The best way is first to fly into La Palma Airport close to Sta. Cruz de La Palma (IATA code: SPC).
Please do not mix up La Palma (IATA code SPC) with Palma de Mallorca or Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) when booking your flight! You would otherwise end up on an island around 100 or 1000 miles from the conference venue.
There are good and cheap connections to this airport. Sometimes cheap flights are offered via or to Tenerife. Herewith one has to take into account that most charter planes arrive at the Reina Sofia Airport – Tenerife Sur (TFS). However, flights to La Palma usually leave from Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN). There are shuttle buses betwen these two airports, but they take around an hour. Information about the shuttle (Route 343) can be found here. Inter-island flight are operated by the airlines Canary Fly and Binter Canarias. They offer frequent connections to all Canary Islands – for some you might have to change at Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (LPA) or Tenerife Norte (TFN) For people arriving at 7th May we will organise transportation to the conference venue (Teneguia Princess) Hotel. Also a shuttle will be organised from the course venue to the airport on 25 and 26 April. In case you arrive and/or depart at another day there are 2 possibilities. (a) You can take a taxi (about EUR 50,-), travel time about 30 minutes. (b) By bus the travel is cheaper (EUR 6,-). You have to take bus 500 to Santa Cruz Benahoare bus station (close to the harbour at the entrance of the town). Then you have to take bus 200 and 201 to Los Canarios (Fuencaliente). Ironically, you will pass close to the airport again. In Fuencaliente exit at the first station in the village (close to the tourist office). From there take bus 203 directly to the Teneguia Princess hotel. Total travel time about 2 hours.
To travel by boat to the Archipelago is only an option if you plan a long holiday before and after the course and want to visit several islands of the Canarian archipelago (and might want to take your car with you). Trasmediteranea ferries offers both inter-island connections and ferries to the Spanish Mainland (Cadiz). Travel from/to Cadiz takes 2 nights and a day though. Schedules and prices can be found at the Trasmediteranea ferries website. Arriving at the harbour at Sta Cruz de La Palma, you have to take bus 200 and 201 to Los Canarios (Fuencaliente), travel time 45 minutes. In Fuencaliente exit at the first station in town (close to the tourist office). From there take bus 203 directly to the Teneguia Princess hotel (15 minutes travel time).
However, a good option might be to fly to Tenerife Sur Airport (lots of cheap options), then go by bus to Los Cristianos (30 min by bus from the airport) and take the boat to La Palma. Fred Olsen Lines and Armas offer good connections. Usually you can catch the last boat to La Palma, but you might have to stay a night in Los Cristianos.
From Santa Cruz: Take the road LP-2 to “Los Canarios” (Fuencaliente). Just entering “Los Canarios” (Fuencaliente) fork off left onto Road LP-201 direction “Las Indias” The road first passes the site of the volcano Tenegia and then goes down in serpentines through the village “Las Indias”. You will already see the large Teneguia Princess hotel from above. When you reach the banana fields at the coastal plain turn left onto road LP-207. After 400 m turn right again to Teneguia Princess Hotel.
From Los Llanos de Aridane: Due to the eruption you have to go to Santa Cruz and then continue as described above.
From Santa Cruz: From Benahoare bus station you have to take bus 200 or 201 to Los Canarios (Fuencaliente). In Fuencaliente exit at the first station in the village (close to the tourist office). From there take bus 23 directly to the Teneguia Princess hotel. Total travel time about 1.5 hours.
From Los Llanos de Aridane: Due to the eruption you have to go to Santa Cruz by bus 300 and then continue as described above. Total travel time about 1.5 hours.
Bus tickets are sold by drivers. If you plan to take more bus rides, it is good to buy a chip card (“BonoBus”). It can be charged by the driver with EUR 10,- or EUR 20,- (you pay to the driver) and then you save around 20 % with each ride.
Timetables can be found here.
All of the rooms of the La Palma Teneguia Princess feature a balcony or terrace and a bathroom with shower and separate bathtub.
All participants (except invited speakers) are requested to book their accommodation on their own, either at the hotel, or somewhere else
Meals (breakfast, lunches and dinners) are included in the full board package (see the Registration & Abstracts webpage for prices) served at the two buffet Restaurant “Taburiente” and “La Choza”. Coffee breaks will take place in the hall close to the lecture theatre. Please inform the organisers if you have some dietary requirements.
It is not allowed to wear sportswear, shorts or swimwear in the restaurant.
The lecture theatre “Tacande” is situated beside the “La Choza” restaurant equipped with PowerPoint display and sound equipment.
Please inform the organisers in good time if you are a speaker and need some further devices. To reach “Tacande”, walk out at the back exit of the lobby. On the left you see a staircase up, walk up to the upper court. Leaving the staircase, turn left. The lecture room is at the back right (eastern) corner of the place.
La Palma Teneguia Princess Hotel is family-friendly. It has amenities including a kids playground zone, children’s activities, and a kid’s pool.