Trails of Tenerife

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.

3 good reasons to travel alone

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Are you thinking of travelling alone? Are you looking for destinations to travel alone? Today we bring you the main advantages why a solo trip can be a rewarding gift for yourself.

We know that travelling alone can seem like an experience that doesn’t convince everyone. That’s why today we bring you the main reasons why you should enjoy a pleasant holiday alone so that you don’t hesitate to visit Tenerife for an instant. Our island is a unique experience, surrounded by exceptional places and a lot of activities to do. Without a doubt, it should be in your ranking of ‘trips to do alone’.

 

1. Decide without consensus which places you want to visit

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As we told you, and surely you have already investigated, Tenerife hides a million secrets to discover. Unique places to visit, beaches to swim on, sunsets to enjoy alone with your thoughts, spaces for shopping, museums to discover the history of the Canary Islands … An endless number of possibilities where you will be the one who sets the limit and pace of what you want to do. We encourage you to visit our blog to discover some of the best plans for your idyllic holidays.

 

2. Make new friends

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One of the indisputable advantages of traveling alone is to leave your comfort zone and open yourself to meet new people. Vanilla Garden Hotel is only for adults so you will find people willing to share new moments without worrying about the time of arrival. Making new friends can lead you to share a thousand anecdotes, practice languages or even, who knows, start a love story. In any case, the main rule for traveling alone should always be to enjoy your holidays, relax and, if you feel like it, interact with new people. As we told you, you make the rules!

3. Enjoy your side of the bed!

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When you travel with someone, you often have to come to a consensus about which side of the bed is for everyone. This time… the bed is all for you! Enjoy Vanilla Garden’s modern, comfortable rooms and return from your vacation with renewed energy after enjoying a unique space designed to make you feel at home. In addition, you will not only enjoy a spacious and cozy room, but also a large terrace where you can relax and enjoy the best climate on the island.

 

 

 

Charming places in the south of Tenerife

Talking about beautiful places in Tenerife is practically redundant. It’s a majestic island, full of incredible places that offer a wide range of options, for all tastes and preferences.

The most common is that people recommend us to go to the north of the island when we look for information on places we can go; But the south of Tenerife also has many charming places that we should know.

The beaches can be seen with black, white, beige, fine sand, small stones, big stones, coves, with waves, without waves … Always with a fantastic climate that we can enjoy all year round.

  • El Médano, in the municipality Granadilla de Abona, is the beach par excellence for lovers of sports such as kitesurfing or windsurfing. Space to fly a kite, take a walk on the sand or enjoy a beachfront mojito.
  • Playa Honda in Las Americas has ideal waves to have a good time with the surfboard. For those who have never done it, they can take classes right there. But there is also a place for those who prefer to enjoy a beautiful sunset.
  • Playa la Arena, in Puerto Santiago, offers a unique landscape with black and brilliant sand, great for making some very original photos.
  • Las Vistas, in Arona, is a wide beach, ideal to spend a day in family with the children. It is also in front of the Port of Los Cristianos, in case there is the idea of taking a walk to the nearest neighboring islands. By boat we can reach La Gomera or La Palma in about two hours, more or less.

But Tenerife South is much more than beautiful beaches. There are really lush landscapes that might astonish anyone.

  • The Los Gigantes cliff in Santiago del Teide is an example of this. It offers one of the most imposing landscapes in the Canarian archipelago. The Guanches (first inhabitants of the island) called the Wall of Hell for its height of about 600 meters and depth of up to 30 meters. Seeing the seafloor in this place is awesome and you can visit it by doing kayak or boat trips. This second option is great if you want to go with children because during the crossing you can see cetaceans swimming.
  • Barranco del Infierno in Adeje is another charming place in the south of the island. With an extension of almost two thousand hectares, between deep ravines and narrow hills shows a unique landscape. It is a place protected as a Special Natural Reserve, so access is limited to a maximum of 300 people per day, under reservation and with a strict schedule.

If you are looking for a quiet stroll in the south of Tenerife you can visit some charming villages, where you can taste the typical food, try some of the best wines in the area and enjoy the warmth of its people.

  • Vilaflor de Chasna in Granadilla de Abona is curiously the highest municipality in Spain, with approximately 1400 meters above sea level. Here you will find vineyards and wineries where you can taste wine of the best quality and prestige.
  • Arico el Nuevo in Villa de Arico, with only 180 inhabitants is a small town with much charm. Here still some old houses are conserved typical of the place, that is declared Historical Set with approximately half century of antiquity.

With all these examples it becomes evident that Tenerife is the perfect place to disconnect from the routine. It is varied and adaptable to all audiences. It offers beaches, ravines, mountains, spectacular views, magical villages, wonderful people, radiant sunshine with an enviable climate, warm waters, sports areas, leisure, relaxation and much more.