Isle of Tenerife

Bizarre volcanic landscape and a lot more to discover

The massive volcanic eruptions left their mark on the landscape of the mountains and shorelines of the isle of Tenerife.

The colour palette of the isle is dominated by the black lava sand, some ocher coloured sand beaches and a deep green of the varied vegetation.

Teide with Clouds

The colour green of the vegetation is dominating on the three smaller Canary Islands of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.
Instead on Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote the landscape is formed by drough rocks and desert regions similar to the Sahara.
A lot of creativity from the native canarys has been necessary to make agriculture and cultivation possible.

Teide with birds

The attraction of Tenerife is its versatility. There are lively colonial towns and romantic mountains which are crowned by a volcano, the Pico del Teide. The volcano is 3718 meters high and is Spains highest mountain.

You can get to know Tenerife on extensive walks through hidden mountain pathes. In the range of Anaga and on an exciting discoverer tours in the Teide national park or in the mountains of Teno you can discover the soul of the vulcanic island.
Where can you see such a bizarre volcanic landscape full of craters, solidified magma rivers like on Tenerife?

Teide with snow

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2007 at 12:01 am and is filed under About Tenerife, Anaga Mountains, El Hierro, Hiking, La Gomera, La Palma, Landscapes, Mount Teide, Photo-Blog, Teide National Park, Teno.


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