Photographer's Note

Tenerife 2005 June.

San Andrés (Spanish for Saint Andrew) is a town located in the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is located 10 km from the capital city if Santa Cruz de Tenerife, it is in a coastal area and is located by the Anaga mountains. It is administratively a part of the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The town is situated on a mountain slope with an urban area locating near the valley and the beach.

San Andrés has about 2,500 people and until 1940 was accessed with only by footpath. With the construction of a coastal road with Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the village became connected with the road to the capital. A fortress used to exist, it was destroyed by storms in 1740 and 1896 and 1706, a tower was built. The Spanish court stopped larger tourist properties in 1984.

In 1973 the administration brought 4 million bags of Sahara sand to the island into the Las Teresitas beach and improved the infrastructure with parking lots.

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