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What would Tenerife be without its Canadas del Teide with their unique weather?
No doubt, Mount Teide with its huge terrain of its sunken crater is highly attractive and very prominent on its island. Therefore, we shall also call it the Teide Island. It is also a fortunate one. This was already recorded by Pliny the Elder, over 2000 years ago. The name stuck because of its gentle climate and Elysian winds. Others like to call it the isle of the Guanche, Achineche, Chinerfe or Chenerfe. Learn more about the Guanche culture via a link under 'Realejos' in the navigation bar.
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Admire a natural, volcanic rockery by the Cañadas crater with indigenous plants. Make out the white and yellow Teide daisy Argyranthemum on the bottom left. However there, also spot purple or blue and yellow Teide Eryseum, as already displayed before together with Tajinastes. The red Tajinaste Echium Wildpretii is the most stunning of all wildflowers of the Canary Islands. There are 4000 endemic types of flora on the island. Their medicinal herbs were known by the Guanche, already.
Mind that Teide with snow, as portrayed above, doesn't mean that exotic fruit and vegetables can't be grown on the island. To the contrary, even jack fruit grows in the open in the Botanical gardens of Puerto de la Cruz.La Caldera with its fog or rain forest above La Orotava
Endemic Tabaiba and Agaves stretch over square miles of land in the most Southern and Eastern regions of the island. There, they are more exposed below Spain's highest volcano and peak the 3718 Mount Teide.
Many windmills whose modern turbines generate electric power are proof of much steady wind in those parts of the island. Wind somewhat may cool the heat as well.
The lush and green north has protected valleys and mountains where trade winds deposit their clouds already at about 400m above the sea. Mist is very common from 4 p.m. onward on slopes. A green roof of Tabaiba and moss is not unusual in the North.
They are not only in Teide's national park. Lava deposits surged in many places after eruptions and not all are black.
A torrential rain disaster in winter 2009 was caused by volcanic stones from ravines at Playa Jardin Puerto de la Cruz.
Birds include falcons that are also encountered in the mossy, fern clad forests of Laurisilva as well as in lofty heights of the Orotava valley, at the Teno , at Adeje and in the UNESCO biosphere the Anaga mountains.
Indeed, Playa Teresitas in the North East is the main beach of Santa Cruz capital is so different from all other beaches on Teide Island. It is one of main beach attractions of Spain, without any doubt, while it's not even touristic.
It is the same as that of London UK, as it's on the same longitude a Meridian
The island's water supply come from ocean clouds, above all. They cling to the many pines. Rain water which is more rare can be stored in basins and reservoirs. The moisture that is captured from clouds drips into the ground and is channeled into pipes or more rarely by an aquaduct, as seen here behind Lidl Orotava on the TF5. Explosives clear the way to the water sources in the Galerias which are owned by a few families on the island. The gallerias (water mines) go as deep as 200m into subterranean rocks. Abandoned mines may be full dangerous gas which cannot be smelled or seen.
The island is great for restoring your health and, your energy.
Walking in high altitudes where you may also get to by organizing your own Teide excursions is of known benefit to certain heart diseases. The greenery of its forests is good for the eyes. So is the iodine rich air by its beaches.
Much is reported about such influences in history of the biggest Canary Island. Tenerife
English studies Government is doing everything that every child learns it from small on, nowadays. However, I can absolutely vouch for best results by English schools on the island.
A holiday home on the biggest of all Canary Islands is worth it in any way.
Beach holidays on the biggest of all Canary Islands are also very popular with locals. Native friends of mine told me so. They prefer short lets with self catering at different times of the year to a long let holiday home. Please find a fully equipped Studio Tenerife apartment for long lets, unless you want a shorter break. The flat is ideal for 2 people.
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