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.

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

Las 3 mejores cascadas en Tenerife

Las 3 mejores cascadas en Tenerife

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.

Photo: Cristian Terec

#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.

Photo: Cristian Terec

#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.

Source: https://siebeninseln.de/en/tenerife/waterfall/
The secrets of every island in the Canarian Archipelago

The secrets of every island in the Canarian Archipelago

Canary Islands are amazing volcanic islands located in the Atlantic Ocean, close to Morocco. The place is considered to be the paradise for tourism. 

There are eight main islands in the Canaries and each and everyone of them has something outstanding. 

This article will give you interesting and relevant snippets of information regarding each island.

Fuerteventura is the flattest and the oldest of the islands. The name literally means strong wind and it has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here, the sand is golden and the waters have a beautiful turquoise nuance. The native inhabitants are called majorero/-a.

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Lanzarote is the best place in the world for sports because everyone is in good shape and you will actually feel encouraged to be more active. Also, for all the scuba divers out there, Lanzarote has an amazing underwater museum, where you can actually admire human shaped statues. The natives of Lanzarote are called lanzaroteño/-a.

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La Graciosa is the youngest of all the islands. There are no cars on La Graciosa, your best way to travel around is by using a bike. Also, the place is paradise for trail runners because you have plenty of paths to lead you to beautiful sceneries.

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Gran Canaria is still in business when it comes to sugar cane – and if you have sugar cane, you have rum. Gran Canaria is a great place in Europe to enjoy a local homemade mojito. Also, it is the only place in Europe where you can see coffee plantations. Locals on the island are called canario/-a.

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Tenerife is the most popular island of them all. Here you can find the largest lava tube in Europe called La Cueva del Viento. The locals really like to party, that is why here you can take part in the second biggest carnival in the world, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The local people are called tinerfeño/-a.

Photo: Cristian Terec

La Gomera is especially interesting because the locals have been speaking a whistled speech since ancient times. Because of the notched landscape, it was quite hard to build roads so the island has hundreds of kilometers of trails suitable for adventurous hikers. La Gomera is also known as the island of treasures and maybe you should go there to find out why.

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El Hierro is such an example for everyone because it is a leader in sustainability. The energy used there is 100% renewable. Also, on the island, you can still find living specimens of giant lizards, once considered extinct. In the old times, people used to believe that this was the westernmost point of the world, the reason behind being called Meridian Island.

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La Palma is a must go to place for astronomy lovers because it offers one of the best night skies in the world. If you’ve ever heard about La Isla Bonita, well, it’s La Palma. Here you can also find a creepy scuba diving attraction, an underwater cemetery that was built almost 500 years ago. The island is incredibly beautiful and it is a great place to relax in the lush green forests.
So, it’s time to explore all the islands and pick your favourite. When going to Tenerife, you can find all the places to see and enjoy in the TenerifeBuzz App. Don’t forget to download it and let us know which is your special island.

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