“Orillas de Mar” 2023 International Open Tournament
The Playing Venue is the splendid and historical Casa Fuerte of Adeje, Tenerife south.
Distance from AIRPORT 23km meaning:
20 minutes by car
50 minutes by bus (including 10 min. walk)
Distance from LOS CRISTIANOS 11km meaning:
15 minutes by car
25 minutes by bus (including 10 min. walk)
Distance from PLAYA DEL DUQUE 7km meaning:
13 minutes by car
35 minutes by bus (including 10 min. walk)
Just in front of the Playing venue there is a large toll Parking where electric cars can charge for free.
Casa Fuerte of Adeje: a little bit of history
The Casa Fuerte of Adeje is one of the oldest buildings on Tenerife and monument of Cultural Interest. A historical and protected site, full of charm and mystery! Yes, the same beautiful playing venue of our last Christmas tournament.
Its construction began in 1555 on the initiative of Pedro de Ponte, who wanted to to protect a sugar mill from the attacks of English and French pirates. The building complex was renovated in the 1700s before a fire left it in ruins in 1902
In 1904, the Curbelo de Gran Canaria family moved into the complex, and constructed new buildings inside the complex and outside its walls
The land was used to produce tomatoes, as well as bananas, aubergines, and oranges and lemons, that were packaged on site and exported to the Spanish mainland and the rest of Europe. Around 40-50 people were employed on the site. In the 1980s, competition from elsewhere led to the closure of the packing plant, although the growing of tomatoes at the site continued until the early 2000s under the San Sebastian cooperative
On 7 February 1986 it was protected as a structure of historical interest to the Canary Islands.