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Anaga national park: Parque rural de Anaga: Cómo llegar, qué ver y rutas

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Parque rural de Anaga: Cómo llegar, qué ver y rutas

A escasos minutos en coche de la capital (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), encontrarás el Parque Rural de Anaga, declarado Reserva de la Biosfera, que ha conseguido conservar sus valores naturales de manera excepcional. No serás el primero que cae rendido ante su bellísima y abrupta cordillera de cumbres recortadas. Los profundos valles y barrancos que descienden de ella consiguen llegar hasta el mar y formar numerosas playas en las que podrás darte un refrescante chapuzón. Esta zona alberga, además, una fauna y una flora rica en endemismos.

El Parque Rural de Anaga ocupa gran parte del macizo montañoso situado en el extremo nordeste de la Isla de Tenerife. Con una extensión cercana a las 14.500 hectáreas, abarca una parte importante de la Isla de Tenerife y se extiende por los municipios de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife y Tegueste.

Constituye una de las principales áreas de esparcimiento del municipio y es también un gran atractivo turístico.

Cómo llegar:

Guagua (autobús): Desde Sta. Cruz, líneas 945 y 947. Desde La Laguna, líneas 076, 077, 273, 274 y 275.

Coche: Desde Santa Cruz, por la TF-11, que une Santa Cruz con San Andrés, y luego la TF-12 hasta Igueste de San Andrés y El Bailadero, y desde allí la TF-134 hasta Taganana, Almáciga, etc.

Qué ver:

Ya solo la impresionante robustez de sus montañas elevadas sobre la vecina costa es una imagen tan atractiva como singular, pero si de verdad quieres disfrutarlo deberías recorrer sus numerosos senderos y llegar hasta alguna de sus encantadoras calas de esa fina y brillante arena negra (como la de Benijo) que salpican esta costa. Aprovecha para descalzarte y pasear sobre la delicada arena volcánica, darte un baño en sus aguas atlánticas provoca una incontenible erupción de sensaciones.

En el paisaje de la zona también destacan las formaciones geológicas como los roques (antiguas chimeneas volcánicas), los diques (fisuras rellenas de magma solidificado que identificarás como “muros” en medio del paisaje), los acantilados y los escarpadísimos barrancos. Otra de las estampas más inolvidables es, sin duda, la del mar de nubes.

Arriba, en las zonas más altas, encontrarás la mejor representación de laurisilva de todo Tenerife. Se trata, nada menos, que de un fósil viviente, una reliquia que ha sobrevivido desde hace 40 millones de años. La cuenca mediterránea estaba cubierta por este tipo de bosque hasta que las glaciaciones acabaron con él. Pasear entre los troncos retorcidos y llenos de musgo de esta húmeda selva, equivale a hacer un viaje en el tiempo. Escúchalos, siéntelos, respira el mismo aire prehistórico. Por si esto no fuera suficiente, el macizo de Anaga es una de las áreas geológicamente más antiguas de Tenerife y eso, junto a las diferencias de altitud, de clima y de suelo, permiten una enorme variedad biológica pese a lo reducido de su superficie. Están representados prácticamente todos los ecosistemas de la isla, salvo el de alta montaña. Podemos encontrar vegetación costera, zonas de cardonal-tabaibal, dragos y palmeras canarias.

Y si la flora es rica y diversa, la fauna no podía ser menos. Los protagonistas indiscutibles son los invertebrados. Podrás encontrar casi un centenar de especies únicas en el mundo. Si te apasionan las aves podrás encontrar algunas tan emblemáticas como la pardela cenicienta, el cernícalo, el búho o las palomas rabiche y turqué (ambas consideradas reliquias vivientes y especies endémicas de Canarias). De hecho, la abundante presencia de avifauna ha dado lugar a que Anaga sea una Zona de Especial Protección para las Aves. Y no menos importante es la increíble fauna marina, una delicia para los ávidos ojos submarinos, con especies destacadas como el chucho (una especie de manta), la merluza canaria, la vieja o una anguila autóctona que se encuentra en peligro de extinción.

El parque también sirve de asentamiento para pequeñas poblaciones humanas. Podrás encontrar hasta 26 núcleos o caseríos, que suman un total de 2.000 personas. Sus habitantes se dedican eminentemente a la agricultura a pequeña escala, cultivando productos tan tradicionales en esta zona como las batatas, las papas, los ñames, la viñas y distintos tipos de árboles frutales.

Qué hacer:

Tienes muchísimas opciones para disfrutar del Parque: senderismo, mountain bike, paseos a caballo… Si lo tuyo es el mar puedes aprovechar sus vientos para practicar vela, sumergirte en sus bellas profundidades en una divertida jornada de buceo, galopar sobre una tabla de surf las fuertes olas del Atlántico, dirigir un kayak adonde tú quieras, incluso probar con el esquí náutico o con el wakeboard.

Dentro del Parque existen varias zonas de especial protección cuyo acceso está regulado. Si deseas conocer qué esconden debes consultar las condiciones a través del Área de Medio Ambiente del Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, en el teléfono 922843097 o mediante el correo [email protected]

Si quieres acceder de manera cómoda a todas las actividades que ofrece el Parque una buena opción es alojarse en el Albergue de Anaga. Situado en la localidad de El Bailadero, es un balcón a las dos vertientes del Macizo de Anaga. Está a corta distancia de las mejores playas de la zona y dispone de todas las comodidades.

Albergue de Anaga
Carretera El Bailadero – Chamorga, 38129. Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tel. 0034 922823225
Web: www.alberguestenerife.net
Tarifas: desde 14,50€

Orientado a las labores de investigación, conservación, divulgación del Parque, también merece una visita el Centro de visitantes Cruz del Carmen, que organiza visitas especiales para grupos.

Centro de visitantes Cruz del Carmen
Ctra. Las Mercedes, Km 6, 38294. San Cristóbal de La Laguna
Tel. 0034 922633576
E-mail: [email protected]
Horario: de lunes a domingo de 9:30h a 16:00h

Qué llevar:

Todo depende de las actividades que tengas pensado realizar. Si te has decidido por alguna ruta por los senderos de la zona llévate siempre un teléfono móvil por los imprevistos. Protector solar y gorra. Abrigo y chubasquero porque a veces el clima puede cambiar rápidamente. Agua y comida para reponer fuerzas y, por supuesto, un calzado deportivo adecuado ya que puedes encontrarte con zonas bastante escarpadas. No te olvides del bañador porque si la caminata acaba en una de las encantadoras y calas de la zona no habrá nada mejor para recuperarte con un refrescante baño en el océano.

2023 Best 10 Trails in Parque Rural de Anaga

5,296 Reviews

Want to find the best trails in Parque Rural de Anaga for an adventurous hike or a family trip? AllTrails has 123 great trails for hiking, backpacking, and walking and more. Enjoy hand-curated trail maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you.
Ready for your next hike or bike ride? Explore one of 14 easy hiking trails in Parque Rural de Anaga that are great for the whole family. Looking for a more strenuous hike? We’ve got you covered, with trails ranging from 10 to 2,333 meters in elevation gain. Whatever you have planned for the day, you can find the perfect trail for your next trip to Parque Rural de Anaga.

Description

The Anaga Massif is located in the northeastern part of the wonderful island of Tenerife, with a total area of 49,948. 85 hectares, being a true green lung very close to an urban environment that allows the beauty of its landscapes to be perfectly combined with its such a unique and varied culture. The Anaga Massif, declared a Biosphere Reserve on June 9, 2015, is one of the strengths of the natural heritage of the Canary Island of Tenerife, recommending its visit to both visitors and its own local residents.
Despite the fact that Anaga is a natural space, many of its spectacular natural viewpoints, trails and unique farmhouses can be accessed on foot, by public transport or by car.
To access the Anaga Massif, both by public transport and by private vehicle, the easiest way is through the TF-12 highway through Las Mercedes, from La Laguna, and also through San Andrés, taking the TF-12 highway from Santa Cross.
You can check the schedules and bus lines on the official website of the Anaga Biosphere Reserve.
These are the contacts of the taxi services within the metropolitan area:
Radio Taxi Santa Maria: 922 662 660 / 601 601 382
Radio Taxi San Marcos: 922 641 112
Teletaxi Santa Cruz: 922 311 012
Radio Taxi La Laguna: 922 255 555
Adapted Taxi San Cristóbal de La Laguna: 636 307 380
Tegueste Taxis: 922 541 453
Taxi Tenerife
If you want to access the Anaga coast, you can book a water taxi service at:
Boat Taxi Nautica Nivaria.

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Recent reviews of trails in Parque Rural de Anaga

Marie Claire PROISY

14 days ago

PR-TF 6.3 Benijo – Cross of Draguillo

Wrote a trail review

PR-TF 6.3 Benijo – Cross of Draguillo•Parque Rural de Anaga

we did the loop clockwise, the climb was steep at El Draguillo but comfortable. The descent was gentler but often “slippery” because of the gravel. The coastal view is perfect.
The small car park was full, we had to park in a bend 1 km below.

Binka Hamarova

15 days ago

Punta del Hidalgo – Chinamada

Wrote a trail review

Punta del Hidalgo – Chinamada•Parque Rural de Anaga

Beautiful hike. Quite some elevation to but since its short its totally fine. The path is very good, rocky with some natural stairs. Doable in sneakers but I would recommend hiking shoes if it rains or in morning as rocks can get slippery.

Enrique Yeray Rodriguez Hernandez

22 days ago

The Forest of Enigmas – Zapata Lookout Point

Wrote a trail review

The Forest of Enigmas – Zapata Lookout Point•Parque Rural de Anaga

A very beautiful route, the most impressive thing for me was the Zapata viewpoint, which gave me impressive views of Mount Teide.

Frequently asked trail questions about Parque Rural de Anaga

Where is the best place to hike in Parque Rural de Anaga?

According to users from AllTrails.com, the best place to hike in Parque Rural de Anaga is PR-TF 6.3 Benijo – Cross of Draguillo, which has a 4.6 star rating from 624 reviews. This trail is 5.0 km long with an elevation gain of 473 m.

What is the longest trail in Parque Rural de Anaga?

According to AllTrails.com, the longest trail in Parque Rural de Anaga is La Laguna – Benijo – Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This trail is estimated to be 55.7 km long.

How many trails are in Parque Rural de Anaga?

There are 123 trails in Parque Rural de Anaga. These trails have an average 4.2-star rating from 5,296 AllTrails community reviews.

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Tenerife airport

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7 people | 2 guides

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  • Anaga National Park.
    Hiking through the ancient relic forests of Anaga: the grandeur of the mountain range with sharp rocks and deep ravines, all shades of green in the misty rain forest – giant ferns, unique trees intertwining roots and forming tunnels, “blue laurel forests” and complete immersion in the mysterious and untouched nature of the huge national park.
  • Hiking in the Maska Gorge.
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  • Teide volcano.
    Trekking to an active volcano with an overnight stay – His Highness Teide (3718 m): hardened lava and Martian landscapes of the national park, climbing the peak, spending the night at an altitude of 3260 and a truly unforgettable sunset and sunrise above the clouds.
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comfortable villas and apartments, one night in a mountain shelter at an altitude of 3200 m;

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guide work and inf. support

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The cost includes all basic expenses.
Additional money may be needed for personal expenses such as souvenirs, alcohol, ice cream.
Base currency – Euro (EUR)

what’s included:

not included:

cost

boat trip to Maska gorge, if you’re lucky you can not see dolphins but also whales!

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surf lessons

entrance tickets paid individually

Loro Park or Siam Water Park

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visa and insurance

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First stop in Santa Cruz, next to the Auditorio de Tenerife (4.5 stars on Google Maps). This is a project of the famous architect Santiago Calatrava, the author of many futuristic buildings around the world.

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A little further on is the largest square in the Canary Islands, Plaza de España (4.3 on Google Maps), built in 1929. There is a large fountain in the center of the square.

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After about 30 minutes of mountain road we will find ourselves in the northernmost area of ​​Tenerife – Benijo beach (4.7 on Google Maps). Mass tourist excursions usually do not reach here, however, in my opinion, this is the most beautiful place on the island.

By the way, lunch time will come here very well, and in the beach area there are just a couple of small family restaurants with fish and seafood.

After lunch and a walk along the beach, we will head to the Pico del Ingles viewpoint (4.9 on Google Maps), which offers a gorgeous panoramic view of the Agere Valley.

This photo shows that the mountains are densely covered with green vegetation – these are relict heather forests. They are cool and fabulous, with a crazy smell. Dinosaurs are said to have lived in such forests. And now here we are. If you wish, you can walk a little – there is a 1.5-kilometer ring trail (4.6 on Google Maps). nine0004

Leaving the fabulous forest, we descend from the mountains to the old capital of the island – San Cristobal de la Laguna. But this time there is no time to stop there, because the Teide National Park is ahead, the visit of which requires at least 4 hours of time,

So we will pass the old capital and the Northern Airport (where the largest plane crash in history occurred in 1977) and start climbing to the volcano.

Teide National Park

Eucalyptus forests are waiting for us first, they will be replaced by conifers – La Esperanza. nine0004

As the height increases, the size of the trees will gradually begin to decrease, and soon the vegetation will disappear almost completely, giving way to the bizarre fruits of volcanic activity.

Around the same time, we will find ourselves at the level of the clouds or even higher, sometimes you can literally touch them with your hands.

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Also on the volcano is one of the largest international observatories in the world. Its uniqueness lies in the combination of favorable geographical and climatic conditions, which is why many countries place their telescopes there.