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  • Cultural classes at Hotel Botanico in Tenerife

    Cultural classes at Hotel Botanico 

    In the northern portion of Tenerife, Hotel Botanico occupies exquisite oriental gardens away from the bustling resorts of the south. This seven-night holiday invites you to immerse yourself in the culture of the region with daily activities such as cheese tasting, wine tasting and cocktail classes included. This programme of activities helps you enjoy a cultural holiday to Tenerife.

    The only five star ‘Grand Luxe’ hotel on the island, Hotel Botanico basks in an outstanding setting to the north of the island, combining outstanding facilities with proximity to the most attractive areas of Tenerife. Within beautiful gardens in the residential area of ‘La Paz’, the hotel is away from the coastline but claims views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Orotava Valley and the snow-capped Mount Tiede. Located opposite the Botanical Gardens of Puerto de la Cruz, there is plenty to see and do in the vicinity in order to surround yourself with the culture and traditions of the island’s inhabitants. To help guests settle in, the hotel offers a programme of cultural activities, which operate on a daily basis. So when you’re not exploring the area or merely relaxing by the pool, why not take a journey into local produce and learn the techniques behind the preparation of a number of exotic beverages.

    The holiday
    Begin your holiday with a flight from London Gatwick to Tenerife South Airport, where you will meet your private transfer before the drive to Puerto de la Cruz, which should take under two hours. Spend your days at leisure, taking the time to make the most of complimentary facilities at the Oriental Spa Garden and indulge in each of the four restaurants. The beautiful gardens make a comfortable home for you to relax in but, when the feeling takes you, you can wander into the town and soak up the atmosphere from the local people. If you choose to hire a car during your stay, you can take numerous day trips to the historical towns of the north, including La Orotava, which is spread across a sweeping valley of banana plantations and home to an old town centre full of traditional architecture. At a further distance there is Garachio, which was rebuilt after a ruinous 18th century volcanic eruption, the UNESCO-recognised La Laguna and the lively city of Santa Cruz. If you can return from your day’s exploration for 6pm, you will make it in time for most of the classes on offer in Hotel Botanico’s programme of cultural activities. Saturday is the only exception, with a wonderful paella preparation and tasting taking place at around midday. Otherwise, evening sessions throughout the week include Canarian cheese tasting on a Monday (followed by an evening flamenco show), sangria preparation on a Thursday, a tea workshop on Saturdays and wine tasting on Saturdays and Sundays. See itinerary below for full details of the classes available. Following a week of exploration and a fun-filled introduction to the produce of Tenerife, your holiday will draw to a close. Take your return transfer to Tenerife South Airport for a return flight to the UK.

    Itinerary
    Monday

    18.00 Canarian cheese tasting
    18.30 Cocktail preparation classes
    21.15 Flamenco show ‘Torre del Oro’
    Wednesday
    18.00 How to make the perfect gin and tonic
    Thursday
    18.00 Sangria preparation
    Friday
    18.00 Exotic fruit tasting
    Saturday
    12.30 Paella preparation and tasting
    16.00 Tea workshop
    16.00 Wine tasting
    Sunday
    18.00 Fortified wine tasting 

    Holiday facts 
    Location Puerto de la Cruz
    Star rating Five star GL
    Open All year
    Hotel services and facilities Four restaurants, Fitness room, Daily activity classes, Two floodlit tennis courts, Putting green, Table tennis, Three swimming pools, Spa, Hairdresser, Solarium. 

    What’s included 
    - Return scheduled flights with British Airways London Gatwick to Tenerife South
    - Seven nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in a Double Deluxe Garden View room
    - Private return transfers
    - All above mentioned cultural classes (and more)

    Prices from £960 per person based on two people sharing.

    Practical information 
    British Airways flies to Tenerife South five times a day.
    Flight time is 4 hours 30 minutes.
    You can also fly with Easyjet, which operates regular flights to Tenerife South.

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