Tenerife is a paradise when it comes to hiking. You have so many trails to try – all of them giving you a different understanding of the diverse landscape in Tenerife. We created a list with our favourite places for hiking on the island.
You can enjoy this beautiful trail starting from either Los Silos or Erjos, it’s up to you. The stairs take you to a serene place surrounded by black and brown cliffs. You get the best views of Montana de Taco, an old, tiny volcano situated in the municipality of Los Silos that is used as a water reservoir now. Cuevas Negras literally means black caves – on each side of the trail you will be able to see impressive caves. If you want to, you can leave the main path and choose to see the Lomo Morin waterfall as well. This way, at the end of the day, you will have nice memories and pictures of caves, huge cliffs and impressive landscapes of Isla Baja.
Barranco de Chamorga and Faro de Anaga
This is a circular route that will take you from the small and romantic village of Chamorga to a remote beach in Anaga called Roque de Bermejo. On the way, you will be able to see beautiful houses, remote gardens and maybe some goats enjoying their day peacefully. The lighthouse gives you an amazing view of the ocean. We recommend having a picnic on the beach because it is so serene and there are not many people around. The Rural Park of Anaga is a very peaceful place to spend your afternoon. Once you get back to Chamorga, you can enjoy a cold beer in the local bar and also have some lunch. In the afternoon, you can see the locals having a chat in the village or playing chess on the benches, so you can have a full authentic experience.
If you are a fan of relaxing walks in pine forests, this trail is for you. It is located in the North of Tenerife, on the main road that leads to El Teide from La Orotava. The path will take you to a huge cliff that resembles an organ. There are some springs on your way so there is no need to worry about freshwater this time. There are plenty of hiking choices in the area so maybe you should look out for those who seem the most attractive. Some hidden paths take you to beautiful viewpoints of Teide and the valley of La Orotava and others take you up the mountain, all the way to the National Park of Teide.
Barranco del Infierno
Barranco del Infierno is a breathtaking canyon that takes you to the heart of the mountain. It is located very close to Adeje, and that is why it is best to go there in the morning – it usually gets quite hot in the afternoon. At the end of the path, there is a serene waterfall waiting for you. In order to get there, you need to make a reservation and buy the entrance tickets here. We recommend this place because it has amazing flora and fauna and also because the path is well taken care of. There are not many places as breathtaking as this one so it should definitely be on your list.
So, time to take your boots, your sunscreen and bottle of water and go for an adventurous hike on the beautiful island of Tenerife. Don’t forget to take as many pictures as possible and if you post them, share them with us @TenerifeBuzz. Also, if you want to find out more about what to do on the beautiful island of Tenerife, download our app, TenerifeBuzz, available on Google Play and AppStore. There you can find more activities to do, places to visit, some restaurants to try and many more.
This article is for all those who are passionate about adrenaline. We are going to give you some ideas about how you can spice it up a little bit while on the sunny island of Tenerife. This place offers plenty of opportunities for the adventurous souls, so let’s get into it and find the most suitable for you.
Drift diving is a type of scuba diving that you cannot practice everywhere. Tenerife is one of those blessed locations where you can actually experience the serene movement caused by the current. It is certainly an experience of a lifetime because being carried away by a force that you can’t see is super exciting and entertaining. Also, if you have a lucky day, maybe a turtle will pass by and wave at you.
We think paragliding in Tenerife is awesome because the landscape is amazing and being in the air gives you better views of the island. People come here from all over the world to enjoy this experience and take the best pictures of the huge cliffs, beautiful ocean and Teide from the air.
Due to its very rugged landscape, Tenerife has actually more than one choice for canyoning. If you have never heard of this activity, well, just imagine you in a wetsuit going through a canyon. Sometimes you climb on waterfalls, sometimes you descend using a rope but you always have fun. This type of activity is really wild and it can actually take you to places that only a few lucky ones get to see.
Climbing in Tenerife is a dream, especially when you consider the beautiful pictures that you might be able to take. There are so many places where you can practice this extreme sport, especially when you think about the amount of cliffs around the island.
There are some awesome places for surfing in Tenerife, both in the North and the South. Probably the most popular place is Playa de las Americas, a place that is suitable for beginners as well. Other places include El Medano, where you can try windsurfing and kitesurfing if you are up for it or you can choose one of the wild beaches in the North, close to Bajamar or Benijo.
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The beautiful island of Tenerife is filled with beaches so you can find at least one to fit your needs. You have black and golden sand beaches, but you also can enjoy some special features such as waterfalls on a beach, huge cliffs to surround it or just stunning views.
We tried to dedicate an article to those beaches that are not so popular so that you can enjoy a nice afternoon without any stress. Bring your sunscreen and swimming costume, of course.
1. Benijo beach
This is the best place on the island to watch the sunset but it is also a good choice for sunbathing and having some fun in the waves. There are some cliffs that just come up from the water to make the entire landscape look more impressive. Also, while you are there, make sure you try some grilled goat cheese manufactured right there, in the village. Sometimes, the waves are quite impressive so you can take your board with you, to practice your skills.
2. Playa de Roque Bermejo
You need to hike to get there, but it will definitely be worth it. The trip starts in Chamorga, a remote village in Anaga Rural Park. You can either descend through the Barranco de Roque Bermejo or choose to go on a path closer to the big cliffs that end in the ocean. Both of these hiking trails are just breathtaking, so we recommend you to descend on one and return on the other. The beach at the end of the trail has beautiful views and there is a small romantic village close to it. It is a truly special place on the island.
3. Playa de los Roques
There is no better beach on the island for a good Instagram picture. Close to the shore, there is this big stone arch and you can actually go beneath it. The place gives you an idea about the power of the waves and how, in time, the ocean is the greatest sculptor in nature. Not many people know about this place, so you can always find your place for some sunbathing. It is located close to Puerto de la Cruz, so you can take a walk there and enjoy the city as well.
4. Masca Beach
So maybe you have already heard about the Masca trail, but let us tell you a secret. At the end of the trail, there is this magical beach, surrounded by huge cliffs. Here you get one of the best views of La Gomera. You can reach this beach by hiking from Masca village (but you have to sign up for this here). Another option is to go on a boat trip, starting from Los Gigantes. If you are lucky, you might see some dolphins and pilot whales on your way.
So, these are our favourite beaches. Let us know about yours by posting a picture of it on social media and tagging us @TenerifeBuzz. Also, find out more secret places in Tenerife by reading our blogpost and downloading our app, TenerifeBuzz.
Get ready to take an adventurous trip off the beaten path in the beautiful island of Tenerife. Not many people know about these secret places and that is what makes them so special. Some are natural monuments carved by the forces of wind, water and time while others are created by artists trying to make a point. Let’s get started.
The lunar landscape near Vilaflor
While this is not an easy hike, it is certainly a must. The scenery is terrific and it will remind you of your favourite science-fiction movies. The lunar landscape is located in a remote area in the South of Tenerife where you can find many hiking trails that are not very popular among tourists. It is an amazing place for contemplation because the way nature carved these beautiful sculptures is just breathtaking. Do not forget your sunscreen because the trail is in the South, so the Sun is always shiny.
La Piedra de la Rosa
So maybe you can figure it out by the name – a stone in the form of a rose. Yes, indeed, nature in Tenerife created the most artistic natural monuments. Located close to the Northern road that goes up to Teide National Park, this stunning rock formation is both unique and serene. Also, the place is really calm, there are not many tourists around and you can enjoy the beautiful pine forest around. The road that gets you there is also a must, because it gives you perspective of the volcano and the Corona Forestal. Just take a picture here and impress everyone with this beautiful natural monument.
The moss lady statue in Santa Ursula
Santa Ursula is a little town in the North of the island that has a romantic touch to it. In the Quinta Garden, there is one surprising element – the four meter statue of a woman that is covered in moss, succulents and sometimes flowers. This piece of art shows how nicely you can blend human art with nature, while also adding value to a Canarian city. Because of the nice combination of colours, this is also a great place for nice social media pictures.
The Giant Egyptian vulture in Los Silos
This sculpture has the purpose of creating environmental awareness for the locals and tourists as well. The Egyptian Vulture used to be a common sight in all the Canary islands, but now it is in danger of extinction. The sculpture that we are talking about is entirely made of rubbish collected from the ocean. The artist is Bordalo II and he tries to make his point about the need for climate and environment action by creating statues out of trash. We recommend this spot because the city is nice and the sculpture is close to the ocean, so the view is impressive.
So, for those of you who like art carved by nature or by humans, Tenerife is the right place for you because it gives you the chance to admire both. Take a change and go on this adventure with us – download the TenerifeBuzz app and get to know the hidden gems of Tenerife. Also, take some nice pictures and share them with us by adding #TenerifeBuzz.
If you ask people what is their favourite site in Tenerife, they will tell you about the beautiful beaches in the South and the mighty El Teide. Despite that, we think that the North of the island has something unique to offer for all of you – beautiful cities, good food, scenic beaches and impressive cliffs. Here are our favourite suggestions for you.
Icod de los Vinos – a city close to your heart
Icod is surrounded by a romantic atmosphere and it offers you the opportunity to walk between seignioral houses and historic buildings. The plaza in the middle of the city has the appearance of a botanical garden. Walking around Icod gives you the feeling that you went back in time, like 500 years ago. There are two unique things about this site – firstly, here you can find Cueva del Viento, the largest volcanic cave in Europe. It is what geologists call a lava tube – this basically means that it was formed by the flow of lava. Secondly, the 22 meter high Drago Millenario is a magnificent tree that has witnessed the entire history of the city. It is the oldest of its kind.
Los Roques Beach – for the photographer in you
This is probably the best place in Tenerife for your Instagram shot. Just remember to go there when the tide is low so that you can actually walk all the way to the beautiful rock formations that are competing against gravity. Maybe it is not the beach of choice for swimming and sunbathing but it certainly is the place to go for all those passionate about photography.
The pools in Bajamar – have fun like in the good old days
This is such an entertaining place because you can enjoy the playful ocean waves without any danger. There are two big pools and a small one situated right on the edge of the ocean. Being an area well known for the big waves, you can have fun with the splashes coming straight to you, inside the pool. It is definitely a family-friendly destination.
Mirador de San Pedro – the place that takes your breath away
There are so many beautiful viewpoints in the North from where you can admire the ocean and the notched cliffs but this is the best. Also, it offers some of the best views for sunset watching. Located close to Puerto de la Cruz and right above Paisaje Protegido de Rambla de Castro, there is no place like it. Palm trees will be in the center of attention. Also, it is a very nice place for easy hikes. Enjoy a glass of wine on your way back.
So, we hope you enjoyed the little adventure in the North of Tenerife. The area is really special and it is a great place for breathtaking pictures. Let us now which was your favourite by adding the #TenerifeBuzz hashtag on your social media. Also, download our app to find out about more things to do on the island.
Isla Baja is a less known part of Tenerife but it is certainly a place with a special vibe that you need to feel. The entire area is very serene and it offers amazing hiking and relaxation opportunities. Although it is not always sunny, the clouds turn it into a mysterious landscape, inviting you to explore.
The main municipalities you’ll find are Buenavista del Norte, Garachico, Los Silos and El Tanque, each of them having something to offer.
You should start your trip in Garachico, a romantic coastal city that used to be the main port in Tenerife during the trades between America and Europe centuries ago. If you take a look at the cliffs behind it, you’ll see the place where lava flew from the Trevejo volcano and destroyed part of the city in 1706. Our recommendation is to enjoy the well preserved architecture and to take a bath in the natural pools. From there, you can take a walk to the emigrant monument, a statue with a lot of meaning situated near a very picturesque viewpoint.
From Garachico, you can take a bike and go all the way to Los Silos, admiring the cliffs to the left and the ocean to the right. Once you get there, head towards Charco de los Chochos (another natural pool). Take another bath and admire the skeleton of a full sized whale right next to the beach. If you are a fan of statues, check out the one representing a huge bird, created using only trash collected from the ocean. If you get there on Sundays, visit the market as well because local farmers come here to sell their fresh produce, harvested right next to the city – you should be able to find avocados, mangos, papayas, passion fruit and many others.
Your next stop should be at the next natural pool in Buenavista del Norte called Charco Las Mujeres. From there, you can walk all the way to Mirador Punta del Fraile and take a selfie with the beautiful cliffs and the ocean. From Buenavista del Norte you can take a bus or taxi to Punta de Teno, the westernmost point on the island but also one of the least known treasures in Tenerife.
On your way to El Tanque, allow yourself another treat for your eyes and visit the Mirador de Atalaya, a viewpoint that offers you a summary of all the places you’ve visited before – you’ll be able to see the entire Isla Baja. Close to the city, you’ll be able to find a camel center that offers fun experiences for the entire family.
So, get ready for an adventure far away from the busy cities and beaches of the South. Isla Baja is really special and needs to be discovered. In exchange for that, you’ll get a day of relaxation and tranquility in a charming area of Tenerife. Don’t forget to download the TenerifeBuzz app and find out more about special places on the island. Also, share your photos with us on social media by adding #TenerifeBuzz. We can’t wait to see how you’re having fun.
Miradores are viewpoints designed to give you the most breathtaking scenery. In Tenerife, you will find plenty of such places, but some are so outstanding that we dedicated an entire article to them.
These viewpoints are easy to find because you have a special sign for them. Also, most of them are on the side of the road, so you don’t need to worry about getting there. All you need to enjoy the Miradores is a good camera and maybe a car to get you there. Let’s get started.
Mirador de Cruz de Hilda
This place is situated at the border between Masca and Teno and therefore, the landscape is rugged but awe-inspiring. You can delight your eyes with gorgeous mountains, brave palm trees growing on steep walls, enormous aloe vera and a serpent like road that will take you to the village. If you are lucky, maybe there will be some fog hitting the ridge, giving it a mysterious appearance. Anyways, probably the best thing about this lookout point is that you can actually have coffee here. Besides that, keep in mind that the road there is a bit narrow and requires some decent driving skills.
Mirador de Jardina
Situated in the Rural Park of Anaga, this viewpoint gives you an unique perspective of Teide and the beautiful city of San Cristobal de La Laguna, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The place blends nature and beautiful architecture in a very quiet and tranquil environment. From this point, you can start an adventure like a real explorer used to do in the jungle through the Anaga Rural Parque because this place has the most luxurious vegetation on the island. Sometimes, local farmers sell their produce here, so if you feel like having a nutritious meal, go for it.
Mirador de Chipeque
What a great place this is to touch the clouds, feel like in Heaven but also admire El Teide. The authorities actually built a road just to take you to this beautiful place. If the day is sunny and the atmosphere is clear, you can actually see all the way to La Palma, which is almost 200 km away. The most special feature of this place is the clouds that sit beneath you and cover the mountain like cotton candy. The Sun disappears under this fluffy blanket in the afternoon, so make sure you get there in the second part of the day. If you are a hiker, there are some nice circular trails from this point that will take you through pine forests and arid planes so take your favourite boots with you.
Las cascadas son fascinantes y han estado en el centro de atención durante décadas en la industria del turismo. A pesar de eso, tal vez este no sea el primer lugar en su lista de visitas obligadas mientras está en Tenerife, especialmente porque las cascadas son un secreto conocido solo por unos pocos lugareños. Lea este artículo si está listo para emprender una caminata de aventura que lo llevará a las mejores cascadas y los lugares más bonitos para tomarse una selfie.
Tenga en cuenta que durante el viaje debe llevar calzado adecuado, como botas resistentes al agua. Además, siempre que estés en Tenerife, usa protector solar para proteger tu piel.
#1 – Cascada en la playa de la Rambla de Castro
Sí, lo oíste bien. Tienes una cascada vertiéndose en el océano, palmeras custodiando el lugar y acantilados que te dejan sin palabras. Rambla de Castro es un área protegida y por una buena razón: aquí tienes la combinación perfecta de historia (para todas las personas apasionadas por los piratas), flora con especies endémicas y paisajes impresionantes. Todo lo que tienes que hacer es pasear por los hermosos callejones hasta llegar a la playa. Una vez allí, mire a su izquierda y verá la cascada y los coloridos acantilados detrás de ella. Si el océano está en calma, puedes ir allí y disfrutar de una ducha fresca, en la base de la cascada. Nuestra recomendación es visitar el lugar justo antes del atardecer porque los colores te permitirán tomar las mejores fotografías de tu vida.
#2 – Cascada Lomo Morín
Se puede llegar desde Tierra del Trigo o desde Los Silos pero recomendamos este último porque el paisaje es más impresionante. La cascada es un poco difícil de encontrar, por eso debes usar un mapa en tu teléfono; usamos Maps.me. Además, las botas resistentes al agua son imprescindibles para este viaje aventurero. El camino lo llevará a través de los campos de plátanos y luego ingresará al cañón. Sube las escaleras hasta Cuevas Negras, pero no olvides mirar hacia atrás una vez que llegues porque la vista es simplemente increíble. En algún momento encontrarás una señal que apunta a Tierra del Trigo y esa es tu dirección. Siga el canal de agua durante unos minutos más y prepárese para sorprenderse.
#3 – Cascada de Chindia cerca de Tijoco Alto
Esta cascada se encuentra en realidad en el sur de Tenerife, aunque no es de esperar que esta zona tenga mucha agua dulce a la vista. Antes de llegar, podrá disfrutar del bosque de pinos canarios, en todo su esplendor. Huela, siéntelo, deja que tus sentidos se vuelvan locos Además, debido a que esta zona solía estar habitada por agricultores hace algunas décadas, todo el ambiente es bastante acogedor, recordándote la hermosa campiña. Una vez que llegues, tómate una selfie y compártela con nosotros etiquetando #TenerifeBuzz.
Waterfalls are mesmerizing and they have been in the center of attention for decades in the tourism industry. Despite that, maybe this is not the first spot on your must visit list while in Tenerife, especially because waterfalls are a secret known only by a few locals. Read this article if you are ready to go on an adventurous hike that will lead you to the best cascades and the prettiest places for a selfie.
Keep in mind that during the trip, you should be wearing appropriate footwear, such as water resistant boots. Also, whenever in Tenerife, use sunscreen to protect your skin. Enjoy yourself and leave only footsteps.
#1 – Waterfall on the beach in Rambla de Castro
Yes, you heard it right. You have a waterfall pouring into the ocean, palm trees guarding the place and cliffs to leave you speechless. Rambla de Castro is a protected area and for a good reason – here you have the perfect combination of history (for all people passionate about pirates), flora with endemic species and breathtaking landscapes. All you have to do is wander through the beautiful alleys till you get to the beach. Once there, take a look to your left and you will see the waterfall and the colourful cliffs behind it. If the ocean is calm, you can actually go there and enjoy a fresh shower, at the base of the cascade. Our recommendation is to visit the place right before the sunset because the colours will allow you to take the best pictures of your life.
#2 – Lomo Morin Waterfall
You can get there either from Tierra del Trigo or from Los Silos but we recommend the latter because the scenery is more impressive. The waterfall is a bit hard to find, that’s why you should use a map on your phone – we used Maps.me. Also, water resistant boots are a must for this adventurous trip. The path will take you through the banana fields and after that you will enter the canyon. Climb the stairs all the way to Cuevas Negras, but don’t forget to look back once you get there because the view is just incredible. At some point, you will find a sign that points to Tierra del Trigo and that is your direction. Follow the water channel for a few more minutes and prepare to be amazed.
#3 – Chindia Waterfall near Tijoco Alto
This waterfall is actually situated in the South of Tenerife, although you would not expect this area to have a lot of fresh water in sight. Before getting there, you will be able to enjoy the Canarian Pine Tree forest, in its full splendor. Smell it, feel it, let your senses go wild Also, because this area used to be inhabited by farmers a few decades ago, the entire atmosphere is quite cosy, reminding you of the beautiful countryside. Once you get there, take a selfie and share it with us by tagging #TenerifeBuzz.
Las Islas Canarias son increíbles islas volcánicas ubicadas en el Océano Atlántico, cerca de Marruecos. El lugar está considerado el paraíso del turismo.
Hay ocho islas principales en Canarias y todas y cada una de ellas tienen algo destacado.
Este artículo le brindará fragmentos de información interesantes y relevantes sobre cada isla.
Fuerteventura es la más plana y antigua de las islas. El nombre literalmente significa viento fuerte y tiene algunas de las playas más hermosas del mundo. Aquí, la arena es dorada y las aguas tienen un hermoso matiz turquesa, los habitantes nativos son llamados majorero/-a.
Lanzarote es el mejor lugar del mundo para la práctica de deportes porque todo el mundo está en buena forma y te animaras a ser más activo. Además, para todos los buceadores, Lanzarote tiene un increíble museo submarino, donde se pueden admirar estatuas con forma humana. Los nativos de Lanzarote se llaman lanzaroteño/-a.
La Graciosa es la más joven de todas las islas. No hay coches en La Graciosa, la mejor forma de viajar es en bicicleta. Además, el lugar es un paraíso para los corredores de senderos porque tiene muchos senderos que lo llevan a hermosos paisajes.
Gran Canaria todavía está en el negocio en lo que respecta a la caña de azúcar, y si tienes caña de azúcar, tienes ron. Gran Canaria es un gran lugar en Europa para disfrutar de un mojito casero local. Además, es el único lugar de Europa donde se pueden ver plantaciones de café. Los habitantes de la isla se llaman canario/-a.
Tenerife es la isla más popular de todas. Aquí puedes encontrar el tubo de lava más grande de Europa llamado La Cueva del Viento. A los lugareños les gusta mucho la fiesta, por eso aquí puedes participar en el segundo carnaval más grande del mundo, en Santa Cruz de Tenerife. La gente local se llama tinerfeño/-a.
La Gomera es especialmente interesante porque los lugareños han estado hablando un discurso silbado desde la antigüedad. Debido al paisaje con muescas, fue bastante difícil construir carreteras, por lo que la isla tiene cientos de kilómetros de senderos adecuados para excursionistas aventureros. La Gomera también es conocida como la isla de los tesoros y tal vez deberías ir allí para averiguar por qué.
El Hierro es un ejemplo para todos porque es líder en sostenibilidad. La energía que se utiliza allí es 100% renovable. Además, en la isla, todavía se pueden encontrar especímenes vivos de lagartos gigantes, una vez considerados extintos. En los viejos tiempos, la gente solía creer que este era el punto más occidental del mundo, la razón por la que se le llamaba Meridian Island.
La Palma es un lugar de visita obligada para los amantes de la astronomía porque ofrece uno de los mejores cielos nocturnos del mundo. Si alguna vez has oído hablar de La Isla Bonita, bueno, es La Palma. Aquí también se puede encontrar una espeluznante atracción de buceo, un cementerio submarino que se construyó hace casi 500 años. La isla es increíblemente hermosa y es un gran lugar para relajarse en los frondosos bosques verdes.
Entonces, es hora de explorar todas las islas y elegir su favorita. Cuando vayas a Tenerife, puedes encontrar todos los lugares para ver y disfrutar en la App TenerifeBuzz. No olvide descargarlo y háganos saber cuál es su isla especial.