10 of the very best secret retreats within the Canary Islands | Journey


Finca Malvasia, Lanzarote

Palm bushes rustle within the breeze, charred volcanic vineyards stretch out to stark hills on the horizon and the aquamarine pool blazes out towards the whitewashed structure at this super-stylish bolthole, hidden within the La Geria wine area. There are 5 rooms and suites, together with a three-bedroom villa, all self-catering, with a clutch of fine eating places close by. Massages, yoga and coverings can be found within the round volcanic remedy room whereas cots, highchairs, toys and seashore gear are all out there for youngsters.
Doubles from £102 room-only, fincamalvasia.com

El Patio, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

El Patio, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Uncover a really totally different facet of Tenerife with a keep at this elegantly transformed rural property, buried in a 60-hectare banana plantation on the north-west coast, edged by the blue of the Atlantic Ocean. Rooms are easy however comfy, with a sublime studying room and bar for cooler days or whenever you wish to escape the sunshine. There’s a sizeable pool and loads of quiet corners for lazing with a guide. This is a perfect base for walkers, with a spread of trails close by. El Patio can fortunately organise wine tasting excursions and journeys to native meals producers.
Doubles from £71 B&B, hotelpatio.com

Resort San Telmo, Santa Cruz de La Palma

Hotel San Telmo, Santa Cruz de La Palma
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A captivating boutique resort set within the oldest quarter of La Palma’s most charming city, 350-year-old San Telmo has simply eight bedrooms, set round a floral central patio with a roof terrace above. The small reception space doubles as a breakfast room and is stacked with data on native sights and strolling trails, with the plant-filled courtyard an awesome place for a quiet afternoon with a guide. There’s no restaurant, however subsequent door Cinnamon Bar is without doubt one of the finest locations on the town for hearty Spanish dishes and wickedly indulgent desserts.
Doubles from £70 B&B, hotel-santelmo.com

Veintiuno, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Veintiuno, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Situated within the metropolis’s oldest neighbourhood, Vegueta, this 18th-century mansion was as soon as residence to one of many island’s wealthiest households, and its metamorphosis right into a Twenty first-century resort has introduced Scandi stylish and up to date art work to its elegant areas. The 11 bedrooms are fashionable, and there’s an exquisite rooftop space with plunge pool, bar and unbelievable views over the historic skyline. House owners Alexandra and Paco are at all times available for native suggestions and suggestions – be aware, although, that is an adults-only resort.
Doubles from £113 B&B, hotelveintiuno.com

Alava Suites, Teguise, Lanzarote

Alava Suites, Teguise, Lanzarote

On a quiet road in Costa Teguise, the six suites at Alava have a crisp, pared-down model in hues of stone and taupe, with indoor vegetation and outsized home windows that deliver within the stark, volcanic surroundings. Arrange for mattress and breakfast, every suite additionally has a small kitchenette, good for rustling up easy suppers with a glass of the native volcanic wine. Massages, yoga and meditation are on supply within the wellness studio, with sunbeds dotted across the gardens.
Doubles from £112 B&B, alavasuites.com

Ibo Alfaro Resort Rural, Hermigua, La Gomera

Ibo Alfaro Hotel Rural, Hermigua, La Gomera

This Nineteenth-century manor home has been immaculately restored, with lots of the 17 bedrooms that includes unique teak-wood window seats, picket flooring and Moorish ceilings. Breakfasts are a smörgåsbord of native meats and cheeses, contemporary fruit and breads, good gas for climbing La Gomera’s trails. There’s no restaurant, however an honesty bar is there for sundowners on the rooftop.
Doubles from £56 B&B, hotel-gomera.com

Resort Rural Maipez, Gran Canaria

Hotel Rural Maipez, Gran Canaria
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On the quieter facet of the island, this attractive, burnt-yellow Canarian home dates again to the early Nineteenth century and presents a haven for walkers and nature-lovers. Stone partitions and conventional furnishings complement cosy rooms with beamed ceilings and tiled flooring. Outdoors a lawned backyard wraps across the pool, with a Turkish tub and sauna. The restaurant serves Spanish and Canarian dishes.
Doubles from £64 B&B, maipez.com

La Casona de Yaiza, Lanzarote

La Casona de Yaiza, Lanzarote

Initially in-built 1825 as a summer time retreat, La Casona is perched above the Fenauso valley, with extraordinary views throughout Lanzarote’s blackened landscapes. The resort has been reimagined as a residing artwork gallery, with painted ceilings, artworks dotted all through and the traditional rainwater cisterns beneath the home transformed right into a gallery. The famend restaurant specialises in fish dishes.
Doubles from £91 B&B, casonadeyaiza.com

Resort Rural Mahoh, Fuerteventura

Hotel Rural Mahoh, Fuerteventura

An opportunity to find the second-biggest Canary island past its spectacular seashores, Mahoh is a conventional stone-built home within the north, with magnificent mountain views. Alongside 9 rooms with vintage four-poster beds and historical stone partitions, Mahoh boasts one of many island’s finest eating places – catering for everybody from carnivores to vegans. There’s a well-stocked library and small pool, too.
Doubles from £69 B&B, mahoh.com

Resort la Quinta Roja, Garachico, Tenerife

Hotel la Quinta Roja, Garachico, Tenerife
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With a surprising location proper on the Plaza de la Libertad within the picturesque village of Garachico, this Seventeenth-century baroque mansion has a splendidly cocooning really feel, with a leafy courtyard dotted with loungers and comfortable rattan sofas. Rooms have retained many unique options, with uncovered stone partitions set towards pared-down, up to date furnishings. The small tasca in the back of the resort presents scrumptious lunchtime tapas and quite a lot of regionally sourced wines. Walks, tastings, biking excursions and canoeing journeys can all be organized by the resort.
Doubles from £98 B&B, quintaroja.com

Flight-free Canaries
There are ferries to the islands from Cádiz and Huelva in southern Spain.