Taganana - Tenerife
Taganana is one of the oldest settlements on the island of Tenerife. And being quite difficult to reach it became a favourite haunt of nature lovers and walkers alike. The town is located within the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and is connected by road to Las Mercedes and the village of San Andres. The tiny and picturesque town of Taganana, is located some 13km north of Santa Cruz and once the local centre of sugar cane production, later turning to wine production.
The town is impressive in as much as it is sprawled over several ridges and steep hillsides, for many years it was cut off to the rest of the island and was only connected to
the road network in 1968.
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Luckily though for the visiting tourists these days it can be reached by regular buses out of Santa Cruz, maybe not for the squeamish at they have to manoeuvre along a steep and narrow twisting road to reach the town.
Taganana is worth walking around to enjoy its narrow streets taking in the simple old Canarian houses, from here travellers like to carry on along the coast to the villages of Almaciga and Benijo, fro m there you can reach the Playa del San Roque and Playa de Benijo beaches, both of which are popular with local surfers and have a few little bars and restaurants.
For holiday makers visiting Tenerife wishing to explore first hand a sleepy Spanish island village then Taganana is the place for you , with its winding roads and stunning location high above the Atlantic ocean you will not be disappointed in planning a day trip to this sleepy corner of the Canary Island
Best Value Hotels in Tenerife
Tenerife is the undeniably one of the kings of holiday destinations and there is a vast array of accommodation that will suit all tastes and pockets. Tenerife Hotels come in many different standards and types from upmarket Spa resorts to delightful boutique hotels to quality budget accommodation. Tenerife is popular with holidaymakers of all ages and the r accommodation on offer reflects that. Hotels in Tenerife are located all around the Island but mainly centred on the coast in the south around Los Cristianos, the western side at Los Gigantes and along the popular holiday resorts of Playa de la Americas, Costa Adeje, Puerto de Santiago.
Iberostar Gran Hotel Salome.
"Superb dining -Fantastic bar - Big balcony"
This beautiful 5 star hotel offers large rooms just a short drive from Aqualand on the Costa Adeje. It features a rooftop terrace with uninterrupted views across the pool and the sea. Kids are well catered for with their own kids and pool specially for them. Relaxation options at the hotel include a Turkish steam bath and a spa & wellness centre, a finnish sauna, a beauty centre and a plunge pool. With a selection of Mediterranean dishes, the Iberostar Grand Hotel Salome's on-site restaurant offers a variety of delicious meals to try.
After a day of sightseeing, guests can enjoy a glass of wine and chill out in the hotel's bar. The Hotel Salome is situated close to many restaurants, cafes and shopping areas. The Las Aguilas Jungle Park and Los Roques Restaurante are 20 minutes away by car.
Hotel Botanico & Oriental Spa Garden Tenerife
"Comfortable room - tasty breakfast - Well-equipped gym"
This popular hotel is located in Puerto de ls Cruz in the north of the Island. The Hotel offers an outdoor pool and jacuzzi with
luxurious massages and beauty treatments awaiting the guests at the hotel's day spa. The hotel has recently undergone refurbishment. The hotel is very family orientated babysitting / child services, and a kids pool. The spa facilities include a mineral bath, hydrotherapy facilities and a Turkish steam bath. Dining at the hotel is a pleasure with restaurants specializing at local, Italian, Asian and Thai cusine.
Hotel Las Madrugueras
"Golf course -Good value -Excellent service"
This highly rated hotel offers elegant and stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi. It has a fitness centre, a jacuzzi, a spa & wellness centre and a sauna. Las Madrigueras is a worthy 5-star hotel offering a range of modern luxuries including an outdoor pool and a Turkish steam bath. All rooms are spacious and modern, honeymoon suites are available at the hotel. It is also perectly located to explore Arona's well-known nightlife attractions.