* Tourist Office
Plaza de España, 1
38002 Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife)
- Tel.: (+34) 922 23 98 11 and 922 23 95 92
- Fax: (+34) 922 23 98 12
- www.canarias-turismo.com (and look for Tenerife) or
- www.canarias-turismo.com/es/islas/tenerife.php (Isla de Tenerife)
- E mail: email@example.com
Rock and water
If you have a day to spare, go to the North East coast of the island. There are buses from Santa Cruz regularly. There, the island virtually falls into the sea, ending in beaches of black volcanic sand, brushed by the powerfull waves of the Atlantic ocean. For more pictures, see the travelogue.
Useful phone numbers
The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.
Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Spain:
National Police: 091
Local Police: 092
Civil Guard: 062
Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police): 088
Day 5 Tues Ferry from Los Cristianos to La Gomera
My Experience is Los Cristianos was very poor as we only went to the port, park the car, get the ferry to la Gomera and drive back to our apartment near the Sofia Airport.
But from what I saw, it looked like a typical holiday resort. I prefer the north of the Island, and If I come back I will stay at Puerto de la Cruz for sure
If you are used to House pet tortoises, then the Galapagos Tortoise will come as a bit of a surprise. They are massive! Large ones can weigh up to 200 kg, and can measure up to 180cm from their head to their tail.
As these tortoises have only been discovered relatively recently, it is not known what the life span of the Galapagos Tortoise is, but it is thought to be in the region of 150-200 years!
Galapagos Tortoises are herbivorous, and amongst other things eat prickly pear (cactus fruit), fruit and grass. As they tended to live in very dry conditions, they have trhe capability to store huge amounts of water to see them through the dry periods.
They aren't the most exciting animals to watch as you might imagine, but for the sheer size of them they are well worth a quick look!