on September 3, 2006
Playa de Las Teresitas is a beautiful, pristine, and uncrowded white sand beach enjoyed by locals without another tourist in sight. We really stood out with our untanned bodies on this beach. This beach is located in the far north east side of the island near the town of San Andrés. From the tourist Mecca in the south west corner, this beach can be accessed by traveling east, then north on TF-1, proceed through Santa Cruz and stay to the right along the water’s edge, continue past the industrial zone and you’ll drive through the small town of San Andrés. The beach is on your right about where the road dead-ends. Driving time from Playa las Americas is about an hour with a few stops along the way. After enjoying a nice and peaceful day at this beach, take a scenic drive home along a different and exciting route up the mountain range to the north (Monte de las Mercedes). As you drive back towards the little town of San Andrés, take a right hand turn and head north towards Taganana & El Bailadero. After a slow ascent up a windy mountain road, you’ll reach the peak and will be able to climb up a bit to see a panoramic view of the very north east corner of the island and also back down towards San Andrés. Continue down this mountain range towards Mirador, Pico del Ingles, and Mirador Cruz del Carmen and you’ll wind up in La Laguna. Entering the town from the north side, you'll catch an unmatched view of this beautiful and unobstructed valley and a rarely seen (Northern) view of the beautiful volcano "Tiede". Plenty of places to park along the roadside to enjoy the breathtaking views and the fresh, forested mountain smells.
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