Hidden Depths, Real Tenerife in Pictures

We’re always writing about how wonderfully diverse Tenerife is; how there’s so much more to the island than people who don’t know the island believe.

But sometimes it’s good to just pull back a little, ease off on the words and let images paint the picture of an island that is packed full of surprises.

When we arrived on Tenerife a decade ago and started exploring it, initially by car and then by foot, we were blown away by places we didn’t know existed. What we saw inspired us to write our first Tenerife guidebook, Island Drives. These six photos were taken from one of the driving routes we put together for the book – Hidden Depths – which explores the nooks and crannies of the north west of Tenerife.

There’s a mix of island favourites and places that are still somewhat of a secret in a part of Tenerife that is rich in history and scenery.

Lagar, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife
A lagar – a traditional wine press in the Valle de Santiago.

Masca Valley, Tenerife
A Tenerife top spot from a different angle.

Almogrote and Vino del Pais, El Palmar, Tenerife
Lunch around here just has to be traditional; the orange almogrote is actually a La Gomera speciality, the vino del pais is more local.

Punto de Teno, Tenerife
To the end of Tenerife’s western world.

Plaza, Los Silos, Tenerife
A great little historic town with a tradition of telling tales.

Plaza, Garachico, Tenerife
And finally another lovely looking popular destination with visitors but only during daylight hours.


Jack is co-owner, writer and photographer for BuzzTrips and the Real Tenerife series of travel websites as well as a contributor to lots of other places. Follow Jack on Google+

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Jack is co-editor, writer and photographer for BuzzTrips and the Real Tenerife series of travel websites as well as a contributor to online travel sites and travel magazines. Follow Jack on Facebook


  1. Hello
    You should be more complete with the adress of the pictures
    Santgo del Teide is the new restaurant, hotel, spa en horse riding

    • Hi Claude,

      Thanks for your comment. We normally give more information on our blogs. But this particular post is meant only to be a taster of the sort of scenes found on a route through that part of Tenerife rather than be a detailed guide.

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