Parador de las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife

Parador de las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife

Parador de las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife Parador Conde de La Gomera Parador de La Palma Parador de El Hierro Parador Cruz de Tejeda, Gran Canaria

Tailor-made holidays to the Paradors in the Canary Islands

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Founded by the Spanish government, the "Paradores de Turismo" network of hotels has become internationally renowned for its approach to quality tourism and sustainability. Cachet Travel feature all five Paradors in the Canary Islands and offer complete tailor-made holiday packages, whether you wish to just visit a single Parador or experience several of them as part of an island-hopping holiday.

The idea of a network of hotels to open up some of the more remote regions of Spain to travellers and to improve the image of the country internationally was first conceived by the Spanish government in 1910, but it wasn't until 1928 - and the personal involvement of King Alfonso XIII - that the first Parador opened, in the Gredos mountains. Since then, the chain has grown gradually to encompass 93 hotels throughout Spain. Many of these are located in restored historic buildings or areas of outstanding natural beauty, and all reflect their local environment in some way, whether through architectural features or an emphasis on regional cuisine. With an average size of just over 60 rooms, the Paradors aim to offer an intimate ambience and a personal level of service, and a commitment to environmental policies runs alongside the group's focus on quality.

There are currently five Paradors in the Canary Islands. Although all are purpose-built, each offers a unique experience though its design and location. Tenerife's Parador stands at an altitude of 2152 metres above sea-level and is the only accommodation located inside the spectacular Las Cañadas del Teide National Park. Another ideal location for mountain walkers is the Parador Cruz de Tejeda on Gran Canaria situated in the very centre of the island, whilst for those who prefer to be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves lapping against the shore, the Parador de El Hierro with its completely unspoilt setting right next to the ocean is perfect. Enjoying a scenic cliff-top setting in the small island capital of San Sebastian, La Gomera's Parador will appeal to those seeking a relaxing base, but wanting to be able to walk to a charming local town. The Parador de La Palma just inland from the island capital Santa Cruz is centrally located to enable travellers to explore the many attractions of this mountainous island often referred to as "La Isla Bonita".

With the different Paradors reflecting the stunning diversity of the Canary Islands, you may wish to stay in more than one Parador to experience several aspects of this multi-faceted archipelago. We therefore offer tailormade itineraries combining two or more islands, using both internal flights and ferry connections. Subject to feasible connections, we are happy to quote for any viable combination, but below are some of the more popular options. Sample prices quoted are based on two people sharing a standard room on a bed & breakfast basis and include Gatwick flights on selected dates, any internal flights or ferry crossings required, and car hire. Please contact us for a quote for your preferred dates, departure airport and itinerary.

Sample itineraries:

Of course, you may also combine in stay in one of the Paradors with any of our properties in the Canary Islands, including those on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura (which do not currently have have any Paradors). Or if you fancy two different locations but would rather not have to bother with domestic flights or inter-island ferries, you could even enjoy a two-centre holiday on a single island, perhaps combining a few days high up in the mountains of Gran Canaria or Tenerife with some time spent down on the coast. Just call us on 020 8847 8700 or email info@cachet-travel.co.uk with your requirements and we'll be happy to work out an individual quote for you.