Isle of Tenerife

Vilaflor – the highest situated village on Tenerife

Vilaflor is the highest situated village on Tenerife with 1400 meter above the sea-level.

Around 3000 people live in this lovely village that is situated in a wonderful landscape with a lot of wonderful flowers.

The climate up in the mountains is very clean and fresh. That’s why the village is very suitable for a sanatorium.

Ausblick

Vilaflor is the starting point for several very interesting walking tours to the Paisaje Lunar or the Cañadas del Teide.

Above the village one can see some very big stone pines. Some of them have a hight of up to 45 meters. It’s really worth a visit.

One can also see very interesting stone formations of volcanic origin.

Kaktus

Even though there is low rainfall in Vilaflor and the surrounding regions, people practice very intensive agriculture. One can see very picturesque terrace fields on both sides along the road towards San Miguel.

Worth a visit is also the church Iglesia de San Pedro Apóstol, build in the 16th century on an older chapel. What is very interesting is the cross with Jesus sitting next to it. It’s very recommended to visit this church while being in Vilaflor.

A really nice view near Vilaflor is the Parque Natural del Teide (National Park of Teide).

This entry was posted on Monday, December 1st, 2008 at 12:01 am and is filed under Flowers & Plants, Landscapes, Photo-Blog, Vilaflor.


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