Buenavista del Norte

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Buenavista del Norte
Municipality and town
Masca
Masca
Coat of arms of Buenavista del Norte
Coat of arms
Municipal location in Tenerife
Municipal location in Tenerife
Buenavista del Norte is located in Tenerife
Buenavista del Norte
Buenavista del Norte
Location of the town in Tenerife
Coordinates: 28°22′12″N 16°51′0″W / 28.37000°N 16.85000°W / 28.37000; -16.85000Coordinates: 28°22′12″N 16°51′0″W / 28.37000°N 16.85000°W / 28.37000; -16.85000
Country  Spain
Autonomous Region Canary Islands
Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Island Tenerife
Area
 • Total 26.03 sq mi (67.42 km2)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 4,961
 • Density 206/sq mi (79.4/km2)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Post Code 38640
Website www.buenavistadelnorte.com

Buenavista del Norte is a municipality and town on the north coast of Tenerife. It is located on the TF42 Road, about 75 km west of the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and 65km from Tenerife North Airport.

The towns streets hide sober architecture of clearly Andalusian extraction. Nevertheless, apart from the influence of the Conquistadors, there is a mixture of the traditions of Portuguese inhabitants and of Guanches, as the pre-Hispanic natives were known, which have helped to make up the particular charm of this district. The people have, due to the scarcity of resources, been characterised by an unquenchable spirit of conservation, which has kept alive traditions such as craftwork in bone, wood, cane and straw from the local forests of the region.[2]

Climate[edit]

Buenavista del Norte has a Mediterranean climate, mild to warm year round, with rain falling from October to March. Its exposed northwesterly location allows it to trap most of the moisture condensed by the mountains of Tenerife, so that it receives over three times more rainfall than Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Climate data for Buenavista del Norte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.1
(62.8)
17.0
(62.6)
17.2
(63)
17.3
(63.1)
18.6
(65.5)
19.9
(67.8)
22.3
(72.1)
23.1
(73.6)
22.6
(72.7)
21.5
(70.7)
19.0
(66.2)
17.3
(63.1)
19.4
(66.9)
Average low °C (°F) 12.1
(53.8)
11.5
(52.7)
11.8
(53.2)
11.9
(53.4)
13.1
(55.6)
14.4
(57.9)
16.7
(62.1)
17.7
(63.9)
17.2
(63)
16.5
(61.7)
14.9
(58.8)
13.0
(55.4)
14.2
(57.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 167
(6.57)
95
(3.74)
70
(2.76)
18
(0.71)
12
(0.47)
9
(0.35)
1
(0.04)
3
(0.12)
4
(0.16)
90
(3.54)
207
(8.15)
122
(4.8)
798
(31.42)
Source: Sistema de Clasificación Bioclimática Mundial [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Canario de Estadística
  2. ^ webtenerife.co.uk
  3. ^ "Sistema de Clasificación Bioclimática Mundial. Buenavista, Tenerife".