One of the oldest settlements in the Tenerife Island is Taganana. It is the most peaceful remote village in Tenerife but it is very difficult to reach this village. Nature lovers and walkers find this village a paradise. It is situated in the municipality - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - on the Tenerife Island. The population of this village was 592 in the year 2009. It is connected by road to Las Mercedes and San Andres.
The travel to this fishing village was possible either by boat or foot until the year 1960. A tunnel was made to solve this problem and at preset road journey is possible through this tunnel. But the new road has lots of winds, twist and turns, thereby making the journey somewhat difficult. This effort has facilitated traveling to this little but beautiful village. It has steep mountain slopes that descend from the mountains - Anaga - to the Atlantic Ocean.
The economy of this village is driven by agricultural products - potatoes, wine crops, yams and sweet potatoes.
all good and we continue on our merry way!!
even driving in a tunnel through the mountain!
Our coach driver was an excellent driver and we felt quite safe with him, not like the coach driver in the following YouTube clip taken on the same road: