Masca

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Lomo de Masca, Santiago Del Teide, S/C de Tenerife, 38690

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Masca
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By Andrea Montgomery, your Los Gigantes expert

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expert-rated things to do in Los Gigantes
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Sporty types, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife

Expert review of Masca

A hidden paradise known as Tenerife's Shangri-La.

This is a tiny hamlet tucked into the folds of the 7-million-year-old Teno Mountains. The white knuckle drive down the mountain affords breathtaking views and once in the village, a small museum chronicles life in the hamlet over the past 500 years.

Like many people, I enjoy the three-hour hike down the Masca barranco (ravine) to the beach where a boat collects hikers and takes them back to Los Gigantes.

Price advice: 

Entrance to the museum is 1.50 euros. The boat from Masca beach to Los Gigantes is 10 euros.

Expert tips: 
Avoid 11am-3pm when the jeep safaris descend on the hamlet en masse.
To avoid the crowds go on a Friday, there are no tour buses that day.
Streets are very steep and cobbled, so sensible footwear is essential.

More information on Masca:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Museum, Viewpoint, Village
Address:
Lomo de Masca, Santiago Del Teide, S/C de Tenerife, 38690
Months open:
All year round
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor
Free tags / Keywords:
Hiking

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