Places to visit
The National Park of the Teide has a surface of 18.990 ha and is part of the highest Vulcan of Europe, el “Teide” who is the highest mountain of Spain with 3.718 meters.
The access to this small village of Masca, declared as “ethnographic and architectonic area” with the houses on the slope is permitted by a narrow road coming from the highlands of Acantilado de los Gigantes and from where you will have wonderful views.
Guía de Isora
This village conserves the architectonic appearance which is representative in the Southwest of Tenerife. In the surroundings of the Town Hall you will find different types of facades and some streets still with basalt stones.
From the harbour of this small touristic center you can make excursions to observe the cetaceans. 26 from 79 species of dolphins and whales in the world you will find usually in the Canarian Islands, such as the “Tropical Calderon”, the “Common Dolphin” and the “Cachalote” just a mile from the coast away. Near to the pier you will find boutiques, restaurants and cafeterias with wonderful views to “Acantilados de los Gigantes”.
Playa San Juan
Surrounded by the Atlantic and large cultivations of bananas the residents have a lot of natural resources. The large pier for the fishing boats is the spirit of the village and from the beach you can observe the incoming and outgoing boats.
The climate and the countryside of his area is well known and Puerto Santiago in the past as actually is very attractive for tourists as well as for business. As this village is not so close to Ports and Airports (30 km) the construction of Hotels and Apartments has not been so massive as in other parts of the island.
Santiago del Teide
Santiago del Teide has a altitude of 900 meters, near to the northern part of the island and with a road connection to San Jose de los Llanos. The extensive area of almond-trees offers a wonderful view of white and rose almonds contrasting with the volcanic stones and the blue sky and different “Almond Routes” are well known.
In the past Alcala depended on fishing as the majority of the coastal villages. In view of the small pier you can imagine when old and young fishermen left for fishing.
Chirche and Aripe
A narrow road is crossing old farm houses and you will arrive at a point from where you will have a wonderful view of the whole village. Near to the gorge the farmers are still cultivating the products as they did it in the past.