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The Canary Islands are a diving paradise thanks to their warm crystal clear waters, which allow visibility of more than 30 metres. La Restinga is a sanctuary where turtles, tunafish, rays, dolphins and barracudas visit every year. Follow us to the best places in the Canary Islands!

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Tenerife North aiport - El Hierro - Valverde
  • Day 2: El Hierro - La Restinga - Valverde
  • Day 3: La Restinga - Valverde
  • Day 4: La Restinga - Valverde
  • Day 5: La Restinga - Valverde
  • Day 6: El Hierro - Tenerife North aiport - La Orotava - La Laguna
  • Day 7: La Orotava - La Laguna
  • Day 8: Garachico - Icod de los Vinos
  • Day 9: Santiago del Teide - Teide
  • Day 10: Tenerife North aiport

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Day 1: Tenerife North aiport - El Hierro - Valverde

Half hour direct flight from North Tenerife to El Hierro.
Car rental at your disposal. Unlimited mileage, all risks insurance and additional driver included.
GPS not included (12€/day).

The variety of landscapes on El Hierro surprises any visitor who is new to the Island. This island only measures 30 kilometres from one end to the other, but offers a broad ranging diversity of scenery and landscapes.
The seabeds reveal the beauties produced by a complex system of underwater volcano systems.
The coastline is constantly ravaged by the ocean beating against the black basalt rock. The Island is realtively young geologically but its steep cliffs give it a dramatic profile all of its own. The wild juniper trees, petrified beauty, bravely face the wind that crashes against hills and slopes.

There are 2963 wild species, the most famous of which is the Giant Lizard of El Hierro. The flora is equally spectacular on the island, with 119 autochtonous plants. And, of course, we should not overlook the magnificent seabeds, that have been the object of preservation and are enormously rich and bountiful.

The underwater gardens and fauna, including the rarely seen Cuvier beaked whale, make El Hierro all of a pardaise for scuba-diving, thanks to the enormous environmental protection that has been applied to the underwater treasures.

Night at El Hierro Parador hotel.
Included : domestic flight, airport tax, car rental, insurance, room & breakfast, dinner

Day 2: El Hierro - La Restinga - Valverde

What to do?
- Biosphere Reserve Interpretation Centre
In 2000, the island of El Hierro was made into a Biosphere reserve by UNESCO and , to celebrate, set up the Visitors’ Centre in Isora. Built in the former Casino, it offers a magnificent interactive exhibition that gives complete information about the island.
- Guinea volcanic tube
Close to Guinea Eco-museum, a 90 meters long volcanic tube has been adapted to touristic visits. The visit is allways with a guided tour, so you will learn not only about the way this tube was formed but also about other forms related to El Hierro Geology.
- Camping
La Hoya del Morcillo, deep in the heart of a pine forest, the campsite has everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
- Hiking
PR-EH 11 San Andrés – San Andrés (Ruta del Agua) (16km)
PR-EH3 Camino de Isora – Las Playas – Isora (13km)
PR-EH6 Valverde – La Peña (9km)
PR-EH9 Piedra del Regidor – Camino circular de El Cres (7km)
Some festivities:
- February – March: Carnival time in Valverde and Frontera.
- 3rd May: Festivity of the Cross, La Cruz in El Pinar.
• 15th May: Feast of San Isidro in Valverde.
• 30th May: The Festivity of the Autonomous Canary Islands.
Morning dive.

Night at El Hierro Parador hotel.
Included : car rental, insurance, room & breakfast, dinner

Day 3: La Restinga - Valverde

Morning dive.

Night at El Hierro Parador hotel.
Included : room & breakfast, dinner

Day 4: La Restinga - Valverde

Morning dive.

Night at El Hierro Parador hotel.
Included : room & breakfast, dinner

Day 5: La Restinga - Valverde

Morning dive.

Night at El Hierro Parador hotel.
Included : room & breakfast, dinner

Day 6: El Hierro - Tenerife North aiport - La Orotava - La Laguna - Punta del Hidalgo

Half hour direct flight from El Hierro to North Tenerife.
Car rental at your disposal. Unlimited mileage, all risks insurance and additional driver included.
GPS not included (12€/day).

Today you will go along the coast again. By the way it is possible to be housed at Punta del Hidalgo, this is the end of the road on this side. Over there, there is the Oceano Health Spa which offers all kinds of treatments. If you decide to go there and possibly swim in the natural pools of Bajamar, you can head towards the last point of the island and the Anaga park. A loop is possible between La Laguna and Santa Cruz de Tenerife in order to enjoy this forest of laurel and lime trees. Then visit of the capital of La Laguna, listed as UNESCO World Heritage.


Night at Oceano Health Spa hotel.
Included : domestic flight, airport tax, car rental, insurance, room & breakfast

Day 7: La Orotava - La Laguna - Punta del Hidalgo

Today you will go along the coast again. By the way it is possible to be housed at Punta del Hidalgo, this is the end of the road on this side. Over there, there is the Oceano Health Spa which offers all kinds of treatments. If you decide to go there and possibly swim in the natural pools of Bajamar, you can head towards the last point of the island and the Anaga park. A loop is possible between La Laguna and Santa Cruz de Tenerife in order to enjoy this forest of laurel and lime trees. Then visit of the capital of La Laguna, listed as UNESCO World Heritage.


Night at Oceano Health Spa hotel.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 8: Garachico - Icod de los Vinos - Buenavista del Norte

Enjoy this day to make a stop at Garachico, peaceful village by the sea that has preserved its identity. Treat yourself to a nice lunch of freshly caught fish and admire the waves kissing the rocks.

Continue your drive west to visit the "Cueva del Viento" in Icod de los Vinos. This volcanic tube 17 kilometers long, formed 27,000 years ago is one of the longest in the world, an original and informative tour (book in advance).
From Tuesday to Saturday: from 9am to 4pm (closed on: 24, 25, 31 of december; 1 and 6 of january)
Duration: 2 hours
Children must be at least 7 years old

In Icod there is also the millennium dragon, this gigantic tree is seen from the square but it is interesting to take an entrance just in front of the car park to visit all the botanical garden. Then you can stroll through the adjacent streets and taste the local specialities.
The village of Buenavista del Norte has the charms of unquestionable value, its charming streets and coast dotted with coves.

80% of the municipal territory is occupied by protected areas. Among them is particularly Teno Rural Park, a natural monument of about 7500 hectares of rural landscapes, spectacular sea, mountains as well as ravines of exceptional beauty.

Night at Melia Hacienda del Conde hotel.
Included : car rental, insurance, room & breakfast, dinner

Day 9: Santiago del Teide - Teide - Buenavista del Norte

Discover the impressive Los Gigantes cliffs plunging into the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean from a height of 300 to 600 m. Enjoy the colors and textures of these breathtaking cliffs which gave their name to the station: the Giants.

Take one of the many boat tours offered in the marina where you will also find a wide selection of restaurants and bars offering a lovely view of the turquoise waters and a good kitchen.

Visit Masca, pretty typical village perched on mounting flank located in the Teno Park. The road is sublime, punctuated by steep gorges and cliffs.

Enjoy the typical Canarian coffee, nicknamed "barquito" in Santiago del Teide. Its mixture of orange peel, coffee liqueur and condensed milk will surprise you.
Private guide.
With this activity, you can enjoy an astronomical observation on the peaks of Tenerife using the latest technology. Thanks to the latest generation telescopes, you can see through them objects like planets, galaxies or clusters as probably never seen before.

Night at Melia Hacienda del Conde hotel.
Included : car rental, insurance, guide expenses, local guide, excursion (shared), room & breakfast, dinner

Day 10: Tenerife North aiport

According to your flight schedules, drive to the airport and return your vehicle to the rental agency.
Included : car rental, insurance

Hotel Parador El Hierro   Valverde

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast, dinner

How would you like to experience peace and tranquility like never before? The Parador de El Hierro is a paradise situated between a volcanic mountain and the blue ocean. The island is bathed by transparent waters and you will feel as if you are in a place only possible in your dreams. Because of the hotel's magnificent location, drops of seawater will sprinkle your strolls through the garden and the intense blue of the water will slip in through your window. The building's balconies put you so close to the ocean, you can almost touch it with your hand. From the garden, swimming pool and comfortable guest rooms, you will enjoy the gentle murmur of the waves. You will relax and rest, feeling at peace in this idyllic spot.

Hotel Oceano Health Spa   Punta del Hidalgo

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Just 1 km from the centre of the peaceful fishing village of Punta del Hidalgo, OCEANO Hotel Health Spa features an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a medical spa. It is surrounded by a garden with palm trees, and the Anaga Mountains. The hotel’s spa and F.X.Mayr Centre offer a professional team of doctors and therapists to help you relax and rejuvenate. Treatments include osteopathy, massages, shiatsu and natural cosmetics, with many taking advantage of the natural healing powers of seawater (in the heated saltwater swimming pools). There is also a gym designed for low-stress workouts.

Hotel Melia Hacienda del Conde   Buenavista del Norte

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast, dinner

Spectacular adults-only resort in a privileged location in the northwest of Tenerife, next to the Teno cliffs. Surrounded by the Buenavista golf course and with imposing views of the Atlantic ocean, the area is considered a protected natural park and is also known for its mild climate all year round.

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