Workshop organizers: gamilearn[at]ull.edu.es
1st International Workshop on Gamification and Games for Learning
June 5-6, 2017, Tenerife, Spain

Location

Tenerife is a volcanic island formed in the late Tertiary Age. In the center of the island, the impressive cone of Teide (3,718 m) rises up over the Caldera de Las Cañadas, forming the highest point of Spain. The rugged island terrain and the variety of climates has produced a territory of many different landscapes and forms, from the Teide National Park to Los Gigantes Cliffs with their vertical walls, with semi-desert areas with their drought-resistant plants in the south, valleys of tropical and sub-tropical crops, areas of laurel forests in the Anaga and Teno massifs and large areas of pine forest above the laurel forests relicts of the Tertiary Age. The wide variety of climates and landscapes in Tenerife is matched by a wealth of ecosystems, each with its own characteristic flora and fauna.

The Island´s climate is mild due to the prevailing winds, the island orography and the cold Canary current. There are no seasons of extreme cold or suffocating heat. Average temperatures fluctuate between 17º and 18º C in winter, up to 24º or 25º C in summer. These relative and general values are especially applicable in coastal areas where most of the tourist resorts are sited. Despite its small size (2,034 Km2), Tenerife has a surprisingly rich biological diversity due to its special climate. The abundance of micro-climates and natural habitats is clearly reflected in the rich and varied vegetation to be found on the island: 1400 species of higher plants, including 140 species endemic to Tenerife.

Puerto de la Cruz, in the north of Tenerife, is one of the most beautiful places in the island thanks to its nature and landscape. Gamillearn will take place at Hotel Meliá Sol Costa Atlantis **** , a 4 star hotel situated in the centre of Puerto de la Cruz at the sea front and only 150m from the famous Lago Martiánez. In the surroundings you find the commercial area with shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants. The location opposite the sea together with the leisure options and the mild climate all year round convert the Hotel Meliá Sol Costa Atlantis **** and the island of Tenerife into the perfect place to enjoy your holidays. Heavenly beaches, beautiful landscapes, infinite leisure possibilities, villages with the charm of the colonial legacy, fascinating culture ready to be discovered and the best, a spring-like weather ideal to enjoy all these wonders in every season of the year. Located in one of the most exceptional areas of the islands you will discover an authentic paradise where our workshop events will take place, with an efficient and effective service that will look after every detail we need to enjoy working days really unique.

 

The island has 2 different airports:

Tenerife North is the closest airport to Puerto de la Cruz (20Km), so we recommend you to book your flight arriving there.
Tenerife South airport is 90 Km from Puerto de la Cruz.

How to get to Puerto de la Cruz from Tenerife NORTH (TFN)

  • By taxi: Price around 35 euros (30 minutes)
  • By Public Bus: Price around 5 euros (45 minutes)

Line 102: Santa Cruz-Aeropuerto Norte-Puerto de la Cruz
Line 343: Los Cristianos–Aeropuerto Sur-Aeropuerto Norte- Puerto de la Cruz
In the following link you can consult the timetables: Public Bus Company – TITSA http://www.titsa.com/index.php?idioma=1

How to get to Puerto de la Cruz from Tenerife SOUTH (TFS)

  • By taxi: Price around 110 euros (70/80 minutes)
  • By Public Bus: Price around 10 euros (90/110 minutes)

Line 343: Los Cristianos–Aeropuerto Sur-Aeropuerto Norte– Puerto de la Cruz
Or you can combine these 2 lines
Line 111: Costa Adeje-Los Cristianos-Aeropuerto Sur-Santa Cruz
Line 103: Santa Cruz-Puerto de la Cruz
In the following link you can consult the timetables: Public Bus Company – TITSA http://www.titsa.com/index.php?idioma=1

Accommodation

The organization has arranged a special rate for the attendees to Gamilearn’17 at the Hotel Meliá Sol Costa Atlantis **** in Puerto de la Cruz,

  • Double room for single use with breakfast: € 65.20 (room per night)
  • Double room with breakfast: € 75.00 (room per night)

and the Hotel Valle Mar **** in Puerto de la Cruz.

  • Double room for single use with breakfast: € 69.25 (room per night)
  • Double room with breakfast: € 87.00 (room per night)

Travel and stay arrangements

A number of hotel rooms in a few selected hotels. These rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis. The deadline for hotel reservation through the centralized booking service is 4th May 2017. For additional information, contact the technical secretariat:

MAGNA CONGRESOS S.L.
Telephone: +34 922 65 62 62
Fax: +34 922 67 01 88
Email: gamilearn@magnacongresos.es
Address: Avda. Menceyes nº 293 Edf. Cristina 2º A
38320 La Laguna – Tenerife – Spain

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