El Rincon at the north coast of Tenerife - watch the stars in Orotava valley
The big tourist place in this area is Puerto de la Cruz, and it is just around 12 minutes away by car. There are many sights you can visit in the harbour city. For example the famous Loro Park with many different types of animals and the different shows. You can reach the capital city Santa Cruz de Tenerife in appr. 36 km.
El Rincón is Spanish for "quiet place", and this rural area is really a quiet place!
No one is stressed up here. The holiday makers will spend their time far away from the mass tourism. Most of the people you will meet here are locals. In the centre of the town you will find small grocery stores. Different restaurants nearby offer a various number of delicious meals. The inhabitants of El Rincón are specialists in the traditional viticulture.
El Rincon belongs to the town Valle de la Orotava. The landscape of the romantic Orotava-valley is characterised by vineyards. The agriculture fields get also used for banana plantations, fruit trees and almond trees. The time between February and March is very special because of the beautiful blooming almond trees. The landscape is covered in a pale rose and white. A great place to relax. All nature-friends will fall in love with the quiet nature and the great colours of the Orotava-Valley. The perfect place for your holidays.
The area of El Rincón
Due to the special location in the north of Tenerife, you can very often see the stars by night in El Rincón. Here is a good place to observe the stars like the scientists do and where they go to for their studies.
El Rincón is the perfect place for hikers. Here you find good trails through the wonderful and fascinating nature. On the trails are gorgeous viewpoints like the famous Mirador de Humboldt. The German natural explorer Alexander von Humboldt 1799, came here and thanks to god for the amazing beauty of this landscape.
Beaches in El Rincón
El Rincón is not just a good place for hiking but also for people who loves going to the beach. The coastline is near the town and has a nice beach where you can relax and take a rest of the daily stress. Other beach-bays with black smooth sand, like the Playa los Patos, Playa del Ancon and Playa del Pozo, provide you the typical feeling of the volcanic island Tenerife and are real good insider tip. The big touristic boom didn't arrive yet, so it is still quiet area. The wonderful beaches Playa El Bollullo and Playa Jardin are nearby. You need just around 10min by car to get there. If you want a change of swimming in the Atlantic ocean, you could go to Puerto de la Cruz and swim in a complex with pools, e.g. Lago Martianez.
Steep coasts, a green and untouched nature, amazing hiking trails, quiet beaches with black sand - this can be your perfect holidays in an around the community El Rincón in the north of Tenerife.
You are looking for a possibility to escape the daily stress? Than this is the right place for you!
Activities in the area of El Rincón:
- Mirador de Humboldt
- Loro Park
- Botanic Garden
- Casa de los Balcoes - museum
- Museo Iberoamericano de Artesanía de Santo Domingo – Ibero-american Museum
- Casa de las Alfombras – sand-carpet – Museum
- Parque Quinita Roja with mausoleum
Beaches in the area
- _Playa de Bollullo
- _Playa de los Patos
- _Playa El Socorro
- _Playa Jardin
- _Playa Martianez / Lago Martianez