La Tejana

Unusual Holidays

When you arrive at La Tejana you will find a hundred-year-old rural house located in the neighborhood of El Palmar (Teror, Gran Canaria), inside the 'Parque Rural de Doramas', in the middle of a garden that is at the foot of the peak of Osorio and surrounded by hills and mountains.

The tranquility of the place, the kindness and hospitality of its people and the wonderful nature that surrounds the house, allows us to offer you what you like most: an alternative, quiet and healthy space, which invites you to disconnect and recharge batteries making new friendships and practicing yoga, hiking, meditation or just reading a good book in a hammock.

On the other hand, and taking advantage of the "continent in miniature" in which we live, you have the opportunity to know the rest of the island and return home with the feeling that you have made the most of the time.

Our philosophy is to welcome you in our home as if you were someone from our family. We also form a small group (maximum 7 people) to be able to assist you in a personal and close way. We love to sit down for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a group, with great conversations in the after-dinner; laughing and enjoying friendship, with no more distractions than the wonderful nature that surrounds us.

Whether you prefer coming alone, with your family or with a group of friends, we can also customize your vacation or retreat. Just contact us and we will create a program adapted to your needs.

Dog friendly

Dog friendly

In La Tejana we are animal lovers and therefore we understand the need that many people have to go on vacation accompanied by their best friends. For this reason we have decided that our guests will be able to travel with their dogs provided that a series of rules are complied with so as not to inconvenience and hinder the coexistence with the other companions of the stay. On the other hand, understanding that the environment is not the most appropriate, we feel we cannot accommodate dogs whose breed is classified as potentially dangerous, cats or other pets.

For all the guests to enjoy a quiet and pleasant stay, the dogs that come on holiday to La Tejana must meet a series of indispensable requirements both for their admission and for their stay:

 

CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

- Be sociable since they will spend the day in freedom with our dog Noa and the rest of our guests.

- Have the vaccination card in order, including the cough vaccine in the kennels.

- Have deworming treatments up to date.

- Have a microchip.

- The person listed as the owner in the booklet must be the person who makes the reservation. Otherwise, you must provide a document in which the dog owner authorizes the person making the reservation.

 

CONDITIONS OF STAY

- Dogs will live in the outside of the house, sharing space with our dog Noa. Under no circumstances may they remain inside the home.

- The owner of each dog will be responsible for their food, hygiene, safety and walks.

- Dogs can accompany their owners only to hiking activities.

- The owner will be responsible for the physical and / or material damage that the dog could cause both inside and outside the house.

IMPORTANT

*If you plan to come with your dog, you must notify us at the time you make the reservation.

** We recommend protecting the dog at least 3 days before its arrival against canine filariasis, since the mosquito that transmits this disease is common in the Canary Islands. For more information on how to protect your dog consult your veterinarian.

 

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La Tejana, 

More than just a retreat

In La Tejana we offer a wide range of activities, specified in our planning , that will make your vacation an enriching experience.

Apart from the daily practice of yoga, you can enjoy nature walks in which you will disconnect completely; You will make visits to know different parts of the island and workshops that will show you other aspects related to yoga and your well-being.

In La Tejana we do retreats continuously throughout the year. You can start and end your holidays the day of the week you want.

In addition, during the year we usually propose different offers of special retreats focused on themes such as mindfulness, hiking, alternative tourism, etc.

Our offer of alternative holidays will allow you to unwind and rest, as well as taking advantage of the opportunity to get to know a little more about the island of Gran Canaria.

Our Team

Closeness and Enthusiasm

After several years going to retreats in search of something different, from the heart and with great enthusiasm, the idea of La Tejana, our house arises. Here we wanted to unify all the good that we have found and also what we would have liked to find: on the one hand, disconnection, serenity and tranquility and on the other, enjoying a natural environment, knowing new places, making new friendships, receiving a warm and familiar treatment and even practicing yoga with local people. All this without forgetting the fun part that boasts in any holiday period.

  • Fiona

    Fiona, our beautiful cat, of kind and independent character, forms together with Noa, the perfect team to captivate all our guests.

    Cat in Canary Islands Yoga Retreat
  • Vicky

    I am a native of Gran Canaria and I consider myself an enthusiastic and extroverted person. Together with the rest of the team, I will be one of the people who will accompany you during your stay at the house.

    After having been a language teacher for a long time, I wanted to change my life after my contact with yoga more than ten years ago.

    As a certified yoga teacher for adults and children by the Yoga Alliance, I have found in this discipline a way of life that can be perfectly applied to the society in which we live.

    foto vicky sonriendo
  • Jose

    I was born in Seville and after living in much of the Spanish geography, I decided to settle in Gran Canaria for all that this island offers. People say that my energy, joy and open character please everyone who comes to this place.

    I am also immersed in the activity of the house, especially the outside, and I love to involve everyone who comes in everything that the place offers.

    Jose
  • Elena

    Returning to my island after 20 years living in the French Pyrenees, I am excited and happy to reconnect with my surroundings and share experiences and conversations with the guests of our retreat.

    I am a specialist in visitor care and with experience in the rural tourism sector. I will be with you in all the activities that will take place outside La Tejana and together we will get on route for the places and trails that we have to discover.

    staff member
  • Noa

    Noa is our beautiful, adorable and sociable sheperd retriever dog. The farm would not be the same without her.

    Noa mascota canina de la Tejana

Our Commitment

An alternative and respectful Place

When we decided to launch La Tejana project we did it with the conviction that we should offer an alternative space, linked to ecotourism, focused on a healthy life, immersed in nature and from there, offer activities and workshops that make your experience in La Tejana something comforting and unforgettable.

Our goal is that you feel at home, offering a familiar and home-like atmosphere, with a close and personalized treatment.

In La Tejana we are very committed to the environment. We know the fragility of our ecosystem and we firmly believe that the best way to take care of it is to try to leave the minimum impact on it. In the Canary Islands there are almost half of the species of endemic flora of Spain and a large number of animal species that have the same condition; it is for this reason that we follow some norms that allow us to live in harmony with our natural environment:

  • Our house has been renovated with materials that respect the environment.
  • We separate and recycle our waste.
  • We grow in a totally ecological way without using pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
  • We consider our animals as a part of our team. 
  • We minimize our energy consumption by using energy-efficient lighting.
  • We make compost with organic waste.
  • All our activities are designed to respect the environment.
  • We avoid unnecessary use of water, such as watering with the rainwater collected in our reservoir.