My husband and I had a fantastic time at Magallotes. The home and surroundings look as good (or even better) than the pictures. Being nestled in the forrest provided so much peace and quiet that I slept better here than I do at home.
Sergio was an excellent host. He met us at the meeting point and led us up the challenging road to the house (which we were able to do in our small Volkswagen Polo rental). He provided a lovely welcome package with cookies and breakfast foods. He also provided great hiking and touring suggestions!
Thank you Sergio for a great stay! We will stay here again!
Sergio and Yani are very warm and friendly people, who have restored a beautiful old canarian farmhouse in the forest near Icod de los Vinos. The house is beautifuly decorated, with rustical furniture and ornaments done with love! In the house you get everything you need. On the first day we met their lovely kids, Else and Sergio jr, which was a nice surprise! Sergio explained us everything about the "fun drive" to the house, and it was a real fun! The road is steep, but do not worry, with a decent car it is easy, just do it! You do not need 4x4, but medium sized car , at least Opel Mokka is recomended, diesel even better.
Sergio gave us all the information about the house, hiking and restaurants, attractions in the vicinity and around the island. There is also a telescope for admiring the stars at night. It was reaaly romantic to sit on the terrace watching the Milky way!
At the arrival there was a basket with fruit, biscuits, bread, milk, water....., which was very nice and useful. It is only 20 minutes drive to Garachico with its pools and beaches , very tasty pizza at Bacco restaurant.
The hidden gem is Punta Teno which you may not miss! Orotawa is only 40 minutes away, worth visiting. Anaga with its winding roads, Benijo beach are very different comparing to El Teide and the south.
We did a Masca gorge hike and it was very beautiful experience!
We spent a lot of time sitting on the terrace, enjoying the sun, tranquillity and silence.
In front of the house there is a lovely pond with colored fishes, which we fed every morning. In the afternoons we observed birds which came to the pond to drink the water.
It was a dream vacation in a fairy-tale house and we will come again!
Sergio and Yani, thank you!
Filip and Janja from Slovenia
Magallotes lived up to it's website pictures, infact I would say was even better. The place is fabulous, fantastic wildlife and views. During our stay we went up El Teide and also down the lava tubes - both very worth doing. Lovely steep hill walking area, a good work out for the old legs!!! Would I go again - yes I would, there was nothing not to like about the place.
We are family with little toddler 1.8 years . Have a great time among pine trees and flowers, breathing the freshest air and playing with big pine cones (the favorite game for my little son!:)) , feeding fishes in a small pond, watching stars. House is fabulous itself, so much work done by Sergio and his family to create such an amazing atmosphere. Wooden furniture, panoramic windows, hudge lovely kitchen! There you can also find everything for a baby : cot, potty, baby chair. Sergio was so kind to bring us some toys. House is 15 minutes drive from the black sand beach - quite place, we were alone there :) ! 10 minutes to grocery store and town itself. Thank you for wonderful stay!
Sergio place is perfect for nature lovers and families. Set in the woods with trees. Sergio was very helpful and welcoming, our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would love to stay again sometime. Thanks Very much Sergio.