Resorts are fun and lively, but they’re not for everyone. If getting off the tourist map is more to your taste, look to the northern areas of Tenerife where you can enjoy natural countryside and undeveloped views. There’s still plenty to do and see, but shows you a slightly different side of Tenerife. Here are a few suggestions for hotels you may think about:
Hotel El Patio
Aptly named thanks to its large and lush patio complete with tropical palm trees and other plants, this beautiful hotel is situated a couple of kilometres outside the village of Garachico in north east Tenerife. It’s a small, 18 roomed hotel with a rustic styling that’s guaranteed to charm, with the added peace and quiet that’s offered by its location in the middle of a banana plantation that extends for 60 acres. Walks through the plantation take you along the clifftops or through the middle and hotel staff are happy to advise. You can also play croquet or tennis or golf, and nearby are organised bike rides, kayaking, diving and golf activities.
Hotel San Roque
With 22 spacious rooms that perfectly blend the traditional with the modern, this hotel started life in the 17th century as a mansion house. Bauhaus style decorations added at a later date only enhance the charm and appeal. With local specialities served in the restaurant, a pleasantly relaxing patio and a heated swimming pool, anyone looking for holidays in Tenerife that take them off the beaten resort track will love this place. The town of Garachico, a quiet port from which deep sea fishing or diving excursion can be taken, offers delightful strolls through lovely squares and stone streets.
A lovely hotel in La Orotava with just five bedrooms, whose name gives a hint to the style of accommodation since the courtyard was renovated in 1923 to reflect the grand style of La Alhambra in Grenada, Spain. Dating back to the 18th century, transformations over the years have taken place to create the distinct Arabic-influenced building that stands today. Geometric pattern and ornate arches create an opulent atmosphere, and original works of art throughout provide as sense of refinement. The mountainous Oratava area is a scenic haven on stunning views, but also within striking distance is the national park of El Teide. Anyone looking for the perfect relaxing bolthole for holidays in Tenerife that are a bit different should look a bit close at this one.
And if none of those take your fancy, there are plenty more to choose from. Tenerife, being the largest and most visited of the Canary Islands, has no shortage of individual and original hotels for unique holiday experiences.