Julia: I could finally write part two of my Tenerife adventure.
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We actually got up at like 5 am to be on time when the cable car is leaving for the volcano Teide. So my dad drove us like a hour through the national park to get there at sunrise. I took great pictures as you can see. Teide is 3.718 m high so we thought we need some warm clothes because it could be really cold up there but it wasn’t at all because the sun was shining and it was a hot day. The oxygen supply on top of the volcano is really low and you actually recognize that because you will be out of breath after literally 10 steps but it doesn’t matter because Teide offers a breathtaking view. By the way Teide is the highest volcano in Spain.
Teide is at it’s most emblematic at sunrise and sunset. The spectacularity of these moments is made by the changing tones of the sky and the light reflecting off the rocks. This is why I recommend you visit early in the morning when the views are at their most impressive and breathtaking.
Yet two sensations remain unchanged: the immensity of the landscape and the stunning silence.
We spent the rest of the day on the beach.
My parents and I went to El Médano to see some of the great surfers. It is located in the south of Tenerife. The town is known for various windsurfing competitions and championships. The wind has a lot of power there. El Médano is one of the world’s best windsurfing/kitesurfing locations. On the beach are many bars and restaurants where you can take a coffee or eat spanish tapas, sea food or some other cool stuff.
In the afternoon my dad and I went parascending. Do you know what that is? Parascending is a kiting activity where a person is towed behind a boat while attached to a specially designed canopy wing known as a parasail wing. You fly like 100m high and have an amazing view. We finished our flight with a dip in the water. It was soooo fun!
My parents and I went to Los Gigantes. It is located on the west coast of the Canary Island Tenerife. Los Gigantes is known for the giant rock formations that rise from the sea to a height of 500-800 metres (1,640–2,625 ft). Another tourist attraction is the Masca Canyon.
We went on a speed boat to watch whales and dolphins out there and we actually saw a lot of them. The dolphins were really quick so it was difficult taking a photo of them.We were almost close enough to touch them. It was so beautiful out there and I enjoyed the silence and the salty smell.
It was one of my favourite days because I saw my all time favourite animals in real life for the first time … dolphins!!! I was super excited!
We spend the whole day on the beach and strolled around the town Playa de Las Américas and just relaxed all day.
~Julia & Melli