorelis Natural Reserve and the protected landscape of La Resbala.

  • Church of Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, La Orotava, La Orotava, Spain

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  • A viewpoint of La Orotava

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La Orotava Weather

The climate in La Orotava and in all the northern slope of the island of Tenerife is more humid and cooler than in the southern slope. However, temperatures are pleasant and mild all year roundThere are no major variations between the warmer and colder months. You can check here the weather forecast for the next few days.

You should bear in mind that the climate in Tenerife can vary significantly from one place to another. This is due to the orography of the island, with significant differences in elevation between the coast and the higher areas. In the winter months it is even possible to observe the Teide with a white blanket of snow while you take a bath on the beach. Therefore, it is advisable to add not only the swimsuit to your suitcase, but also warm clothes.

  • Typical Canary Island balconies in La Orotava

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  • Gardens of La Orotava

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What to do for free in La Orotava?

The traditional festivities of La Orotava are the best free plan. During the Corpus Christi celebrations, the main streets of the historic center are filled with incredible carpets of flowers and volcanic earth. A tradition with centuries of history that is worth visiting. The Romería de La Orotava is one of the most famous of the island, when decorated carts, traditional dress and Canarian folklore flood the streets.

Likewise, it is common throughout the year to organize events to have a good time, such as wine and beer tasting. You can consult the agenda on the website of the Town Hall of the municipality. If there is one thing we take for granted, it is that there is no time to get bored in the north of the island. There are many points of interest to enjoy during your vacation days. ¡La Orotava and Tenerife are waiting for you!

  • Holidays in La Orotava

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