Holiday homes in Los Realejos are for people who want to get acquainted with Tenerife’s nature and history. Rentals are in the Orotava Valley, known for its fertile soils and dramatic landscapes. Easily reached are a host of picturesque towns, as well as sublime natural beaches. To extend the search for the ideal rental, browse our choice of holiday accommodation in La Vera, not far from Los Realejos.
In this rural part of the island guests at holiday apartments in Los Realejos can also spend their days unwinding in private gardens, or enjoying barbecues in the evenings with loved ones. As the terrain here is so hilly, many rentals also have the advantage of far-reaching views that extend out to the Atlantic. Inside are conveniences to make guests a little more comfortable, with fully equipped kitchens and satellite TV.
-Beaches: On the northern side of Tenerife the beaches are more natural and less touristy in character. They are also a little more exposed to the Atlantic, which makes some of them perfect for watersports. One such beach is El Socorro, which is a haven for windsurfers, but is also very picturesque and backed by rugged cliffs. Equally secluded is La Fajana, a volcanic beach that sits below the Castro clifftop viewpoint.
-Outdoor activities: Here in the Orotava Valley there’s an abundance of natural beauty ready to be discovered via a hike or bike ride. There are impressive sights like cliffs, gullies and ravines, but humans have also helped to make the valley attractive by setting up vineyards and banana plantations.
-Family attractions: On the edge of Puerto de la Cruz a little way west of Tacoronte is Loro Parque, which is Tenerife’s most popular visitor attraction. It’s a wildlife attraction with a huge variety of bird species, as well as demonstrations by orcas and sea lions. Pueblo Chico is another attraction close by—it’s a theme park with scale models of all of the Canary Islands’ main landmarks.
-Excursions: One of the many appeals of north Tenerife is the architecture of many of the old towns here. When it comes to interesting destinations there are fine choices to the east and west. La Orotava has a handsome historic district with a grand town hall and the church of the conception, one of the finest examples of baroque architecture on the island. Other options for trips include UNESCO-listed San Cristóbal de la Laguna, and Garachico, which was partially destroyed by an 18th-century eruption.
-Natural wonders: Taking up a large portion of Tenerife is the El Teide National Park, at the heart of which is the 3,718-metre-high stratovolcano of the same name. The entire park warrants exploration, including the Corona Forestal, vast pine woodland set on the northern side of the park. For those who want to scale El Teide there’s a cable car which carries visitors to a station not far short of the peak. Here there are viewpoints for wonderful vistas of Tenerife.
Los Realejos holiday apartments are on the northern coast, where the climate is wetter than on other parts of Tenerife. A great deal of this rainfall occurs between November and April. Temperatures at this time of year are also cooler than in other parts of the island, with highs in the upper-teens. Things are warmer in the summer season, when there are highs of about 25?C and far less rain.
The closest airport to Los Realejos holiday homes is Tenerife North (TFN), which gets mostly domestic traffic from mainland Spain. For guests heading to the island from the UK, Tenerife South (TFS) will be the point of arrival. As this is on the other side of Tenerife to Los Realejos, it would be worthwhile hiring a car for a holiday here. The drive takes just over an hour, following the TF-1 and TF-5 highways.