Lively La Laguna
Famed for its vibrant nightlife and year-round sunshine, La Laguna holidays are ideal for those looking for more than the traditional beach break. Noted as Tenerife’s second most important city, this lesser-known resort was the capital of the island up until 1723. Unsurprisingly, there is a wealth of historical attractions to uncover – with notable architectural monuments and palaces to visit. This part of Spain is often also referred to as the cultural and religious capital of the island, perhaps due to the many churches that populate the city. Whether you’re seeking sunshine and shopping or a cultural city break, you’ll find something to keep you occupied on holidays in La Laguna.
Aside from its considerable history and in and among its architectural offerings, La Laguna is a buzzing urban landscape with plenty to do. Famed for its student population, a distinctly youthful energy occupies the area, joined by its small shops and colourful buildings. As a result, you’ll find many independently owned bars and cafes throughout the area, providing the ideal spot to linger over drinks and engage in conversation. Of course, the prime time to head off on holidays to La Laguna is in April when the festival takes hold. Festivals and parties are often held in many of the Canary Islands, many with religious or cultural significance and the La Laguna festival is no different. Showcasing everything from brass band competitions and boat races to live music and fireworks, you need never get bored with the never-ending party – although with all that dancing, it’s probably best to leave the stilettos at home.