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
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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
Tenerife
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 snow.

 

Another attraction is a visit to La Gomera, a small nearby island that sports rain forests, often enshrined in clouds. 

 

We visited Tenerife in February 2013.

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the view from our hotelroom at the Costa Adeje at Tenerife's west coast
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you can take a nice stroll along the beach at Costa Adeje
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a nice workout at Golf del Sur
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view at El Teide and the balancing act of Roque Cinchado
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in the evening we return to San Sebastian de la Gomera to take the ferry back to Tenerife
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yes, that's fresh snow on the ground
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