Frequently Asked Questions


What is Cactus Coliving?

At Cactus Co-living, you'll share a recently refurbished living space with like-minded individuals. It's more than just a shared living space; it's an opportunity to exchange experiences and build bonds with others while working and travelling abroad.

We cater primarily to entrepreneurs, digital nomads, freelancers and and those working towards becoming any of the above.

Is there a time limit for noise?

Yes. To ensure everyone's comfort, volume is kept down after 11 pm. Exceptions can be made for a particular day if everyone agrees.

How often are the common areas and the rooms cleaned?

The common areas are cleaned every 3 days, and the bedsheets and towels in the rooms are changed on weekly basis, aligning with the weekly room cleaning schedule.

Are there private bathrooms?

Yes. There are rooms with a private bathroom.

Is there a laundry room?

Yes. We have a space with a washing machine and an iron available. The cost per wash is €2.50 (soap and softener are also included).

Is there a kitchen?

Yes. Our fully equipped kitchens are at your disposal, along with storage space for your food.

Tenerife: 2 kitchens indoor and outdoor
La Gomera:
1 kitchen (indoor)


Does the house offer coworking facilities?


Tenerife: Two coworking spaces. The first is a formal area for quiet tasks, while the second is an informal space where you can make calls, conduct meetings, and engage in productive conversations with other colivers. Feel free to use this space for networking and collaboration.

La Gomera: One informal coworking space, creating a versatile environment for networking and collaborative work.

Are the coworking spaces accessible 24/7?

Colivers currently staying in the house enjoy 24/7 access to the coworking spaces.

External coworkers visiting Cactus Coliving, access is available during specific hours on weekdays from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm and on weekends from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Quality of internet connection?

We have 300MB optical fiber Wi-Fi and extenders throughout the entire house, both in Tenerife and La Gomera.

Are there a conference rooms? How does it work?

Tenerife: The conference room is intended for private calls / meetings, providing a quiet space. Two rooms, the small meeting room, and the cellar room can be reserved at no extra charge.

La Gomera: We do not have conference rooms, but we are working on it. In the meantime, there are still several spaces, including your own room, where you can find a quiet place to conduct calls / meetings.

What are the working areas around the house?

Tenerife: Work from anywhere in our coliving - whether in the garden, rooftop with a view of Roque de la Jama, courtyard, kitchen, or your own room for added privacy.

La Gomera: A selection of different working areas, from the garden to desks located around the house, as well as in your room.

Are there monitors available to use?

Yes. You can rent monitors at both coliving spaces for €2.50 per day.


What kind of people stay at Cactus?

Most of our guests are solo digital nomads, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. All have adventurous souls and are looking to connect and share their experiences with others. We’re passionate about building a community where you can connect with likeminded people with shared values.

What kind of activities are there?

Skill sharing, family dinners, volleyball, ping pong, yoga, workouts, hiking and so much more! Click below for more details:

- Tenerife
- La Gomera


Where is el Valle San Lorenzo ?

El Valle San Lorenzo is a local town in the South of Tenerife, with a well-known agricultural-based community. You have the benefits of enjoying this quiet town, while also being only a 10-15 minute drive from most touristic areas and beaches.  It’s your ideal place for a workstation, having the peace you need to do your work and the convenience of accessing other touristic activities.

Where is San Sebastian de la Gomera?

San Sebastián de la Gomera is the capital of La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Known for its historical significance as a stop for Christopher Columbus, the town features charming architecture, cobbled streets, and a vibrant harbor. Highlights include the medieval fortress Torre del Conde. Nestled on the eastern coast of La Gomera, the town offers a laid-back atmosphere amid lush landscapes and a stunning coastline.

What is the weather like in the Canary Islands?

Winter averages 22-14 degrees, summer averages 28-18 degrees. We recommend to pack versatile clothing for beach and mountain activities, including beachwear, sports attire, and warm layers like sweaters, scarves, and socks.

How do I get to Cactus coliving?

Tenerife: To reach Cactus from Tenerife, it's recommended to use the South Airport. If arriving there, options include a 15-minute taxi ride (costing 25-30 euros), taking buses 40 or 111 to Los Cristianos, then transferring to 416 or 418 to El Valle, or renting a car. If coming from the North Airport, a journey involves taking three buses—343 to South Airport, 40 to Parque de la Reina, and 421 to El Valle—lasting around 2 hours. Car rental is also available. Parking around Cactus is readily available and free.

La Gomera: To reach Cactus from La Gomera, fly into La Gomera Airport and take a taxi or bus. Alternatively, visitors from Tenerife can enjoy a scenic ferry ride from Los Cristianos port. Parking is available in the town for those driving.

Do you have a parking area?

Yes. You can find spots to park the car for free around both co-livings.

Is there a gym nearby?

Tenerife: Gimnasio Génesis, a 1-minute walk from the coliving, offers functional classes at a monthly fee of €30. For a shorter commitment, a weekly pass is available for just €10.

La Gomera: Body Health Gym is located just 2 minutes away from the coliving.

Are there supermarkets and ATMs closeby?

Tenerife: Yes. We have two supermarkets – a local one just 1 minute away and a larger one 8 minutes away from the coliving. Additionally, there are three ATMs from different banks within a maximum 5-minute walk.

La Gomera: Yes. There is a supermarket just a 1-minute walk away, and another larger one at an 8-minute walk from the central area of Cactus House in San Sebastian de La Gomera. Additionally, there are three ATMs from different banks within a maximum 5-minute walk from the same area

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Why are we a sustainable coliving?

At Cactus, sustainability is at the core of our values and practices. Here’s why we stand out:

  1. Solar-Powered Energy: We take pride in producing 80% of our energy through our own solar panels. By harnessing the power of the sun, we minimize our environmental impact while providing a comfortable experience for our guests.
  2. Local Collaboration: We actively collaborate with local organizations dedicated to creating a better and more sustainable island. Together, we work towards preserving the natural beauty of our surroundings and supporting the local community.
  3. Environmental Stewardship: Regularly, we organize and host biweekly clean-ups in the breathtaking beaches and mountains of our island. By actively participating in these clean-up efforts, we demonstrate our commitment to maintaining a pristine environment for everyone to enjoy.
  4. Supporting Local Businesses: We believe in supporting our local economy. That’s why we source the majority of our supplies from local shops, reducing transportation emissions and fostering a sense of community resilience.
  5. Slow Living and Conscious Consumption: Our community values slow living, which means we create an environment where long-term stays of around 1.5 months are the norm. We also practice conscious living by offering meat-reduced options for breakfasts, brunches, and dinners, encouraging our guests to make mindful choices for their well-being and the planet.
  6. Sharing Assets: At Cactus, we embrace the spirit of sharing. Instead of buying individual assets for each room or person, we promote the concept of communal living. By sharing resources, we reduce waste, minimize consumption, and foster a sense of togetherness.

These are just a few examples of our dedication to sustainability and community. If you’re passionate about a more sustainable and mindful way of living, we invite you to join us on this extraordinary adventure.

Are animals allowed?

Tenerife: Certainly! If you are considering bringing your pet along, please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss your request. We’ll be more than happy to assist you with any inquiries or arrangements regarding pets.

La Gomera: Unfortunately, we do not accommodate pets in this coliving space.

Are there discounts for longer stays?

These 3 attractive discounts are designed to reward our valued community members who choose to make Cactus their home for an extended period:

- 10% biweekly discount (14 nights)

- 30% monthly discount (30 nights)

- 35% bimonthly discount (60 nights)

How can I apply discounts / coupons?

- Referral Discount: Can be combined with other discounts / coupons

- Cactus Pass and Reviews Coupons: Can be combined with long-term discounts

- Long-term Discounts: Can be combined with Cactus Pass or Review Coupon

What is a Cactus Pass?

After booking at either Cactus Tenerife or La Gomera, individuals will receive a bonus 5% discount. If a person stays in Tenerife, they receive this discount when visiting La Gomera, and vice versa.

How does the 'Referral Discount' work?

If you bring a friend to Cactus Community you both get €30 OFF on your final bill. The minimum stay for you and your friend to get the referral program is 1 month.

When booking, please add the name and surname of the Cactus member who referred you to our community in the comments.

Please note that this credit can be also used for future stays.

Now the terms:

  • Offer valid 1 year since your friend booked
  • You can get up to 3 referrals on the same stay
  • This referral program is only available for direct bookings through our website
I’ve noticed rooms are double and we are a group of 3-4 friends, is it possible to add extra beds?

Yes, in the Premium Rooms we can host up to 4 people by adding individual beds for a small extra charge.

How many beds are in the Mix Quin Shared Room in Cactus Tenerife?

The room has 60m2 with it's own bathroom and 5 beds.

How can you contribute to Cactus community?

One of the good things about living in community is sharing. We want to offer the opportunity for people to be able to share any unique skills and talents that they have, and see if we can exchange and share with others who want to grow and learn new things (i.e. cooking, baking, marketing, juggling). Let us know if anything comes to mind as we are happy to share this with others.

What is it the cancellation policy?

If the guest cancels more than 3 weeks before the arrival date,  the deposit will be refunded*

If the guest cancels within three to one week before the arrival date, the deposit is non-refundable but will be keep as a voucher to exchange for an equivalent amount of days on future stays at Cactus coliving & coworking.

If the guest cancels less than one week before the arrival date, the total amount for the stay is non-refundable.

*-2% will be reduced from the deposit. This is what it costs the refund the deposit.

How does the payment process work?

When you make a booking, you will be required to pay 35% of the total amount through our website. The remaining payment will be settled during your stay with us.

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