La Orotava, Canary Islands, Spain, is a town in the north of Tenerife, an island that belongs to the Spanish Canary Islands. The archipelago is located west of the Moroccan mainland in the Atlantic Ocean. Tenerife is a well-known Spanish holiday island. The mild climate allows pleasant temperatures in summer and winter. It also has the nickname the Island of the Eternal Spring. La Oratava has a population of approximately forty-one thousand and is situated in Oratava Valley, south of Puerto de la Cruz. Getting there by car is easy -- it is near the TF-5 expressway linking the area with the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz. Regular bus services from La Laguna, Puerto de la Cruz, and Santa Cruz are available, as well. Inside the town, most sights can be visited on foot; the only difficulty is the slope in the town, so be prepared for steep streets.
If you want to stay in this area, there are some La Orotava, Canary Islands, Spain hostels, hotels, and holiday apartments open. Free Wi-Fi is not always available. However, most accommodations offer free parking. The hostels in La Orotava, Canary Islands, Spain, are situated either in the centre of the town or a bit outside, within nature. It is up to you what sort of La Orotava, Canary Islands, Spain hostel and accommodation you prefer.
The town is very suitable for architecture and history lovers. A worth-seeing point of interest is the Plaza de la Constitución in the centre of the town. The square gives you a lovely impression about the atmosphere and daily life in an old town in Tenerife. The Church of St. Augstine (in Spanish, "Iglesía de San Agustín") contains four panels representing the Gospels and a statue of La Virgen de Gracia. The so-called Casa de los Balcones is a beautiful mansion that is nowadays used as a museum, showing traditional Canary handicrafts and pieces of art. The fertile Oratava Valley also produces chestnuts, bananas, and grapes; the area is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who love hiking.
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