Ten Off The Beaten Track Tenerife Viewpoints

Fri, January 16th, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery

We love our views here on Tenerife and we love to share them with visitors. To date, we’ve shown you the best views of Mount Teide, the best miradors and the most panoramic cafés on the island. Now here are my ten tips for some lesser-known places from which to get cracking views.


View from Torre de la Concepcion, La Laguna


1. The iconic tower of the church of La Concepción in La Laguna is a landmark in the city, but did you know you can climb up the tower to the bell chamber? Amazing 360º views over the city, the Aguere Valley and the North Airport await, as well as a good ear bashing if you’re there on the quarter hour (open Mon 10am-2pm, Tues-Fri 10am-5pm. Entrance €1 ).

2. High above the lovely village of Vilaflor, sitting beneath a canopy of pine trees, the little Ermita of San Roque looks down over the village with its layers of neat white terraces, and the south of the island all the way to the coast.


Santiago del Teide seen from shrine of Nuestra Señora de Lourdes


3. A flower-filled shrine provides the perfect spot for picture postcard views over the village of Santiago del Teide. Cross the footbridge in the village and follow the winding track clearly marked by white crosses, up the hillside to the shrine for silent solitude and the view.

4. The narrow, rocky path that joins the tiny hamlet of Chinamada in the Anaga Mountains to the resort of Punta Del Hidalgo, affords breathtaking views across the rugged ravines to the sea. A cliff top overhang let’s those with the head for it, stare into the abyss far below.

5. Everyone has photos of Masca from the viewpoints along the road but I prefer to reverse the view. Park in the village and lose the crowds by descending all the way to the very end of the path, to the circular cul-de-sac overlooking the barranco, then sit on the wall and look back.


View from Mausoleum, Victoria gardens, La Orotava


6. Make your way up between the terraced beds of the Victoria Gardens in La Orotava, to the white marble mausoleum at the top and look back over the iconic dome of the church of La Concepción and the red tiled roofs of the old quarter.

7. The beautiful gardens of Park Taoro in Puerto de la Cruz provide a spectacular waterfall that cascades down the hillside in a series of pools and small weirs. Follow the path down to a small viewpoint for great views over the town.

8. Drag yourself away from the El Caletón rock pools of Garachico and go into the little Parque Puerta Tierra built around the toll gate which survived the earthquake of 1706. At the very back of the park climb up to an obelisk for great views over the town.


Los Cristianos and Las Americas seen from Montaña Guaza


9. A popular holiday hike for folks staying in Los Cristianos, the Guaza Mountain at the southern tip of the resort climbs to splendid views back over the port, beaches and hotels and all along the coastline to Costa Adeje and El Médano.

10. For all the foolhardy brave amongst us, the view from the top of the Tower of Power in Siam Park is pretty spectacular. The only problem is, once you’re up there, there’s only one way down…

Posted : Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 11:16 am
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