West Tenerife

Tenerife View of the Week, The High and Low Lands of Isla Baja

July 2, 2010 Jack 2

It’s a stunning part of Tenerife’s countryside, hence the name Buenavista, but due to the Teno Mountain range cutting it off from resorts like Los Gigantes on the south western side of the island, just around the corner relatively speaking, the area doesn’t receive the visitors it deserves. […]

North Tenerife

Walking on Tenerife, Exploring the Secret North Coast

June 23, 2010 Jack 5

Tenerife’s coast which stretches north from Puerto de la Cruz can be a coy mistress who keeps her treasures and pleasures hidden from all but the most inquisitive suitors. A road without a signpost leads down to the tiny fishing hamlet of El Caletón[…] […]

West Tenerife

Tenerife Walking Mysteries, Figure This One Out

June 10, 2010 Jack 3

Two notices on either side of the path, but with two different messages. The one on the left advises ‘entra usted en un espacio natural protegido’ which translates as ‘you are entering a protected natural area’. […]

Flora & Fauna

Walks in West Tenerife, Chinyero Volcano

June 10, 2010 Andy 2

Unless you’ve been participating in a full sensory blackout programme for the past 2 months or so, you can’t fail to have noticed that things which have lain dormant for a very long time have suddenly become active again, causing consternation and disruption[…] […]

West Tenerife

Tenerife View of the Week – Mount Teide from the Lava Field

June 9, 2010 Jack 1

You can get a shot of Mount Teide framed by emerald pines in any number of locations. What made this frame stand out was that the harsh black lava fields that are usually deviod of colour or plant life were brought to life by splashes of delicate pinks and burnt orange[…] […]

Teide National Park

Walking in the Mount Teide Crater

May 30, 2010 Jack 2

With the stunning tajinaste flower in bloom, May and June are the perfect months for getting away from the crowds and exploring Teide National Park on foot. […]