Taganana village in the Anaga mountains, Tenerife 10 Mar 2017
About this photo
Taganana is a small village located high in the Anaga mountains in the northeast of Tenerife. It is one of the oldest villages on the island and one of the most difficult to reach. Until 1968 it was only accessible by boat. A road was tunnelled through the mountains to the village, opening up this walking and wildlife paradise to tourists.
Mountains were formed here when the volcano, Teide, erupted seven to nine million years ago, making this the oldest part of the island. It is also the greenest; tropical rainforests dominate the range providing habitats to the largest number of endemic species in Europe.
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