Beach landscapes by Punta Brava of Puerto de la Cruz were not ideal for Tenerife holidays in the past.
Learn from César Manrique how he changed that.
He was one of famous Spanish artists and a renown landscaper. He
was an expert with color combinations for a black beach. He selected
red, gold and silver for stunning effects.
He added green by plants to give more life to everything. This is how he turned a former dull seaside into a glamorous, romantic beach.
The walk way becomes mysterious, as it winds around a bend.
Only a few picture perfect strokes of ideas were applied. In fact, 'less is more'. The entire design portrays drama as well as romance and is optimum landscaping with a minimum of means.
The lovely pastel colored skyline of the fishing hamlet Punta Brava seems to hug everything lovingly in the background.
The light blue sky riser of the Puerto de la Cruz/ Los Realejos border hotel seems to bend over with curiosity in the very far distance. Any late romantic painter would have loved this scenery for each and every detail in it.
The dramatic impact of falling waters enhance it and pass it by.
Delicate golden moss grows on black boulders and volcanic rocks from Teide eruptions which are part of an unusual waterfall. They fit in like a natural wonder.
There is more than one waterfall design by Tenerife hotels and parks, such as by Taoro hotel. In fact, the Lido Lago Martianez, Siam Park, Parque Maritimo Santa Cruz and other places use landscaping with water features with or without shade plants on Tenerife.
The first beach part is called Beach Playa de San Felipe, officially.
No doubt, this is one of beach landscapes of Playa Jardin for very romantic holidays with a 17000 square meter huge green oasis behind it that needs exploring. Much more than a so called garden beach indeed. But nobody could envision how it would grow when the name was given.
Last not least, one image where sunlight seems to have placed a golden veil over the shore to create a furtive illusion of different sand. Large black, volcanic stones or rather boulders add a natural impact in the foreground.
Cesar Manrique was indeed one of Spanish artists who understood, how to landscape with basic important design rules to create dramatic pleasing scenery for unforgettable beach vacations. He enhances beach fun for people with a holiday home in Tenerife as well as for all other visitors and locals alike.
From beach landscapes back to hanging gardens. Why? To integrate a steep hill with several terraces and a design he remembered from Semiramis was one of the biggest problems that César Manrique tackled successfully, albeit in a somewhat different way.
Also, discover more beaches of Tenerife North , some of which are natural swimming pools of volcanic rocks.