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

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