Gone is the hustle and bustle of the city, the bustle of the road. Going through the alleys of El Roque means uncovering yourself, removing the superfluous. After a short walk between narrow streets, the sea appears. It is one of the corners of the island where you can feel and hear the force of the ocean without anything to distract you. It is difficult to describe the beauty of a sunset in El Roque, with the white foam breaking the rock and the sound of the waves playing with the sea. El Roque is witness to a time when each meter of fertile land was worked and houses were built in impossible places, where it could not be cultivated. Climb up its steep slope because it is like jumping to another time, to the place you prefer to dream of, let yourself be rocked by the history of an environment like this, just 320 meters offshore.
The Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago off the coast of northwestern Africa, are rugged volcanic isles known for their black- and white-sand beaches. Tenerife, the largest island, is dominated by the sometimes-snowy active volcano Mt. Teide, which has its own astronomical observatory and is part of Teide National Park. Tenerife hosts a huge pre-Lent Carnival in the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.