With the Orotava and Tiede mountains on the resort’s doorstep, La Orotava attracts visitors who enjoy walking and hiking in scenic surroundings. The town is also popular as a tranquil base, away from the hustle and bustle of livelier resorts such as nearby Playa de la Cruz, whilst being close enough to explore them if desired.
Indeed, one of the best hotels in the region is located in Playa de la Cruz. The 5-star El Botanico is highly acclaimed, being a member of The Leading Hotels of The World. However, families with kids may want to avoid this hotel, as there is nothing in the way of childrens' facilities or activities.
Visitors who would prefer to be based in La Orotava accommodation may want to consider the 3-star Rural Orotava Hotel, which boasts an observation tower providing impressive views of the area’s scenic delights including the resort’s old town, the sea and the nearby mountains.
For those on a budget, an excellent discount La Orotava hotel is the 2-star Alhambra Hotel, which is set in an impressive historical building that dates back to the 18th century.
Read more in our La Orotava Guide.