Masca - Tenerife
Masca (Tenerife, Canary Islands) and the Valley of Masca are a small hidden gem of the island of Tenerife. hidden gem of the island of Tenerife. It is said that - besides being one of the one of the oldest geographical sites in the world - is a secluded paradise where you can enjoy nature and the true essence of Tenerife. where you can enjoy nature and the true essence of Tenerife.
It is estimated that the valley of Masca was formed about 7 million years ago, after the eruptions of Mount Teide after the eruptions of Teide gave rise to the surrounding mountains. surrounding mountains. Since that time, this part of the island has hosted only the small village of about 100 inhabitants. has only been home to the small village of approximately 100 inhabitants. The isolation of the place has allowed to preserve its culture and nature; It is for this series of situations that we can visit the island as if we were the aborigines of the Canary Islands. we were the aborigines of the Canary Islands.
Since the 1970s, however, a path has opened up that allows tourists to come to the country and experience nature in a respectful and tourists to come to the country and experience nature with respect and admiration. admiration. This path can be traveled on foot, walking (or rather, a routine!) 3 hours, but what awaits you at the end promises to pay no effort.
Trekking Tenerife - Masca
Masca is about 600 meters above sea level and is located to the west of the Teno mountains. west of the Teno mountains, taking into account the area, it is advisable to follow some tips to reach it:
- Tour Bus in Tenerife
There are many on the island to organize excursions for tourists. If you do not have much time and prefer comfort, one of these tours will be for you.
- Rental car
If you have the opportunity to rent a car, you can arrive at Los Gigantes and then continue by cab or bus to the beginning of the trekking route.
Of course, it is also possible to take just a cab, but it could be much longer.
- Boat ride in Tenerife
They are not as common as the bus ones, but surely getting to Masca by boat is very impressive.
In addition to the scenery and nature, once you arrive you will be able to relax on a small beach with a wonderful view of Los Gigantes. Gigantes.
If you don't like to visit the "simple tourist" places, come and stay in one of the hostels stay in one of the hostels Nest, you will have the opportunity to be accompanied by a local guide during the accompanied by a local guide during the organized tours!
MascaWhat you don't know
The town's location lends itself to numerous activities, for example, one of the best places to surf in Tenerife but not only. Not many people know this, but the Masca is perfect for hiking, biking and climbing.
Obviously, not only this, the people emanate culture everywhere you look.
In this country it is possible to learn more about the Guanchi or the native inhabitants of the place.
native inhabitants of the place.
The current inhabitants, of course, propose the country not as a tourist destination, but as a sort of "sanctuary" where destination, but as a kind of "sanctuary" where nature, tradition and culture reign. nature, tradition and culture reign.
The inhabitants of Masca are not only very religious, but they also spirituality through witchcraft. Magical rites with cattle and propitiatory magical rites with cattle and propitiatory celebrations are still widely used and are part of local life. part of local life.
Surely one of the most interesting places on the island of Tenerife, why don't you stay in a hostel Nest and go on a hiking adventure? Masca wait!