Conference venue

Conference will be held in Hotel Laguna Nivaria, in La Laguna.

Travel and accommodation


A total of 35 of rooms has been blocked at the Laguna Nivaria**** hotel at reduced rates. The room price includes breakfast. The hotel does not guarantee the availability of rooms after 28 of July.

65,00€/ night single Comfort room

82,50€/ night double Comfort room

Hotel bookings are handled directly by contacting the hotel, indicating the name of the event (PIPA 2016).

Hotel Laguna Nivaria ****
Plaza del Adelantado, 11
38201 San Cristóbal de La Laguna
Tenerife, Spain
Tel:  +34 922 26 42 98
Fax: +34 922 25 96 34
Email: reservas(at)

This 4 star hotel is a 16-th century mansion located in the old town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See a map of the area showing the hotel location. 

Alternatively, other hotels are available in La Laguna and in Santa Cruz

Getting to Tenerife (flight information)

There are two airports on the island of Tenerife, one on the north side (Tenerife Norte, TFN, also known as "Aeropuerto de Los Rodeos") and the other one on the south of the island (Tenerife Sur, TFS, also known as "Aeropuerto Reina Sofía"). Both airports are at about 2.5 hours flying time from Madrid, and about 3 hours from Barcelona. San Cristóbal de La Laguna lies 5 km from TFN, and 65 km from TFS, with a motorway link covering the full journey in both cases. The easiest access is from the northern airport (TFN) along the TF-5 motorway and it takes about 10 min.

Getting to your Hotel (local transport)

From Tenerife South Airport (TFS)

  • You can either catch a taxi (about 65 €); or
  • Bus line 111 (5,40 €) from TFS to Santa Cruz de Tenerife (main bus terminal). Until 22:30 h, departure frequency is 30 min, starting at 6:00 h. Bus desk (labelled TITSA) is located at the extreme north side of the terminal and the bust stop is just outside of the terminal in front of the Bus desk. The journey to Sta. Cruz bus station is about 40 min.

From there, the most convenient option to reach La Laguna is to take the tram ("tranvía") as it is really comfortable and the end of the line is very close to Hotel La Laguna Nivaria (3 min. walk). As you go out of the Bus terminal station in Sta. Cruz (East exit facing to the sea) you will see the tram station (it is the terminal station). Your destination is “La Trinidad”, the other end of Line 1. Alternatively, a taxi from the Bus terminal station in Sta. Cruz to Hotel Nivaria will cost you about 14  €.

From Tenerife North Airport (TFN)

  • We recommend you to take a taxi as it will just cost you about 7 €. Alternatively, bus line numer 102, 107 and 108 will take you to near the Bus terminal station in La Laguna. From there, a 15 min. walk to Hotel Nivaria.

Note: The local bus company is called TITSA, buses are painted bright green, and the local name for bus is "guagua" or "autobus".

If you need additional help, please, do not hesitate to contact the organizers.

Changing money

The most recomendable way to obtain money is by withdrawal from any of the numerous cash-dispensing machines.

There is a bank within the international arrivals lounge at the TFS Airport which operates daily except Sundays and public holidays. If you are travelling through Madrid or Barcelona, the exchange bureau opens there round the clock. However, NO currency exchange facilities are available in TFN Airport.

Many banks are available in La Laguna, and open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00. Credit cards are widely accepted in Spain, in restaurants, hotels, etc.


No visa is required for citizens of countries of the European Union.

Spain has an agreement for visa exceptions with many countries, such as: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Switzerland, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela. Citizens from these countries do not need a visa to enter and stay in Spain up to 90 days.

Citizens from all other countries do need a tourist visa to enter Spain. This kind of visa provides coverage for attending scientific conferences, seminars or meetings.

In order to request a tourist visa, you have to contact the Spanish Embassy/Consulate nearest to your city.

This must be done several months before the conference is set to take place, since visa applications can take quite some time.

Letter of Invitation

We will provide a letter of invitation for those participants who request one. If you need such a letter, please send us an e-mail at pipa2016(at) with the following information: 

Full name, passport number and country of issue.
Institution and preliminary title of communication.
Full mailing address and a fax number to send the letter.
Names and passport numbers of your accompanying persons, if any.

Exact dates of arrival and departure, and the name of the hotel in which you are going to stay.

Please, be sure to provide your name and the names of your accompanying persons exactly as written in the passports.