Macaronesian EcoSuite CaveCanary Islands
Take a holiday with a difference in the beautiful island of Tenerife. Based in a peaceful, rural farm and donkey sanctuary on the edge of the Anaga Biosphere Mountain Reserve, this eco-friendly villa has its own private swimming pool and can sleep up to 4 people with everything you need to have a relaxing holiday. Based in the small village of Valle Jimenez this quiet rural area is surrounded by nature and mountains and is the perfect place to explore Tenerife’s stunning countryside, beaches and cities all within a 20 minute drive.
Take a trek through the mountains with hiking routes straight from your door, chill out and take in the stunning views from the pool or spend the day exploring the nearby cities and UNESCO sites. There’s something for everyone here, great for families or romantic holidays you’ll find plenty to do during your stay.
Guests are welcome to visit the donkeys at the sanctuary any time and can even take the donkeys on a trek. And, if you’re smitten with these lovable animals you can also help out on Wednesday mornings to feed, care for and clean the donkeys.
Every effort has been made to ensure Ecosuite Caves has as little impact on the environment as possible and blend into the natural landscape. It's bioclimatic architecture ensures a consistent comfortable temperature in the cave villa, composting and water treatment systems enables 90% of waste to be reused and there are even plans to install its own renewable energy sources to further decrease the properties carbon emissions.
With every stay at EcoSuites Caves generating a donation to a local NGO that helps protect donkeys and provides therapeutic help to people facing a range of special needs and social exclusion through their interaction with donkeys, and the environmentally friendly features, you can relax and enjoy your stay knowing that you’ll be making a positive impact just by being there.
- Incredible Views
- Private Garden
- Private Parking
- Self Catering
- Swimming Pool
- WiFi Included
- Private Bathrooms
- Close to nature
- Welcome Hamper On Arrival
- Mountain Location
- Private Hire & Exclusive Use
- UNESCO Site Nearby
If you’ve fallen in love with the donkeys at EcoSuites Caves and want to actively help you can get involved for a few hours of your holiday to help care for these gentle animals. Working from 9 - 11am on Wednesday mornings you will help feed and clean the donkeys and maintaining the area. It's free to volunteer and no skills or experience are necessary, just a love of donkeys and a proactive attitude.
About The Area
As the largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife offers something for everyone, with lively beach resorts, mountains and volcanic lunar landscapes and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites there’s a whopping 42 protected natural areas to explore. With almost 365 days of sunshine and temperatures consistently between 20°C to 28°C, there’s never a bad time to visit the island.
The lively capital Santa Cruz is a hub of cultural and cosmopolitan style with its many shops, bars, restaurants as well as the beautiful golden sand beach of Playa de Las Teresitas. The city comes alive in February and March with its annual carnival parade when the islanders come dressed in colourful costumes, singing and dancing well into the night.
Other areas not to be missed on the island include the stunning mountain views from the village of Masca in the northwest, where your journey there will take you through deep ravines, hairpin bends and lush green scenery at every turn. Head to the protected Biosphere Reserve of Anaga Mountains to discover a hidden gem filled with forests, deep ravines and astounding views of the Roques de Anaga rock formations. And if you love being high above the clouds then the Teide National Park in the centre of the island promises to deliver with its snow capped Mount Teide Volcano at a height of over 12,000 feet!
Macaronesian Eco Suite Caves is located in the northeast of the island on the edge of the Anaga Biosphere Mountain Reserve in a small, quiet and rural village of Valle Jimenez. Here you will find a small supermarket, authentic restaurants and a gas station but it’s real appeal is the proximity to some of the most beautiful and culturally rich areas of the island. The historic city and World Heritage Site of La Laguna as well as the vibrant city centre of Santa Cruz are only a 15 minute drive, whilst the golden sands of Teresitas Beach can be found only 20 minutes away.
We’re sure you’ll find plenty to do during your stay, from walking with the donkeys to experiencing hair-raising drives through the mountains, but if you’re looking for some inspiration here’s a few suggestions to get you started:
Take a trek with the donkeys and explore the incredible landscape straight from your door
Spend a day at Santa Cruz and hit the shops before enjoying some traditional spanish tapas in the many bars and restaurants
Explore the beautiful surroundings of Anaga Mountain Biosphere Reserve
Summit Mount Teide Volcano on foot or by cable car where you can sit above the clouds
Chill out at the beach in Playa de Las Teresitas with its golden sands lined with palm trees.
Experience underwater worlds with the many diving schools on the island and encounter turtles, rays and possibly even sharks
Activities and Nearby Adventures
- Beach Nearby
- Historic Villages
- UNESCO Site Nearby
Meet the hosts
Macaronesian EcoSuite Caves is run by the very cheerful Belen and Antonio, who love to invite friends and guests to share their special corner of the island. Belen and Antonio believe in a better world where nature and animals are respected and cared for and work hard to protect not only the environment but also donkeys helping these noble creatures to live a happy and loved life.
When they’re not helping you to explore the incredible surroundings, with their insider knowledge of secret places to discover they love to go hiking, watch the sunset from the shore, take in culture and arts and of course socialising with their friends. But one thing is for sure, you’ll be welcomed with big smiles and lots of top tips to make your holiday unforgettable.
Belen & Antonio
Belen & Antonio can't wait to welcome you to their special corner of Tenerife
How To Get There
Fly - EcoSuites Caves is located only 10 minutes drive from Tenerife North Airport which offers low cost flights from the UK and Europe. For more flight options and a more scenic journey Tenerifes larger airport, Tenerife Sur Airport, can be found in the south of the island, approximately an hour drive away
Public Transport - Once in Tenerife there are a number of buses that will take you to Santa Cruz, from there catch the 228 Bus Line to Valle Jimenez. More information on Airport Bus Services can be found here: https://titsa.com/index.php/tenerife-en-guagua/lineas-de-aeropuertos
Drive - Although a car is not essential to reach EcoSuites Caves it is by far the best option. Full directions will be provided with your booking confirmation
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