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The cliffs of Los Gigantes in Tenerife

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Los Gigantes port

Before the Castilians arrived at the Tenerife Island, the Guanches lived pleasantly in a climate and a land of enviable fertility. Their known world did not go far beyond the other islands they could see from their own. If for the Spanish navigators the mystery of the roundness of the Earth was no longer such, for the first inhabitants of Tenerife the World ended at the west end of the island, where there was an impassable rock wall. It was about what is known today as cliffs of Los Gigantes.

This basaltic wall of volcanic origin, which It extends from the port of Los Gigantes to Punta de Teno, measures between 300 and 600 meters and is buried in the water at no more than 30 meters deep. It is practically impregnable and only some ravines, difficult to reach by land, cut it at some points, creating small coves of sand or gravel that people usually approach by sea with pleasure boats.

These same boats and boats are used to explore the seabed. This area of ​​the island is very famous among divers and deep sea fishermen for the richness of life that can be found under the surface of the ocean. A colony of pilot whales He lives here throughout the year, and large turtles and dolphins act as usual parades. A delight for divers.

Approaching with the boat to the cliffs

Stunning close-up views

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