Summer course on Exoplanets
La Palma, Canary Islands, 24 September - 2 October 2014

 


 

Venue

The course will take place at:

Teneguia Princess Hotel
Carretera de la Costa
Cerca Vieja 10
E-38740 Fuencaliente de la Palma
Phone: (34) 922 42 55 00
Fax: (34) 922 42 55 09

The place was chosen because of the lecture room facilities. The lecture room is equipped with a PowerPoint projector, audio equipment (with hearing aid) and overhead projector. If lecturers need some other technical devices, they should contact the organisers in good time. The venue of the poster session will be announced in due course.


Meals

Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be in the dining room of the hotel. Meals will be buffet meals, but participants are kindly asked to communicate any dietary requirements to the course organisers.


Accommodation

Participants will have the choice between accommodation in shared double rooms (EUR 800,-) and single rooms (EUR 1150,-) at Teneguia Princess Hotel. 20 selected participants from universities located in countries taking part in the COST Action "Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth and in the Universe" will get a refund of EUR 800,- or 600,- dependent on the country they are located in.

Lecturers will be offered single room accommodation in Teneguia Princess Hotel. They are asked to send their itineraries to the course organiser as soon as possible.



Access to the the venue


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 Santa Cruz from Madrid (Iberia), London (Thomas Cook), Frankfurt, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Berlin (Air Berlin) and Amsterdam (KLM). For people arriving at 23 September we will organise transportation to the course venue (Teneguia Princess) Hotel. Also a shuttle will be organised from the course venue to the airport on 3 October.

Sometimes cheap flights are offered via Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) and Teneriffa. Herewith one has to take into account that most charter planes arrive at the Reina Sofia Airport at Tenerife Sur (TFS). However, flights to La Palma usually leave from Tenerifa Norte Airport (TFN). There are shuttle buses betwen these two airports, but they take around an hour. Infos about the shuttle (Route 343) can be found here. So it is better to fly via Gran Canaria airport at Las Palmas (LPA).

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 23 September we will organise transportation to the course venue (Teneguia Princess) Hotel. Also a shuttle will be organised from the course venue to the airport on 3 October.

In case we 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 busstation (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 top the airport again. In Fuencaliente exit at the first station in the village (close to the tourist office). From there take bus 203 directly to the Tebneguia 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 course venue.

By boat

This is only an option if you plan a longe 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 Caziz 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. Ironically, you will pass close top the airport again. 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 the 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 hotelfrom 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.

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 hotelfrom 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 ous

From the Santa Cruz
From Benahoare bus station you have to take bus 200 and 201 to Los Canarios (Fuencaliente). In Fuencaliente exit at the first station in the village (close to the tourist office). From there take bus 203 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 203 directly to the Teneguia Princess hotel. Total travel time about 1.5 hours.


Bienvenidos a La Palma !

Teneguia eruption site (1971) La Palma Princess Caldeira de Taburiente