Gardens & parks in Tenerife

Gardens & parks in Tenerife

October 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tenerife has many important gardens and parks that are well worth visiting for those with green fingers. In Puerto de la Cruz, the Jardín Botánico was created by royal order in August, 1788, due to the need to cultivate species from the tropics in a good climate and has major collections of tropical and sub-tropical […]

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.

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.