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Overseas Holidays

The Holidays:

from
£1419

Tue 14 Jan - Tue 28 Jan 2020

Hotel Riu Garoe

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

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The Hotel

Hotel Riu Garoe is in the La Paz district of Puerto de la Cruz, just 300m from the Botanical Gardens. It is 2km from the beach and Lago Martianez saltwater pools and has a free shuttle service to the city centre.

The hotel is set in 2,800 sq. m. of garden in a quiet residential area.

Rooms

The standard double rooms at the Hotel Riu Garoe are perfectly equipped to offer you the best amenities. In these 25m2 rooms, you'll find two beds (100x200 cm), WiFi, satellite TV, air conditioning and a balcony or terrace.
Singles: There is a sole occupancy supplement of £20 per room per night.

Beaches & Pools

There is a large outdoor pool area (heated in the winter) with sun loungers and umbrellas and a separate children’s pool. The closest beach and the "Lago Martianez" saltwater pools are 2km away.

Spa Centre

The wellness centre at Hotel Riu Garoe offers a sauna, steam room, hydro-massage and beauty treatments (supplement payable for these services).

Fitness Facility

Hotel Riu Garoe has a full-size tennis court and a gym.

Puerto de la Cruz

About Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz is a city on the north coast of Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. It’s known for its dark, volcanic-sand beaches and the huge Loro Parque zoo, which lies to the west. On the seafront, Lago Martiánez is a saltwater pool complex designed by architect César Manrique. The old harbour is home to a 17th-century customs house and Batería de Santa Bárbara, a crumbling 18th-century fort.

The city has a subtropical climate and although January is the winter season, you can still expect a good amount of warm and sunny weather, with an average January high of 21ºC and night time low of 16ºC, so it’s still pleasant for evenings out at the local bars and restaurants, although you might need a light jumper or cardigan. Showers are light and short-lived. If you want to take a dip in the sea, it’s about 20ºC.

Tenerife Bridge

There will be a full bridge programme including four bridge seminars followed by the opportunity to play set hands with the assistance of the experienced team. The bridge is friendly but competitive and run in a relaxed atmosphere. There will be welcome and farewell drinks parties, allowing the group to really get to know each other. A full bridge team means there is never a sit out.

Sandy Bell

Sandy Bell

Sandy worked for the De Beers diamond group in personnel management for the last 16 years of her career. Having been invited to apply to become a magistrate, she was appointed to the Magistracy in 1985. Sandy gave up work in 1991 in order to spend more time sailing in the Mediterranean with her husband and sailing their boat across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.

Sandy has played social bridge for 25 years and in 1995, after an amicable separation from her husband, she decided to set up a bridge club in the local yacht club in Port Solent near Portsmouth where she was living. Single people were encouraged to join and it was surprising how many widows and widowers attended on the first night who were delighted to be welcomed as a single player. Sandy is a member of EBUTA and has been teaching improvers' bridge for the past two years which she thoroughly enjoys. In May 2004 she was assessed suitable as a Club Director.

Graham and Sandy met 10 years ago sailing and soon discovered their passion for bridge. Graham is a retired naval officer and during his retirement has built several cruising catamarans of varying lengths. He has been a social bridge player for 40 years or so and is enjoying assisting Sandy with her Mr Bridge responsibilities.

Tenerife Things To Do

Teide National Park

Away from the Bridge Table

The main emphasis of the holiday is certainly on bridge, but there is a lot more to it. There are also lots of opportunities to shop, tour and relax.

Beaches & Pools

There is a large outdoor pool area (heated in the winter) with sun loungers and umbrellas and a separate children’s pool. The closest beach and the "Lago Martianez" saltwater pools are 2km away.

Entertainment and Excursions

The hotel offers evening shows, live music and sports such as tennis and mini golf. During the day and planned around the bridge programme there will be optional excursions to places including; Teide National Park and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Golf

Tenerife has some of the best golf courses in the world. The nearest golf courses to your resort are Real Club de Golf de Tenerife and Buenavista Golf.

More Information

Holiday prices are per person and are based on two people sharing a twin or double room on a half board basis. They include travel by British Airways scheduled flights from London Gatwick to Tenerife Sur Reina airport (transfer time is approximately 1 hour to the hotel). These prices are only guaranteed until 15 September 2019.

Flights

Prices are based on air travel from London Gatwick or Manchester to Tenerife Sur Reina Airport. We may be able to offer flights from other regional airports, but these will be offered with private car transfers at a supplement (please enquire).

When the programmed flights are full, we will endeavour to obtain additional seats with the same or another airline, but this may be at a flight supplement. If you wish to fly from other UK departure airports, you will need to contact Great Little Escapes prior to booking to check availability.

Due to frequent changes to charter flight times from regional airports, Great Little Escapes will confirm flight times at the time of booking, but please note the carriers reserve the right to amend these times should they deem this necessary for their operating schedules.
Fuel surcharges: We reserve the right to add a variable fuel or currency surcharge to your booking if necessary.

Booking

Either call Great Little Escapes on 01276 600100 or complete and return a booking form. The deposit is £400 per person, plus any insurance premiums. Please ensure you have read and agree to Great Little Escapes’ terms and conditions.

We will endeavour to satisfy individual requests, but please note these cannot be guaranteed. Holidaymakers requiring wheelchair assistance must confirm this at the time of booking and state the nature of their disability. The same applies for any special meal requirements on the aircraft.

This holiday is operated in conjunction with Great Little Escapes (ATOL 5933).