We will look back and return to the 15th century to mention the Ponte Family, of Italian origin and where the story that we want to share with you today begins.
Cristóbal de Ponte (1447-1532) sailed the seas from Genoa to reach the island of Tenerife and received several pieces of land from the conqueror Alonso Fenández de Lugo, on which he would found the town of Garachico and later the estate where the hotel is located today.
Before reaching today along the way we come across numerous milestones; the project to build a hermitage within the estate in 1565 (and which can currently be visited) the cultivation of vines or the construction at the time of the current Casa Cristóbal de Ponte which revolves around the hotel patio.
In 1608 the then King of Spain, Felipe III, granted Don Melchor de Ponte y Prieto the mayorazgo of Tenerife and in parallel the house grew according to the needs of the time; sugar cane plantations, vineyards and banana plantations, among others, mark the history of the farm and its relationship with the crops.
Today the legacy of history is palpable within the enclosure.
When you visit us you will find an extension of 60 hectares where the banana trees merge with the life of the hotel; numerous corners where you can read, think or simply close your eyes and imagine what life would be like exactly here, 500 years ago, where you are sitting right now.