Tourist Route through the Anaga Rural Park, located in the northeast corner of the Island of Tenerife, declared a Biosphere Reserve, has managed to preserve its natural values in an exceptional way. It occupies an area of approximately 14,500 hectares, covers an important part of the Island of Tenerife and extends through the municipalities of La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Tegueste.
Leaving from Santa Cruz de Tenerife we go to La Playa de las Teresitas, it is the most emblematic beach of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Located in the town of San Andrés and we climb the Mirador, old piconera. We return to the town of San Andrés to take the Taganana road.
And we follow the Tourist Route entering the Rural Park of Anaga making stops at the different viewpoints and places of interest such as the León de Taganana and the Mirador Risco Mogote, Playa del Roque de las Bodegas, Playa de Almáciga, Benijo viewpoints, Bailadero viewpoints, Pico del Inglés viewpoints, Old Way Pico del Inglés, Cruz del Carmen viewpoints, Jardina viewpoints and we arrive at the Plaza del Adelantado in San Cristóbal de la Laguna where we can walk through its historic center.
From the same road you can see, once past the tunnel where the descent to Taganana begins, after a curve that gives way to a straight line of 100 m, we can observe on the left of the road this curious formation, really called Roque de Amogoje .
A roque that, from a certain angle, bears a strong resemblance to a lion, a mandatory stop on our Taxi Tour on the way to Taganana.
Although the nucleus emerges as such at the beginning of the twentieth century, the area on which it sits had great importance from the first moments of the colonization of Taganana in the sixteenth century due to owning a jetty and numerous wine cellars for the conservation of wine, which facilitated the subsequent trade of this product with Europe and America.
Later it became a coastal enclave where the inhabitants of this part of the massif took boats that took them to the rest of the island. At the beginning of the 20th century, families lived on the beach and at the beginning of the 1970s the first businesses, bars and restaurants were installed.
Bailadero Lookout point is located at kilometer 11 of the road that leads to Chamorga, TF-12, which enters the Anaga Rural Park. You can enjoy an excellent view of the Anaga massif and the town of Taganana at your feet. In the surroundings of this lookout point is the hostel “Montes de Anaga”, with a capacity of 40 seats, since this area is very visited by lovers of mountain tourism and hiking.
Interestingly, the name of “El Bailadero” comes from a legend about the witches of Anaga: It is said that on this site there were witches who danced around bonfires on coven days seeking curses and practicing the art of witchcraft.
On the road that leads to the Pico del Inglés Lookout point we find on our left this old narrow road that goes unnoticed, with high walls full of moss and covered by the branches of the trees forming a tunnel.
This road was the old road to Bailadero and it was replaced by the current route due to a collapse in its final part.
Located right at the beginning of the Anaga Rural Park, where Monteverde begins, it offers you attractive views of the city of La Laguna. On clear days you will appreciate the majestic view of the Teide volcano. And in the middle you will see how crop fields, small towns and rich and varied vegetation extend. Accessible and nearby lookout point that will be worth visiting.
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Tourist Route through the Anaga Rural Park, stopping by Las Teresitas Beach and returning through San Cristóbal de La Laguna.