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“Maps in the Car, Sand Between Our Toes”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Taganana, Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Tom H
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“Maps in the Car, Sand Between Our Toes”
Reviewed 17 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Our stay at Alberto’s beach-front apartment, known as La Maresia, at Roque de las Bodegas was an enjoyable and memorable break from the murk of a Glaswegian Autumn. Although we couldn’t meet, Alberto and his sister Teresa were always quick to respond to emails or phone calls, and the apartment was clean and welcoming upon our arrival. It has a simple kitchen with electric hob, fridge etc, a bathroom with a small but well heated shower, two adjoined bedrooms, and a terrace lounge as wide as the apartment, whose front-facing windows provide a fantastic panorama of the bay and surrounding mountains.

The apartment is first floor, accessed by steps by the side of a shop, and this height gives a sense of privacy. At night, when the beach is empty and the restaurants' lights go out, the steps are an excellent place to sit and listen to the Atlantic waves while enjoying a local wine.

Roadside parking was never an issue, and we could always find a space directly outside the apartment.

La Maresia reminded both myself and my wife of our childhood holiday caravan/houses, a simple yet cosy space whose pictures, furnishings, painted stones and collected local leaflets present a familiarity for the unfamiliar. It is not for those seeking a luxury break, but rather as a tranquil base for those with maps in the car and sand between their toes.

Our two-and-a-half year-old daughter had a great time, especially as we woke up at the beach every day, and the damp sand was perfect for moulding shapes between little fingers. It is pulverised from volcanic rock, and therefore greyish-black with shimmering silver flecks. The sea is powerful; its waves travel high up the beach and retreat with speed, so fearless toddlers need special attention!

Within a few minutes drive in either direction on the coast road are spectacular beaches, precarious villages and sheer rock formations. A walking visit to neighbouring Taganana is highly recommended. Like other Tenerife villages its streets and houses cling to the hillsides and spines of rock that descend steeply from the clouds to the sea. With its tiered fields showing plentiful produce, it is a great example of a lively working Anaga mountain village. Of particular note is the picturesque town square and nearby Casa Picar, a family-run bar and restaurant with excellent homemade local food and drink and a friendly atmosphere.

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Liked best: Location, beach, terrace lounge, quietness
Liked least: small shower, no kettle
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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5 Apr 2018
Thank you for your comment, the door of our house is always open for you, greetings
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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22 Feb 2018
Gracias esperamos verles de nuevo en nuestra casa,un saludo
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Liked best: Vistas y sencillez
Travelling group: Con mi pareja
Your age range 35-49
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16 Dec 2015
Gracias por su comentarios,un saludo desde Taganana ,esperamos volver a verte
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Reviewed 24 October 2011
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16 Aug 2015
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