Small rural house in Almaciga. Quiet. Located at the highest point of the village, with a large patio from where you can enjoy the view over LosRoques de Anaga .Experience the traditional Canarian way of life in a house with an exterior patio. Cosy and comfortable. You will be captivated. Enjoy walking along beaches and among nature on the coast of Anaga in Tenerife. Rest to the sound of the sea and wake up with the birds. Feel the wood under your bare feet and the sea and wake up with the birds
Day 0: Read on the plane: “Anaga. Natural Park and mountainous massif situated in the north of Tenerife, declared a Biosphere Reserve. Enormous mountains and a wood 40 million years old, a living fossil. A few minutes by car from the capital (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)), you won´t be the first to fall at the feet of its beauty and abrupt mountain range of rugged peaks. The deep valleys and ravines that descend from this natural park to reach all the way to the sea and form numerous beaches where you can have a refreshing dip.”
Day 1: We got up early to follow the path to the Roques de Anaga. We left the house, located in Almáciga, a small village on the cliff that protects beaches of soft black sand. The house is small, for four people, but it breathes the atmosphere of a traditional Canarian house, built more than 150 years ago and recently renovated. It has the particularity of being at the highest point of the village and as such has the best views from its patio.
We walked the whole day stopping to bathe at the Playa de Benijo (Benijo beach) and to eat in a restaurant from which the beach can be seen. We arrived at Roque Bermejo and we bathed again at the beach, seeing on the way el Faro (the Lighthouse), Las Palmas de Anaga and we climbed up the ravine towards Chamorga across the mountain. There we took the bus which took us back to Almaciga. We arrived almost at nightfall and we lit the barbecue to enjoy the evening and a meal in the house.
In the evenings the village is orange like the sunlight, and in summer swifts can be heard and in winter, seagulls. Hardly anything else but the sea.
We slept with the murmur of the sea and the gentle breeze from the open bedroom window.
Day 2: We got up early with the birds and the cockerels. It´s curious how the patio is the main part of the house, almost everything happens there. We had breakfast outside and left by car in the direction of La Laguna along the mountain range of Anaga. We saw the majestic age-old mountainous landscape and we stopped at several viewpoints. We followed a short route walking from La Cruz del Carmen through the interior of the mountains, to feel the dense humidity, the lichens and the smell of damp earth. We arrived at La Laguna, a World Heritage city, and we spent the rest of the day travelling round the north of the island by car. We saw villages like El Sauzal, El Puerto de La Cruz, Garachico and we got back in time to see once gain dusk falling from our patio.
A simple supper, reading and to sleep.
To sleep next to the sea.
Day 3: Today we stayed around here. We went to a small shop in the village to buy something to eat for the day and we had breakfast in a cafeteria at the beach of Roque de Las Bodegas. We took the bus to the heart of Monte de Anaga and we went down walking along the Camino de Las Vueltas de Taganana. There we visited its magnificent 16th century church and we went back walking to the Playa del Roque and after to the beach at Almaciga. We spent the whole afternoon on the beach and we climbed up walking along a pathway that went up through the village to our house.
We spent the rest of the afternoon in our patio, with our Tarajal and our breeze.
We went to bed early because the next day was going to be hard.
Day 4: Again we had breakfast in the outside patio and again the birds and a likeable neighbour are the only things we heard.
We left by car for Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the Island, and we saw La Playa de Las Teresitas, the auditorium and we walked around the old part of the town and did some shopping. We set off for the south of the island, a tourist area but beautiful. We visited Candelaria, Adeje and we went up to the Parque Nacional del Teide (Teide National Park) passing through Vilaflor where we ate in a small restaurant. Oh! El Teide, the highest mountain in Spain – there are no words. We returned by the way of La Esperanza in the direction of La Laguna and we went back to Anaga over the mountain top. We arrived at the Playa del Roque at sundown just in time for a dip in the sea and then went back to our house.
Day X: It´s time to go. We leave behind our Tarajal, our birds. Our sea breeze. The sun. The sound of the sea. The white wall of our house, the feel of the wood under our bare feet. The rugged mountains and the white foam of our beaches.
We´re going and we leave behind all this which in some way is now ours...
Acesso de hóspedes
The house consists of an open plan kitchen-livingroom-diningroom, a bathroom, bedroom and barbecue, as well as a large front patio. All these areas are for the use of the guests.
The entrance by way of the patio is shared with the house nextdoor.
Interação com hóspedes
On your arrival you will find telephone numbers for any enquiries you might have.
Previously we will send you an email with instructions and recommendations. We are always available.
We will leave you instructions about the house, places of interest, El Parque Rural de Anaga, walking, sport and surfing, public transport timetables etc.
Outras coisas a ter em conta
The traditional lifestyle of the villagers from Anaga revolves around the front patio of the house , the place where people circulate and spend their time(URL HIDDEN)So you will see how most of the day is spent outside in the shade of a tree or umbrella, or sat peacefully in the sun looking at the landscape. The climate and the views over the landscape make the patios special places.