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"Just 8 kilometers from Puerto de la Cruz, there is one of the most beautiful and most historic resorts in Tenerife on the island, La Orotava. This town, founded in the upper part of a valley of the same name, is part of the Teide Natural Park and offers privileged views of the volcano and the Atlantic from 360 meters high."
"A very quaint town on the other side of the island, and well worth a visit. IF you are driving to El Teide or driving around to trail heads then this is always a great place to stop. There are restaurants and places to relax, in addition to it being pretty and worth seeing."
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"Just uphill from Puerto de la Cruz, La Orotava is a charming town and a great base for exploring the north of Tenerife, with more affordable accommodation compared to Puerto. It also has great museums and colonial architecture. "

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