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Vegetation and climate

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Tenerife is the biggest of the Canary Islands. 80 km long and up to 50 km wide. The surface area of the Island is 2.034,38 km². Tenerife is a volcanic island, situated infront of coast of Morocco and the Western Sahara. 1300 kilometers distanced from the Spanish mainland. The climate is very mild and pleasant all over the year.Palm Tree Tenerife

In the most sunny month of the year is July with an average of 10.6 hours of sunshine … Read the rest

Buses staging a comeback

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Mindful of the need to get people out of their cars and on to public transport, the island authorities on Tenerife are looking to increase the frequency and coverage of the services.

Just a few weeks after the launch of the new tram service that connects the island capital of Santa Cruz with the neighbouring town of La Laguna, the island bus operator, TITSA, has announced a raft of improvements to services in the north of the island.

The … Read the rest

Dragon tree reputed to be a thousand years old

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

dragon tree tenerife

The Dragon Tree, or Drago, is one of the iconic symbols of Tenerife.

It is very slow growing, but when it attains maturity it usually has a thick trunk which is crowned by a thick umbrella-shaped canopy of dagger-like leaves.

It gets its popular name from the secretion of a reddish resin, know as dragon’s blood, which appears when either the bark or leaves are cut.

It is thought that the original inhabitants of the island, the Guanches, … Read the rest

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