Sometimes you just have to see for yourself! Here are some of my own, but far more of readers’ photos of this wonderful island! Anyone who would like to add a photo of their own please do just email it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org), or give me a link to a Facebook photo, and I’ll add it. We really are very lucky!
I’ll start with one of my own, taken in the Llano de Ucanca on Sunday, 10 January 2016.
An atmospheric one from Alys French, who says it “was taken in one of the old vineyards, off the TF 51, between the Reveron Winery and Vilaflor. I was struck by how a dead pine, and a few wildflowers, can still look beautiful!”
An amazing view over the whole Costa Adeje sent by Raico Rosenberg, who has a website full of such images HERE!
Some examples of the magnificent tajinaste rojo, the “tower of jewels” or “Teide bugloss”, taken near Vilaflor by James Ashton.
The iconic Montaña Roja, by Karina Gallagher.
A gorgeous sunset taken by Paul Coyles from Tijoco Bajo in March 2017.
You can almost smell this blossom taken by Linda Oreilly in February in Santiago del Teide.
Beautiful wild flowers in the Valle de Arriba, Santiago del Teide, from Alys French.
A view from the top of Teide by Nick Moorby, looking down into the caldera … just look at how tiny the Parador and Los Roques look!
A beautiful sunset from Nick Moorby, taken from the Altamira in El Beril, September 2016.
Beautiful winter sunset from Playa Paraiso, from Rick Bewick.
One of Masca Gorge taken by my husband on a hike
The rugged beauty of El Medano’s coastline facing Montaña Roja by Sir Old Golfer Bill
Garachico beautifully lit at nightfall by Rubén Toste
Sunset from Los Cristianos by Jan Woods
They don’t come much more iconic than this view of Teide by Amanda Cooper
The lovely Geranium Walk in Playa de las Américas by Ian Gorman
El Guincho cove between Icod de los Vinos & Garachico by Tracey Hampshire
Wonderful view of Teide by hiking guide Gary Rosson
Lenticular (lens-shaped) cloud heralding the weather front that brought winter 2013’s first snow on Teide on 3 November, by Amanda Cooper
Another lenticular cloud by Barry Smith in Chiguergue
Dolphin watching by Bart Bogaert
A paragliding video from Arvid Berg