Costa Adeje Palace Hotel, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Costa Adeje Palace Hotel, Tenerife, Canary Islands

We look at the pool area of the Costa Adeje Palace and then take a stroll along the promenade. Later, the rock cascades in hotel gardens look particularly beautiful in the golden hour. Then we head to a vantage point near the beach to watch the sunset across the sea. Watch the video: The following … Read moreCosta Adeje Palace Hotel, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Highlights of La Gomera, Canary Islands

La Gomera, Canary Islands

La Gomera in the Canary Islands is still relatively unspoiled by tourism. Most visitors arrive by ferry from Tenerife or La Palma. The mountainous middle of the island has a cloudy and foggy climate with forest trees hung with moss. We were based in the Valle Gran Rey in the sunny south of the island. … Read moreHighlights of La Gomera, Canary Islands

A walk in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands

A walk in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands

A walk from the tranquil Parque García Sanabria to the noisy harbour, admiring some of the beautiful flowers and trees on the way. The Parque García Sanabria is the largest urban park in the Canary Islands. The park’s floral clock was manufactured in Switzerland by Favag. Watch the video: The following stills are from the … Read moreA walk in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory La Palma Canary Islands

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory La Palma Canary Islands

The Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory is at the top of a volcano above a sea of clouds. We explore the craggy and precipitous footpath that runs around the volcano rim. On the way we glimpse some of the fourteen telescopes from various countries. Roque de Los Muchachos was chosen as an observatory site because … Read moreRoque de los Muchachos Observatory La Palma Canary Islands

Road to the Observatory La Palma Canary Islands

Road to the Observatory La Palma Canary Islands

The drive to the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory is not for the faint of heart and travellers should expect a few bends and hairpin turns on the way. Even so, the stunning landscape views from the road are compensation enough. Lucky for us we had an excellent coach driver to get us there safely. … Read moreRoad to the Observatory La Palma Canary Islands

Mount Teide Tenerife Canary Islands

Mount Teide Tenerife Canary Islands

This excursion take us to breathtaking scenery above the clouds. At the Teide National Park visitor’s centre we see information about the volcanos and local wildlife. Then we go on to explore the volcanic landscape. If the Mount Teide volcano is measured from the ocean floor, it is at 7,500 meters (24,600 ft) the highest … Read moreMount Teide Tenerife Canary Islands

Los Tilos canal walk La Palma Canary Islands

Los Tilos canal walk La Palma Canary Islands

A walk beside an irrigation canal to a misty waterfall. The Los Tilos rainforest is an adventure playground of cool, moist laurel forest. Within minutes of leaving the car park you can be stooping through damp tunnels or clambering up to waterfalls. The sub-tropical forest is nestled between colossal mountains and has thrived for twenty … Read moreLos Tilos canal walk La Palma Canary Islands

Cumbrecita Forest Walk La Palma Canary Islands

Cumbrecita Forest Walk La Palma Canary Islands

A walk at Cumbrecita to a great viewpoint. The Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente is in a bowl formed by volcanic action millions of years ago. The bowl is 8km wide, carpeted with thick Canary pine forest and surrounded on all sides by imposing rock walls. The forest walk takes us to the … Read moreCumbrecita Forest Walk La Palma Canary Islands