Traditional Tenerife architecture
The patios are surrounded by a veranda supported by columns of tea pine which the bedrooms and chambers branch off from. The veranda can be accessed by a wooden stairway, in keeping with the finishings throughout the entire house.
The colours of the façades of the traditional houses, with their thick walls, are generally varied and striking, though the recent trend favours plain white which makes for a little less character. You will find examples of this architectural style all over the Island, but some settlements prove particularly interesting, as is the case of the hamlet of Masca.