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Find information on La Esperanza in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
La Esperanza is situated close to La Laguna in the north-east of the Tenerife, near to the island’s northern airport, Los Rodeos. It lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty with pine and eucalyptus forests, mountains and valleys. It is a great place to go for a relaxing holiday away from the hordes of tourists who frequent the beaches. The town has an authentic Canarian character that is sometimes missing in the more popular coastal resorts.
La Esperanza holidays offer a peaceful base from which to explore the forests and mountains of the area as well as the neighbouring towns and villages. There are many easy to follow tracks leading into the forests and up Mount Teide. The neighbouring town of La Laguna, with its old heart and wonderful architecture, is well worth a visit.
La Esperanza holidays are popular with those looking for a relaxing holiday in the sun. It attracts couples of all ages as well as hikers come here to walk in the fertile valleys and in the mountains.
A La Esperanza holiday can be taken at any time of year. Summer temperatures can reach thirty degrees with winter temperatures in the high teens. Early and later season are popular times for walking holidays when the weather is a little cooler.
La Esperanza lies less than ten kilometres from the old town of La Laguna in the north of Tenerife. The scenery here is very beautiful with verdant valleys, the Bosque de la Esperanza with its tall pines and eucalyptus trees, some of which are almost one hundred and fifty feet tall, and of course the hills and mountains. La Esperanza is a haven of peace and tranquillity. It is from here that many hikers explore the network of footpaths which lead the plateau of Mount Teide. The views from here to the coast are spectacular. Many walkers enjoy the Carona National Park with its abundance of flora and bird life.
La Esperanza provides a holiday where visitors can relax in comfort and enjoy Tenerife’s traditional food and hospitality. Apart from natural beauty, there is a pearl of a town only eight kilometres to the east. La Laguna, dating from the fifteenth century has a wonderful old quarter with many fine buildings in its narrow streets and squares. It deserves to be visited.
The majority of Tenerife’s holidaymakers remain by the coast and miss out on the beauty of the inland areas with their historic towns, charming villages and stunning scenery.
Nightlife in La Esperanza is fairly muted with bars and restaurants providing evening entertainment. For a livelier time, take a taxi to the neighbouring university town of La Laguna which is full of bars and pubs that are open until the early hours of the morning.
La Esperanza has a number of shops selling a variety of goods. Since one of the attractions of shopping in Tenerife is that it is duty free, with bargains to be found in
perfumes, cameras and electronic goods, alcohol and cigarettes, those looking for a wider range should take a trip to the capital Santa Cruz.
La Esperanza has some very fine restaurants providing a range of menu from traditional Canarian to international cuisine. Typical Canarian food is the spicy mojo sauce and salty new potatoes that are boiled in sea water before being baked. Fish features prominently on menus and is often served with the green variety of mojo sauce.