Los Llanos de Aridane
Los Llanos de Aridane, the little town you can see from the Casa terrace, has palm-lined streets, supermarkets, luxury boutiques, a variety of cultural attractions, and excellent restaurants.
The centre of Los Llanos de Aridane has a pleasant pedestrian area around the Plaza de España. This square, shaded by bay trees, has plenty of cafes where young and old come together. Next to them, just like in the old days, cigar-smoking old men sit in wicker chairs watching the young people flirt and the tourists go by.
Los Llanos de Aridane is a 5-minute drive from Casa Pedregales.
Santa Cruz is situated on the east coast of the island, and many people think it is the finest city of the Canaries. The lively old city centre has cobbled streets lined with characteristic houses with their distinctively coloured wooden balconies.
You can see from the architecture how prosperous the city was in the days of trade with America. Santa Cruz developed into the most important city of the Spanish empire, after Seville and Antwerp. Ships sailing from Spain to the New World stopped over in this city to stock up on water and provisions.
Santa Cruz is a 45-minute drive from Casa Pedregales.