Tuesday, March 24, 2015

PUNTA DE TENO (Tenerife, Canary Islands) - January 2012

PUNTA DE TENO, Tenerife, Canary Islands - Karl Louis
Coast of Punta de Teno, Lighthouse with "La Gomera" in the background























The drive to Punta de Teno in the FULL HD video below is of course a bit "exaggerated" and it does not look as crazy and dangerous on video as it in reality is. Believe me, with a 2,39m wide and 7m long motorhome it's quite a challenge. Watch it fullscreen  ;-)






PUNTA DE TENO, Tenerife, Canary Islands - Karl Louis
A nice lighthouse and great place to enjoy sunsets

PUNTA DE TENO, Tenerife, Canary Islands - Karl Louis
Scenic plateau to enjoy the view

PUNTA DE TENO, Tenerife, Canary Islands - Karl Louis
Not really a green paradise but still some intersting fauna

PUNTA DE TENO, Tenerife, Canary Islands - Karl Louis
General Franco's house

































































There is only one house in Punta de Teno, and it's a very special one. General Franco lived here.
Maybe he chose this place because it was easy to control access and because it was quiet and very scenic.

It's a quite dangerous road that brings you here and you have to drive it on your own risk. That's why not so many tourists end up here. They come anyways to visit the lighthouse and enjoy great sunsets here on Tenerife's most western spot.


PUNTA DE TENO, Tenerife, Canary Islands - Karl Louis
Karl Louis' "house"

PUNTA DE TENO, Tenerife, Canary Islands - Karl Louis
Nature makes your stay here spectacular



PUNTA DE TENO, Tenerife, Canary Islands - Karl Louis
Now these are waves!

PUNTA DE TENO, Tenerife, Canary Islands - Karl Louis
Could not get enough of these waves ...
We had the privilege to stay here for Silvester 2011. We celebrated totally alone and could see the firework from Puerto de Santiago behind "Los Gigantes". Yes, the beginning of 2012 was very special :-) .













This is a very wild, romantic and beautiful land/seascape you will never forget.
PUNTA DE TENO, Tenerife, Canary Islands - Karl Louis
Los Gigantes

  

2 comments:

  1. That is spectacular scenery. How I'd love to see it in person! Who was driving when you made that video? Or was the camera attached to the motor home?

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    1. Yes, Punta de Teno is spectacular. I heard the street is now blocked completely. 2012 I was driving and my 5d was on a tripod in the cabin. I'm thinking of getting a dashcam so it's easier to record.

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