Dancing in Tenerife
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
- Best Hotels Semiramis 4Q
Enjoying an enviable location, the hotel is an ideal base to enjoy the world of dance and explore the local area.
- Icod de los Vinos
See Icod de los Vinos’s ancient dragon tree.
- Included dance classes
Join your expert hosts for dance tuition sessions and evenings of social dancing.
- Puerto de la Cruz
Boasting a selection of historical architecture, Puerto de la Cruz captivates visitors.
- All Inclusive
Show off your best dance steps
Pack your dancing shoes and join us in Tenerife for this dance-themed holiday. Look forward to included dance tuition sessions from your expert hosts and evenings of social dancing, as well as two included excursions exploring the island. The 5-star Best Hotels Semiramis boasts a fantastic array of amenities for you to spend your free time relaxing and soaking up the incredible views over the ocean.
All breakfasts (B), lunches (L) and dinners (D)
Local expert guide
Free bar open 12 hours a day (local drinks)
VIP Club Lounge
- Expert host talks
- Hosted welcome drinks reception
- Free Wi-Fi
- Return flights and transfers
- 20kg checked-in luggage
- Hotel porterage
Included excursions and visits
- La Laguna (half day)
- Icod de los Vinos and Garachio (half day)
- Five evenings of social dancing
Best Hotels Semiramis, C/ Leopoldo Cologan Zulueta, 12 ‧ 38400, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, canary Islands
Best Hotels Semiramis (4Q) enjoys a stunning location with unrivalled views of the sea along the northern coastline of Tenerife, in the quieter district of La Paz. The hotel is only 1 mile from the beach and one and a half miles from the bustling centre of Puerto de la Cruz, where a wealth of good shops, cafes and restaurants can be found. This family-friendly resort has a vibrant atmosphere and is popular with holidaymakers from across Europe.
All 298 spacious, north-facing bedrooms are set across 14 floors, and have a balcony with sitting area and ocean views, and a bath with overhead shower. The laundry service is at an extra charge.
You can upgrade to a Senator room (for a supplement, subject to availability) which includes guaranteed accommodation on the upper floors (11 to 14), daily national newspapers, daily turn-down service, bathrobe and slippers.
Safe (extra charge)
Minibar (extra charge)
Food and Drink
The lively main restaurant serves buffet-style meals and features a show cooking area where you can watch the chefs in action. The pool bar is open during the day and the lobby bar open in the evening depending on the weather.
The exclusive VIP Club Lounge, with tea and coffee-making facilities, is conveniently situated between the two.
The restaurant is likely to be busier during peak times of the year and you may have to queue to enjoy the live show cooking.
During your stay, enjoy the following programme of activities and entertainment. Some activities may be at an extra charge and activities may change from time to time.
- Live music five times a week
- Orientation walk with you Host
- Puerto de la Cruz market every Wednesday and Saturday morning
- Flamenco show every Thursday
- Weekly Spanish guitar musician in the VIP Club Lounge
- Orchid gardens (extra charge)
- Pool table
- Petanque piste
- Table tennis/tennis court (extra charge)
Golf is available nearby (please ask in resort for details and prices).
Other Hotel Information
A hairdresser, spa treatments and laundry service are available at an extra charge. The 18th floor, where the Sky rooms are located (not on sale to Saga), is not accessible. The subway to the promenade is not accessible by elevator. The elevator goes down to basement, from which there are stairs to the subway.
Outdoor swimming pool
VIP Club Lounge
The Semiramis Hotel is set on a cliff in the attractive suburb of La Paz. The hotel is close to a selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Puerto de la Cruz has long been one of the top destinations in the Canary Islands. Explore the town’s shady plazas, historic buildings and soak up the vibrant Canarian atmosphere. There is a public bus from a stop 100 yards from the hotel or it’s a 10-minute taxi ride (about five euros), or catch the Saga courtesy bus Mon-Sat.
Tenerife airport is one-and-a-half hours' drive away.
Puerto de la Cruz (La Paz)
Puerto de la Cruz is a world away from more modern resorts with its historic buildings, including its oldest – the Customs House (Casa de la Real Aduana) – which dates from 1620. Welcoming travellers since it was founded in the 16th century as the port for La Orotava, Puerto de la Cruz’s fortunes increased around the turn of the 20th century when it became a popular spa retreat with the British upper class. Among the many attractions are the Lago de Martianez seawater pool, the cafe-lined promenade along Avenida de Colón, and the fertile parks and gardens such as Playa Jardin, beautifully landscaped with plants that thrive in the subtropical climate. Due to its position on a promontory at the foot of the La Orotava Valley on Tenerife’s North West coast, Puerto de la Cruz receives less rain and more sunshine than the rest of the north of the island to sustain lush vegetation its abundance of gardens.
The harbour remains a centre of activity with brightly painted fishing boats bobbing on its surface and berthed on the pebbly shore.
Food stalls line the side of the harbour wall serving wonderful, traditional Canarian food and filling the air with the succulent aroma of paella as it sizzles in a giant pan next to the fish-laden tables.
Icod de los Vinos
This excursion visits Icod de los Vinos to see its ancient dragon tree, and after a short tour of the village you'll have the chance to stroll around independently.
Included on 7 nights itinerary
Drive along the old road through Sauzal and Valle Guerra to the Socorro viewing point. You stop here before continuing to La Laguna, the former capital and oldest town on the island. Famous for its university, La Laguna was founded in 1496 and takes its name from a lake that has since dried up. You enjoy a tour of the old city, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with free time to go shopping or buy refreshments.
Included on 7 nights itinerary
Five social dancing sessions
In the company of Steve and Tina, your expert hosts, look forward to putting on your dancing shoes as you enjoy five morning dance tuition sessions during your holiday. In the evening, you’ll be on your feet again for five social dancing sessions, a great opportunity to put into practice what you’ve learnt earlier in the day.
Included on 7 nights itinerary
Extend your holiday
Post-holiday extension - all inclusive
After your holiday, stay an additional seven nights at the Best Hotels Semiramis (4Q) on an all inclusive basis.
Steve and Tina Holes
Steve and Tina fell in love with dance together, training at a dance academy in Southampton. Participating in numerous competitions, the duo became the World Over 45’s Latin Champions in 2012 and won the British Over 50’s Championship five times. After turning Professional they won the Italian Open Championship and were finalists in the Professional Over 40’s World Latin Championships.
Having now retired from competitions, the duo focuses their energy on teaching all ages and skill levels in both group classes and one-to-one lessons and hold their professional qualifications with the UKA. From dance halls to the big screen, the duo also performed as dancing extras in the film The Other Boleyn Girl, proving that dancing can take you anywhere, even back to the 16th century! In Steve’s words, dancing ‘is a great way to get out and meet like-minded people.’