The town of La Orotava spreads across the immense valley of banana plantations from which the town gets its name. Full of historical buildings and other architecture of noble ancestry, it is without a doubt, an ideal place to come into contact with the local culture and traditions, the island´s history and its brilliant past. The old town centre, which has been declared in its entirety a Monument of National Historical and Artistic Interest, is home to architectural gems of noteworthy character.
La Orotava has also known how to keep its traditions and every year, renews celebrations of great cultural interest and appeal. An example of these are those held to celebrate Corpus Christi, when the locals fill the streets with art, by covering them in spectacular carpets of amazingly colourful flowers and volcanic sand.
Amidst natural surroundings of spectacular beauty, the town of La Orotava is surrounded by banana plantations and wooded hillsides and looks up to the volcano. Indeed, this valley forms a large part of the Teide National Park, into which numerous tracks begin, as an invitation to spend pleasant days strolling through nature.
Facing the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the coast of La Orotava offers the visitor small beaches, tranquil, solitary and surprising due to the peculiar nature of their volcanic sand. El Bollullo, Martín Alonso and Ancón are but three coves where to forget the rest of the world.