Tenerife is not just a beach-bum’s paradise

Tenerife is not just a beach-bum’s paradise

October 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Many people are put off travelling to Tenerife purely because they regard it as a beach-bum’s paradise. If surfing and lounging around on the beach really isn’t your thing, don’t fear; there are plenty of things to do in Tenerife that do not involve beach-related activities.

La laurisilva

La laurisilva

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The laurisilva wood that covers the Anaga highland and other parts of the north of Tenerife is considered by scientists to be a genuine living fossil. This forest which 20 million years ago covered all the south of Europe during the Miocene and Pliocene periods disappeared with the glaciers of the quaternary era. However in […]

Las Canadas

Las Canadas

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The Teide National Park was created in 1954. It has a surface area of 135 square kilometres which includes the great volcanic crater 2,000 meters high where the volcanic cones of Pico Viejo and the Teide are located at 1,105 and 1,718 meters above it respectively. All is of great geological, botanical and landscape value.

Mount Teide

Mount Teide

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The Teide volcano is the most characteristic feature of the landscape. This great mountain which today dominates the whole island and from the summit of which all the islands can be seen, arose about 600,000 years ago after violent eruptions which covered almost the whole island of Tenerife. The landscape which is seen today is […]

Walking over the Teno ridges

Walking over the Teno ridges

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This walk covers the highlands of Teno until it reaches the sea at a natural beauty spot. The highland of Teno is an area of great natural wealth which harbours many native plant species.

Excursion to Barranco del Infierno

Excursion to Barranco del Infierno

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Barranco del Infierno in the locality of Adeje is perhaps the most impressive ravine in Tenerife. Its narrow course passes between vertical walls which become covered by abundant and exotic vegetation as it climbs, ending in a breathtaking triple waterfall carved out of the rock bed.

Garachico

Garachico

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This town, founded in 1499, which had been at one time the most important part of the island was buried in 1706 by a volcanic eruption which ended its days of splendour. At present Garachico is a town full of colour and contrasts with paved streets and buildings of great historical value. It stands in […]

Icod de los Vinos

Icod de los Vinos

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This pretty spot lies 22 km west of Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island. Its delightful old part has a special charm as it combines like no other the traditional architecture of the colonial past with lush tropical vegetation. Its steep paved side streets around the Plaza de la Pila house […]

San Cristobal de la Laguna

San Cristobal de la Laguna

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San Cristobal de la Laguna is the historical town par excellence of the Canary islands. It was founded in 1497 on the shores of a lake which finally dried up during the last century. For centuries it was the most important town of Tenerife being an administrative, political and military centre. La Laguna was also […]

Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The popular resort of Los Cristianos lies in a sheltered bay in the south-west corner of the island of Tenerife, merging into the more glitzy purpose-built resort of Playa de las Americas.

Flora and fauna in Tenerife

Flora and fauna in Tenerife

September 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Macaronesia is the name given to the groups of Islands which scatter across the centre of the Atlantic. One such group is the Canary Islands which boasts the greatest variety of flora. Throughout the Canaries there is a mixture of endemic and cultivated plants, tropical and sub-tropical.

Tenerife travel guide

Tenerife travel guide

September 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tenerife is the largest of the seven Spanish Canary Islands.  The island is an extremely popular tourist destination partly because of its year round high temperatures and sunny weather.  Tenerife has it all from stunning beaches, historical buildings and small fishing bays to impressive volcanoes and a perfect climate.