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Los Realejos, with “municipal capital” Villa de Los Realejos is also located north of the island of Tenerife, bordered to the east by Puerto de la Cruz and La Orotava while to the west San Juan de la Rambla marks the passage to another municipality.
Its vast area, almost 60 square kilometers and a population of just under 40,000 inhabitants, combines nature, agriculture, history, tradition and progress in a truly unique way, creating one of the most complete, rich and vital activities on the island.
Many environmental protection situations have been activated in the area of Los Realejos, among the most significant are those in favor of environmental naturalism such as the Teide National Park, the “protected” landscapes of Los Campeches, the Corona Forestal Nature Park, as well as Barranco Ruiz, considered a place of great scientific interest.
Like many municipalities in the north, Los Realejos has lost many buildings that constituted its urban / historical architectural heritage, mainly due to the economic “revolution” that the municipality had to suffer in favor of an incremental development linked to productive changes, even though many of the vestiges of the ancient town hall are still visible and numerous buildings tell of its prestigious experience, it is enough to have careful eyes.
The coast of Los Realejos, high and steep as most of the north coasts of the island, consists of a short stretch of water, five black sand beaches and callaos (small black pebbles smoothed by water) and some natural pools carved into the rock often very popular in the high season but deserted for the rest of the year; we remember El Guindaste and La Grimona, Castro, La Fajana, Los Roques and El Socorro enclosed in their ever-lush vegetation.
The coast of Los Realejos allows, for its position, dives in the sea all year round; the transparency of the waters and the enormous variety of existing marine species make it a paradise for observation and underwater photography.
For the pleasure of nature lovers “green” we mention among the many local treasures the San Francisco Dragon Tree which, after that of Icod de los Vinos, is defined as the most beautiful of the Islands. There are traces of him in the writings of travelers and chroniclers of other eras who have affirmed that “his appearance is strange, we would say that of a huge chandelier that supports a forest of yucas“.
Businesses and professionals in the municipality of Los Realejos
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