La Palma and Teneguia Princess Vital and Fitness

The warmer climate of Fuencaliente on the south-west coast of the island, where La Palma and Teneguia Princess Vital and Fitness Hotel is situated, is a prime location for visitors. The spectacular positioning atop a cliff overlooking the sea, surrounded by banana plantations and a 20-minute walk from an intimate rocky beach, makes it an enviable hotel choice and just what holidays to La Palma are made of! When you’re not relaxing under the umbrellas on the terrace, you could be splashing around in one of the hotel’s choice of 11 freshwater outdoor pools. The tranquil garden has its own pool and terrace hammocks, while the fully-equipped spa and treatment centre is perfect for an afternoon of pampering. Guests can enjoy the delicious local cuisine from a choice of two buffet-dining and three a la carte restaurants, and you can also choose from an impressive list of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Overview of La Palma

Also known as La Isla Bonita (The Pretty Island), the charming north-west Canary island of La Palma is known for its peaceful, diverse landscape. Officially one of the world’s best stargazing locations and a recognised Starlight Reserve by UNESCO, La Palma, home to mountains, beaches, rainforests and cobbled inner-city streets, is one for the bucket list. Thanks to the elevated position of La Palma and Teneguia Princess Vital and Fitness Hotel, the resort offers guests a glimpse of both the astonishing landscape and mesmerising sea. Get ready to drive, hike, walk and swim your way through this breathtaking island!

Things to do in La Palma

La Palma and Teneguia Princess Vital and Fitness Hotel is located just under an hour’s drive from the capital city of Santa Cruz de La Palma, although there are sites to see closer to the hotel. Visiting the nearby island of Las Indias entails a 10-minute drive, while La Zamora Beach is only a five-minute car journey away. Further afield, the area is brimming with contrasting landscapes, from the rocky mountain top at Roque de los Muchachos to the humid rainforest of Los Tiles and beautiful pine forest at Caldera de Taburiente National Park. The volcanic town of Fuencaliente, which also has 35,000 square metres of salt flats, is as breathtaking as the stargazing for which the island is renowned, due to its complete lack of city lights. La Palma is the most north-western of the collection of The Canary Islands, and is arguably the most diverse. Perfect for hiking, walking, soaking up the sun, observing the stars and heading to the beach, it’s understandable why the island is recognised as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

Resort Summary

Fuencaliente gets its name from the hot springs in its soil, buried by a volcano in the 17th century – it remains a hotspot for volcanic activity to this day. The region’s last volcanic eruption may have been in 1971, but the rugged landscape is as inspiring as ever. It’s a haven for hikers with more than 1000 kilometres of well-marked paths through stunning countryside – you can take in the coastal views, tiny villages and pine forests from pretty much anywhere.

One of the most popular trails, Ruta de los Volcanoes, involves a six-hour hike across an active crater – it’s also a great way to see as many volcanoes as possible, ticking them off as you go.

If you want to start exploring, it’s worth paying the brand new visitor centre a visit. Volcan San Antonio Visitor Centre will provide you with maps and guidebooks, and you can read up on the island’s explosive history in the exhibition hall. From the centre, it’s about a 25-minute walk along the edge of Volcan San Antonio, with jaw-dropping views at every turn. The centre also offers camel rides, if you don’t fancy going on foot.

For more history about Fuencaliente, visit the Belmaco Cave. The people who lived on La Palma before the Spanish came were a tribe who called themselves the Awara. According to local legend, Belmaco cave was the home of the king of this part of La Palma. For a small cost you get to look around a small museum of artefacts, see the cave itself with its rock carvings, and take a short, steep stroll around the area to see the native plants with some information panels.