The La Orotava Valley, which lies at the foot of the great Teide volcano in northern Tenerife, is considered one of the most beautiful places in the Canary Islands.

There is plenty of greenery, cute villages, fragrant banana plantations and breathtaking views that attract travelers from all over the world.

To get to the valley, you can use:

By plane: the nearest airport is Tenerife Norte (TFN). From there you can get to the valley by bus, taxi or rent a car.
By bus: There are regular buses from the south coast of the island to Puerto de la Cruz, from where you can easily reach the valley.
Renting a car: this is a convenient way to get around the island and enjoy its beauty to the fullest.

Where is the best place to stay:

Puerto de la Cruz: a picturesque resort town with developed infrastructure and many recreational options.

La Orotava: a charming historical town with a rich cultural heritage.

Villages in the valley: for lovers of secluded relaxation alone with nature.

Things to do in the Orotava Valley:

  • Walking: There are many routes along the valley to picturesque viewpoints, waterfalls and ancient forests.
  • Cycling: A great way to explore the area around the valley.
  • Visit to the La Pila viewpoint: it offers stunning views of the entire valley.
  • Tasting local products: Don’t forget to try traditional Canarian dishes such as papas arrugadas (sea potatoes) and mojo picón (hot sauce).
  • Visit to the botanical garden: it houses an amazing collection of plants from all over the world.
  • Excursion to the Teide volcano: the highest point in Spain, from where a unique view of the island opens.

What’s worth seeing:

Church of the Immaculate Conception: the main church of La Orotava, built in the 17th century.

House with balconies: ancient building in traditional Canarian style.

Museum of Archeology: here you can learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people of Tenerife – the Guanches.

Victoria Gardens: a beautiful park with palm trees, flowers and sculptures.

Teide National Park: Home to the Teide volcano and many other volcanic formations.