about us

The story

Bienvenidos and Welcome to Amarilla- Community, Coliving, Coworking.

The heart of Amarilla is an eclectic team that all share the same infatuation for Tenerife and the Canary Islands; who strive to make sure everyone who visits ends up feeling the same way. The Amarilla team is built upon ensuring that guests experience everything the island has to offer, in addition to nurturing the growing digital nomad community on the island by making sure all of the Coliving and Coworking aspects are met.

Amarilla is more than just a Coliving and Coworking solution for Digital Nomads in the South of Tenerife. If you’re looking for a change of scenery and the chance to work and live on an island known for its “eternal spring” year-round climate, then this is the place for you. Amarilla is a Community for like-minded people, where friends are made and experiences are had. And of course, work is done. (That is, when you’re not eating paella or surfing.)

As the Amarilla motto goes: “If you are staying with us, working with us, hanging out with us, or all three- we still want to get to know you.”

Exclusive packages are available for yoga and surf classes, as well as discounted excursion trips- whether it’s whale watching or hiking up Teide, the highest peak in Spain. Plus, there is plenty of chance to mingle with other guests at our social meet-ups and workshops. If there’s anything you’d want to try while on the island that isn’t listed, let us know.

Who we are

We are the Amarilla Team, a handpicked group of passionate workers helping create, nurture and grow the digital nomad community on the island of Tenerife

Marina Fuentes Corridan

From:

Half Canarian-Half Irish


Favourite colour:

Blue


Food can’t live without:

Dumplings


Most loved possession:

Her sunglasses

Founder

Marina grew up in the South of Tenerife. Having parents from different cultures allowed her to experience both the Canarian culture of her father and the Irish culture of her mother – along with the array of nationalities and communities spread throughout the Canary Islands.

After graduating from High School she left the island to study and work abroad. She has lived in: Spain, Ireland, Germany, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Jordan, France, the USA, and Bali. However, she found herself being drawn back to the place where she grew up in. Marina would invite friends to visit her home with them and when showing off the island, felt an immense sense of pride and adoration for the place.

Tenerife is an island that boasts as much culture and history as it does experiences and activities. For such a small place in a seemingly random part of the world, it has something for everyone.

Not long after, she would relocate to Tenerife, after spending years travelling the world Marina realised that the island is incomparable to anywhere else she has lived. There really is no place like home.

Head team

Meet our full-time team. 

Dedicated to making sure your stay is equally as unforgettable as it is hassle-free, our Head Team works tirelessly to provide a friendly and efficient service.

From the moment you’re welcomed to long after you leave, you are their number one priority. 

Kayleigh Proctor

From:

England


Favourite colour:

Green


Food can’t live without:

Chocolate


Most loved possession:

Her furbabies

Chloe O’Brien

From:

Half English – Half Portuguese

Favourite colour:

Purple

Food can’t live without:

Smoked Tofu

Most loved possession:

Portable speaker

Amy Bacon

From:

Half Dutch – Half English

Favourite colour:

Forest Green

Food can’t live without:

Cheese

Most loved possession:

My passport

Jacinto Ramos

From:

Cantabria

Favourite colour:

Olive

Food can’t live without:

Cocido Montañés

Most loved possession:

Surf Board

Alberto

From:

Tenerife


Favourite colour:

Blue


Food can’t live without:

Bread fanatic


Most loved possession:

His two children

Coworking team

The necessity to work in a comfortable, quiet, and positive environment is extensively upheld by Alberto.

Thanks to him, we know all of our guests are in a safe space, with whatever it is they need to focus on working.

Alberto looks after the Coworking office and will make sure all your working needs are always met.

Surf team

Stalin and Inga are professionals that have surfed all over the world; they’ve even organized surf trips throughout South America. Whether you’re a hesitant beginner or an advanced surfer wanting to try the waters of Tenerife, Stalin and Inga have a range of classes based on experience.

Top tip: Evening classes include an additional sunset-watching hour on the beach – beers are optional!

Stalin

From:

Venezuela


Favourite colour:

Blue


Food can’t live without:

Arepa


Most loved possession:

His surf board

Inga

From:

Germany


Favourite colour:

Turquoise


Food can’t live without:

The dishes Stalin cooks for us, overall all Venezuelan dishes


Most loved possession:

Her surf board

Vita

From:

Bulgaria


Favourite colour:

Pink


Food can’t live without:

Papaya


Most loved possession:

Meditation

Yoga team

Vita’s yoga studio isn’t inside a stuffy air-conditioned room filled with mirrors. Instead, it’s the beach.

Having spent ten years in India learning everything there is to know about yoga, Vita teaches various styles of the practice, it’s up to you which one to try. However, we cannot recommend enough experiencing starting the day with a yoga session by the sea.

Angela

From:

England


Favourite colour:

Green


Food can’t live without:

Bread


Most loved possession:

Family & pets

Phil

From:

England


Favourite colour:

Green


Food can’t live without:

Potatoes


Most loved possession:

Family & pets

Cleaning team​

The Cleaning Team is part of the Community and interacts with guests regularly to make sure everything is to their standard of cleanliness.

The Coworking and Coliving spaces are cleaned thoroughly, for guests to focus solely on their work and, most importantly, enjoy themselves. There isn’t a day that you won’t be greeted by Angela & Phil´s welcoming smile.

Looking for a team retreat?

We have created a branch off brand called Your Team Retreat. A company created to help you and your team bond, network, create and relax together with a hassle free experience from beginning to end. The website services personalised retreats for groups of all sizes, industries and budgets.
The team is made up of two local business-savvy female entrepreneurs Claire Rivero Founder of The Point Surf Club and Marina Fuentes Corridan Founder of Amarilla – Community, Coliving, Coworking that have called Tenerife home for many years.
Expect professionalism with a personal touch you won’t find anywhere else.

Want to join our team?

We’re always looking to meet interesting people and hear their stories. If you’d like to collaborate, partner, or just want to chat with us, drop up an email.

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