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El Refugio welcomes you to beautiful Tenerife, Spain. Located on the largest Canary Island, El Refugio takes care of all of your vacation needs, guiding your stay with preparation and care. Their holiday programs are specialized and personalized for each client and the possibilities and combinations of activities are endless. Their specialty is organizing active sport events and explorative adventures. The fun doesn't end there. With endless possibilities for fun, you are sure to enjoy every minute on Tenerife.
El Refugio is a hotel and restaurant. They have newly renovated rooms that include private bathrooms. All rooms are double rooms.
El Refugio offers a combination of cooking classes and hiking trips. Cooking instruction is performed and organized by Andreas, a Swiss chef learned in the culinary arts of Spanish and local Canarian cuisine. The cookery courses have been designed to suit all students needs and requirements; however, if need be, El Refugio can arrange for any special or additional requests. The culinary focus of the program will be on traditional Spanish and Canarian specialties, tapas and typical national dishes.
You will have a 5-day cooking course under the instruction of professional Swiss chef Andreas. With each of the 5 days that you will be cooking, you will also enjoy guided hikes with a local guide. It is planned to perform a hike at about 10:00 for 3 - 4 hours; subsequent to the hike, you will have lunch. You will start cooking at 17:00 and then the food is consumed at around 19:30.
Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands and is a highly popular tourist destination for those seeking to gain from the stunning beaches and the exciting nightlife. The landscape of Tenerife varies greatly with rich forests, blooming fauna and flora, hot deserts, mountains, volcanoes and sublime coastlines. Home to the highest peak in Spain, El Teide (which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Tenerife is named The island of eternal spring with its year round good weather working well into 30 degree Celsius and above. Whatever you are looking for from your stay, the island of Tenerife is more than likely to offer it. Its glowing beaches offer a perfect haven to let loose and relax, if you are wanting an adventure to explore there are vast mountains and vivid green forests offering a true eye opener to the nature on the island, and if you are looking for a cultural visit, there is a large number of educational and interesting museums giving insight into the history of the island amongst many other things. Tenerife is your ideal destination and you will definitely not be disappointed as it is an island that has something to please everyone.
During your stay with El Refugio is it customary to cook your meals and eat the results. El Refugios hotel also has a restaurant on location. Their "a la carte" restaurant offers daily market-fresh products prepared by Chef Andreas. They offer international and vegetarian cuisines, as well as individual breakfast. For more information regarding food and meals, please contact El Refugio.
From the airport, on the highway, take direction Los Cristianos. Depart to Arona / Vilaflor and stay on the main street (direction Teide National Park). Depart to Ifonche and after approximately 3 kilometers, turn left (at the sign "El Refugio "). After one kilometer you'll reach the "El Refugio".