Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Punto de Teno - Nature Reserve

Punta de Teno is a part of the Teno Rural Park and covers nearly 200,000 acres.

Located on the North-West of the Island it incorporates parts of the municipals of Buenavista del Norte, Los Silos, El Tanque and Santiago del Teide. 

Largely due to it's isolated position, it's one of the Islands most beautifully preserved Nature Reserves.

As with most of the Island, the North West of the park contrasts vastly with the South West of the park, the North West being a lot damper providing the lush Fauna.

The park provides the perfect habitat for certain endangered species such as the Spotted Lizard and the Laurel Pigeon. If you are very lucky you could see an Osprey, this bird of prey is why the park has been declared a 'Special Bird Protection Area'  they are majestic in flight....

From the Light House you get a fantastic view of Los Gigantes cliffs that drop into the sea from a height of 600 m, the sun sets from there are a sight to see.

There are a number a hamlets in the park, the most famous one being Masca, there is plenty to explore and over 100 km's of marked out trails.


Los Pedregales Visitor Centre
Finca Los Pedregales s/n. El Palmar, 38480. Buenavista del Norte.
Tel. 0034 922447974
E-mail: tenoparque@tenerife.es
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 2 pm.

TITSA BUS 1€ BUENAVISTA TO PUNTA DE TENO

Sunday, 18 February 2018

TITSA -BUENAVISTA TO PUNTO DE TENO 1€


New line 369, from Buenavista Station, Plaza de los Remedios to Punta Teno, every thursday, friday, saturday, sunday and bank holiday.


The cost € 1 in cash for each trip.

The stops: Estación de Buenavista - Plaza de Los Remedios -Camino La Montaña - C/ La Cancela (San Sebastian square) - Cruz de Toledo - Barranco Itobal- Punta de Teno.

The schedules:

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND BANK HOLIDAY


     Buenavista Station                          Punta de Teno

              10:00                     10:25
              11:00                     11:25
              12:00                   12:25
              13:00                   13:25
              14:00                       14:25
              15:00                   15:25
              16:10                   16:45





Tuesday, 13 February 2018

TENERIFE WALKING FESTIVAL 2018


Tenerife Walking Festival will take place from May 22 th to 26th 2018. This is an open event to hikers from all over the continent, combining different types of hikes and trails and original supplementary activities. A great event to be enjoyed with your usual hiking group, with your family or even on your own.


All the information that you need can be found on this link-


http://www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com/en/

This is a great way to see the Island and at the same time enjoy your walking with friends and family as well as making new friends,

Enjoy.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Tenerife South - Beautiful Scenery



Tenerife South is drier and warmer than Tenerife North, taken as a average over a year.

Tenerife North is not by any stretch of the imagination cold and it does not rain all the time, it's just damper than the south especially during the winter months, which in Tenerife are from November to March.


The south of the island is a large area, the pictures you see here are more to the South East of the Island looking down from the mountains above Arafo along the south coast, with Gran Canaria being the other Island that you can see
.
When you think of South Tenerife you automatically think of Playa De Las Americas and Los Cristianos, these being the main tourist areas on the south of the island.

There is much to see and explore away from these tourist areas, please do not fall into the trap of thinking that it's where the youngsters come to drink the night away and then sleep if of on the beach during the day, Yes, they still do it, but it's confined to a very small area of Playa De Las Americas called 'Veronica's', even this area has been regenerated over the last few years and is not the eye sore that it used to be and at night there is a good Police Presence to make sure that there are no problems. 

The best way to explore is by car, there are always good Car Hire deals to be had, if you don't like or don't feel confident driving abroad, the Titsa bus service on the Island is excellent and covers most of the Island and it's not expensive. The alternative is to book your self on the Island Tours, which cover all the main attractions. 



There are plenty of Rural Hotels (Casa Rurals) on the Island , they can be found in many of the the local towns and villages and offer a good base for exploring, walking or just relaxing.


Remember you are never far from the coast on the Island of Tenerife, and you can get there easily by car or bus.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Hiking, Trekking and Walking Trails, #Tenerife - El Camino Viejo de Candelaria ( The Old Walk Way of Candelaria), Tenerife


El Camino Viejo de Candelaria (The Old Walk Way of Candelaria) corresponds in some  parts to the old road which connected The Old City of La Laguna to Candelaria, it has a wealth of history and culture.

It has  become an annual pilgrimage route, between La Laguna and Candelaria, the pilgrims walking to pay homage to the Virgin of Candelaria, which can be seen in the Basilica in Candelaria.


The starting point is from the Church of La Concepción, The Church dates back to 1496, has gone through numerous renovations, it is listed as a Cultural (BIC) with a Historic Monument. It houses important sculptures by  Luján Pérez and many more important artefacts.

Starting from the Plaza de la Conception  next to the Church, take a small tour along Calle Obispo Rey Redaondo, where before you will find  the historic building of the General Captains built in 1624 the main feature being the porch which is made of Red Tufa and the Canarian style court yard.

Adjacent to this you will find the Corn Exchange, built in 1705 which housed the administrative offices of the island. This leads you into the Plaza del Adelantado where you will find the Palacio de Nava and the Monastery of Santa Catalina, convent of nuns which opened in 1611.

The route from La Laguna to Candelaria can be found on 'Senderos de Canarias' , it is in Spanish , but if you copy and paste it into Google Translate, you will find the full route filled with lots of
interesting historical information, well worth looking at.

Whether you enjoy walking, hiking or trekking this route takes you through some beautiful areas of #Tenerife and is one not to be missed.



Other Links:-

Tourism de Candelaria 

Tourism de La Laguna 

Friday, 2 February 2018

Laurisilva , (Laurel Forest) Tenerife

Laurisilva is a woodland formation that is considered to be a relic of the woods that covered North Africa and Southern Europe Twenty million Years ago.









On the Island of Tenerife the best examples are in the areas of - Anaga, Los Silos, Guimar, Aqua Garcia and Icod, Laurel forests are specific to wet forests from sea level to the highest mountains,, they need an ecosystem of high humidity. Laurel forests typically occur on the slopes of tropical or subtropical mountains, where the moisture from the ocean condenses so that it falls as rain or fog and soils have high moisture levels.


The Trade winds which blow from the north west give a constant supply of humid air in these areas, climbing up the slopes of the mountains, creating a dense fog, which is practically present al year round.

Numerous footpaths have been created through the forests so that you can really explore and enjoy.

Photo's by Pablo

Monday, 22 January 2018

THE CANARY ISLAND FLAGS


These are the flags of The Canary Islands.

As you can see, the Tenerife Flag looks very much like the Flag of Scotland, there are a few stories of to why this is, so take your pick.

1. When Nelson was defeated at the Battle of Santa Cruz, the Scottish flag was adapted to show 
    respect for the Scottish Sailors during the battle.  

2. That there were wealthy Scottish Merchants who were also Masons and they thought that Tenerife 
    needed a Flag, so decided to make their flag that of Tenerife's.

3. That the blue background is the colour of the sea and the white is the snow on Mt.Teide.



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Igueste de San Andrés, Tenerife, Canary Islands.