|La Palma Island - Eternal
spring on "Isla Bonnita" (Spanish for beautiful island) or "Isla Verde",
the Green Island. The most attractive island in the Canaries with
temperate weather, beautiful scenery and magnificent beaches. La
Caldera del Taburiente on La Palma is the world's largest volcanic crater,
with a diameter of 9 kilometers and a depth of 770 meters.
de La Palma, Brena Baja, La Palma
Located in an area of great
natural wealth, the Parador de La Palma is placed near the capital of the
island and within the municipal boundaries of Brena Baja. The hotel
has comfortable rooms equipped with a host of modern amenities. You
can dine at the onsite restaurant, which serves typical Canary dishes.
Also, enjoy these dishes with La Palma wine. Conference facilities
are also available for people on business travel. During leisure, you can
relax at the pool, sauna or workout at the gymnasium.
|Tenerife is the largest of
the seven Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.
Like the rest of the Canary Islands, it is volcanic in origin. The highest
point of Spain, Teide (3 718 m), is on this island. Tourism is concentrated
around Playa de las Americas, and Los Cristianos and there is also a much
visited town in the north called Puerto de la Cruz.
de Cañadas del Teide, Orotava - Tenerife
The Parador de Canadas del
Teide Hotel is set in the natural Canadas del Teide crater, more than 2,000
m above sea level. It is surrounded by panoramic views of the Teide cone,
the Chaorra crater and the White Mountain. The hotel has comfortable
rooms, which are equipped with mobern amenities. It is a real pleasure
to sample the exquisite and original Canary Islands cooking in the Parador
restaurant. Conference facilities are also available for people on
business travel. During leisure, you can relax at the sauna, swimming pool
or work out at gymnasium.
- El Hierro
|El Hierro, nicknamed Isla
del Meridiano (the "Meridian Island"), is a Spanish island. It is the smallest
and furthest south and west of the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean
off the coast of Africa. Like all of the Canary Islands, El Hierro is a
tourist destination. It is served by a small airport, El Hierro Airport
at Valverde and a ferry terminal, both of which connect to Tenerife.
de El Hierro, Canary Islands
The parador is located on
the island of El Hierro, Canary Islands, right next to the sea, opposite
the Roque de Bonanza, in a heavenly setting where the sea and the volcanic
mountains meet.Valverde, the capital of the island is just 20 km away.
The very comfortable bedrooms look out over the ocean, offering magnificent
views. The furniture and decoration is of sober Castillian style.
Restaurant this restaurant has a wine-press in the centre typical specialities
can be sampled accompanied by local or national wines. Its elegant
colonial interior preceded by a fascinating garden with swimming pool,
is cheerful and friendly.
Cruz de Tenerife - La Gomera (Small Island off Tenerife)
|La Gomera is one of Spain's
Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.
In area, it is the second-smallest of the seven main islands of this group.
The local wine is distinctive, and is often accompanied with a tapa (snack)
of local cheese, roasted pork or goat meat. Other culinary specialities
include almogrote, a cheese spread, and miel de palma, a syrup extracted
from palm trees.
The inhabitants of La Gomera have
a unique way of communicating across deep ravines by means of an amazing
whistled speech called Silbo Gomero. This whistled language is indigenous
to the island, and its existence has been documented since Roman times.
Invented by the original inhabitants of the island, the Guanches, Silbo
Gomero was adopted by the Spanish settlers in the 16th century and survived
after the Guanches died out. When this unique means of communication was
threatened with extinction at the dawn of the 21st century, the local government
required all children to learn it in school.
In the mountains of La Gomera, its
original inhabitants worshipped their god, whom they called Orahan; the
summit and centre of the island served as their grand sanctuary. Indeed,
many of the natives took refuge in this sacred territory in 1489, as they
were faced imminent defeat at the hands of the Spaniards, and it was here
that the conquest of La Gomera was drawn to a close. Modern-day archaeologists
have found several ceremonial stone constructions here, which appear to
represent sacrificial altar stones, slate hollows or cavities. It was here
that the Guanches built pyres upon which to make offerings of goats and
sheep to their god. This same god, Orahan, was known on La Palma as Abora
and on Tenerife and Gran Canaria as Arocan.
Christopher Columbus made La Gomera
his last port of call before crossing the Atlantic in 1492. He stopped
here to replenish his crew's wine and water, intending to stay only four
days. However, he became romantically involved with Beatriz de Bobadilla,
the governor of La Gomera, and he ended up staying one month. When he finally
sailed she gave him cuttings of sugarcane, which became the first to reach
the New World. The house in San Sebastián in which he stayed is
now a tourist attraction.
de La Gomera, La Gomera
The Parador lies 70 metres
above sea level on the Lomo de la Horca on the right hand side of the avenue
that links the quay of San Sebastian with the town. Very elegant bedrooms,
wooden floors, a little living-room and views overlooking the gardens or
the sea. The swimming-pool with the terrace is the perfect complement to
this beautiful place. The room where the restaurant is set is bright
and spacious. A varied range of local dishes can be tasted along with wines.
This parador invites the guest to enjoy its paradisiacal setting and to
contemplate unusurpable views of the ocean. The swimming-pool and the garden,
exuberant and filled with subtropical species, are some of the attractions
which complete the interior.