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Tenerife has many valuable things to offer and one of them is its wonderful cuisine. Canarian dishes are famous in many parts of the world. By enrolling in this course, you will take home an important part of Spanish culture, apart from the language. Canarian cuisine is very simple but full of lovely flavors. Among other traditional Spanish and Canarian dishes, students learn how to make mojo and lovely Canarian desserts.
Galfir Escuela de Espanol can assist you in finding the best hotels and hostels in La Laguna.
This option involves sharing a house or flat with other Galfir students. Students who will be studying at Galfir school for a whole academic year can also book accommodation with Spanish students, thereby involving themselves more in Spains culture. Single and shared rooms are available upon request and meals are not included in the price. In shared flats, bathroom and kitchen areas are shared. Cleaning and cooking are the responsibility of the students.
Its important for students to be aware that sharing an apartment means taking flatmates into consideration. The flats are ideal for students looking for economical prices and who are willing to share with other students. Bed linen is provided, but students should bring their own towels. Flats are normally equipped with washing machines; if not, information on nearby laundry facilities will be provided. Most flats are located in the center of La Laguna, at walking distance from the school.
Galfir work with a number of Spanish families living in the La Laguna area who make their homes available to our students. Options include half board (breakfast and choice of lunch or dinner), full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and breakfast only. In some cases, depending on availability, two students can book accommodation with the same family in individual or shared rooms. All families have passed the schools quality check and make an effort for students to feel at home and happy during their stay.
Students can choose from family accommodation in the center of La Laguna or in a residential area 10 minutes away from the school by train or bus. The residential area is surrounded by parks and offers a quiet, pleasant atmosphere with many facilities and things to do. An open sports center in the area allows students to practice sports and other activities (there is a small fee for these activities). Accommodation with host families has many advantages such as being able to intimately experience the Spanish lifestyle, practice Spanish (Spanish is spoken at all times in host families) and enjoy Spanish food.
Galfir offers a quality year-round program of cultural, social and sporting activities. Some of these activities are free of charge, and others have to be paid (prices are very affordable). Both cultural and open-air activities are offered.
A protected area located in Adeje, south of Tenerife, it is one of the most beautiful nature parks in Tenerife. The route concludes after a winding passage through chestnut trees and the beautiful scenery of southern Tenerife - in an impressive 560-meter high waterfall.
Teide is the highest mountain in Spain and the third-largest volcano in the world. A cable car provides transportation to its 3715 meter-high summit, which offers lovely views of Tenerife and, on clear days, the other islands. For those interested in staying overnight, booking must be made a few days in advance at the Altavista lodging (there is a maximum stay of one night). Overnight stays are independent from the school-sponsored trip to El Teides summit.
This famous zoo, in Puerto de la Cruz, is the Canary islands biggest tourist attraction and truly unique the world over.
A beautiful, 400-meter long virgin beach situated in an isolated area of Tenerife. It has black sand and very calm waters. Access is by ship or foot. Not recommended for people afraid of heights.
Known as La Laguna, the city was established in 1496 and was the capital of the Canary islands up until their conquest. It lies in the north of the island and has a population is of 125000, with 99% of its inhabitants being Spanish-speaking. Numerous historical monuments, palaces, churches, and traditional houses can be found throughout La Laguna. As the original capital of the islands, the city holds great historical importance and is graced by a vast cultural heritage. It was designated a UNESCO world heritage center in 1999.
University of the Canaries was built in 1817. Currently, the university has a student population of 30000 (a figure that's not included in the city's population figures). There are plenty of interesting places to visit in La Laguna, from beautiful natural parks to world-class museums. A few of the most popular sites are the Nava Palace, Plaza del Adelantado, La Vega Lagunera park and the Market of La Laguna.
This retreat will take place in San Cristbal de La Laguna on the beautiful Canarian island, Tenerife. The Canary Islands consist of seven islands of volcanic origin in the Atlantic Ocean, off the north western coast of Africa. Together, the islands form one of Spains seventeen autonomous communities. The school is located in Tenerifes second-largest city, San Cristobal de La Laguna. Known as La Laguna, the city was established in 1496 and was the capital of the Canary Islands up until their conquest. It lies in the north of the island and has a population is of 125,000, with 99% of its inhabitants being Spanish-speaking.
Tenerife has many valuable things to offer and one of them is its wonderful cuisine; Canarian dishes are famous in many parts of the world. Canarian cuisine is very simple but full of lovely flavors. Among other traditional Spanish and Canarian dishes, students learn how to make mojo and lovely Canarian desserts.
The center of La Laguna is famous for its charming appearance and picturesque buildings. There, you'll find nice shopping areas, beautiful parks and be able to experience some of the best nightlife in Tenerife.