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Just a short drive from Puerto de la Cruz, La Orotava is one of the most beautiful towns in Tenerife and with the most interesting history on the island. The town is part of the Teide National Park and offers amazing views of the volcano and the Atlantic from high above sea level.
La Orotava is the only city in the Canary Islands with an almost original historic center, which makes walking tours around it an absolute must. Sugar mills were prevalent in the early history of La Orotava, under the control of the Portuguese who came from Madeira, bringing labour consisting of ‘blacks, Mulattoes, Berbers and Guanchos.
Free Tour of La Orotava
Travel back to the 15th century and explore old colonial houses and the history of the Guanche Indigenous peoples on our free walking tour of La Orotava.