As the most beaches in Tenerife, the sand of Benijo Beach is black. There are also black stones in the water because of its volcanic origin. As you can see on the picture, these natural elements create out-of-the-Earth scenery and thus make Benijo Beach, Tenerife a photographer’s heaven. It’s owned by the city of Taganana, and its length is 300 m (985 ft).
It was a sunny day in which we were hiking in the mountain, enjoying the beauty of Nature. Then I saw these interesting trees and prepared my equipment for taking pictures. I was all set when I suddenly noticed something strange – it was a cloud that moved away. Then another cloud, and another…
Macizo de Anaga or Anaga mountain range is located in the northeastern part of the Tenerife Island. This is the largest and therefore most populated island of the seven Canary Islands. The highest point is Cruz de Taborno with 1,024m of height. UNESCO has announced the mountain range as a Biosphere Reserve.
The waves on this particular day were enormous. We watched in awe; hypnotised with the rhythms from our restaurant view. When I was walking around the open pools at sunset, I saw a family standing under the Bajamar’s lighthouse. It was one of those magical moments, which screamed an immediate capture.
The Teide Observatory is located exactly 2,390 meters over sea level. Getting the right conditions at Teide in Tenerife can be very tricky. This is due to the fact that on sea level, you actually have no idea how it is up there. The best way is to check the webcam on the observatory, and if it looks good – you can get into your car and drive up to more than 2000m above sea level.
On the many coasts of Tenerife, there are rocks, cliffs or black sand beaches and this is due to the volcanic history of this island. Here you see the view from the Anaga Mountains on the famous Las Teresitas beach – one of the few beaches with white sand on the Canary Islands. Fun Fact: Did you know they shipped the sand from the Sahara desert?
The Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín is commonly known as Auditorio de Tenerife in Santa Cruz. This monument is also well-used as a joke named – “The Big Iron”. Despite many criticisms and change of names, it surely remains the VERY significant symbol of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the Canary Islands. In my opinion, it is one of the best representations of modern architecture and as a landmark, becomes real paradise for photographers.
It is noteworthy that San Cristóbal de La Laguna, the previous capital of Tenerife differs distinctly from Santa Cruz. In our opinion, it is a much calmer environment, a little more historic and is a more popular destination for students. The remarkable thing is that these cities have buildings that are still identical to one other. Iglesia de la Concepción (Church of the Immaculate Conception) is almost alike to the tower of the Church of the Conception in Santa Cruz.
When we were passing one of the main streets in the center of San Cristobal de la Laguna, Tenerife – this ensemble caught my attention. The typical Canary Island building colours are quite intense and really contrasts the century old bricks of the tower. The Canary Islands Instituto Cabrera Pinto was previously the first University on the Island. Under the name, Sant Fernando Literary University, it existed until 1895 and after this date, it was transformed into a secondary school.
Taganana is inhabited by the eldest residents in Tenerife. It is located in the northern part of the Anaga mountains and you can only get there by driving downhill and sometimes involves turning down a 180-degree street which is an adventure on its own. Once you reach the town, the view is completely worth it. The feeling of calmness is remarkably engulfing, and, in some way, a mystical impression is present.