Hotel Tigaiga, Puerto de la Cruz
The former harbour town of Puerto de la Cruz is the elder statesmen of Tenerife tourism — in the 1890s it was a spa destination. Apart from a rapidly decreasing patch for the pint and pie party, it remains the epitome of graceful tourism.
Situated within the Parque Taoro on the select upper slopes of Puerto de La Cruz, the gardens of the 83-room Hotel Tigaiga are a joy. Seated with a good book and an even better Martini you could be forgiven for forgetting that you’re only four hours from Blighty. It serves organic food in the restaurant, uses solar power and recycles its well water.