Ponds and the old village
The road, leading from the north coast to the Teno Mountains and the town of Santiago del Teide, also passes through the old village, separating at an altitude of 1000 m above sea level two completely climatically different areas. Unlike some other parts of Tenerife, you will hardly find any tourists here.
Ponds of Erjos
From the car park at the Fleytas restaurant (the starting point for the Cruz de Gala), we first descend to the wetlands, which have eight reservoirs. In the 1950s and 1960s, fertile land was mined here for coastal areas. The excavated places are regularly filled with water, especially after winter rains.
Ponds of Erjos
The local water is appreciated not only by people (surface water, rivers and ponds are very rare on the island), but the whole area has become a welcome refuge for waterfowl.
Following the wide carriageway, we head to the village of Erjos. After 15 minutes we are on its upper edge. The Pico de Teide peak overlooks us above the old building. There is a bar by the main road where they have great muttons.
I am always interested in old buildings in these villages. Who knows what its history is and when modern houses will replace it. In the streets of Erjos there are several old buildings, on the roofs of which the endemic Eonium grows with popularity.
Nice little church, typical vegetation, take a short peek at the locals in the backyard and head back to the parking lot.
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