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.

Noemi M. M., CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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.

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.

Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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.

Let’s take a one day tour in Isla Baja

Let’s take a one day tour in Isla Baja

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.

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

Principales carreteras maravillosas en Tenerife

Principales carreteras maravillosas en Tenerife

Conducir en Tenerife es un placer. Las carreteras son geniales y el paisaje es impresionante. Entonces, durante su estadía, si siente que ha tenido suficiente sol y playas, puede emprender un viaje de aventuras en la isla.

Lo especial de Tenerife es que puedes ver 10 paisajes diferentes en solo 100 km. Puedes ver el océano, las montañas, el desierto, los bosques lujosos y los enormes acantilados en un solo viaje.

No olvide su traje de baño ni sus botas de montaña sí eso es algo que le gusta hacer. Además, siempre que viaje a Tenerife, lleve consigo su protector solar.

Aquí tienes dos de nuestras rutas favoritas en Tenerife. Espero que los disfrutes tanto como nosotros, y ten en cuenta que la buena música es el secreto de un gran viaje. Boogie Bunker Radio es su compañero de aventuras para estas aventuras.

Acantilados de Los Gigantes- Masca – El Barracán – Parque rural de Teno – Los Silos

Cool down in the natural pool of Los Gigantes. Photo: Cristian Terec

Este viaje tiene una longitud aproximada de 55 km, pero recuerda que tendrás que detenerte y admirar el paisaje muchas veces porque es simplemente increíble.

El primer viaje que debe realizar comienza en Acantilados de Los Gigantes. Aquí puedes ver dónde se cruzan el océano, el cielo y los enormes acantilados (de hasta 600 m de altura), creando un paisaje que te dejará sin palabras. Lo que hay que tener en cuenta es que puede resultar difícil encontrar un lugar para estacionar. En caso de que haga demasiado calor, báñate en la Playa de los Guios o prueba la Piscina Natural Acantilado De Los Gigantes.

El siguiente destino es el pueblo de Masca. El camino que lleva allí es bastante épico, te da la impresión de estar en algún lugar de los Andes, en Sudamérica. Durante el viaje, puede detenerse en cada Mirador, la palabra en español para un lugar o balcón diseñado para dominar una amplia perspectiva. Tómate tu tiempo para admirar los alrededores y da un paseo por el pueblo.

Serpent roads near Masca village. Photo: Cristian Terec

Desde aquí se debe continuar el camino hacia el Mirador Altos de Baracán, un bello lugar situado a una altura de unos 800 m desde donde se puede admirar la Montaña de El Palmar. Este es un gran lugar para tomar algunas fotografías y también puede ver que el clima está cambiando. Las pistas tienden a ser más verdes de este lado y si hace buen tiempo, se puede ver todo el camino hasta La Gomera.

La siguiente parada debe ser en Teno Alto, un pueblo mágico donde se pueden ver cabras caminando tranquilamente por los caminos y se puede disfrutar de una exuberante vegetación. En caso de que desee apoyar a los agricultores locales, este es el lugar para detenerse y comprar algunos productos caseros. No te pierdas el Paisaje Lunar En Teno Alto, también conocido como Los Bailaderos. Este lugar nunca está lleno de gente y es único porque las nubes generalmente rodean el área y le dan una apariencia extraña. Puedes probar un poco de caminata lunar solo por diversión y no te olvides de tomar algunas fotos.

La última parada debe ser en Charco Los Chochos en Los Silos. El océano esculpe la orilla y crea piscinas naturales. Deja que la tranquilidad de este lugar te abrace. La gran ventaja es que este lugar no está abarrotado, ya que se considera una joya escondida.

Playa de la Teresitas – Mirador Risco Amogoje – Playa de Benijo – Piscina Natural de Bajamar

Anaga landscape from the dizzying heights of the road. Photo: Cristian Terec

Este viaje tiene una longitud de 62 km y te da la oportunidad de darte un baño en diferentes lugares de la isla, con vistas totalmente diferentes. Trate de evitar hacer este viaje durante los fines de semana, ya que podría estar más concurrido.

La Playa de las Teresitas es una de las playas más populares de Tenerife. La arena dorada es increíble y el lugar es ideal para un baño también porque el océano tiende a estar tranquilo en este lado de la isla.

Desde aquí, continuaremos el viaje por el Parque Rural de Anaga, uno de los lugares más increíbles de Tenerife. Tómese su tiempo y deténgase siempre que sea posible porque este lugar es un tesoro. El bosque aquí parece encantado y realmente puedes admirar el océano desde arriba.

Una vez que llegues al Mirador Risco Amogoje, podrás admirar uno de los lugares más asombrosos del mundo. Este lugar permanecerá en tu memoria para siempre, justo encima del océano, con enormes montañas a cada lado y, de vez en cuando, puedes ver nubes golpeando los acantilados.

Comience su descenso a la Playa de Benijo, una playa verdaderamente espectacular con arena negra, rocas dentadas y no demasiados edificios alrededor. El lugar es bastante salvaje y es el mejor lugar de Tenerife para ver la puesta de sol.

View of the highest point in Tenerife from the Rural Park of Anaga. Photo: Cristian Terec

Cruzarás el Parque Rural de Anaga y finalmente llegarás a la Piscina Natural de Bajamar, un gran lugar si disfrutas de las grandes olas y quieres divertirte. Las enormes olas golpean la piscina y la llenan de agua fresca al mismo tiempo que dan un toque a todos los entusiastas que se sientan cerca del borde.  

La Esperanza – Mirador de Chipeque – Parque Nacional del Teide

Beautiful rock formation in Teide National Park. Photo: Cristian Terec

Este viaje tiene una longitud aproximada de 60 km y lo llevará a la montaña, mientras atraviesa algunos bosques de pinos increíbles. Te recomendamos que sigas esta ruta después de las 14 h. porque ahí es cuando las nubes del norte vienen y abrazan la montaña. Podrás ver la montaña, el sol y el mar de nubes a tus pies.

Aunque no se mencionan muchas paradas en esta ruta, definitivamente elegirás tomarte un descanso y admirar el paisaje cada 5 minutos porque es simplemente increíble.

El pino canario es endémico de las Islas Canarias y su olor se mezcla muy bien con el olor del océano. Este viaje es una emoción para todos tus sentidos.

Path in the mountains, surrounded by Canarian Pines. Photo: Cristian Terec

Obviamente, al final del viaje, te encontrarás en el Parque Nacional del Teide, un lugar que es a la vez misterioso y atractivo. Si eres lo suficientemente valiente, espera la puesta de sol. El cielo nocturno aquí es el más claro que jamás verás y puedes admirar la Vía Láctea con tus propios ojos.