Romantic holidays San Christóbal La Laguna for lovers, singles, couples, the elderly and even kids.

Romantic holidays engrave themselves for ever. Such memories live on into old age and even defeat dementia.

Just think of those most precious childhood moments in your life...

Join me on a photo tour through the oldest Tenerife Spanish settlement La Laguna, one of finest world heritage centers, to find them.

Forgive us for lighting up some photos, as everything was rather dark but all the more magic. Lets hope that the images still represent a mood which was so perfect for romantic holidays.

Going back in time was our intention to catch the spirit of romance.

A difficult task?

No, this dream is easy to grasp. It's often not more than 4 hours away by cheap flights to the biggest Canary Island from the UK and the rest of Europe.

To get to our goal in the old quarters we walked along Calle (road) Eraclio Sanches where cars brushed past us.

Shops in La Laguna, some of which displayed romantic decoration, were open on this Sunday 28th of Dec.2008 for fear of economic recession, as extra effort to sell before Spanish Thanksgiving holiday on 5th of January 2009.

The old quarters of La Laguna

Suddenly, at a cross road a new area started. A red color which engulfed a huge building ahead on the right was drawing me in like with a magic wand. It bathed the whole walk way with a reddish, warm, welcoming aura. I had to capture this almost still life on photo.

Little street lighting and Spartan Christmas decorations on the left as well as at the end of the visible pedestrian path invited to explore with the clock turned back until, at least to century XVI, if not more. A few bricked up steps drew the gaze to the right.

The illumination was perfect and couldn't be better. Later, we knew that the amount of light was typical for romantic holidays on Christmas in the historical Casco of La Laguna at night.

A young mother with pram and casually walking men look like furtive actors. They represented the present. However, their modern clothes didn't disturb the olden days' mood, as illumination didn't depict them much. No stress, no worries but, total timeless peace are portrayed by, almost, surreal photography.

Short, romantic La Laguna adventure

Soon after the big red house we arrived at a massive, old church in a broad passage on the right.

A group of people assembled for a church party outside on the left of the building by one of typical dark, heavy, wooden timber doors.

Many of the by-standers
wore traditional Tenerife gear used in Tenderete folklore where
La Laguna hosts the best. The Tenderete musicians
kept warm under long, cream colored capes.

Allow me to show them with
a photo where light was augmented,
as it was, almost, pitch dark...

Now, the capes look yellow. Those Tamarcos were a custom outfit of the Neolithic Guanche of long ago and are only worn for festivities by the men.

Many of them also had guitars or their tiny versions the Timples.

Hot chocolate party by ta cathedral outsideHot chocolate party
Out of the dark, an elderly man approached us. He looked more like a shadow. He invited us to join for a drink and cake.

Just figure how romantic we felt by this gesture. Mind we were total strangers under those dim lights next to cold, bare, cathedral walls of an ancient historical building.

A cup was given to us. It was filled to the brim with a steaming hot drink.

It came from a container with a tab. The metal of this big server even shone in the previously dark image.

Indeed, faces of the figures by the wall could hardly be seen. Suddenly, we were part of a hot chocolate party...

This was a little gesture which contributed to the unbeatable Tenerife climate where a hot, sweet drink was warming our hearts for romantic holidays.

Soon afterwards, we walked a little in circles. Finally, we encountered a beautiful, old town square called Plaza del Adelantado. by the town hall. Perhaps, it was constructed by the Adelantado de Lugo, not long after 1496 when Tenerife's first capital was born.

The charm of La Laguna's old quarters

Look at this magnificent town square of San Christóbal de La Laguna when the moon is up. Ancient buildings whose yellow, red and white facades are brilliantly adorned with outside Christmas decorations embrace the square. It's quite unreal how such illuminated backgrounds create depths, illusion and a dreamlike sensation. That's what you want for idyllic holidays.

Leaf heavy branches of the trees were sprinkled with more festive dots of lights. Often, they don't appear bigger than glittering peas in these Christmas photos.

What a fantasy world for romantic holidays during Tenerife winter! All inns with their dark timber framed doors and windows around the square will be invitingly lit at normal times of the year, too, although, without Christmas charisma. The composition of everything in this location has a timeless romance for any holiday, any time of the year.

Walk through any of the open doors of this highly picturesque of ancient Tenerife towns in real life... Festive restaurants with good interior decorating often hide beyond in flower filled patios with fern pots standing and hanging all over like in Andalusia.

Savor excellent Cerrano ham in romantic Bodega Patio Canario at Calle Manuel de Ossuna, La Laguna. Try find a bottle of one of my favorite Tenerife wines called Tajinaste Vino Tinto de Valle de La Orotava . (price around 8 euros) That way holiday bliss at night will be guarantied.

Come for Easter vacations to La Laguna for its Good Friday processions. You will be overwhelmed by them. They go back to ancient Spanish traditions with a spooky touch that is famous for Spain. This is romance by turning the clock back.

Venture to La Laguna at any time if you have a holiday home in Tenerife and are on the island more often! Turn any odd day into a romantic one under stars...

Tenerife airport hotel la Laguna Nivaria

Depicted beside is a red building in Christmas attire. It's one of precious Canary Island houses on the same Plaza del Adelentado of La Laguna, as shown above. Book cheap self catering accommodation or advanced service at this 4 star Nivaria Aparthotel Tenerife, which is only five to ten minutes from Los Rodeos airport.

Romantic holidays hotel Nirvana with life music

Unfortunately, Jazz concerts with Anna Rodriguez and Eliseo Lloreda by 'What We Are jazz' (which used to be the website domain name) have been cancelled at Hotel Nivaria.

Romantic Tenerife Westcoast

Romantic Tenerife Westcoast by Puerto de la CruzRomantic Tenerife Westcoast
Indeed, that's the most romantic Tenerife coast and most probably even its best spot.

There, you don't only encounter most divine sunsets, such as the one depicted above.

There's this charming self catering apartment Puerto Cruz for rent from January 2017 onward with bed- and living room all in one, but the rest separate and views to take your breath away.

There, gaze incredibly far into more than one direction with the luxury of unrestricted space.  And only 10 minutes to drive to the exact spot of this fairyland. 

Find one of top European student bars in Tenerife called Cervezeria 7 islas of La Laguna with an amazing selection of international beer brands and more here. It's in the same road where our romantic holiday evening of dimly lit cobble streets had started off.

From romantic holidays back to Tenerife towns many of which are very romantic too.

Former Tenerife capital



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