Did you know that Tenerife has been a magnet for tourism since the 1880s? 32 years after the defeat of the British attack on Santa Cruz in 1848, where Lord Nelson was injured and lost his arm, visitors, even including British were being welcomed to enjoy their holidays here.
So how has has Tenerife tourism changed its image over the years?
Oh yes, in the 1880s they had hotels here and everything – the capital city of Tenerife, Santa Cruz had 3 hotels at that time, Hotel Orotava had 19 rooms, Hotel Camacho had 15 and Hotel Panasco had 11 but of course, the amount of visitors in 1880 weren’t on the same scale that they are today. It was recorded that in 1881 a total of 800 visitors came to the city itself.