Next Page in this section
Tenerife Holiday Guide Home page
You can get in touch with us here...
The essential information you need to plan your holiday
What's happening around the island
The most attractive places to see in Tenerife
Check out the current and annual weather conditions
Tenerife island and city maps
How to get to here...
Hotel reservations, car rentals and flights
The image gallery... enjoy!
Versao PortuguesaSpanish versionDeutsche Version
You are here: > Home > Places to See > La Orotava

The Villa de la Orotava lies on the banana plantations of the Valley which bears its same name. This old town distinguishes itself by its magnificent and monumental architectonic structures, by its characteristic well-shaded Canarian patios, squares and ancestral mellow houses.

The old historic centre - declared monument of artistic national interest - should certainly be visited. The Concepción Parish Church is also a national monument. The Casa de los Balcones ('balconies' house) is a jewel of the Island's traditional architecture. In La Orotava one can also find the Documentation Research Centre of Spanish and American crafts.
Tiled wall at Santiago Shopping Center
In the Orotava mountains there are many tourist paths where one can enjoy tracking excursions - some of which reach the great Cañadas del Teide, a protected National Park area.
The town also has a botanical garden - "La Hijuela del Botánico" - with more than 3,000 different tropical and subtropical plant species mainly of South and Central American, African and Australian origin. In the city centre one can also find the Jardín Victoria (Victorian Garden) - a recreational green area with many walking paths amid trees and flowers with its famous Carrara Marble Mausoleum designed by the French architect Adolph Coquet in 1882.
La Orotava offers three beautiful dark-sand beaches - El Bullulllo, Martín Alonso and El Rincón - all of which are rarely crowded.
© Strawberry World