This morning we went to The Club House, in Pal Mar, for breakfast, then set off on our sightseeing adventure for the day.

We planned to go to only one place, today. However, since it was over an hour’s drive to get there, we made a stop along the way.

That stop was the quaint, little village of Vilaflor, which is part of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife province. With an altitude of 1,400 metres, it is the highest village of Tenerife. What struck me most about this place was its peacefulness, its narrow, flower-lined streets, and the architecture of the buildings.

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Iglesia de San Pedro
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A house in Vilaflor

After stopping for a cold drink in one of the cafeterias, there, we then resumed our journey north.

 

Approximately half an hour later, we reached our intended destination.

The island’s landmark.

Mount Teide.

Here it is, in all it’s glory.

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Mount Teide

Named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007, it measures an astounding 7,500 metres from the ocean floor, making it the highest volcano in the world, base-to-peak, outside the Hawaiian Islands. It is considered an active volcano, despite its most recent eruption occurring in 1909. Also, Teide’s 3,718-metre summit is the highest point in Spain, and the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic.

Other impressive landmarks in the Teide National Park area were…

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Los Roques de García

And…

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Teide lava valley

 

To finish the day off, on our way back from Teide National Park, we stopped at a traditional English style pub called The Treehouse, where I had some delicious fish and chips.

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The Treehouse Bar & Grill
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Fish and chips

 

After that, we went for a quick drive around the town of Los Cristianos, before calling it a day and returning back to our place.

– Preston Carbonaro

 

 

 

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