Monday, 23 September 2013

Tenerife 2013

So I'm just back from 10 days in Tenerife! Relaxing and soaking up the sun was great but the most memorable day of the trip was definitely when we went on a full day tour of the island. Our first stop was at Vilaflor, the highest Spanish village...where you can have a coffee looking down at the clouds! From there we headed up through the pine-forests to reach almost 2400m above sea level and view the spectacular Teide Volcano!
We then head back down on the north side of the island to visit Icod, a 600 year old Dragon Tree and Garachico a small village that was once the main port on the island but has been destroyed twice by volcanic eruptions. 
The next part was breathtaking and the pictures sure do not do it justice, we boarded our bus again to head into the mountains and visit the village of Masca, 660m above sea level. After we leave the village we must keep climbing to about 1000m through rocky mountains on a road built right on the edge of these massive cliffs! Scary is an understatement and when we reached the bottom we gave our driver Roberto a massive applause for not killing us all! 
Last but not least we head to catch a glimpse of Los Gigantes, giant cliffs near to Puerto Santiago and a short drive back to our hotel in Adeje. All I can say is I sure slept well that night! Here are some of the Photos! 

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