The island of the 'eternal spring', thanks to its unequalled climate, offers enormous contrasts and a wide variety of landscapes in its different areas. The Parador, located in the natural Cañadas del Teide crater, more than 2,000 metres (7,000 feet) above sea level, invites the guest to contemplate impressive panoramic views of the Teide cone, the Chaorra crater and the White Mountain. Since it is the only building within the El Teide National Park, its interior recreates the ambience of a mountain lodge both in the common rooms and bedrooms, and has terraces with impressive panoramic views of the Teide. It is a real pleasure to sample the exquisite and original Canary Islands cooking in the Parador restaurant. The Canary Islands stew, rabbit in 'salmorejo' (a gazpacho-like sauce) 'papas arrugadas y mojos' (potatoes in their skins served with typical dipping sauces) and the 'viejas sancochadas' stand out.
Interesting Places: Teide Peak (3 km). At 3,718 m, the highest peak in Spain., La Orotava (42 km), Puerto de la Cruz (48 km), Icod de los Vinos (52 km) Drago Milenario, La Laguna. 'World Heritage City'. Episcopal palace, cathedral and museums, Masca Ravine, Macizo de Anaga, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (70 km)
Activities: Golf, Storytellers, Telescope viewing, Trekking
Regional Menu: Tastes that came from America Go to the Parador restaurant. Sit down and enjoy a leisure meal of the exquisite and original Canary cuisine, offering you such dishes as Canary stew, salmorejo rabbit, potatoes with mojos sauce, and the typical fishes of these islands.
Festivities: Rug festival La Orotava, 42 km., Romería (procession) La Orotava, 42 km