Located in the north of Tenerife, in a valley of extraordinary natural beauty, this popular tourist area is made up of the districts of Puerto de la Cruz, La Orotava and Los Realejos. Puerto de la Cruz, one of the pioneers of tourism in Spain, has a great range of hotels and is a lively, cosmopolitan town, ideal for strolling around and shopping. In La Orotava and Los Realejos the accommodation is mainly in “casas rurales” (rural houses). The area also offers outdoor activities and historic buildings (the historic centre of La Orotava has been designated a Monument of National Historical and Artistic Interest). On the coast of these three districts there are magnificent beaches, as well as the original “Complejo Costa Martiánez,” a magnificent complex of swimming pools and natural pools. Traditional gastronomy and handicrafts are other attractions of Puerto de la Cruz –The Orotava Valley.