Footpaths in Tenerife

Footpaths in Tenerife

September 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tenerife is a landscape of contrasts and micro-climates; a volcanic island, with stunning beaches and coastal paths that run alongside mountain tracks, woodland paths and watercourses that cross the lush terrain.

Active tourism in Tenerife

Active tourism in Tenerife

February 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The variety of landscapes and the superb climate make Tenerife an ideal location for outdoor activities all year round, from hiking to cycling and climbing to caving, potholing to paragliding. More unusual activities include stargazing in the world’s largest volcanic caldera in the Teide National Park and exploring one of the world’s largest lava tubes […]

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

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

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.