The enormous mountain range that embraces Garachico sets the tone of the beauty of its natural environment. A walk through open and lush areas, tracks where you can breathe in the peace and quiet, routes with a flavour of pure sea and land – and nothing else.
Enjoy the experience of climbing to the summit of Mt Teide, the highest peak in Spain at 3,718m.
You cannot miss a visit to Mt Teide National Park during you stay on Tenerife. The volcanic landscape will make you feel like you are on another planet. Climbing to the highest summit in Spain and enjoying the views at a height of 3,718 metres is an experience that will be etched forever in your memory.
This is one of the activities that we recommend to all our guests, but is nessary to book well in advance. You can make your reservation at Volcanoteide.com
La Cueva del Viento.
La Cueva del Viento is a volcanic tube that formed 27,000 years ago and it is the fifth longest in the world and the longest in Europe. Located in Icod de los Vinos, just 12 minutes by car from the Hotel, it is one of the less-known gems of the north of the island.
A visit to La Cueva del Viento lasts about 2 hours, with 45 minutes spent inside the tunnel. Apart from explanations from an expert guide, there is more complete information on the cave, lava formations and the wildlife that lives there. The very fact that you can walk through a 27,000-year old cave makes this activity unique. This tour needs booking in advance that you can do in La Cueva del Viento.
Barranco de Masca.
One of the greatest charms of the Teno Countryside Park are the “Caserios de Masca” (Masca Hamlets) and the gorge, possibly one of the most beautiful ones on the island. This is a very special activity, as it combines both mountain and sea. Due to the rugged terrain, it is worth taking an organised trip for this activity (Thursday and Saturday).
And this is what we suggest:
You are picked up from the Hotel and taken to Masca. When you get there, you start with a short walk around the hamlets. Then you start to go down the gorge – about 4.5km. After a constant, albeit slight downward slope, you end up at the heavenly Playa de Masca Beach, which can only be reached along the gorge or from the sea. On the beach, you will have the chance to go for a well-earned swim in the crystal-clear waters, surrounded by Los Gigantes Cliffs towering 450 metres above you. And to complete the day: a boat trip with lunch on board while you enjoy the impressive views of the cliffs and maybe catch sight of some of the resident population of dolphins on the way back to Los Gigantes Wharf. You disembark and head back to the Hotel to relax after a day full of experiences.
The Teno Mountains.
The Teno Mountains are a magical place in what is known as “La Isla Baja”. It is a place that maintains the flavour of ancestral local traditions. An old massif sliced through by vertical gorges created the conditions that have given rise to the isolation that has marked the future of different hamlets and the conservation of the rural practices of the island of Tenerife. This is another organised excursion that we recommend if you want to discover traditions in other forgotten places. For three and a half hours, you will enjoy a demonstration of traditional activities, wine tasting and their famous “Teno Cheese”. The guide will help you to discover the many secrets to be found in these mountains and the odd extraordinary surprise.