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Faro de Punta Teno (Tenerife/Canary Islands)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Q10
N 28° 20.530 W 016° 55.363
28R E 311534 N 3136608
Quick Description: From the Punta de Teno, the most westerly point of the island, which is marked by an old lighthouse, there are spectacular panoramic views of the Gigantes Cliffs, which drop straight down to the sea from a height of almost 600 metres.
Location: Spain
Date Posted: 1/10/2008 1:01:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM2YDK
Views: 185

Long Description:

Faro de Punta Teno is situated on a startling spit of vulcanic rock leaning out into the Atlantic Ocean. Really a wild place to put a lighthouse. And worth a visit indeed. But you can only get here in a car or by a bike.

Punta de Teno devide the island Tenerife in north and south. The Atlantic Ocean is wild on the north side and calm on the other. Also the wind from the mountains meets here. These two facts is the reason that this place is special.

To get to the Punta de Teno you have to follow the coast road that leaves from the centre of the town of Buenavista del Norte. The distance is 10km. Importent: As signs warn you, the road to Punta de Teno is dangerous during heavy rain and strong winds, due to rockfalls! The road to Punda de Teno wind its way round and under rough intented cliffs, high above the sea. At the end the road descends to the lighthouse on the dark volcanic promontory of Punta de Teno.

The area on Punta de Teno is one of the richest botanical areas in the Canaries. Swimming off the rocks in the crystal clear water here is a must!

Read facts about the lighthouse (in spanish): Faro de Punta Teno.
Read more about Teno Rural Park.

Coastal Lighthouse: Lighthouse

Range Lights: Not listed


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