EUROPEAN ASTROBIOLOGY INSTITUTE 

BIENNIAL EUROPEAN ASTROBIOLOGY CONFERENCE 

& EAI GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2020 

Venue

The venue of the meeting is:


La Palma &Teneguia Princess Hotel****

Carretera de la Costa 10,  Cerca Vieja

E-38740 Fuencaliente de la Palma

Phone: (34) 922 42 55 00

Fax: (34) 922 42 55 08

E-mail: reservas.lapalma@princess-hotels.com


The 4 Star hotel La Palma & Teneguía Princess is located in the

sunny south west of La Palma. The nearest village with

infrastructure (supermarkets, post office, restaurants, bodegas)

is only 4 km away with regular minibus comnnections). 

Please do not confuse the place of the conference with

Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) and Palma de Mallorca!


Access

By air

The best way is first to fly into La Palma Airport close to Sta. Cruz de La Palma (IATA code: SPC). There are good and cheap connections to this airport. 


Sometimes cheap flights are offered via or to Tenerife. Herewith one has to take into account that most charter planes arrive at the Reina Sofia Airport - Tenerife Sur (TFS). However, flights to La Palma usually leave from Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN). There are shuttle buses betwen these two airports, but they take around an hour. Information about the shuttle (Route 343) can be found here.


Inter-island flight are operated by the airlines Canary Fly and Binter Canarias. They offer frequent connections to all Canary Islands - for some you might have to change at Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (LPA) or Tenerife Norte (TFN)


For people arriving at 19 April we will organise transportation to the conference venue (Teneguia Princess) Hotel. Also a shuttle will be organised from the course venue to the airport on 25 and 26 April.


In case you arrive and/or depart at another day there are 2 possibilities. (a) You can take a taxi (about EUR 50,-), travel time about 30 minutes. (b) By bus the travel is cheaper (EUR 6,-). You have to take bus 500 to Santa Cruz Benahoare bus station (close to the harbour at the entrance of the town). Then you have to take bus 200 and 201 to Los Canarios (Fuencaliente). Ironically, you will pass close to the airport again. In Fuencaliente exit at the first station in the village (close to the tourist office). From there take bus 23 directly to the Teneguia Princess hotel. Total travel time about 2 hours.


Please do not mix up La Palma (IATA code SPC) with Palma de Mallorca or Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) when booking your flight!. You would otherwise end up on an island around 100 or 1000 miles from the conference venue.


By boat

This is only an option if you plan a long holiday before and after the course and want to visit several islands of the Canarian archipelago (and might want to take your car with you). Trasmediteranea ferries offers both inter-island connections and ferries to the Spanish Mainland (Cadiz). Travel from/to Cadiz takes 2 nights and a day though. Schedules and prices can be found at the Trasmediteranea ferries website. Arriving at the harbour at Sta Cruz de La Palma, you have to take bus 200 and 201 to Los Canarios (Fuencaliente), travel time 45 minutes.  In Fuencaliente exit at the first station in town (close to the tourist office). From there take bus 203 directly to the Teneguia Princess hotel (15 minutes travel time).


By own car

From Santa Cruz: Take the road LP-2 to "Los Canarios" (Fuencaliente). Just entering "Los Canarios" (Fuencaliente) fork off left onto Road LP-201 direction "Las Indias" The road first passes the site of the volcano Tenegia and then goes down in serpentines through the village "Las Indias". You will already see the large Teneguia Princess hotel from above. When you reach the banana fields at the coastal plain turn left onto road LP-207. After 400 m turn right again to Teneguia Princess Hotel.


From Los Llanos de Aridane: Take the road LP-2 toward "El Paso" and "Los Canarios" (Fuencaliente). After 5 km DO NOT follow a hairpin bend to the left (direction El Paso), but continue stright on LP-2 (direction "Los Canarios"). After 20 km you reach "Los Canarios" (Fuencaliente). At the end of the village fork off right onto Road LP-201 direction "Las Indias" The road first passes the site of the volcano Tenegia and then goes down in serpentines through the village "Las Indias". You will already see the large Teneguia Princess hotel rom above. When you reach the banana fields at the coastal plain turn left onto road LP-207. after 400m turn right again to Teneguia Princess Hotel.


By bus

From  Santa Cruz: From Benahoare bus station you have to take bus 200 or 201 to Los Canarios (Fuencaliente). In Fuencaliente exit at the first station in the village (close to the tourist office). From there take bus 23 directly to the Teneguia Princess hotel. Total travel time about 1.5 hours.


From Los Llanos de Aridane: From Los Llanos take bus station you have to take bus 200 to Los Canarios (Fuencaliente). In Fuencaliente exit at the last station in the village (close to the tourist office). From there take bus 23 directly to the Teneguia Princess hotel. Total travel time about 1.5 hours.


Bus tickets are sold by drivers. If you plan to take more bus rides, it is good to buy a chip card ("BonoBus"). It can be charged by the driver with EUR 10,- or EUR 20,- (you pay to the driver) and then you save around  20 % with each ride.


Timetables can be downloaded here as .pdf files.


Accommodation

All of the rooms of the La Palma Teneguia Princess feature a

balcony or terrace and a bathroom with shower and separate bathtub.

All standard rooms are equipped with the following amenities:

  • Bathroom with bathtub, shower, hairdryer and amenities
  • Toiletries shower gel, shampoo, soap, comb and shower cap
  • Air conditioning
  • Furnished balcony or terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Minibar-fridge (unstocked)
  • LED 32“ satellite TV with USB port and  international channels
  • IDD phone
  • Room-safe
  • Kettle with tea and coffee


All participants are requested to book their accommodation on their own.  See the Registration & Abstracts webpage for instructions.


Meals

Meals (breakfast, lunches and dinners) are included in the full board package (see the Registration & Abstracts webpage for prices) served at the two buffet Restaurant "Taburiente" and "La Choza". Coffee breaks will take place in the hall close to the lecture theatre. Please inform the organisers (via the registration form) if you have some dietary requirements.

It is not allowed to wear sportswear, shorts or swimwear in the restaurant . 


Lecture theatre

The lecture theatre "Tacande" is situated beside the "La Choza" restaurant equipped with PowerPoint display and sound equipment. Please inform the organisers in good time if you are a speaker and need some further devices. To reach "Tacande", walk out at the back exit of the lobby. On the left you see a staircase up, walk up to the upper court. Leaving the staircase, turn left. The lecture room is at the back right (eastern) corner of the place.


Poster session

The venue of the poster session and the dimensions of poster boards will be announced in due course here. DIN A0 in portrait format (84,1 cm x 118,9 cm) will work though.

      Teneguia volcano (1971)

      Caldeira de Taburiente

      Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC)

      "Cascada de Nubes"

      Ruta de los Volcanes

      La Palma & Teneguia Princess

      Bienvenidos  a la Isla Bonita (La Palma) !