Santa Cruz is the largest city on Tenerife, and joint-capital of the entire Canary Islands. The city lies in the northeastern quadrant of the island, at the base of the Anaga mountain range, and is the center of industry and tourism. We took an initial tour shortly after arriving.
We live next to L
The history of Tenerife is tied closely to that of the entire Canary Islands. This is the largest of the seven islands in the archipelago, and has assumed the cultural and political lead throughout the years. Let’s take a quick look at the most important events in Tenerife’s history.
4 million year
We encountered gofio on our very first night in La Gomera, when the proprietress of Imada‘s lone restaurant set down a bowlful next to our soups. And we’ve encountered it every day since. Gofio is the most Canarian of foods, used in soups, breakfasts, desserts, main dishes, candies, and drinks. We s
Jürgen and I are definitive city guys. We met in Boston and lived for years in Berlin, before moving to Valencia. We ride bikes, use public transport, and don’t even own a car. But for whatever reason, we wanted our stay in Tenerife to be more rural, so chose a house in a small village. Las Mercedes
La Laguna is not lacking in monumental residences that need a new purpose. Society has done away with massively wealthy families like the Lercaro, and their block-sized city palaces. (Actually, we do still have plenty of such families; they just no longer deign to live among us.) Anyway, it’s good t
The historic capital of the Canary Islands, San Cristóbal de La Laguna (more commonly shortened to La Laguna) is still considered to be the archipelago’s cultural heart. We’d be spending a lot of time here during our 91 days on Tenerife, since our home village of Las Mercedes is just up the road, ab
We had a lot of fun hiking around La Gomera, but it was exhausting, and we were ready to get to the main destination of our 91 day adventure: Tenerife. We had rented a rural house for the duration of our stay, and were looking forward to settling down a little.
Our ferry left La Gomera in the late
The capital of La Gomera, San Sebastián is home to around 30% of the island’s population. As our ferry wasn’t scheduled to leave for Tenerife until the late afternoon, we had an entire day to explore the town.
Before you get the wrong idea, I should clarify — San Sebastián might be by far the bigge
Our week on La Gomera had flown by, and the final hike was upon us. At least we wouldn’t have to go far … our chosen route led directly past our cabin at the Casa del Chorro, up to the Mirador Abrante, and over the mountains to Agulo. Had we saved the best for last? Let’s find out!
Sadly, the weath
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A town with a name like Vallehermoso (“Beautiful Valley”) best be able to deliver the goods. We’d already spent the better part of a week on an isla h
Depending upon your Spanish proficiency, you might know that Juego de Bolas means “Ball Game”. And depending upon your interest in games, you’d be either disappointed or indifferent upon learning that the Juego de Bolas complex near Agulo has absolutely nothing to do with a ball game. Instead, this
Near the lovely little town of Agulo is one La Gomera‘s most popular tourist destinations: the Mirador Abrante. We ended up visiting the place four times, but not necessarily because we loved it so much…
For the second half of our week, we were staying at the Casas de Chorro, an ultra rural spot a