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A Walk Through La Caleta National Park

2 July 2017

We recently went on a family holiday to La Caleta, a small fishing town in the south of Tenerife. La Caleta is fairly quiet so it’s a perfect place to go for a relaxing break in the sun.

IMG_9635We normally try and do at least one trip or activity when on holiday but it can often be very expensive, our recent trip was proof that often the best things cost nothing at all. We decided to walk through La Caleta National Park and it was one of my favourite days of the holiday and was completely free.

IMG_9611IMG_9624The ground was so dry with cacti everywhere, it was like being in the desert but with a pretty big water source in front of us. The sea looked so blue and the views were amazing, I had to keep stopping to take photos.

IMG_9606IMG_9600IMG_9627_editedIMG_9615Jess and I found our inner hippies on the walk through as well…

IMG_9638_editedThere are a number of tents and even a cave for the groups that live in the park. I could see the appeal of such a simple life in such beautiful surroundings.

IMG_6351My favourite thing that we came across was a make-shift library with a sign asking people to donate money or exchange with a book of their own. Flicking through old books in the sun listening to the sea felt a little bit like heaven.

IMG_9653_editedI eventually tore myself away from the cave homes and library and walked down to the rocks. It was so peaceful.

IMG_6357_editedIMG_9659_editedIMG_6363_editedIMG_6353IMG_9656_editedIMG_9660_editedWe attempted to get in the sea from the rocks but the water was quite choppy as it hit the (jaggedy) rocks so I settled for the safer option of paddling in the little rock pools instead. 

IMG_9662_editedIt was such a hot day and there wasn’t really any shade so when we left the national park we headed straight for a restaurant. We didn’t want to tear ourselves away from the views though so found a table that looked out to the same view. 

IMG_9674_editedIMG_9681_editedAnthony went for the mussels and I treated myself to my favourite dish…carbonara. 

IMG_9679IMG_9680Who needs paintings on the wall when you have views like this? 

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