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Arico’s terrains are pure delight. Interesting towns of great historical and architectural value are sprawled in its hills. The wide and untouched expanse is open for exploration, and so are its rugged but splendid coasts. With nothing but the sound of crashing waves and faint voices, its beaches are among the most serene in the island. More than a rural tourist spot, it is a countryside perfection with many facets. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: ARICO - Tenerife All Inclusive

Tenerife All Inclusive
Tenerife All Inclusive
In present-day Tenerife, the representative in
rural tourism is none other than Arico. Its
historical and natural splendors drape 179
km2 remarkable landscape. The municipality is
also used to tourism, as it has been impressing
longer than the rest of the island. Needless to
say, the islands title as a major tourist
destination in the world is in good
hands. Aricos terrains are pure delight.
Interesting towns of great historical and
architectural value are sprawled in its hills.
The wide and untouched expanse is open for
exploration, and so are its rugged but splendid
coasts. With nothing but the sound of crashing
waves and faint voices, its beaches are among the
most serene in the island. More than a rural
tourist spot, it is a countryside perfection with
many facets.
From Centuries Past
The annexation of the Canaries was a bloodbath.
No matter how disturbing that part of history
was, it did pave the way for beautiful things to
happen. One of those is the architectural
awakening of Arico where the old structures still
stand. Around 1590 to 1610, the San Juan
Bautista Chapel was built on what was a peaceful
farmland of El Lomo de Arico. Eventually, lovely
stone abodes sprung around it until it became a
small community. Soon, El Río and Old Arico
settlements were built. And, by the next century,
the New Arico was also created. Although the
small towns were erected on what were initially
farmlands, the municipalitys economy still
relied on farming. Thus, most of its expanse is
still used for that purpose. Since the 18th
Century, its main crops have been potatoes and
tomatoes. They also produced divine cheese and
Why Go on Arico Rural Adventure
A harmonious mix of calm and thrill embodies the
southeastern municipality of Arico. It has
enduring towns, unspoiled outskirts, and
laid-back seaside. Here, travelers can avoid the
crowd but still experience island vacation at its
best. They can relax without missing out on
adventures. And, most importantly, experience the
almost untouched side of Tenerife.
Strolling around Aricos hundreds of years old
towns is like traveling back in time. Its
traditional white houses, churches, and pathways
transport people back to the past when everything
was created with beauty and function. These towns
also have sublime surroundings which make them
even more worth the visit.
Arico Nuevo
Nestled between Villa de Arico and Arico Viejo is
the lovely Arico Nuevo. Although its name means
new, the town has a rich heritage and is a
certified historical site. Within its narrow
alleys is a row of well-maintained 18th and
19th-century white houses. Even older are the
churches of Nuestra Señora de la Luz and San
Arico Viejo
Many opt to stay in Arico Viejo as it is the
nearest Arico to other attractions in the
municipality and the island. Aside from its
location, it, too, has attractive white houses.
The local church, Iglesia de Arico el Viejo, is
also a head-turner. Theres just something about
structures of traditional Canarian architecture
that exude charm and exoticness. And, because
they are in the fabulous Canary Islands, they are
in such picturesque setting too.
Villa de Arico
Villa de Arico is without a doubt the most
economically successful in the Arico family.
Although enjoying relative prosperity, it had
humble beginnings like most towns. Around 1590 to
1610, in the middle of agricultural fields and
nothingness, the beautiful San Juan Bautista
chapel was built. Charming abodes rose around the
chapel which led to the formation of Lomo de
Arico. Finally, in 1916, due to its financial
growth, the town earned the villa title (equal
to the borough in the UK) from King Alfonso XIII
himself. And, the quaint little village has been
known as Villa de Arico since.
What sets Icor apart from the other aged
settlements in the island is its type of old
rural architecture. Instead of the typical
one-story whitewashed houses, this hamlet has
two-story stone houses. Its also missing
features common to old towns like cobblestone
alleys and churches.
Go Seaside
Arico has the most undisturbed coast in Tenerife,
and the best ones are Tajao, El Porís, and
Abades. These three, although practically
neighbors are also different from each other.
Thus, the activities available differ. No matter
which beach travelers visit, tranquility is a
sure thing.
Playa de Tajao is a black and pebbly volcanic
sand beach with calm waves all year round.
Because of the high winds, tourists expect to see
rough waves. Surprisingly, though, a peaceful
rush of seawaters welcomes them instead. Great
for a refreshing swim, they may also sunbathe
while enjoying the view of the Atlantic. Powerful
currents are rare in this area, but still be
vigilant as theres no lifeguard around.
El Porís
The 200-meter long golden sand beach of Playa El
Porís is beautiful and all natural. Hence, it is
one of the very few with such distinction in
Tenerife. Its refined sand is perfect for
pleasant walks or even early morning jogs. For
another postcard-perfect view, also visit the
lighthouse of Porís. It is but a quick 5-minute
walk away from the beach.
A former leper colony, Abades is now a popular
destination, especially for the locals. The
seafront hamlet is quiet and sleepy during the
winter season. All that change on school
holidays, though, when young residents flock its
shores. Scuba diving and snorkeling are also a
huge favorite here. In fact, there are dive
centers in the area open every day. The little
seaside town is also very convenient. It has nine
restaurants, two small supermarkets, and a
fitness studio.
Hiking Trails
Arico has fascinating hiking trails to offer as
well. For beginners, try the route from Plaza de
Los Condes de Santa María de Abona in Villa de
Arico to the hamlet of El Río. The engrossing
stone pathways are ancient, but still a slightly
easy track to walk on. For jaw-dropping vistas,
explore the trail that starts in El Contador
recreational area. It leads to the Tamadaya
ravine, the upper part of Villa de Arico, and
lastly, in Arico el Viejo. Please note that this
track is for at least intermediate level hikers.
Arico has the best and most extensive area for
climbing in the whole Tenerife. Here, tourists
can explore fantastic landscapes through its more
than 260 routes. Everyone, even beginners, can
join in the fun just as long as they are up for
the challenge. The El Río ravine is the best
place in Tenerife for steep climbing. There are
also demanding routes in the Arico Gorge, the
largest climbing area on the island. As for those
new to the sport, its best that they start with
Arico upper and Tejina.
Where to Stay
After a long and exhausting day of hiking,
climbing, or seaside tripping, tourists deserve
to rest and relax. Marveling at lovely views from
the terrace while sipping local wine sounds fun.
Admiring the traditional Canarian architecture of
the rental cant be helped. In Arico, lodging
isnt only for sleeping.
Holiday Home for Two
The lovely one-bedroom Landhaus Lorena in Arico
el Nuevo is perfect for couples. It has all the
comforts and amazing outdoor features as well.
For guests who want to have fun while basking in
the Canary sun, this is the place. Its a holiday
home with a private pool and an outdoor dining
and barbecue area. If they prefer to relax
indoors, the living room has a sofa, satellite
TV, and a rustic fireplace. They may also use its
fully-equipped kitchen that also comes with a
washing machine.
Oceanfront Apartment
Situated in Porís de Abona, it is a mere 2-minute
walk from the beach. Bars and restaurants are
also within a 5-minute walk. If staying in is
their style, the living area with sofa and
satellite TV will keep them cozy. While the
kitchen with an oven, hob, and fridge will surely
make their stay comfortable. The bathrooms also
come with a bathtub, so relaxation is a promise.
Casa for Groups or Families
Situated in Arico Viejo, the Casa Abuela Mina is
a 3-bedroom home that can house up to five
persons. Guests love that they can relax on the
terrace and enjoy a barbecue with mountain and
sea views. The casa has great amenities to make
sure guests will feel right at home. Theres a
living and dining space. Theres also a
fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and
washing machine. Truly, their guests convenience
is a top priority.
Dining Options
Most of the restaurants in Arico offer
traditional Canarian cuisine. Although somewhat
limited, most of them provide top-notch food and
service. They also add a bit of personal touch or
twist to their dishes to stay ahead of the food
business. For fresh, flavorful, and tasty meals,
Aricos menu is a must-try.
Tasca La Zurrapa Restaurant
A tiny restaurant that leaves a big impression to
their diners, that is Tasca La Zurrapa. Locals
sing praises for this food haven. And, most
tourists find their way here through
recommendations from them. The restaurant offers
freshly prepared Spanish and Canarian dishes at a
reasonable price. The most popular ones are the
chicken in beer, ropa vieja (also chicken), any
of the tapas, and bacalhau tipico (codfish). Pair
any of their dishes with either coffee or local
Tasca Tierras del Sur Restaurant
One of the best restaurants in Arico, Tasca
Tierras del Sur should not be missed. In fact,
locals and tourists even drive from other towns
and municipalities to dine here. Their impressive
menu is a mix of International, Mediterranean,
and Spanish cuisines. As in most Canarian
restaurants, of course, tapas reign supreme. In
Tasca Tierras del Sur, the most popular tapas are
the octopus, oven-baked fish, banana croquettes,
and spinach croquettes. Their other must-tries
include tuna stuffed red peppers, foie gras with
fig jam, hake fingers, and tierras house salad.
Samelo Veg Restaurant
Samelo Veg Restaurant is the answer to the
growing number of vegan and vegetarian tourists
in Arico. They arent just the best vegetarian
option though. They are one of the best
restaurants in the municipality. Even non-vegans
recommend this place. This is a truly
family-friendly restaurant. While waiting for
their orders, tourists with kids can have fun in
the fairly large play area. They may also admire
all the home-made decors in the establishment.
Getting to and Around
The public transport system of Tenerife is not
only reliable but also cheap. Thus, many tourists
take the bus to go around the island. At the
moment, two bus lines are servicing Arico from
the islands major towns. Tourists can take bus
line 711 from Santa Cruz to Costa Adeje. It
covers plenty of other places, and one of its
stops is Arico. For those coming from Costa
Adeje, take bus line 111. The whole trip lasts
only 30 minutes, and the final destination is
Santa Cruz. To go around the municipality,
tourists can hire a car, hike or go by bike.
Rewind and Unwind in Arico
Tourists go on vacation mainly to de-stress from
work and daily routines. And, many find their way
to Arico when escaping the bustle of Tenerifes
major towns. In this world full of skyscrapers,
they find its old towns new and refreshing. With
so many coasts commercialized and enhanced, its
rugged seaside feels so pure and rare. Most of
the activities available also connect and endear
them to nature. Why must one visit Arico? Well,
why ever not? Through its narrow cobblestone
pathways, people can travel back in time. And
with the sight of its picturesque mountains and
coasts, their worries evaporate. It is one of the
very few places to rewind and unwind. Just
exactly what visitors need before heading back to
real life.
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