Ancient Guanche warriors guard the square at Candelaria
from the terrace you have a nice view at Los Gigantes
the rough coast features several houses with a view
La Gomera has its own Twin Peaks
the highlands are hidden in fog and clouds
we leave Los Cristianos for a daytrip to la Gomera island
El Teide carries sometimes some fresh snow
The Canary Islands
are a chain of a dozen volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean, starting 100 km west of Morocco.
The name means Islands of the dogs
, after the aboriginal Guanches
that worshipped dogs.
The islands were created
above the Canary Hotspot
under the northeast bound Atlantic Plate. El Hierro and La Palma still sit on the hotspot and show
volcanic activity that might cause a devastating megatsunami
Since 1494 the Canary Islands belong to Spain and
even Admiral Nelson could not change that. He lost his right arm in trying.
Tenerife is the largest island
and thanks to the year-round nice weather its beaches attract 5 million visitors per year.
Away from the crowded
beaches and busy tourist centers, the volcano El Teide is well worth a visit. At 3718 meters, Teide's top is often covered in
Another attraction is a visit to La Gomera, a small nearby island that sports rain forests, often enshrined in clouds.
Tenerife in February 2013.
the view from our hotelroom at the Costa Adeje at Tenerife's west coast
you can take a nice stroll along the beach at Costa Adeje
a nice workout at Golf del Sur
view at El Teide and the balancing act of Roque Cinchado
in the evening we return to San Sebastian de la Gomera to take the ferry back to Tenerife
yes, that's fresh snow on the ground