Subject: Tenerife/Madrid November/December
Hi, My girlfriend and myself are going to take a 14 day trip to the Canary Islands in November or December time frame. She would like to make a stop in Madrid for 3 or 4 days. She would also like to go around Christmas time.

I vacationed in Tenerife by myself in November 1999 and stayed at a lovely resort in Playa de Americas. Looking for a hotel in Puerta de la Cruz (which is on the opposite side of the island) and Madrid. Needs to be on the beach.

I do have some hotels in mind for at least Puerto de la Cruz, Hotel Botanico. When I look at December time frame all the hotels are booked up or so they say. Are they really?

1. Should I continue to try for December or is December a wash out. 2. Either way November or December, can someone recommend a decent hotel in Madrid. 3. Should I book the hotel first? or airfare.

Any help someone can give me would be appreciated. I have been all over the web looking into this.

Sincerely Tracie Seattle