Trails of Tenerife

The hiking routes in Tenerife are the perfect alternative to spend a completely different day during your holidays. If you want to know 3 of the most magical trails you will find on the island, then we tell you here everything you need to know.

Although Tenerife is known for its beautiful beaches and tropical landscapes, the island also has other attractions that you may want to know. Enjoying a few hiking trails in Tenerife during your holiday can be a great opportunity to get to know the greener aspects of the island. Its contrast between very green and arid areas, and other mountainous areas facing extensive beaches, make enjoying the trails of Tenerife an unparalleled experience.

It is important that if you decide to do any of these walks in Tenerife wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, plenty of water and even food. Many of the routes we are going to talk about below do not have nearby places to stock up, so you must be prepared. Some trails in Tenerife lead to the beach, it will be advisable that in addition to the things we have mentioned above, you have at hand a swimsuit. It is important that, although we do a route on foot, the climate will remain sunny, so it is vital that we continue to use sunscreen to avoid burning.

Trails of Tenerife

‘El Infierno’ Ravine

The first path we want to share with you is the route through the ‘Barranco del Infierno’.  This is one of the most visited routes in the south of Tenerife, so it is important to book your assistance. This trail is a space where only 300 people a day are allowed to enter, in order to preserve the environment in the place. Access is open every day from 08:30 to 14:30. This walk is estimated to take about three and a half hours. The route is 6.5 KM and its difficulty is low.

The Masca Ravine

This other ravine located in the southern area of Tenerife will take us approximately 3 hours walk.  It starts from the ‘Caserío de Masca’ and its descent will take us to a magical beach that can only be reached through this path or by boat. Many people choose to return to the pier of Los Gigantes by boat or kayak. This will be one of the routes for which you will have to take a bathing suit and even a towel. If you are looking for a trail in Tenerife with beautiful scenery that you can combine with other water activities, this is the route you were looking for!

Las vueltas de Taganana

This hiking route in Tenerife North is located in the Parque Rural de Anaga. This trail will be where you can best appreciate the contrast between the greenest areas of the island and end up near one of the most magical beaches you’ve ever seen. The distance of this circular path of Tenerife is 11.3 KM, which is about 3.5 hours of simple travel. The end of this path is next to the beach of Los Roques, Taganana and Benijo, 3 black volcanic sand beaches that will leave you breathless.

We hope that these 3 trails in Tenerife have encouraged you to spend a completely different day during your holidays in Tenerife. Also, if you have any questions about these routes, you can contact the Vanilla Garden team and we will be happy to help you.


The mobile phone and the desire to travel have become inseparable travel companions. And, under the expression ‘wanderlust’, the passion for travel has taken over the best possible showcase, Instagram.

Maybe you have already decided that this summer you will travel to Tenerife to enjoy a sunny and tropical vacation. Often, many people use their social networks to get to know the most incredible places on the island. Getting the best photo for your Instagram gallery is a challenge!

Therefore, from Vanilla Garden Hotel, we have decided to do it a little easier for you and, if you still don’t know the amazing and unmatched geography of Tenerife, you may be interested knowing where some of these places are, in addition to following some of the most amazing accounts of local people.

Los Gigantes

The Cliffs of Los Gigantes is the last town you will find in the south of Tenerife. This beautiful place is part of the Rural Park of Teno and its outline is impressive seen from afar and from short distances. Immerse yourself in crystal clear waters, discover its seabed, caves and viewpoints. And don’t forget to take some other photo.

Instagram picture @aaron_goodlife

Anaga Rural Park

From its summit to its coast, Anaga Rural Park is a spectacular place to visit during your stay in Tenerife and that is why, our island, not only has sun and beach, but a million reasons and places to be surprised. If you like hiking or looking for an unusual beach, this is your place!

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Santiago del Teide

Among its volcanic geography, the highest town in Spain, it also has a beautiful coastline that is waiting to be discovered above and below the water. For lovers of diving or snorkeling, this municipality is ready to conquer your Instagram, are you?

Instagram picture @carlos.orenes

Rural Park of Teno

Located on the northwestern of Tenerife, you will find this jewel for those who love living nature. Its volcanic orography perfectly represents the geographical history of the Island. In the 8063 hectares of this Rural Park, you will find important basaltic monuments and one of the best areas of the archipelago for scuba divers.

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Benijo Beach

Stone walls, black sand, roques in the background, the sun tanning your skin… Without a doubt Benijo Beach is one of the favourite places for locals, your dream postcard will take you to connect with nature up to gigantic levels of relaxation and, without forgetting its incalculable beauty that you will die of desire to portray.

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El Medano

Perhaps you have heard this town in the south of Tenerife named as a reference for windsurfing or kitesurfing, you may also have seen that it has beautiful beaches or a wide gastronomic offer. It’s a lively town in which you can walk along its coast and, also, make some really amazing photos to be the envy of your followers.

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This small town located in the northwest of the island is one of the most beautiful you can find in Tenerife. From its geography to its architecture, this municipality is completely fascinating. Get lost in its narrow streets, go deep into its wild coast, its natural pools, or, in this classic that is already found in many Instagram profiles.

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We hope these tips have helped you to plan your Tenerife tour and you already have clear some places that you can not miss on the island. Also, between visit and visit, you can also take the most instagrammable photos in our pool, jacuzzi, Balinese bed… Or where you feel best! Remember that you can also enjoy pool parties in Vanilla Garden whenever your phone is waterproof. We will be waiting for you!



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