Awesome hiking destinations in Tenerife

Awesome hiking destinations in Tenerife

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.

Cuevas Negras

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.

Los Organos

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.

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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.

Hidden gems in Tenerife

Hidden gems in Tenerife

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.

The most special places in the North of Tenerife

The most special places in the North of Tenerife

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.

Photo: Cristian Terec

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. 

Photo: Ramón Armas Source: https://vendevisitaatenerife.com/playa-de-los-roques-los-realejos/

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.

Source: https://www.canariasviaja.com/viajaresvivir/siempre-nos-quedaran-bajamar-y-la-punta/

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.

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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.

The must see Miradores of Tenerife

The must see Miradores of Tenerife

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.

Photo: Cristian Terec

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.

Video: Cristian Terec

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.

Photo: Cristian Terec

Los secretos de cada isla del Archipiélago Canario

Los secretos de cada isla del Archipiélago Canario

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Photo: Cristian Terec

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.