The land upon which the hotel El Patio is located, known as “MALPAIS” (badlands), was given to Cristóbal de Ponte in 1507, from Genova and was the founder of Garachico. Nowadays you can see a bust of him which is placed in the courtyard in his honour. The chapel at the entrance to the estate, was built by Juan de Ponte in 1565 and was called Nuestra Señora de la Consolación.
In 1608, the King of Spain- Felipe III-, gave Melchor de Ponte and Prieto the first “mayorazgo” (land title) of Tenerife. Throughout the past four centuries the house has grown and adapted according to the crops planted and consequently we know that the layout of the house in the past was as follows. The dragon tree that presides over the patio is about 500 years old and the palm trees were planted by my grandmother in 1902.
The Canary mansion stands out in the middle of the property, a large building with a central courtyard. The structure is made up od Canary pitch pine, balconies, staircases, galleries ans accommodation for the workers on the estate.
The client can enjoy family memories and objects which have been conserved for over four hundred years in all the parts of the hotel. On certain days, there are tours of the private part of the house and the chapel.