The famous Masca hiking trail is open again to the public. The valley is one of the most beautiful and mysterious places in Tenerife.
The island’s government has invested 1.2 million euros in the renovation. In return, there are newly paved paths, a visitor centre and checkpoints.
The number of visitors is limited to 125 people/day and requires a special permit that must be obtained days before the hike. In addition, hiking is possible only on weekends.
For a while, there will initially be no boats to pick up hikers at the beach so if you are going to do the hike, you must be prepared to climb back up.
The guided hiking tour begins in the stunning Masca Village centre which locals consider the prettiest village on the island, at an altitude of about 650m above sea level and gradually descending to sea level.
The trail passes through an old dam and alongside different water channels built on the banks of the ravine. The valley is home to a large number of endangered plants and endemic species.
The descent end at the beach of Masca. It is a small and isolated beach, with volcanic black sand. A virgin beach with crystal clear waters.
Unfortunately for the moment, entering the ocean from the beach is prohibited, although it would be a great refreshment before heading up to the village.
Hiking enthusiasts will find the valley to be one of the most beautiful routes on the entire island, even if there are plenty beautiful ones.