If you like to take pictures of landscapes and you like to ride a car... Tenerife and other Canary Islands are waiting for you :-) Amazing scenery... interesting scenic routes ... and usually there is parking in such interesting places ... Here you will find pictures of the descriptions of our tour of Tenerife by car.
Below you will find photos, locations on maps and descriptions of places to see in the northwest of Tenerife. I also recommend several spherical pictures. More photos and other interesting places on the island: Tenerife - tourist attractions.
We left Puerto de Santiago in the morning and after a few minutes we were at the first lookout point - Los Gigantes Cliffs. Photo from El Mirador Archipenque.
Los Gigantes cliffs
Giant cliffs on the west coast of Tenerife. You can see the lighthouse in the distance - at the westernmost tip of the island (Punta de Teno). This is the purpose of today's tour.
View of the valley - Valle de Arriba
View of the valley Valle de Arriba from the TF-82 road from Santiago del Teide to Icod de los Vinos. There you can see Pico Viejo and Teide in the clouds in the distance.
Forest on Tenerife
After almost an hour driving the car suddenly appeared a forest - gigantic pines, shrubs, mosses ... a real big forest.
Roads of Tenerife
The roads on Tenerife are mostly very good. The main roads and motorways are wide and are great. Side roads in the mountains are often narrow, steep and very winding - it's great entertainment ride that way! Photo of a steep and narrow road to Genovés.
Garachico - colorful city
Lookouts and car parks are always in great places in the Canary Islands. You can see on the spherical picture how little space you need to prepare a super place to admire the views.
What to see in Tenerife
Garachico on the north coast of Tenerife is a very interesting place with history. You can see the small and beautiful Canarian city. It is only a small fishing harbour now but in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries it was the main harbor on the island.
Garachico in Tenerife
The city was destroyed by lava on 5 May 1706 after the eruption of the volcano Trevejo. Garachico it is a very nice tourist attraction now. You can visit the fortress of Castillo de San Miguel, the museum, the old town with typical Canarian architecture and natural pools formed by lava on the ocean shore.
The north of the island in November
Northern Tenerife in November - clouds, fog and quite strong wind. The temperature is about 14-16 degrees C. If you like the sun then I recommend the southern part of the island. There is almost always sunshine and the temperature is 10 degrees higher.
Buenavista del Norte
A small town and an interesting tourist attraction at the northern end of the island with typically Canarian architecture. Worth seeing: 16th and 17th century old town, church and Remedios square. In autumn, there are no crowds after the tourist season ...
Church in Buenavista del Norte
The interior of the historic church La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios in Buenavista del Norte.
Punta De Teno
There is a lighthouse on the westernmost peninsula of Punta De Teno.
The road on the cliff edge to Punta De Teno is amazing. Note - you can drive there only in a week. At weekends, the road is only available for buses and taxis.
Beach Playa Punta De Teno
Mini beach on the peninsula of Punta De Teno. How little it is enough to relax on the beach ... maybe there is no golden sand, but what a view! A photo of Los Gigantes cliffs from the north.
Tenerife in November
There are two quite different weather zones in Tenerife in November - warm south and cool north. In the north of the island it was often clouded sometimes light rain ... and not too warm - temperature 14-18 degrees C. It does not bother you in walks, and some (as seen in the previous picture) even spend time on the beach ...
We stayed here:
Calle José González González
38683 Santiago, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain
The main advantage of this hotel was the location close to interesting places in Tenerife: Los Gigantes, Masca Gorge and good access to Teide Volcano.
The hotel is very clean, there were no insects :-) and the biggest advantage of the room we received was its size - it was a 3 bedroom studio: living room with balcony, bathroom with bathtub, twin bedroom and big wardrobe and an extra room with single bed.
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