The Rambla del Castro route in Los Realejos is our favourite coastal walk on Tenerife. It possesses a tropical beauty that exudes an exotic flavour of the Caribbean. It also has history, secret coves and quirks galore.
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“Are those the fresh potatoes you’re cooking?” I ask. “Yes, best quineguas!” comes the grinned reply. “Come and have some wine!”
There’s nothing particularly spectacular about this shot but it sort of sums up some of the reasons why the Anaga Mountains are our favourite area for walking in Tenerife. They make you feel quite small.
Boxing Day dawned like high summer, and having spent the morning working, the bright sunshine got the better of me and I abandoned Jack and the pc to head off into the banana plantations.
Over the last few years Tenerife has gained more and more of a reputation as a walking destination that offers some first class and incredibly diverse hiking trails. This is clearly a real bonus for anyone on holiday in Tenerife…
The cradle of Spanish tourism, Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife has been hosting refugees from Northern Europe’s winter bite since Marianne North set up her easel, took out her paints and said “I scarcely ever went out without finding some new wonder to paint…”
A narrow track wound downwards to the coast, passing small cottages with bleached woodwork window and door frames and peeling plaster walls decorated by the shadows of palm trees that added a distinctly Caribbean aspect.
Every time I head up into the upper La Orotava valley to hike around La Caldera, I’m assailed anew by the perfume of the pines and I wish there was some way that I could bottle it.
You’ve got your heart set on stepping out into the sunshine and making tracks for the great Tenerife countryside to explore virgin forests and breathe in sweeping vistas that will make your heart soar…
There’s been one part of the north west coast of Tenerife that has whispered ‘come explore’ for years. We’ve driven passed the area on countless occasions, each time commenting on how good it would be to trek along paths through the forest of bananas, grand haciendas…