• Spain
  • Los Cristianos

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    If you arrive at Tenerife via ferry, you’ll be familiar with the touristy town of Los Cristianos. This town used to have such a small population that they couldn’t afford a castle or fort and so they were continuously raided by pirates, keeping the population down. A lot has changed in the last few hundred years as industries […]

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  • La Gomera

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    For a about a week, I worked remotely on the island of La Gomera at a little place in a barranco called La Mangita. I had a little apartment to myself with views over the valley, mountains, trees and the cliffs from my balcony. To maximise my daylight hours, I woke up at sunrise and […]

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  • Bosque de Los Tilos, La Palma

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    This beautiful forested ravine on the northern side of La Palma shows off a variety of massive ferns, old, tall trees, ravines and waterfalls. What I didn’t know was that the path to see the waterfalls is a fairly difficult 8 hour walk (and involves a taxi to complete the route). Unfortunately daylight hours didn’t allow for […]

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  • Puerto Naos, La Palma

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    The simple and magic combination of palm tree silhouettes in the sunset and a gelato cone. Need I say more? Honestly, though, if you’re looking for another good sunset spot, other than Tazacote, Puerto Naos is super. It feels a bit more finished, or fancy, because of the investment that was put into the beachfront area. […]

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  • Dragon Trees, La Palma

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    The Canary Island Dragon Trees, Dracaena draco, are native to the islands as well parts of Africa and the Azores. They are strange and beautiful things. The biggest and oldest living “drago” as the locals call them, is about 300 years old and can be found in northwest Tenerife. SEE The dragon trees grow slowly and often stand […]