La concha resort puerto rico: San Juan Restaurants, Bars & Lounges at La Concha Resort

La Concha Renaissance Resort Review in Condado, Puerto Rico

Even though I live in a beach side community in Puerto Rico, I like to venture out to San Juan for a little staycation on occasion. Anytime I know that I need to be in San Juan two days in a row is excuse enough for me to try out a different resort. This visit my Sister joined me, her first visit to Puerto Rico, so I wanted a luxury resort with amazing pools and beach access in or near Old San Juan. La Concha was exactly what we were looking for.

Lively Lobby Bar and Poolside Café

Our room was not ready at check-in, so we had lunch and drinks near the main pool. The poolside café offers a small menu of salads, burger, and wraps for a very Americanized selection. Other than delicious yucca fries, the menu did not really offer much on the way of traditional Puerto Rican cuisine. The drinks are strong and delicious. The main Lobby bar is a great spot to wait for your room, meet up with friends, or just enjoy happy hour in the air conditioning.

Getting to Old San Juan

Old San Juan is approximately 3 miles from La Concha resort for a 10-20 minute drive, depending on traffic. We parked our car at La Concha and took an Uber to Colon Plaza in Old San Juan for a cost of $7.25, it was only $6 back due to less traffic. We ended up playing tourist in OSJ, it is hard not to be taken in by the charm of the old city.

The Room

The room, and resort, in general, is a simple modern design. White bed, white couch, with small pops of color sprinkled throughout with bright orange chairs, wall art, and bathroom tiles. While the bathroom was a bit on the small side, it was an efficient use of space and did not feel too cramped,  in part due to the walk-in shower (no door or curtain) and sink layout. The room boasts an impressive amount of storage in the bathroom, closet, and bureau drawers. The bed is quite comfortable, and the pillows are perfect for a great night’s sleep.

Standard room at La Concha

While we had an oceanfront view, I regret not upgrading to a full balcony. I did not think we would spend much time in the room, and I was correct, we didn’t. Any stay more than a couple nights, and I definitely recommend to splurge for the balcony room.


Casino Del Mar entrance is just to the right from La Concha lobby entrance. The Casino is open 24/7 and is bigger than it looks at first glance. It has the feel of a mid-tier casino in Las Vegas with the typical Puerto Rico friendly natured hospitality. Security guards smiled and greeted us on way into the casino while keeping a careful glance at all the patrons.


There are three pool areas. The Main pool is right outside the lobby with an adjacent cafe and bar. There are two swimming levels plus tiled waterfall. It is considered the family pool and is a comfortable spot with plenty of chairs and loungers.

The Sereno Pool is downstairs on the beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and rock wall barrier. This is the party pool with dance music and poolside dancing.

Ocean Terrace Pool at La Concha Resort

Ocean Terrace infinity pool is located near the Tower Suites. Tucked out of the way, it has full beach access and it adults only. Perfect for relaxing, no children or loud music, the Ocean Terrace pool is postcard perfect!

Beach Access

The golden sand beach dominates the backside of La Concha resort. The sand is soft and clean from the edge of the resort all the way into at least 20 feet of the Atlantic Ocean (that is as far as I went into the water). Workers start the day collecting any trash on the beach before beach lounge chairs and umbrellas are brought out for guests. Be sure to check for the red flags indicating rough water, there are usually light, rolling waves and can get rougher in strong winds. Located at 18 degrees north of the equator the water is warm year round.


La Concha does not have a spa on property. Zen Spa across the street on Ashford Avenue is excellent for any beauty treatment that you might need. For a full day of pampering, it is a 5-minute walk next door to the Condado Vanderbilt Spa.


La Concha is an amazing luxury resort for a beach getaway. I have attended a few conferences and many happy hours on the property, and the service is always excellent. The perfect place to combine a couple days of relaxing beach time with exploring Old San Juan. I am refreshed and relaxed, which is exactly the point of my stay.

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Is there anything better than spending a few days on a Caribbean beach? After my experience at La Concha Resort, I’d say you can’t do much better than a vacation in Condado! My recent Puerto Rico trip was also my first time on the island, so I had no idea what to expect. Driving down Ashford Avenue on our way to the resort, I could immediately tell that I was staying in a special area. In fact, Condado is home to a beautiful tropical beach, bustling nightlife, high-end shopping, and trendy dining. La Concha Resort is nestled among all of these activities, making it the perfect vacation spot. In this post, I’ll be detailing my stay at La Concha Resort as well as why I’m already ready to visit again.

However, before we get there, I want to address a concern that many people have about visiting Puerto Rico. Multiple readers have asked me about the state of San Juan after Hurricane Maria. I found the city to be entirely back on its feet. People are out and about, the beaches are clean, and there’s no longer any outstanding evidence of the destruction. For my American readers, in particular, I’d say Puerto Rico is your best option for a tropical escape. Think about it: no passport needed. Enough about that, though, let me show you how obsessed I am with La Concha!

The Rooms

La Concha Resort is broken down into two different towers: the Ocean Tower and the Suite Tower. When entering the lobby, the Ocean Tower elevators will be directly in front of you, while the Suites’ elevator is just down the walkway to the right. The room layouts in these two towers differ, with Ocean Tower’s accommodations being similar to a hotel room. On the other hand, the Suite Tower rooms have more space, typically in the form of sitting rooms, more extensive patios, and kitchen areas.

If you’d like to have an ocean view specifically, make sure that you book a room that says “ocean view” or “oceanfront”. Certain rooms also have a “resort view”. I think the oceanfront rooms are definitely worth the extra expense! We would eat breakfast out on our patio and watch the beach. At night, we felt like we were falling asleep to a noise machine as the waves lulled us into slumber. I highly recommend the oceanfront rooms in the Suite Tower.

When checking into La Concha, I was blown away by the pure size of the property. Once you arrive, it’s honestly not necessary that you leave. Just within the walls of the resort, you can find restaurants, cafés, and multiple bar options. To get a better idea, here are the resort’s current dining options:

  • Perla: This restaurant is located within the “concha” or shell. It serves mainly seafood and is a great place to watch the sunset.
  • Delicias: Serving Puerto Rican dishes daily, the idea behind Delicias is to bring the taste of homemade Puerto Rican food to guests.
  • Solera: This open-air poolside restaurant serves both lunch and dinner. I suggest sharing the tapas at dinnertime with friends.
  • Serreno Beach Bar & Grill: You’ll find this option next to the infinity pool. It’s very convenient and has a delicious sangria.
  • Komakai Sushi Bar: Located in the lobby, check out this option if you’re feeling like a bit of sushi. I recommend going on 2×1 Sushi Tuesdays, from 6 PM to 11 PM.
  • Serafina: A lovely mix of Italian cuisine and cocktails.
  • Aroma Café: On your way to the pool in the morning, grab a coffee and croissant at this café, located in the middle of the lobby.
  • The Lobby: The lobby at La Concha comes alive at night, with drink specials, parties, and shows.

Not only that, there are also three different pools, a casino and a fitness center. Last but not least, I can’t forget to mention La Concha‘s beachfront location.

The Beach

Ready to hit the beach? Just walk downstairs! You can request towels at any of the stands by the pools or beach, and you only need to give your room number. The resort also provides complimentary chairs and umbrellas at the same stand. Although Condado Beach isn’t the best for swimming (the tide is typically strong), it has many other advantages. I found it to be peaceful, quiet, and the perfect place to read a book or lounge in the sun. 

As the resort is so large, I wanted to take the time to narrow down some of my favorite things about staying at La Concha. These may help you in your vacation planning! 

    • The adults-only pool is fantastic for those looking to escape from the noise of more family-oriented areas. Plus, waiters frequently visit this area, and you’re able to order a cocktail or meal while lounging by the pool.
    • Staying directly on the beach couldn’t have been more convenient. Although Condado isn’t a private beach, it feels like one. I also loved that the beach chairs and umbrellas were complimentary, as many resorts charge for these items.
    • The signature La Concha cocktails are quite yummy. For a taste of the Caribbean, try the “Condado Tropical”.
    • Having all of the restaurants and bars right at our fingertips within the resort made everything so much easier. We didn’t feel like we had to be in a rush to get ready for dinner. All we had to do was walk downstairs! 
    • I’ve said it before, but I’ll repeat it: the beachfront rooms are 100% worth it. I enjoyed being able to take in the full experience of being at the beach, even when we were in the suite.

Ready to book your stay at La Concha Resort? Click here.

I was welcomed as a guest by La Concha Resort for two nights in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Resorts in Spain where it is better to relax in 2020: a map of resorts in Spain

Resorts in Spain can offer visiting tourists a variety of holidays. Spain is suitable for absolutely any tourists:

  • for pensioners a relaxing holiday;
  • for families with children, excellent hotels with animation, as well as many amusement parks and water parks;
  • party and fun island resorts for young people;
  • ski resorts in Spain for lovers of skiing and snowboarding.

In this article, we will consider in order all the best resorts in Spain.

Contents of the article

Resorts in Spain on the map

Resorts in Spain on the mainland

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is an archipelago island with a large sandy beach. Famous resorts are located here, such as Playa del Inglés and San Agustin . For lovers of water recreation, places such as villages are best suited Puerto de Mogan and Puerto Rico where you can go fishing, windsurfing and sailing.

For those who love the nightlife, there is a small town Puerto del Carmen . Every place has something of its own. For example, you can find beautiful dunes between two cities, Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés . San Agustin will offer you thalassotherapy, the center of which is the largest in Europe. And on island Las Palmas is the famous beach Las Canteras .

Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca — the coast located in the southern part, about Valencia . The center of the Costa Blanca is the city Alicante . A popular coastal resort is Benidorm .

Like any coast, there are pluses and minuses. The pluses are that there are about 305 sunny days a year, and the sea temperature in summer reaches 26 degrees. Minus the Costa Blanca, pebble beaches. But for some, it might be a plus.

The resort of Benidorm is the place for those who love entertainment and nightlife. There are many carnivals here. The busiest time en coast is the end of June. At this time, the feast of St. John takes place, which is celebrated not only by local residents, but also by guests.

For those who love a relaxing holiday, it is suggested to visit resort Altea .

Costa Brava

In the north, not far from Barcelona , is the Mediterranean coast — Costa Brava .

Translated into Russian, Costa Brava means Wild Coast. There are many different towns and cities on it, which are all considered resorts. The most popular among tourists are Lloret de Mar , Playa de Aro and Blanes .

The season starts in June and ends in October. The number of beaches is small, but they are located in bays, on which beautiful cliffs are located. The beaches in these places are sandy and clean. But there are also disadvantages, this is a steep slope into the sea, a distance of up to 15 meters.

San Sebastian

Resort San Sebastian is located in the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain. There is increased comfort for vacationers, but it costs good money.

Rich people rest here. Swimming is not the most important thing here. The water heats up to only 21 degrees Celsius in August. It’s more important to meet the right people and spend time at the annual film festival that takes place in September.

But there are beautiful sandy beaches here. Playa de la Concha — the famous beach, wrapped in greenery. Ondaretta and Beach Gross which is considered informal.

Costa del Sol

The coast is a large number of hotels and golden sandy beaches where you can have a good rest.

Marbella is the center of the coast, with wide beaches. Others also possess them — Benalmadena and Torremolinos . The presence of rocks and small bays, an integral part of the landscape of sandy beaches. Fuengirola also wide beaches. For lovers of large beaches with gray sand, Estepon is at your service.

Those who love to play golf can go to Torremolinos and Marbella . These are the two places with the most golf courses. At the same time, at each resort you can practice windsurfing or water skiing.

At Costa del Sol you can swim for a long time. The season opens in May with a water temperature of 17 degrees. As it gets warmer, it increases and in September reaches 26 degrees. In October, there is a decrease until November.

The disadvantage of this place is the relatively cold sea, where the current from the Atlantic passes. Vacationers here are not the people who came just to swim in the sea, but those who go in for windsurfing or yachts.

The best place for windsurfing is the water near Tarifa which is located near Strait of Gibraltar . And here the low water temperature is only 21 degrees above zero.

Costa Dorada

Costa Dorada is a part of northeastern Spain that occupies the space between Vilanova i la Geltru located in the north and up to the city Alcanar . It covers the coast Tarragona . Here the beaches are slightly different than on Costa Brava . Sandy, gentle and steep.

Spanish resorts in the Balearic Islands


Ibiza is the most famous island of Spain, which is part of the Balearic Islands archipelago located in the Mediterranean Sea. This is a Spanish island, famous all over the world. Mostly young people like to relax here, because there are many nightclubs with music of various directions on it.

The beaches in Ibiza are sandy. The most famous beach is Benirras . It is located on the northern part of the island. And the village for tourists is, of course, San Antonio .

Ibiza has warm winters and hot summers. In winter, the temperature does not fall below 15 degrees Celsius. Precipitation is moderate. Summer is hot, about 30 degrees above zero and the heat is from June to September. Summer is hot also because there is little rain and the sun shines all the time.

Mallorca Island

Probably the most famous island not only in Spain, along with Ibiza, but throughout the world. And the largest of the Balearic Islands.

Fans of beautiful beaches should visit the south of the island.

And lovers of walking along the old streets should definitely visit the capital of the island — the city of Palma.


Menorca is the second largest island in the Balearic archipelago. It is preferred by independent travelers.

The advantage of Menorca’s beaches is the variety of beaches, both sandy and pebbly. Another plus is the absence of a large number of tourists. The cleanest beach is Cala Pregona .


This island belongs to the Balearic archipelago. It is the quietest Spanish island. This is due to the fact that quite recently it could only be reached from the sea. But now special flights from Spain are organized, which has increased the influx of tourists to the island.

The disadvantage of the island is that there are few hotels on it. Therefore, people go for one or two days to the beaches for swimming and relaxing. These are nude beaches. People come without bathing suits. The big advantage for nudists is that they can visit any beaches of this island. And even more famous is the fact that the island Formentera is the best beaches not only in Spain, but throughout the Mediterranean.

Spanish resorts in the Canary Islands


Fuerteventura , translated from Spanish, is a strong wind. It is not difficult to guess that windsurfing services prevail on the island. The beaches are sandy and look great. But not without flaws. A strong wind forms waves that do not allow guests of the island to swim normally in the sea. It’s on the west coast. On the east is the village Costa Calma , which is a resort. And in the north is the village of Corralejo .


This island is already in another place, in the Canarian archipelago. The peculiarity of Tenerife is that the south side is sunny and dry, while the north side is wet and green.

Resort Playa de las Americas on the island is considered the best of all. Located on the south coast. It is suitable for nightlife lovers. And comfortable hotels, at least four stars, will allow you to have a good rest.

In the northern part of Tenerife, tourists enjoy a more relaxed holiday. This is a resort village0026 Puerto de la Cruz is more suitable for older people to treat cardiovascular and heart related diseases.

Ski resorts in Spain


Baqueira-Beret is one of the most famous and popular resorts in all of Spain. One of the reasons for its popularity is the fact that the royal family from Spain rests here in the winter season. Hence the prices for services at the resort.

Skiers spend time here, the best place. You can choose the route that suits your level. The Atlantic is not far away, so here lies the snow of the required thickness. But not only nature maintains the desired thickness of snow, but also special guns that scatter snow. The highest point is at an altitude of 2.51 km.

The resort of Baqueira-Beret has 77 kilometers of pistes divided into levels of difficulty. There are 9 percent of the difficult tracks, 48% of the intermediate and 43% of the entry level. There is also a snowboard park and children’s parks where children can have a good time.

The most expensive restaurant in Spain is located just in this resort. This is probably due to the fact that the royal couple dine there quite often.


Jaca is a ski resort that has everything you need to be called one of the best. At this point, the tracks have a total path length of 57 kilometers. The height reaches 2.25 km. There are also black lines.

Jaca Resort is suitable for all levels of skiers who can always come here and enjoy their time. It’s sunny here. But there are also some minor downsides. In this area, wind often blows, which can interfere with comfortable riding.

The location of Jaca is Pyrenees . The height above sea level is 820 meters. And he rightfully bears the title of one of the best winter resorts in Spain. The Winter Universiade was held in this place in 1981 and 1995.

In addition, the city of Jaka is already a thousand years old. It is considered one of the oldest cities in the world. Therefore, it also attracts attention with its ancient buildings that have been preserved.

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We advise you to book holidays with children in the Crimea in such reliable online travel agencies as:, Travelata and Online tours .

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Usually, when talking about the Canaries, they mean Tenerife and Fuerteventura. But after all, the archipelago includes 7 islands of volcanic origin, and each is interesting in its own way! We decided to help you choose the best option.

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You can’t argue with the fact that the Canary Islands are Heaven on Earth. The high-profile title is justified: there is a comfortable climate (in summer the average air temperature is + 23 ° C, in winter + 19 ° C), equipped sandy beaches stretch for many kilometers along the ocean, some of which have been awarded Blue Flags, and the surroundings are so picturesque that It’s hard to stop taking pictures of everything around. We are sure that after reading our article you will not stop until you visit all 7 islands!


The largest and most popular among tourists island of the archipelago, where one of the two capitals of the autonomy is located — the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Most of the resorts are concentrated on the south and west coasts, the best of them are Costa Adeje and Las Americas.

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TOP 3 Tenerife beaches:

  1. La Arena in Puerto Santiago, which is popular with families with children and divers.
  2. Las Vistas in the municipality of Arona, which attracts lovers of water sports.
  3. San Telmo in Puerto de la Cruz, where at high tide you can swim in one of the natural pools between the rocks.

All of them have been awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness, many of them receive this award year after year.

What to do on the island of Tenerife:

  • Climb the Teide volcano — the highest peak in Spain and the third largest volcano in the world (3718 meters). It is located on the territory of the National Park of the same name — the most visited nature reserve in Europe. A cable car will take you to the top, a round-trip ticket costs €30.

Photo by el kojakko

  • Watch whales. Tour boats depart from the ports of Los Cristianos, Puerto Colon and Los Gigantes.
  • Visit the Rural de Anaga biosphere reserve, located a few minutes drive from the capital. You can admire the mountain landscapes, swim in one of the secluded bays, walk in the shade of laurel trees, watch birds up close, ride a horse or bike, go diving, learn how to sail a yacht . ..

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  • Take a look at San Cristobal de la Laguna, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This is the first unfortified city in Tenerife, in the design of which maps of the starry sky and sea routes were used.
  • See one of the symbols of the Canary Islands — the dragon tree. The oldest copy (according to various estimates, it is from 800 to 1000 years old) grows in Icod de los Vinos.


This island has over 150 kilometers of beaches! It seems that the ideal place for those who dream of an even tan and water activities has been found. Fuerteventura is also considered a Mecca for surfers — thanks to the wind, which practically does not subside. So, if you are interested in an active holiday in the Canary Islands, then we advise you to pay attention to the resorts of Fuerteventura.

Photo by A Szymczyk

The most popular beach resorts are Costa Calma, Morro del Jable, Playa Matorral, Caleta del Fuste and Playa de Corralejo.

TOP 3 beaches in Fuerteventura:

  1. Sotavento. Every year in July-August, the international windsurfing championship takes place here.
  2. Gran Tarajale, where the locals like to relax. It has been awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness.
  3. La Concha — 200 meters of white sand, turquoise water and (nice bonus!) few people.

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  • Taste the original Mahorero goat cheese, which only 16 dairies and 49 farms in the world can officially produce.
  • Walk through the village of Betancuria, built in the crater of an extinct volcano. Until 1834, this settlement was the capital of Fuerteventura.
  • Enjoy the desert scenery in the Natural Park of Corralejo. On its territory, dunes (the largest in area in the Canary Islands) and the Montana Roya volcano adjoin.

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  • Take a picture of one of the traditional molino mills, symbols of the island. They have a gender: “women” have a cylindrical base, “men” have a square one. Many of them have been preserved in the vicinity of the city of Antigua.
  • Visit the picturesque village of La Oliva. Be sure to check out the church of Nuestra Señora de Candelaria and the governor’s mansion.


A favorite place for noisy party lovers, representatives of sexual minorities and nudists. Here is the second capital of autonomy — the city of Las Palmas. The most popular recreation area is Maspalomas, which unites 6 resorts located on a 17 km long coastline. Its heart is the party paradise of Playa del Inglés. Tourists with children prefer the resort of Puerto Rico, fans of water sports and avid fishermen also come here.

Photo author — Hagen

TOP 3 beaches of Gran Canaria:

  1. Maspalomas, in the central part of which there is a section for nudists.
  2. Amadores is a safe beach for families with children.
  3. Las Canteras, beloved by divers and locals.

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Things to do in Gran Canaria:

  • See the «corner of the Sahara» — the famous sand dunes of Maspalomas. You can move around the territory on foot or on a camel.
  • Visit the picturesque village of Puerto de Mogan. It is worth coming here to wander in silence along the streets lined with houses in the traditional Andalusian style, admire the yachts in the port and ride along the canals.
  • Look into Agaete, one of the most beautiful towns on the island. We recommend including the church of Concepción, the garden of Huerto de las Flores and the necropolis of Maipes in the program, and after a walk, enjoy fresh fish dishes in any restaurant in the seaside town of Puerto de las Nieves.

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  • Take an excursion into history by visiting Vegueta, the historical quarter of the capital. It was from here that the development of the island began in the 15th century. Attractions will be found at every turn: do not miss the Casa de Colon, St. Anne’s Cathedral, the town hall and other interesting buildings, as well as the market square.
  • Get away from the noise of the city in the largest nature reserve of the island — Nublo rural Park. On its territory there are lookouts, picnic areas, secluded beaches, campsites and many charming little villages where you can spend the night and eat.


With over 300 volcanoes, Lanzarote is often referred to as «the island of fire-breathing mountains». Filmmakers, of course, could not pass by alien landscapes — episodes of the films “The Mysterious Island”, “Million Years BC”, “Battle of the Titans”, “Exodus: Kings and Gods” were filmed here.

For holidays with children, Playa Blanca is the best resort, and windsurfers have chosen Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise.

Photo by Resort Hotel

TOP 3 beaches of Lanzarote:

  1. Papagayo is the most popular beach of the island, which the locals deservedly call «little Paradise».
  2. Chica in Puerto del Carmen, beloved by divers and fishermen.
  3. Caleton Blanco in Orzola, where you can swim in natural pools at high tide.

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  • Get to the Moon without leaving the Earth by visiting the Timanfaya National Park. It is impossible to walk through the fields of frozen lava, so tourists are transported through the territory by buses following equipped roads.
  • Tasting the original wines Rosado, Amalia, Malvasia Semidulce and Seco Malvasia, made from grapes grown on the island.
  • Feel like a Robinson sunbathing and swimming on the secluded island of La Graciosa north of Lanzarote. There are no hotels and paved roads, but there are plenty of deserted sandy beaches.

Photo by Tomasz Dola

  • Admire the prickly giants in the Cactus Garden in Gautice, which contains more than 1400 species from all over the world.


Volcanoes, dense forests, waterfalls and ideal conditions for stargazing are the reasons why Palma is so attractive. It is not particularly popular among beach lovers, although if you wish, you can easily find where to swim and sunbathe.

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TOP 3 beaches in Palma:

  1. Puerto Naos is the largest beach on the island, awarded the «Blue Flag» for cleanliness.
  2. Bajamar on the coast of Briana Alta is the favorite beach of the locals. It is considered one of the best places to meet the sunrise.
  3. Los Cancayos is a volcanic beach ideal for diving and snorkelling.

Photo by Arne Olejnik

Things to do in Palma:

  • Watch the stars from the Roque de los Muchachos observatory, located at an altitude of 2396 meters above sea level.
  • Visit the Caldera de Taburiente Biosphere Reserve, protected by UNESCO. Walk through the pine forest, swim in the waterfall, take some souvenir photos from the observation deck on the edge of the volcanic crater, and be sure to wait until nightfall to look at the stars.
  • Conquer the trekking route called «The Way of Volcanoes», connecting the central and southern parts of the island. Its length is 17.5 kilometers, elevation difference is 1207 meters.

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  • Walk around the city of Santa Cruz — the capital of the island. Old churches house works of Flemish religious art, colonial-style houses feature carved balconies overlooking the sea, and the Museum of Palma houses a valuable collection of paintings.
  • Go back millions of years to the primeval forests of Los Tilos. Several hiking trails of varying complexity and length have been laid along their territory.


The island is declared a biosphere reserve and is under the protection of UNESCO — plants and animals that can not be found anywhere else on the planet have been preserved here. Like Palma, it is hardly suitable for a beach holiday, but it will fully satisfy those who are looking for unity with nature. If you decide to swim between excursions, the beaches of Calera and Playa del Inglés, covered with volcanic sand, are at your service.

Photo by Bjørn Breimo

Things to do on Gomera:

  • Visit Garajonai National Park, one of the few places in the world where virgin laurel forests have been preserved.
  • Walk through the colonial village of Agulo and climb the Red Wall rock, from where you can see the island of Tenerife in good weather.
  • See Los Organos, one of the island’s most interesting natural attractions. These are formations of solidified lava, reminiscent of organ pipes, which can be seen in detail only from the side of a vessel passing nearby.
  • Escape the hustle and bustle to the town of Valle Gran Rey to swim in the ocean at any time of the day, climb all the surrounding observation decks and visit the nearby natural park.
  • Visit the capital of the island — the city of San Sebastian de la Gomera, with which the fate of Christopher Columbus is closely connected.

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