Tenerife and Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain


The Canary Islands lie approximately 100 kilometres from the south coast of Morocco. An archipelago of seven main islands, they may be part of Spain, but seem to have more in common with the Caribbean due to their laid-back vibe, island time and stunning beaches. Many of the Canary Islands have been awarded UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status because of their unique volcanic landscapes and national parks. Tenerife isn’t quite an island of two halves, but it is an island of two parts. There are the purpose built resorts, such as Playa de las Américas and Costa Adeje, then there’s the rest of the island. The much bigger part, where most Canarios have lived for five centuries. What Tenerife offers is diversity. It’s large enough to be home to cosmopolitan cities with historic centres, bustling towns, small villages, rural farmlands and huge expanses of National Park where you can walk and walk and never meet a soul. It also boasts the highest mountain in Spain, the towering Mount Teide, whose sheer bulk provides a spectacular introduction to visitors arriving by air. And of course, almost all over the island, beaches for all tastes. Gran Canaria suffers from the same image as Tenerife often dismissed as little more than a mass tourism destination. In reality, it’s exactly the same, with the most interesting parts to be found outside of the resorts. Ironically, the two islands are quite similar in personality despite the fierce rivalry between them. The people who like Tenerife should, in theory, like Gran Canaria although there are differences. Round as a ball, Gran Canaria appears to have been bounced from the coast of West Africa 130 miles to the east. The third-largest of the Canary Islands, after Tenerife and Fuerteventura, it’s roughly the same size as Greater London. It was “discovered” in 999AD, when the Granada-based navigator Ibn Farrukh landed and introduced the wonder plant aloe vera to its shores. However, before the Spanish arrived in the 15th century, the Canarii occupied the island. These Berber-descended people had no knowledge of shipbuilding, which has led historians to conclude they were exiled landlocked slaves. The capital is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the north-east. It was established by Juan Rejón, an Aragonese captain in the Castilian navy, on 24 June 1478. It has grown into the ninth-biggest Spanish city and the largest in the Canaries, with a population of around 400,000. Following in Rejón’s wake was a rather better-known explorer. In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, pulling into Las Palmas’s Puerto de la Luz for a pit stop. His time was mainly spent haranguing shipwrights to repair his fleet. He spent his days in Vegueta, the city’s oldest district, at Casa de Colón, the residence of the then Spanish Governor. Although not particularly noted for its architecture, Gran Canaria does flaunt some grand designs. Las Palmas cathedral, for example, took some 400 years to complete, and you can enjoy a pigeon’s-eye view from its tower. Maspalomas, at the far south of the island, has some impressive Sahara-style dunes which, some have speculated, might have been caused by a tsunami emanating from Lisbon back in 1755. Beaches make up more than a quarter of Gran Canaria’s 147-mile coastline. The north coast is largely rugged.

 

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Puerto de Mogàn

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the south eastern coastline

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the south eastern coastline with a historical vessel organized for touristic purposes

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the south eastern coastline with a historical vessel organized for touristic purposes

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Mirador Degollada De La Yegua. A local busker playing a music box to collect some money

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Mirador Degollada De La Yegua. View

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Mirador Degollada De La Yegua. View

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Mirador Degollada De La Yegua, a tourist trap for pictures!

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Maspalomas, the sand dunes

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Maspalomas, Hotel Baobab Lopèsan

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Puerto de Mogàn

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Puerto de Mogàn

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Puerto de Mogàn

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Puerto de Mogàn

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, motorsailing around the south eastern coast, north of Puerto de Mogàn

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Playa de Güi-Güi - Chico

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Playa de Güi-Güi - Chico

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, motorsailing around the south eastern coast, north of Puerto de Mogàn

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the landscape around the GC-200 driving away from Puerto de Mogàn towards the north

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, landscape of the inner part of the south inside Pilancones National Park

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the village of Fataga

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the village of Fataga

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the village of Fataga

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the village of Fataga

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the village of Fataga

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the village of Fataga

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria - The landscape from the Degollada de las Yeguas lookout point in south Gran Canaria is astonishing. The panoramic vista of the Fataga valley, a winding, fifteen kilometre canyon with smooth sides and sharp, almost vertical ridges is breathtaking. The wide valley floor and deep sides are all covered with arid, desert-like vegetation and the sea glistens in the background.

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria - The landscape from the Degollada de las Yeguas lookout point in south Gran Canaria is astonishing. The panoramic vista of the Fataga valley, a winding, fifteen kilometre canyon with smooth sides and sharp, almost vertical ridges is breathtaking. The wide valley floor and deep sides are all covered with arid, desert-like vegetation and the sea glistens in the background.

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria - The landscape from the Degollada de las Yeguas lookout point in south Gran Canaria is astonishing. The panoramic vista of the Fataga valley, a winding, fifteen kilometre canyon with smooth sides and sharp, almost vertical ridges is breathtaking. The wide valley floor and deep sides are all covered with arid, desert-like vegetation and the sea glistens in the background.

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Maspalomas, the sand dunes

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Maspalomas, the sand dunes

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Playa de Güi-Güi - Chico

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Playa de Güi-Güi - Chico

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Playa de Güi-Güi - Chico

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Playa de Güi-Güi - Chico

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Maspalomas, the sand dunes

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the village of Agüimes

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the village of Agüimes

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the village of Agüimes

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the village of Agüimes

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the village of Agüimes

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the village of Agüimes

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the village of Agüimes

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, La Fortaleza de Ansite is one of the most important archaeological sites in Gran Canaria.

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, La Fortaleza de Ansite is one of the most important archaeological sites in Gran Canaria.

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Tejeda - Bodegas Bentayga. The winery is located next to the highest of the vineyards, at an altitude of 1.318m. Some of the winery’s facilities are excavated into the natural stone.

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Artenara. Mirador de Unamuno

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the view from Cruz de Tejeda at sunset, looking toward west and the island of Tenerife

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the view from Cruz de Tejeda at sunset, looking toward west and the island of Tenerife

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, wonderful view from the Parador of Cruz de Tejeda looking towards west and the sunset

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Agüimes

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, La Fortaleza de Ansite is one of the most important archaeological sites in Gran Canaria.

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Tejeda - Bodegas Bentayga. The winery is located next to the highest of the vineyards, at an altitude of 1.318m. Some of the winery’s facilities are excavated into the natural stone. Here in the pic, Sandra Armas, the owner. Behind her, in the distance, the white village of Las Cuevas Caidas

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Tejeda - Bodegas Bentayga. The winery is located next to the highest of the vineyards, at an altitude of 1.318m. Some of the winery’s facilities are excavated into the natural stone.

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, the village of Cruz de Tejeda

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Arucas - Hotel Rural La Hacienda Del Buen Suceso. Located right in the middle of 50 hectares of banana trees, still producing bananas, the estate is the oldest in the Canary Islands, since it was established in 1572

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Arucas - Hotel Rural La Hacienda Del Buen Suceso. Located right in the middle of 50 hectares of banana trees, still producing bananas, the estate is the oldest in the Canary Islands, since it was established in 1572

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Arucas - Hotel Rural La Hacienda Del Buen Suceso. Located right in the middle of 50 hectares of banana trees, still producing bananas, the estate is the oldest in the Canary Islands, since it was established in 1572

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Arucas - The parish house Casa del Cura was built in the 17th century. It is a typical Canarian brick house with whitewashed walls and roof tiles. Like most Canary houses there is a courtyard with a Dragon tree (Dracaena draco) a typical tree which can be found only in the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Madeira.

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Arucas - The Church of San Juan Bautista or Arucas Church, is a catholic temple. Due to the big dimensions, it is usually referred to as The Arucas cathedral.

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Cenobio de Valerón. This is a superb aboriginal grain collection store, in a settlement located up on a high escarpment at Montaña del Gallego. It was built by the ancient Canarians over 800 years ago, making full use of the geological conditions at the volcanic cone. With the help of flint stones they opened up over 350 cavities laid out on several levels, which were used for the storage of cereals and other foodstuffs

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Arucas - Salinas del Bufadero (salt flats), from the 17th century, are located and whose salt is unique in Gran Canaria

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Arucas - Salinas del Bufadero (salt flats), from the 17th century, are located and whose salt is unique in Gran Canaria

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria - La Laja farm, located in the picturesque Agaete Valley is all about wine production, mangoes, orange and coffee cultivation. La Laja is also known for Arabica coffee, marketed as Coffee Agaete.

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria - La Laja farm, located in the picturesque Agaete Valley is all about wine production, mangoes, orange and coffee cultivation. La Laja is also known for Arabica coffee, marketed as Coffee Agaete.

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Agaete, Parque Arqueologico del Maipès - On the edges of Agaete town as you enter the Valle de Agaete, you'll find the Necrópolis de Maipés which is one of the major sites where the island's pre-Spanish inhabitants, the canarii, buried their dead. Given its stunning setting, you can understand why the canarii thought it a fitting resting ground for their deceased.

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Agaete -

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Agaete - La Ermita de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Agaete -

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Agaete -

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - the cathedral as seen from Hotel 21

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Hotel 21

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Arucas - Hotel Rural La Hacienda Del Buen Suceso. Located right in the middle of 50 hectares of banana trees, the estate is the oldest in the Canary Islands, since it was established in 1572

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Arucas - Hotel Rural La Hacienda Del Buen Suceso. Located right in the middle of 50 hectares of banana trees, the estate is the oldest in the Canary Islands, since it was established in 1572

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Arucas - Salinas del Bufadero (salt flats), from the 17th century, are located and whose salt is unique in Gran Canaria

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Arucas - Salinas del Bufadero (salt flats), from the 17th century, are located and whose salt is unique in Gran Canaria

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Arucas - Salinas del Bufadero (salt flats), from the 17th century, are located and whose salt is unique in Gran Canaria

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Agaete - the port

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Agaete - the port

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Arucas - Hotel Rural La Hacienda Del Buen Suceso. Located right in the middle of 50 hectares of banana trees, the estate is the oldest in the Canary Islands, since it was established in 1572

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - nightlife, going for tapas

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Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - nightlife, going for tapas

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - nightlife, going for tapas

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - the cathedral as seen from Hotel 21

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - the Cathedral as seen from the rooftop of hotel 21, a newly opened hotel right in the barrio historico

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, Plaza del Pilar Nuevo, Mueso Colon

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, Plaza del Pilar Nuevo, Mueso Colon

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, Plaza del Pilar Nuevo, Mueso Colon

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, Plaza del Pilar Nuevo, statue dedicated to Néstor Alamo by author A.L. Benitez

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Casa de Colon, Museum. This fascinating museum documents Columbus’ voyages and features exhibits on the Canary Islands’ historical role as a staging post for transatlantic shipping

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Casa de Colon, Museum. This fascinating museum documents Columbus’ voyages and features exhibits on the Canary Islands’ historical role as a staging post for transatlantic shipping

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Casa de Colon, Museum. This fascinating museum documents Columbus’ voyages and features exhibits on the Canary Islands’ historical role as a staging post for transatlantic shipping

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Casa de Colon, Museum. This fascinating museum documents Columbus’ voyages and features exhibits on the Canary Islands’ historical role as a staging post for transatlantic shipping

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - the Cathedral

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, the historical city centre, well preserved and looking as good as at the colonial time

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, the historical city centre, well preserved and looking as good as at the colonial time

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, the historical city centre, well preserved and looking as good as at the colonial time. Plaza del Espiritu Santo with the hermitage of the same name

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - the Cathedral, plaza Santa Ana

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - the Cathedral, plaza Santa Ana

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas -

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas -

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - the Aquarium Poema del Mar, at the Port

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - the Aquarium Poema del Mar, at the Port

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - the Aquarium Poema del Mar, at the Port

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - the Aquarium Poema del Mar, at the Port

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - the Aquarium Poema del Mar, at the Port

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, the historical city centre, well preserved and looking as good as at the colonial time

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, Plaza del Pilar Nuevo, statue dedicated to Néstor Alamo by author A.L. Benitez

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, Plaza del Pilar Nuevo, detail of the Museo Colon

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, Plaza del Pilar Nuevo, detail of the Museo Colon

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, the historical city centre, well preserved and looking as good as at the colonial time

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, the historical city centre, well preserved and looking as good as at the colonial time

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, the historical city centre, well preserved and looking as good as at the colonial time. Iglesia de San Antonio Abad in plaza San Antonio Abad

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, the historical city centre, well preserved and looking as good as at the colonial time

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, the historical city centre, well preserved and looking as good as at the colonial time

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, the historical city centre, well preserved and looking as good as at the colonial time. Plaza de Cairasco

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Playa de las Canteras

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Playa de las Canteras

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Playa de las Canteras

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Playa de las Canteras

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - view from the air of the Vegueta district with the Cathedral and the Plaza Santa Ana

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - view from the air of the Vegueta district with the Cathedral and the Plaza Santa Ana

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - view from the air of the Vegueta district with the Cathedral and the Plaza Santa Ana

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, the historical city centre, well preserved and looking as good as at the colonial time

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, the historical city centre, well preserved and looking as good as at the colonial time

Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas - Vegueta, the historical city centre, well preserved and looking as good as at the colonial time

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Parque Nacional del Teide

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Parque Nacional del Teide - Teleferico del Teide

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Parque Nacional del Teide - Teleferico del Teide

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Parque Nacional del Teide

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Parque Nacional del Teide - Los Roques de Garcia

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Parque Nacional del Teide - Los Roques de Garcia

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Parque Nacional del Teide - Los Roques de Garcia

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Parque Nacional del Teide

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Playa de Las Americas

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Playa de Las Americas

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Playa de Las Americas

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Playa de Las Americas

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Playa de Las Americas

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Playa de Las Americas

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Playa de Las Americas

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Banana plantation past Playa Las Americas heading toward Puerto de La Cruz

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - El Tanque

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Garachico and its natural pools

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Garachico and its natural pools

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Garachico and its natural pools

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Garachico and its natural pools

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Garachico and its natural pools

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Icod de los Vinos famous for the “Drago Canario” over 1000 years old

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Puerto de la Cruz

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Puerto de la Cruz

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Puerto de la Cruz

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Puerto de la Cruz

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Puerto de la Cruz

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Puerto de la Cruz

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Puerto de la Cruz

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - Puerto de la Cruz

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - Auditorium Adán Martín. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, it is located on the Avenue of the Constitution in the Canarian capital, and next to the Atlantic Ocean in the southern part of Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The Tenerife Auditorium was officially opened by the Prince of Asturias Felipe de Borbón on September 26, 2003

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - "Per Adriano" (1993) mask sculpture, by Igor Mitoraj, in front of the Teatro Guimerá, Plaza de la Isla de la Madeira

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - coast north of Santa Cruz, right after Las Teresitas beach. Here is playa de las Gaviotas

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - coast north of Santa Cruz, right after Las Teresitas beach. Here is playa El Burro

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - playa Las Teresitas

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - Auditorium Adán Martín. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, it is located on the Avenue of the Constitution in the Canarian capital, and next to the Atlantic Ocean in the southern part of Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The Tenerife Auditorium was officially opened by the Prince of Asturias Felipe de Borbón on September 26, 2003

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - Auditorium Adán Martín. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, it is located on the Avenue of the Constitution in the Canarian capital, and next to the Atlantic Ocean in the southern part of Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The Tenerife Auditorium was officially opened by the Prince of Asturias Felipe de Borbón on September 26, 2003

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - Auditorium Adán Martín. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, it is located on the Avenue of the Constitution in the Canarian capital, and next to the Atlantic Ocean in the southern part of Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The Tenerife Auditorium was officially opened by the Prince of Asturias Felipe de Borbón on September 26, 2003

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - Auditorium Adán Martín. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, it is located on the Avenue of the Constitution in the Canarian capital, and next to the Atlantic Ocean in the southern part of Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The Tenerife Auditorium was officially opened by the Prince of Asturias Felipe de Borbón on September 26, 2003

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - playa Las Teresitas

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - playa Las Teresitas

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - playa Las Teresitas

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - playa Las Teresitas

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - coast north of Santa Cruz, right after Las Teresitas beach. Here is playa El Burro

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Santa Cruz - rocks by the sea right below the auditorium have been frescoed with musicians of all time and type of music

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - San Cristóbal de La Laguna - Casa de Alvarado Bracamonte (1624-31)

Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife - San Cristóbal de La Laguna