The glorious flower carpets of the Corpus Cristi celebrations put La Orotava on the Tenerife map every June but it’s an attractive place to visit anytime.
Whether you arrive by car to the San Agustin car park, or by Titsa public service bus to the station, you will find yourself in the centre of town with a fairly steep climb to the historical heart. Calle san Agustin will funnel you past the colourful Liceo de Taoro private mansion with its ,lovingly tended gardens and on past the Ayuntamiento (town hall) building, this is the focal point for the flower carpets.
Your spoilt for choice if you like large, ornate churches, the ex convent of Santo Domingo, the Iglesia de La Concepcion, and the former convent of Convento Agustinos are all within a short stroll of each other. The other big religion for the area is wine making, there are several bodegas offering tours on the La Perdoma wine route, tasty and informative. The town is keen to show off its assets, a new addition is the La Granja Verde cultural and gastronomical farm of 100,000 square metres. An ideal place to see and taste flavours of La Orotava,you can find it to the south in the El Ramal region off the TF 5 motorway.
Families can find plenty of amusement at Pueblo Chico which shrinks the attractions of Tenerife down into model form. You can walk between the ports, main streets, and airports, and even tower over Mount Teide. It’s just s short drive or bus from La Orotava on the TF 5, exit 35, opens 10 am to 5 pm every day, adults 12 euros, 4 to 11 year olds 6 50 euros.