Isle of Tenerife

Travelogue Tenerife

Two years ago I’ve been on the most popular island of the Canary Islands, Tenerife. I lived in a fancy finca in the countryside for one week and I rented a car, of course, to see all the highlights of this volcanic island.


First of all I visited the Mt. Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. You can ride a cable-car to the summit. And I had an unrivalled view on the lunar-like landscape. You can see all the colours of different types of rock, orange, green, rust, black and beige.

For good photographers a must, to eternalise this fascinating view in pictures. I’m not a good photographer, so I tried to put these colours in my mind for ever.
And, believe it or not, on this bald peak I found vegetation. It was a kind of daisy flower, growing in bushy clumps, very cute.

I drove around, visited all the traditional rural towns and hillside villages, but for fun you should go out in Puerto de la Cruz. It’s said to be better for the older people, like I am, and it exceeded all my expectations. It was a quiet, cool space, that’s what people told me. And there were right! I had a relaxing evening there.

Black Sand

The northern coast was bordered by steep cliffs, but the southern part was for the tourists. It was not because this part was hotter, but rather the infrastructures were more developed.

The beaches, made of black volcanic sand, were gorgeous and the ocean was wild and refreshing.

flowers tenerife

This flower grows at Playa Jardin, the beautiful beach in Puerto de la Cruz in the North of Tenerife.

I walked along the ocean and sometimes I was completely alone. Wonderful! If you ever plan an unforgettable vacation, you should go there.

This entry was posted on Monday, August 15th, 2011 at 12:01 pm and is filed under Flowers & Plants, Landscapes, Mount Teide, Puerto de la Cruz.

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