The time of the almond blossoms is a season especially awaited by lovers of hiking in Tenerife, as the beauty of these trees adorns even more the nature that can be enjoyed in some areas of the island when these trees bloom.
On the island of Tenerife, the municipality of Santiago del Teide stands out as the place of the island most recognized by the beautiful landscapes and paths that can be walked among almond blossoms during this time of year.
Santiago del Teide
The municipality of Santiago del Teide has a population of over 10,000 inhabitants dispersed among its 9 population centers, however its municipal capital, the historic center of this municipality has a little more than 400 inhabitants, and is located on 930 meters height.
The municipality of Santiago del Teide is in between the municipalities of Buenavista del Norte, Garachico, Icod de los Vinos, La Orotava, El Tanque and Guía de Isora, located in the western part of the island of Tenerife.
It is one of the quintessential Tenerife towns where most of the flowering almonds can be enjoyed during this stage of the year. This is why the number of visits to this small town of Tenerife increases considerably during the flowering months of the almond trees.
From the village of Santiago del Teide, there are numerous hiking paths on which you can enjoy beautiful landscapes adorned by almond blossoms.
Even in the center of Santiago del Teide itself, you can walk a small path that goes up to the mountain, called the “Camino de la Virgen de Lourdes”. It starts shortly before the village church and is well recognized by the white crosses that are on the sides of the mountain through which the road goes, and the small bridge and entrance that welcomes one.
Flowering of the almond trees
The almond tree is a deciduous tree that usually experiences its flowering in the months of January and February, whose mythological meaning symbolizes youthful love. It is common for almond trees to grow to a maximum of 5 meters in height.
The almond trees came to Spain more than two millennia ago from the hands of Phoenicians and Romans with commercial motives.
There are many parts of the almond trees that can be used for multiple purposes: dermatological, laxative, anti-inflammatory or healing. Therefore, this tree keeps a much deeper beauty than one that can enjoy a simple view.
The experience of walking among almond blossoms
For all those people who love nature and do not want to lose contact with it, and those who like to enjoy the most beautiful landscapes, walking among almond blossoms is a unique experience.
How to get to Santiago del Teide and enjoy the spectacle of almond blossoms
Depending on the location you are in, you can get to Santiago del Teide, both on the north road of Tenerife, or on the south road.
Getting to Santiago del Teide by car
If you have a car during your stay in Tenerife, and you are staying in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, it is preferable that you embark on your way to Santiago del Teide on the road south of Tenerife.
However, if you are staying in San Cristóbal de la Laguna, it is preferable that you continue your journey on the north highway until you reach this point of the island.
Obviously in any other town or city in the north of Tenerife, you will have no choice but to get to Santiago del Teide by the TF-5 road.
Puerto de la Cruz is a 50-minute drive from Santiago del Teide.
Getting to Santiago del Teide by bus
From Santa Cruz de Tenerife or San Cristóbal de La Laguna, you will first have to make a stop at Puerto de la Cruz and change bus lines at this point.
Once you are in Puerto de la Cruz, you can choose between line 460 or line 325 to get to Santiago del Teide.
We recommend that if you want to get to Santiago del Teide by bus, check the schedules and lines previously on this website.
Enjoy multiple experiences in nature in Tenerife
As you know, Puerto de la Cruz is a perfectly located place for those who want to have only a few minutes away a lot of beautiful villages to discover, and trails with breathtaking and stunning views.
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More information that may be of interest to you
If you have been interested in this post, you are probably a person who loves to enjoy nature and know every corner of the places you visit.
That is why we believe that you will surely also be interested in reading other articles of our blog as the best trails of the north of Tenerife, or mobile applications essential on a trip to Tenerife.
In addition, we invite you to check the section of the blog where we group all the information about the towns of the north of Tenerife, where you will know in detail the most beautiful villages and the corners that you will like to visit in each one of them.
From the Ambassador Apartments we hope that this information will be useful to better plan your trip to Tenerife, and to live unforgettable experiences such as walking in Santiago de Teide among almond blossoms.