Casa Bioclimaticas is definitely the most original and unique hotel we’ve ever styed in. When we arrived we thought it’s a matrix, time travel or it’s not 100% real. Whole concept is so unreal it really makes you uncomfortable at first.
You can hardly call Casa Bioclimaticas a hotel. You won’t find typical reception, restaurant, gym. There is a bunch of modern, futuristic and luxurious villas spread across literally middle of nowhere.
Casa Bioclimaticas is first hotel we present in a new, blog series we called – ‘Unique stays’. We hope you’ll like all exceptional places we want to present here.
Casa Bioclimaticas is located on site Technological Institute of Renewable Energy with wind power farm and photovoltaic power station. We could also see drilling rig from our villa. When we arrived at the entrance instead of reception and red carpet we had to stop at the barrier by gatehouse. We had to ring to be checked by security guard who checked our passport and handed envelope with a key and general info. We were under impression entering a military base or a secret research centre where scientific experiments are being done behind closed door (climate a bit like in Stranger Things sets in sunny , desert like south of Tenerife). We do realise it doesn’t sound like ideal vacation destination. At the beginning we thought it was the dumbest idea we’ve ever had but after couple of days there we didn’t want to leave!
Casa Bioclimaticas consist of a dozen or so futuristic and super modern villas. You can book 4 – 7 guest depending on type, we had a smaller one for 4 people. Every villa have terrace, kitchen and living room some have dipping pool or extra-large terrace with garden. Every single villa has its unique design and style there is no 2 identical houses. Décor is ultra-modern and unadorned seems to be very good for work due to absence of excessive stimulants.
One might think because of wind farm and close proximity of an airport it’s very loud. Nothing more wrong, there was no issues at all and believe us Aenta needs dead silence when asleep. We weren’t too much bothered by the view of drilling rig either. The whole thing is so abstract and unreal integrated into volcanic, dessert landscape of South Tenerife that makes it work and blends harmoniously.
Whole accommodation complex as well as institute are focused on sustainable development and clean energy. All villas are designed to minimise CO2 emission. Everything from heating water, electricity and natural air circulation has been thought about and ingeniously designed . You shouldn’t be surprised then by our title ‘back to the future’ as Casa Bioclimaticas has all the solutions which are being discussed a lot at the moment (and complex has been around for a few years already)
Casa Bioclimaticas is located pretty much in the middle of nowhere not to far from El Medano. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity there you are! If you rather prefer hustle and bustle of Las Americas looks elsewhere. Still there is few activities in the area if you are panning to stay on site. There are 2 beaches – Playa del Vidrio and tiny Playa Escondida squeezed in between rocks. You have to suffer a little on the path to Escondida but has to be done to relax on empty beach. Nearby you can find natural monument – caldera Montaña Pelada about one kilometre in diameter. Caldera is the enormous whole in the ground created by volcanic eruption. We do recommend walk around this area especially with sunset view over El Medano from the top.
The only shortfall is lack of restaurant. It promotes cooking at villa which is well equipped. For us is a great breakfast option after stocking up in our beloved Mercadona super market. For lunch and dinner we were driving to EL Medano but there is an option to order food for delivery pizza or so. On plus we saved a lot not spending on wine in restaurants, our terrace was so cosy we loved to drink out there.
You can make a booking in Casa Bioclimaticas straight thru Institute website you find here or thru booking.com. If you’re still not sure Tenerife is a good idea check out our Tenerife mini guide here.