Arenas Negras - Arena black sands near El Teide

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Arenas Negras: an extraordinary route

The black sands (or arenas negras) are a particular area of the Teide National Park, located in the south of Garachico. south of Garachico and are the ideal destination for a trekking route. for a trekking route.

The black sands are an area of preparation, as you often see them in the you often see them in the mountain areas, only when you get away from the green, but you can live and explore them. In this area, in particular, there are many trekking .
All the routes in this area are not particularly difficult, in fact, the area is basically flat, but they are exhilarating and very relaxing. But beware of the heat!
We must never forget that even if you are a step away from the forest, you are entering a wilderness. entering a desert, you can't expect much if not arena, rocks and a wonderful view on the wonderful view on the Teide Volcano !

Trekking in Arenas Negras

There are some "typical" routes that pass through the Black Sands area. Many are not officially recognised, but in spite of this, they are run every day by amateur hikers or run every day by amateur hikers or organised trips. organised tours.

The most famous route is to follow a ring, about 8 km into the plains, for a travel time of about 3 hours. Although it is not particularly particularly complicated, the view is priceless. From the highest point of the highest point of the route you can see the whole Teide park, as well as the valley of La Orotava, the island of La Palma and its surroundings.

As for the route, one will only find sparse vegetation. Without However, this is a desert area. During the 8 km route, you will have a hike about 350 m uphill and downhill.

Another route is the one that starts from the mountain and reaches the area of Arenas Negras. Negras area. Although this route is well known, it is only 2.5 km long and the estimated travel time is less than an hour. estimated travel time is less than an hour.

In this area, in addition to the routes, you can find campsites, refreshment points and stations where you can refreshment points and stations where you can rest for a few minutes in peace. peace.

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