Tenerife, the main island of the Canarian archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, is a place full of contrasts, that it’s almost impossible to find an adjective that describes them all.  Created by volcanic forces long time ago the centre of the island is dominated by an impressive huge caldera and the highest mountain of Spain. Besides there are canyons, trails, abrupt coastlines, spectacular cliffs, sand dunes, semideserts, tropical plants, pine or laurel forests which are perfect for hiking and wandering in the diverse biospheres and climate zones. The following pictures taken by my loved Beatrice during our various visits show more the multiple rocky aspects of Tenerife.

Cactees in the semi-desert

Layers of lava stream

View on Mt. Teide (3718 m) seen from Mt. Guajara (2715 m)

Abandoned cottage in the countryside

At the edge of the volcanic caldera

Cliffs at Costa del Silencio during low tide

View on the Atlantic Ocean near El Puertito

Field of succulents

At the edge of the volcanic caldera

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rock


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    1. Thank you, Cathy, if you intend to visit the Canarians just for your info that the islands “La Palma” and “Gomera” are less touristic and frequented but also very fabulous for excursions and wandering. But this huge caldera with Mt. Teide on Tenerife is really a spectacular place!

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    1. I am glad you liked this small selection of photos created during various visits. So we have been really nearly everywhere on this island except on Mt. Teide. But staying there for Christmas or in early Spring with enjoyable temperatures was always very nice. Thanks for passing by on this small excursion which may be continued sometime.


  1. Love these fabulous photos. Although I’ve been to Teneriffe a few times and visited Teide, I’ve never seen anything like the landscapes you show so well. Either that or I was blind to them!

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    1. Thank you very much. These photos were made during several visits, and we have been nearly everywhere on the island of Tenerife except on top of Mt. Teide. We did hike at least halfway to Teide till Mt. Blanca at around 2,850 m. Starting from there, it really gets steep. Have a nice day!


    1. Beatrice who made the photos very happy about your comment. We were always amazed by the diversity of the island, and even at Christmas it never gets really cold. It is also very easy to book accomodation in the not so frequented countryside for example on fincas. So plenty of possibilities to not stay in the total touristic areas. Wishing you an enjoyable Eastern!

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    1. Thanks a lot and great you liked it. Quite similar layers of lava i. e. basaltic columns can also be found on the Scottish Hebrides / Island of Staffa (Fingal’s Cave). But I have personally only seen these on Tenerife.

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  2. Gorgeous photos. I have been in Tenerife and Las Palmas few times. Las Palmas is underrated, but I have provided in four posts, that it is worth for a visit. Of course, if somebody is only sunbathing, it does not matter where it happens.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, I will have s look in your posts lateron. I have found La Palma much more pleasant than Tenerife, not so much tourism and also a gorgeous nature.. But my wife still wants to climb on Mt. Teide by feet. So another visit inevitable, no way out, such is life 🙂

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