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Tenerife the Island of eternal spring
The island of Tenerife is (2031 km m2) the North and the South being divided by the mountain range Las Cañadas and Spain’s Highest Mountain “Mount Teide” which has a height of 3.718 meters above sea level and stands predominantly in the centre of this tropical paradise.
(centre of the Island)
Las Cañadas is part of the volcanic crater which was formed 4.5 million years ago, this huge crater is 16 km in diameter. Part of the crater was blown off and sank into the sea in a great eruption 170.000 years ago, great volcanic pressure forced upwards to form the new peak now known as Teide, Teide is now a dormant volcano.
One of the many views winding though the pine forest towards the Orotava Valley, on the horizon you can see one of the other Islands ¨La Palma¨.
The (Las Cañadas del Teide) National park, here can be seen one of the worlds leading space observatories called Izaña, the famous Isaac Newton telescope is situated here.
South of the Island
The South of the island is very dry, and twenty-five years ago one would have said almost a desert. But today due to modern architecture, building and engineering skills, the south of Tenerife has been transformed. It’s lush green golf courses, sports facilities, and tourist activities have made the South of Tenerife into one of Europe’s leading holiday resorts.
Playa de las Americas
The North of the Island is naturally green and fertile, with extremely beautiful scenery, breath taking views and a varied vegetation according to the altitude. The ground being so fertile that a dropped seed moistened by the morning dew and kissed by the day’s sun, will grow and add to the mass of all year round flowers and natural colour to be seen from the mountains to the seashore.
Above top left photo: looking along the coast towards Icod de los Vinos from San Vicente. Top right: the view from El Sauzal looking down towards Puerto de la Cruz, which can be seen on the coast on the far right of the photo. Bottom left:one of the many walks along the coast, Bottom right: Playa Mesa del Mar (Tacoronte) looking down the coast.
This wonderful sub tropical, all year round climate has rightly earned Tenerife the title of “The Island of Eternal Spring.
Puerto de la Cruz.
The friendly local inhabitants are very proud of their Island and local customs. They will welcome you to take part in their regular fiestas, especially the annual Carnival, which is the second largest Carnival in the world and goes on for two weeks.
The Corpus Christi fiesta takes place in June all over the Islands, however the principal town of this event is La Orotava when all the streets and the town hall square (Above) are closed and carpeted with flower petals and different coloured soils from the mountains to make beautiful pictures as above called Alfombras de La Orotava (Carpets of La Orotava)
After the religious parade over the carpets there is dancing in the streets, all locals are dressed in typical canarian costume, on the last day there’s the canarian parade, different groups playing traditional instruments found in the Canary Isles
Photos below: The Corpus Christi La Orotava
Thank you for taking time to look at our web page, we have only touched the tip of the iceberg, as there is much more to see. However our intentions are to give you a look at what life is like in Tenerife and to say that Tenerife is
The ideal place to enjoy life.