• Spain
  • 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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  • Playa Neuva, La Palma

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    Apparently the other name for this brand new beach is Echentive Beach. The beach was formed after the 1971 eruption of Mount Teneguía and that’s what makes it, along with many of the rocks there just about fifty years old. You can access the beach quite easily by trail or car, and the drive is really […]

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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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  • 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 […]

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  • Las Galletas, Tenerife

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    Imagine a row of volcanic islands that offer a dry desert-like landscape as well as forests, beautiful beaches and mountains with loads of caves, great surfing conditions, tropical fruit and really comfortable weather. You might have heard of Tenerife, and if not, you’ve probably heard of the Canary Islands and have a general idea ofwhere […]