XXVIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics
La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain) - 7th to 16th November 2016

Travel information

Accomodation

Participants and lecturers will stay in the Laguna Nivaria**** hotel. The stay includes breakfast. Participants will be accommodated on the basis of shared rooms. Hotel bookings are handled directly by the organization. Those participants wanting to share room with a specific person or with specific requests should indicate it by email to winter@iac.es.

Hotel Laguna Nivaria ****
Plaza del Adelantado, 11
38201 San Cristóbal de La Laguna
Tenerife, Spain
Tel:  +34 922 26 42 98
Fax: +34 922 25 96 34

This 4 star hotel is a 16-th century mansion located in the old town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

 

IMPORTANT: There is a limited number of rooms available at the Laguna Nivaria hotel, so we recommend to all the participants early payment once you have been selected, in order to secure a place there and share your stay with the lecturers. Once the available rooms at the Nivaria are all allocated, we will offer alternative accommodation at the Aguere**** hotel, located within walking distance of the school venue. 

See a map of the area showing the location of the two hotels.

Getting to Tenerife (flight information)

There are two airports on the island of Tenerife, one on the north side (Tenerife Norte, TFN, also known as "Aeropuerto de Los Rodeos") and the other one on the south of the island (Tenerife Sur, TFS, also known as "Aeropuerto Reina Sofía"). Both airports are at about 2.5 hours flying time from Madrid, and about 3 hours from Barcelona. San Cristóbal de La Laguna lies 5 km from TFN, and 65 km from TFS, with a motorway link covering the full journey in both cases. The easiest access is from the northern airport (TFN) along the TF-5 motorway and it takes about 10 min.

Getting to your Hotel (local transport)

From Tenerife South Airport (TFS)

You can either catch a taxi (about 65 €); or
Bus number 111 (5,40 €) from TFS to Santa Cruz de Tenerife (main bus terminal). Until 22:30 h, departure frequency is 30 min, starting at 6:00 h. The bus desk (labelled TITSA) is located at the extreme north side and the bus stop is just outside of the Arrivals terminal. The journey to Sta. Cruz bus station is about 40 min. From there, the most convenient option to reach La Laguna is to take the tram (“tranvía”) as it is really comfortable and the end of the line is very close to Hotel La Laguna Nivaria (3 min. walk). As you go out of the Bus terminal station in Sta. Cruz (East exit facing to the sea) you will see the tram station (it is the terminal station). Your destination is “La Trinidad”, the other end of Line 1. Alternatively, a taxi from the Bus terminal station in Sta. Cruz to Hotel Nivaria will cost you about 14 €.

From Tenerife North Airport (TFN)

We recommend you to take a taxi as it will just cost you about 7 €. Alternatively, bus line numer 102, 107 and 108 will take you to near the Bus terminal station in La Laguna. From there, a 15 min. walk to Hotel Nivaria.

Note: The local bus company is called TITSA, buses are painted bright green, and the local name for bus is "guagua" or "autobus".

If you need additional help, please, do not hesitate to contact the organizers.

Changing money

The most recomendable way to obtain money is by withdrawal from any of the numerous cash-dispensing machines.

There is a bank within the international arrivals lounge at the TFS Airport which operates daily except Sundays and public holidays. If you are travelling through Madrid or Barcelona, the exchange bureau opens there round the clock. However, NO currency exchange facilities are available in TFN Airport.

Many banks are available in La Laguna, and open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00. Credit cards are widely accepted in Spain, in restaurants, hotels, etc.

 

Dining

There a number of nice restaurants to have luch or dinner in La Laguna.