Canary Islands, Spain - Main island of Tenerife

September 22, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Recently returned from our wonderful first visit to The Canary Islands.  This group of 7 islands are actually part of Spain, and located off the coast of Africa, near Morocco.  Its about the size of PEI in Canada.

  • Beaches: Golden Sahara desert sand and black volcanic sand

  • Clean modern / classic buildings plus old Spanish

  • Staircase style Architecture

  • Mini Las Vegas if you want it

  • Many natural attractions, and other attractions

  • Small cars and narrow streets - plus major highways

  • Underground building construction

  • 12,000 foot mountain climb

 

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IMG_8460wIMG_8460wPlaya de Las Teresitas, Tenerife. Golden Sand beach IMPORTED from the Sahara Desert, nearby!

The touristy part of the island is the south, which is very hot, with dry savannah / bad lands like African safari:

IMG_7561wIMG_7561wStaircase architecture, Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

The Northern part of the island is greener:

IMG_8191wIMG_8191wSteep downhill mountain switchbacks, enroute to Garachico, North shore, Tenerife Island, Canary Islands, Spain 2019

Rural roads through base of mountain:

IMG_7693wIMG_7693wStone arch bridge, Barren mountain desert, Rural drive, South side, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain; 2019

Mt. Teide National park, takes you to 12,000 feet by cable car:

IMG_8116wIMG_8116wMount Teide

Pico del Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain 2019

 


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