Parador de Cañadas del Teide
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- Single rooms (1)
- Twin rooms (28)
- Double rooms (6)
- Room with living room (2)
- Capacity (76)
- Conference room
- Central heating
- Canal plus
- Deposit box
- Credit cards
- Currency exchange
- Heated swimming pool
- Disabled facilities
- Airport (42km)
- Port (44km)
Parador de Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife – Traditional-style mountain lodge (3*)
The Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide sits at the base of the Mount Teide volcano on the island of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands.
Built in a hunting lodge style, the rustic and cosy interiors along with its large stone fireplaces provide a warm retreat in this mountainous terrain. The bedrooms reflect the Parador’s style with use of dark wood and traditional furnishings.
You can enjoy the panoramic views from the Parador across the wild volcanic mountains and slopes covered with the indigenous Canary Island pine are. The altitude also means that air conditioning is not necessary, and guests can use the heated swimming pool, gymnasium and sauna to keep warm on colder days.
The Parador’s restaurant is a great place to sample traditional Canarian dishes including Puchero Canario (meat stew with chickpeas and vegetables) and Conejo al salmorejo (wild rabbit cooked in wine, almonds and aromatic herbs).
Tenerife’s Parador sits at an altitude of over 2000 metres and is located in the crater of a dormant volcano; it is the only building in the Teide National Park. Mount Teide itself, at 3718m, is the highest summit in Spain and one of the most visited attractions in the Canary Islands. Teide National Park was established in 1954 in order to protect the volcano and the surrounding area, with its interesting rock formations and dried lava paths, which holds significant ecological value. It is said that the geological and environmental conditions of this area are similar to those of Mars; in fact the area also doubles as a prime stargazing spot thanks to the lovely clear pollution-free skies. It comes as no surprise that Tenerife has hosted the Starmus conference (celebrating astronomy, space exploration, music, art, and allied sciences) twice since 2011 and which once was attended by the first-man-on-the-moon, Neil Armstrong.
This part of Tenerife is also a great spot for nature lovers with many indigenous plants, insects, lizards and birds that can be found in the area. This is a fantastic area for hiking and particularly popular for cycle training due to the altitude and challenging cycle routes. For those who enjoy beautiful driving routes, the nearby La Masca valley provides lovely green landscapes and small villages offering authentic Canarian dining experiences.
The Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide is in the heart of Tenerife (often called the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’) which makes it perfect for exploring both the North and South of the island. The south with its white sand beaches, year-round warm weather and tourist resorts is popular with many visitors, whilst the north of the island with its volcanic sand beaches, cities and small cobbled-street towns offers a quieter trip.
Restaurant meal times & typical dishes
Breakfast is served from 8.00 to 10.30 and dinner from 20.15 to 22.30.
It may be possible to arrive up to 22.00 and still enjoy a meal.
At Parador's the restaurant, those with a healthy appetite will enjoy tucking into such dishes as "Puchero Canario" (meat stew with chickpeas and vegetables), "Conejo al salmorejo" (rabbit cooked in wine, almonds and aromatic herbs) and "Viejas sancochadas" (local fish cooked in vegetable bouillon).
- A. Newman
To many visitors, Tenerife means a holiday of sun, sea and sand, with an organised coach trip to Las Canadas and Mt. Teide. For the independent traveller, the freedom of a rental car makes it possible to introduce a real contrast, as we were able to do during a short visit in June 2006. After the coaches had left, a feeling of tranquility settled on the area around the Parador, and we were able to sunbathe on the roof in the warm early evening sunshine. The room was very comfortable and there was an interesting choice of local cuisine. After dinner, we walked in the semi-darkness under the stars, to the sound of almost complete silence.
How to get there
This Parador is located in the Cañadas del Teide National Park. It is reached along the roads from La Orotava, La Laguna, Chio, Los Cristianos and Granadilla. It is located 70 km from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the province. Getting to the Parador at Cañadas del Teide (Tenerife) from: Airport Tenerife Norte Los Rodeos - take the C-824 towards La Esperanza and Las Cañadas. Puerto de la Cruz - follow directions to La Orotava and then take the TF-21 to the Nature Reserve. Los Cristianos/Playa de las Americas - take the C-822 through Vilaflor, a pretty village 16km from the Reserve's boundary. Airport Tenerife Sur Reina Sofia - Travel via Granadilla de Abona on the TF-64 and then Vilaflor as above.
El Hierro - 2 hours
La Palma - 2 hours
La Gomera - 2.5 hours
Reina Sofia Airport - 42km
Region & Cuisine
Please be aware of the following:
- 'Special Offers' are subject to the availability of a number of rooms per night and/or a specific meal basis.
- Age restrictions apply to the 'Golden Days' Offer (for those aged 55 and over) and the 'Young Persons' Offer (for those aged between 18 and 30). All reservations made using these tariffs are checked upon your arrival at the Parador(s) booked to ensure that at least one person in a room qualifies for the restricted tariff. In the case that you do not qualify for the restricted tariff, the Parador will apply the standard rate without exception and you will be required to pay a supplement locally. However only one person (per room) needs to qualify for either of these two reductions.