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Masca Valley, Tenerife

4.7
#3 of 33 in Nature in Tenerife
Must see · Valley · Nature / Park
A challenging walk that winds between craggy mountains near the coast gives you access to Masca Valley, with its beach and village. A hike up the mountain from the beach will reward you with shops that sell local products and a handful of bars. Walks vary from difficult to easy and provide spectacular views and bird watching. Wear walking shoes with soles that grip because parts of the path can be slippery. You can also reach the valley by bus to the village from Los Gigantes or by taking a water taxi, which drops passengers directly on the beach every hour and a half during peak season. Book a spot on a water taxi in advance or just grab an extra seat.  Put Masca Valley at the forefront of your travel plans using our Masca trip site.
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  • The Masca Valley offers fantastic scenery and views of some beautiful villages, however driving is tough due to narrow windy lanes and steep hills. It’s worth noting that parking at Masca village is.....  more »
  • For mountainous vistas and tremendous panoramas, Masca Valley is the one for you. Los Gigantes knocks you back in awe, but Masca Valley takes your breathe away. Pure and simple, it is utterly...  more »
  • After all the reviews and stories we expected much more. It turned out it is just a couple of houses in the middle of nowhere, with some nice views, but not unlike in other places throughout the...  more »
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  • Stunning place, but the trail still completely closed, no way down. Few years ago I've been there, ascending down to the beach and go back by boat taxi: it was wonderful. Few days ago, we were there, took a small walk, some photos, but that was all, because of the fences that are closing the valley.
  • Town is gorgeous. The road to get to the Masca town is beautiful. Nice spot to have a coffee or picnic. Hiking trail is closed with a metal door, no hikers are seen.
  • Footpath closed 23/5/19. Under construction. :( check it before going there
  • Amazing hike with breathtaking views. However: beware of the tour buses!!! I have never seen a hike as crowded as this one, some passages are rather difficult and you end up literally cueing. If I understood correctly, the last groups leave masca around noon for the hike down, so you may want to leave a bit later
  • Incredible hike! We did it down & up. The views are absolutely to die for. I would say it's an absolutely must do. It took us 2hs down, 3hs up. The trail is not very well marked, you won't get lost, but keep an eye on what seems like the trail.

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