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Sea of Clouds

A jaw-dropping scene of the "mar de nubes" is offered on the highest peaks

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Looking up at the beauty of various shapes of clouds is a pastime for some. Looking down at the clouds from above—this is really fun! The sea of clouds, or 'mar de nubes' as the locals call it, is a magical natural phenomenon created by the particular geographical position and climate. The clouds form at the height of 1,000 to 2,000 m and create a fantastic mantle of mist that flows over a mountain range. A waterfall of clouds is simply hypnotizing​.

Of course, you can observe this beauty only from the highest peaks. Rock de Los Muchachos in La Palma, Mount Teide in Tenerife, the summit of Gran Canaria and high peaks of El Hierro are among greatest viewing ​spots. The view will stick in your memory forever.

When looking down on it from space, another phenomenon can be observed called "vortex streets." It usually occurs when the wind moves cloud formations from the ocean over land or another obstacle. In this case, this unique fl​ow happens when winds rush past the high peaks of the volcanic islands.

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