Visit to El Sauzal & Mirador de San Pedro.

On the 18th December 2013 we left El Medano at 10am and drove along the autopiste to La Laguna and El Sauzal arriving at 11pm. We went in the Casa del Vino which has a good agricultural exhibition, free of charge, and shop selling a good variety of wine and honey. We went there to buy honey. In the courtyard is a good example of an old wine press.

 

From the front of the Casa de Vino we had a good view of the south side of Teide covered with snow. The road there had probably been closed by the snow for a day or so. In El Medano we had the unusual weather of 24 hours of tropical rain. We had thought of going back over the mountain but decided against it.

We drove on past Los Realejos to the Hotel San Pedro where we parked to start our walk.

By then it was 12 o'clock. There are much frequented paths with very good views. We made our way past an large old house which is being renovated and one day will be open to the public.

 

           

At one point we could see what looked like a small one man bandstand, as we got nearer we could see some welcoming seats. However as we approached we could see they were in a private garden, We found a wall to rest on and ate some nuts.

It is a long way down from where we had parked but the path we took back was easier than the one on the way down. We could not find a convenient place to eat our tortilla lunch without retracing our steps down so we drove on though a small tunnel to a convenient lay-by overlooking Playa Socorro.

After our lunch we drove back though Icod, Santiago de Teide, and Guia de Isora.

 

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