Category Archives for Nature

Obsidian Tenerife

Obsidian, so-called volcanic glass is black mineral-like glass, but it is harder (scratches the glass). When properly cut, it can be inserted into the wooden tools like a sharp blade. The original Canarian inhabitants Guanches used it to make knives, shovels, arrows, scalpel and other cutting tools. Jewels for Guanche ladies were made of it.
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Malvasia Tenerife

When wandering around the Canary Islands, do not miss the chance to taste the divine Malvasia wine. It is sweet and uplifting, after a few gulps, it will delight you in your body and spirit. You can try the Malvasia Testamento Barrica from Bodegas Cumbres Abona in Tenerife, awarded as the best Spanish wine in 2015, or any of the wide range of local Malvasias. Read More...

Aloe Vera Tenerife

Aloe Vera Tenerife, originally from Africa, is nowadays widespread throughout the world. Since ancient times it has been known for its medicinal properties, especially for skin healing, such as natural disinfection, antiallergic and antiseptic. It excellently treats burns, dermatitis, acne, increases immunity and improves metabolism. Read More...

Strelitzia

When wandering around Tenerife, you will inevitably encounter the beauty of the exotic flower of Strelitzia. It is sold in gift vouchers as a souvenir but also grows in city parks. It is interesting by a shape resembling a bird with expanded wings and a distinctive yellow-orange colour. Read More...

Red Tajinaste

The Red Tajinaste (Echium Wildpretii) is a local endemic species found on Tenerife in the Las Cañadas del Teide National Park. It is a strange, slightly extraterrestrial flower that fits perfectly into the lava landscape around Teide volcano (3790 m). It grows up to three meters high, and during the spring flowering, its red spear is effectively intersected by the dark lava landscape. They grow in groups, sometimes even in hundreds of specimens. Read More...

Canary pine

Only a bit above the highest situated town in Spain – Vilaflor Tenerife (1400 m above sea level), the two tallest pines in Spain soar to the sky. They are called – Pino Gordo (45.12m) and Pino de las Pernadas (56.03m). Pino Gordo- i.e. fat – has a trunk circumference of 9.36m, Las Pernadas is slimmer, its circumference is 8.30m and is ten meters taller. Their age is estimated at around 800 years. Read More...

Bananas Canary Islands

When wandering around Tenerife, we can see banana plantations with our own eyes. Canary bananas are a bit smaller and more aromatic than bananas we know from supermarkets and have a stronger taste. And when we can taste the banana ripened directly on the tree, it is really a yum-yum. Read More...

Canary Olivine

Canary olivine is a beautiful semi-precious stone of green to a yellow-green colour. It was considered a sacred stone already in ancient Egypt, where it was worshipped as a stone of sun and heat. Olivine jewellery allegedly can repel evil energy from its wearer and protect his household. Read More...

Laurel Forest Tenerife

Having had an excellent breakfast in our hotel, we get in the car and set out for a trip to see the beauties of the eastern part of the island- laurel forest Tenerife. We take the highway towards SANTA CRUZ, and in the rhythm of samba and rumba on the radio, we carry on about half an hour to the highway crossroad and turn towards La Laguna, 
 Aeropuerto Norte. After a 15-minute drive up the hill, we are passing a big shopping centre with shops like Alcampo, Ikea, Makro, Leroy Merlin, etc. We stop there for a while, and I am buying a new neoprene in the Decathlon sports hypermarket for tomorrow´s surfing course.

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Tenerife Canary Islands

Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands, which are the archipelago of the seven islands: Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera. The archipelago is located in the Atlantic Ocean, about three hundred miles from Africa (Morocco, Western Sahara) Geographically they belong to Africa and are a territory of the Kingdom of Spain.

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