Masca

Address: Lomo de Masca, Santiago del Teide, 38690, Spain
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4.9

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.

 

Value for money
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90%

Price advice

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

Expert tips

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.

Avoid 11am-3pm when the jeep safaris descend on the hamlet en masse.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • First-time travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Sporty types
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nature / wildlife

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