Travel information

Accommodation

Participants are encouraged to find accommodation as soon as they receive confirmation of participation. There are three hotels in La Laguna:

Lecturers and participants with grants will stay at the Laguna Nivaria hotel. This 4 star hotel is an entirely renovated 16-th century mansion located in the old town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The stay includes breakfast. Other participants are encouraged to book accommodation by themselves in the same hotel to optimize interaction with the lecturers and the other participants. 

 

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

 

IMPORTANT: There is a limited number of rooms available at the Laguna Nivaria hotel, so we recommend all participants to make their reservations as soon as they receive confirmation of participation, in order to secure a place there. 

Additionally, there are several hostels and B&B for more modest budgets. Some examples, all in La Laguna downtown, are listed below:

Other accommodation options are available in Santa Cruz (30-40 minutes by tram to La Laguna) and in the resort town of Puerto de la Cruz.

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.

TFN handles mostly inter-island and domestic flights, with many connections daily to Madrid and Barcelona. If you connect there you should fly to TFN. TFS handles mainly tourist and low-cost flights, offering direct connections to many airports around Europe.

Getting to your Hotel (local transport)

From Tenerife South Airport (TFS)

You can either catch a taxi (about 80 €); or Bus number 111 from TFS to Santa Cruz de Tenerife (main bus terminal). Updated departure times can be consulted on the Titsa webpage. You can buy your bus ticket (cash only, around 10 euros) from the driver. Make sure you catch bus 111 in the right direction, the return bus from Santa Cruz to Los Cristianos also has number 111. 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 Santa Cruz bus station is about 50 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 €. Buy your tram ticket from the machine before you board. Some taxis can be paid by card, others cash only. Ask before you board if this is critical.

From Tenerife North Airport (TFN)

We recommend you to take a taxi as it should just cost you less than 10 €. Some taxis can be paid by card, others cash only. Ask before you board if this is critical. Alternatively, bus numbers 102, 107 and 108 will take you to the bus station in La Laguna. Bus tickets can be bought from the driver (cash only). To get to the taxi rank at TFN airport, go right after arriving and look for the (English-speaking) taxi concierge. To get to the bus station, turn left and after around 50 meters right and down the ramp.

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

Changing money

The most recommendable 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 till 2:00 PM 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 is a number of nice restaurants to have luch or dinner in La Laguna.