Top things to do in La Orotava

Top Choice Historic Building in La Orotava

Casa de los Balcones

The setting is sublime, an ornate mansion dating from 1632 with rooms set around a central patio complete with historic photos and memorabilia. One room is devoted to lacework. Bypass the Chinese imports to admire t…
Top Choice Gardens in La Orotava

Jardínes del Marquesado de la Quinta Roja

Also known as the Jardín Victoria, these French-influenced 18th-century gardens cascade down the hillside and are crowned by a small marble mausoleum built as a tomb for the Marqués de la Quinta Roja. However, appar…
International in La Orotava

Restaurante Victoria

Dine in Hotel Rural Victoria's elegant atrium at this superb restaurant. Okay, so perhaps sticky toffee pudding is not the height of culinary sophistication but the Scottish chef stops short of serving mushy peas; o…
Bakery in La Orotava

Casa Egon

Founded in 1916, this is the oldest cake shop in the Canaries and has happily maintained its stuck-in-a-time-warp ambience with custard-coloured paintwork, antique weighing scales, original floor tiles and woodwork,…
Museum in La Orotava

Museo de las Alfombras

This museum celebrates the town’s Corpus Christi festival with its tradition of carpets created from flowers and coloured sands from El Teide. Set in a beautiful galleried mansion dating from 1642, the exhibits expl…
Spanish in La Orotava

Tapias La Bodega

Squeeze in with the locals at lunchtime and enjoy some hearty tapas at this atmospheric wood-panelled bar with its barrel tables and large chalkboard menu over the bar. Especially good for Basque-style pintxos (smal…
Historic Building in La Orotava

Casa Lercaro

This 16th-century mansion is widely considered to be the most representative building constructed in traditional Canary Island style. Particularly noteworthy is the finely carved baroque decoration on the woodwork, …
Bakery in La Orotava

Relieve Restaurant

With delights such as blueberry tart, moist double-chocolate brownies, macaroons, pastries and a wonderful selection of breads, this small sweet treat of a cafe and bakery is quite simply the best place in town for …
Canarian in La Orotava

Bodega el Reloj

This restaurant's beautiful setting has a touch of Italy's Amalfi coast about it, overlooking terraced gardens and verdant slopes to the sea. Dishes are as good to look at as they are to eat and include sharing plat…
Arts & Crafts in La Orotava

MAIT

Housed in the former 17th-century convent of San Benito Abad, this museum shop sells a fabulous range of Ibero-American art and crafts with an emphasis on central and south America. Brightly painted ornaments from …