Hotel Information

Conference/Workshops Location and Hotel

The MSWiM Main Conference and its allocated Symposia/Workshops will be held at the Hotel Playa La Arena (****), in the priviledged and sunny coast of Puerto Santiago, against the backdrop of the famous cliffs of Los Gigantes and it is only metres away from a pretty volcanic beach.

Hotel Playa la Arena offers magnificient views of the island of La Gomera and the sea. Space, serene tranquillity and a vast blue sea reflecting often perfectly cloudless skies.

Address of the Hotel: Hotel Playa La Arena,
Calle Lajial, 4.
Santiago Del Teide.38683. Tenerife, España.
Tel: +34 922 862 920 Fax: +34 922 861 237 E-mail:

(photo credits: Hotel Playa La Arena)


Prices and Hotel reservation Form

Special room rates for the MSWiM Conference in the Hotel Playa La Arena are available:

  • FULL BOARD Standard Double room (Single occupancy): 83 EUR/room/night
  • FULL BOARD Standard Double room (Double occupancy): 126 EUR/room/night
Prices include taxes, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Same room rates will apply two days before and two days after the Conference. Room rates and availability is not guaranteed after September 10, 2009. Please download, fill and send the reservation forms to Keramidis Agency (via FAX or e-mail) no later than September 10, 2009.

MSWiM 2009 Hotel reservation forms: (download doc, download pdf)

Beaches next to Hotel Playa La Arena, Tenerife

La Arena Beach
La Arena beach is located in the tourist resort of Puerto Santiago, just opposite to our Hotel Playa La Arena and near to our Hotel Costa Los Gigantes Suites & Spa Resort. Stresses its black volcanic sand and a width of more than 100 m. Has family atmosphere and offers various services. In the surrounding area are restaurants, shops and hotels.

El Camisón Beach

El Camisón Beach is at Playa de las Américas, a few minutes from our hotels Bitácora and Vulcano. With a length of 120 m. is ideal for swimming with its brakewater that protects from the current and waves. This beach offers a variety of services both on the seafront in the same arena, there is atmosphere all year round and offer numerous water sports.

Las Vistas Beach

Las Vistas Beach is one of the largest in the south of the island and is between the tourist resorts of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas, about 15 minutes of our Arona Gran Hotel (Los Cristianos) and about 10 minutes from our Hotels Bitácora and Vulcano. There are many services as well as white sand and a great fountain. It has a breakwater that protects the beach doing this beach ideal to swim. Along the beach is a beautiful promenade.

How to reach Tenerife

The usual means of travelling to and from the Canary Islands is by aircraft. Tenerife is the only Canary Island with two airports. Until 1977 it had only one: Los Rodeos airport is situated in the north of the island near La Laguna. A second airport - the Reina Sofia (named after the wife of the King of Spain) - was constructed in the south near the Costa del Silencio, a few miles from Las Americas/Los Cristianos.
Nowadays, the Reina Sofia is a thoroughly modern airport and handles almost all of Tenerife's international traffic that, on Fridays (the busiest day of the week), means one flight approximately every six minutes. Over the last year the airport has been undergoing a 'face-lift' to improve it's appearance and work is presently continuing on redesigning the car and coach parks.

Location Information

Tenerife (previously known and spelled as "Teneriffe" in English, before mass tourism adopted the Spanish spelling), a Spanish island, is the largest of the seven Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. The island's population is 852,945 (2006 census).

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the second biggest city in the archipelago, the capital of the island and the head of the island government (cabildo insular). It is also officially co-capital of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands together with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with whom it shares governmental institutions such as Presidency, Parliament and ministries.

The island is home to La Laguna University, which was founded in 1792.

Tourism is the most prominent industry in the Canaries, and it is one of the major tourist destinations in the World.

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