Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Paradores in The Canary Islands

For a complete change, why not consider staying at a one of the Canary Islands' Paradores for a chance to experience another side of Spain other than sun, sand and sangria.

With more than 90 hotels across Spain and the Canary Islands, many of the Paradores [sometimes seen as Paradors] are restored castles, palaces and country houses, or even converted monasteries and convents. Others are more modern and can be found in remote areas of coastline or in national parks.   The Paradores are government owned and due to the current economic crisis being experienced by Spain, this may mean that some or all of the hotels might be sold.

As for the Canary Islands, you can stay in one of the following:
  • Parador de La Gomera
  • Parador de La Palma
  • Parador de El Hierro
  • Parador de Canadas del Teide, Tenerife
Parador de La Gomera - Located on a cliffy plateau overlooking San Sebastian, the capital of La Gomera.  Wonderful panoramic views of the sea and the neighbouring island of Tenerife.  You are just a 20 minute walk to the town centre with its shopping and entertainment venues.  Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, pool bar, sun terrace with loungers and parasols, air-conditioned restaurant.

Parador de La Palma - Located in wonderful countryside with stunning panoramic views over the Atlantic and Santa Cruz de la Palma - the island's capital, which is 8km away.  Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers and parasols, sauna, gymnasium, bar, air-conditioned restaurant.

Parador de El Hierro - Located in a totally secluded spot, right next to a sheer rock face and directly beside a long pebble and volcanic sand beach with views of the sea.  It is 9km to the nearest town.  Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers and parasols, an exotic garden, mini-golf, steam baths, sauna and gymnasium, air-conditioned restaurant, bicycle hire.

Parador de Canadas del Teide, Tenerife - Located in a natural crater around 2km above sea level, in the resort of La Orotava.  Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, sun terrace, gymnasium, restaurant. 

If you would like more information on staying at one of the Canary Islands' Paradores, just give Corona Holidays a call.

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