09. December 2019
Unbeatable as a Team
All our work has been worthwhile: On 30 November the El Cabrito Team won 1st prize in the competition “Digital Challenge” – an initiative of the hotel association ASHOTEL of the province Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Six long months we worked with all our teams in order to optimize our internal work routine technically sustainable while economising in resources. The aim was to digitally network our work at Finca and hotel such as to avoid overlapping in areas of responsibility, to make transparent team-related processes comprehensively and finally also to save paper. Working together at this project was fun, has strengthened our team-work and turned out to be worthwhile: Our team received best marks which fills us with pride and happiness! One thing is for sure: the project will go on!
20. November 2019
Those who see a ripe passion fruit for the first time will be amazed: Inside of a wrinkled skin there a up to 200 kernels buried in a jelly-like matter. The slippery kernels of the maracuja taste particularly well together with other fruit or as an exotic highlight in a mixed salad. A while ago two on our finca have found each other and their relationship brings forth this delicious fruit: the black Canary bees and the maracuja flowers. We are delighted that the fabulous flowers of the passion fruit managed to attract our bees to do their hard work collecting pollen. In just two months we will be able to harvest the ripe passion fruit in order to offer it on our buffet. The flesh of the passion fruit – which incidentally is called “parchita” on La Gomera – is rich in magnesia and phosphor. Apart from that the delightful bouquet of the maracuja is incomparable!
30. October 2019
Lilo Karsten’s autumn workshop has come to an end. It included artistic fun for all our guests – young and adult: taping material, silk painting, drawing, creating monotypes with fantastic AQUA printing colours. T-shirts, aprons, towels and even rucksacks – everything that can be printed on was available and used creatively. In our picture you see Matti who has printed his T-shirt stimulatingly with light palm-green and intense sea-blue colours. To be continued: Lilo returns in the Easter holidays!
18. September 2019
Prickly Cactus and its Fruit
It is hardly believable but the metre-high fig cacti survive without water. A few drops of rain suffice to make them grow on. And not only that – in the autumn these desert plants achieve to produce wonderfully juicy fruit. As of two weeks ago these prickly cactus figs have been part of our buffet again – carefully peeled by our staff – for our guests to enjoy these oh so delicious fruits.
30. August 2019
¡Hola! I am Lobo – the new one in the team. Luckily, I was able to learn from my predecessor Ringo all that you have to know as a hotel-dog on the Finca El Cabrito – and how to behave. Well – I like it very much here and hope to become as old as Ringo one day. You would like to know more about me? I am a Pastor Garafiano, a herding dog breed from La Palma similar to a shepherd dog. I’m still young, very friendly and endlessly patient. You can see for yourselves! I’m looking forward to get to know you at your next visit.
22. July 2019
Summer Nights Fun: Playing Boules
Now, at the heights of summer the boules players have a great time on our new illuminated boules pitch behind the bar. Beneath our beautiful palm trees, accompanied by the inimitable cries of the Cory’s shearwaters and the wafts of oleander flowers playing boules becomes a whole new experience here. Also for the spectators – after all the adjacent bar with its music, atmospheric lighting and the El Cabrito cocktails is the nightly attraction for ending a day of their holiday.
25. June 2019
Our young guests’ hearts are moved above all by the animals who live on the finca. And so it happened that it was mostly the children who pestered us on one point: They found that our goat-shed was too small and that the herd needed a far larger living area to feel comfortable. Our goat-shed is important above all in summer when there is not enough greenery in the dry river-bed for free ranging. We took the request of our guests seriously and decided to enlarge the goat-shed and to install better divisions at the same time. The building works took a month. Now our goats have twice as much room in the generously built shed and our two billy goats have their own quarter each.
Have look yourself: The goats in their new domicile are looking forward to your visit!
Foto: Benoit Tremsal