Masca, Tenerife: discover the magic valley
Visiting Canary islands is always an amazing experience, and the town of Masca, Tenerife, without a doubt, is one of those unique places that are worth discovering. It is located in the southwest of the island – between the municipalities of Guía de Isora and Santiago del Teide -, and is full of history, radiant sunlight, and many nuances… Simply incomparable for those who have had the pleasure of visiting it.
Masca, Tenerife, is a village without equal on the whole island, both for its orography, and its history. The history that is made by some neighbors, which decided to build their homes in a small redoubt, right in the midst of large cliffs, difficult to access both by land and by sea. Overcoming many difficulties, the locals from the municipality of Buenavista del Norte have preserved one of the most unique villages on earth, where you can feel the pure spirit of the Canary Islands in all its splendor. Undoubtedly, it is an excursion that no tourist should miss. Discover all the precious treasures along the way, finishing this wonderful trip in one of the local restaurants where you can taste the traditional delicacies and buy products and crafts sold by locals in the narrow streets that once were trodden only by donkeys.
How to get to Masca, Tenerife, from Puerto de la Cruz
The best way to get to the village of Masca from Puerto de la Cruz, is to pass through Los Realejos, with its famous must-see – La Corona viewpoint, located in the Ladera de Tigaiga. Then, follow to Icod de Los Vinos, where you can visit the beautiful city center with its famous Millenary Dragon Tree, Guanche Museum with great installations of first inhabitant’s lifestyle, National Park of El Drago, and Malvasia Wine Museum among others.
How to get to Masca from Costa Adeje
If you start your trip from Tenerife south, for example, the tourist area of Costa Adeje, famous by the best hotels in Tenerife island, you will have to take the TF-1 motorway, which encircles the eastern and the southern parts of Tenerife. If you prefer some more authentic experience, you can choose to pass by the urban area of Guía de Isora, – the route that runs through the large farms and banana plantations belonging to and worked by the locals who managed to transform the initial barren land into a fertile and rich land. From the town center of Guía de Isora several roads lead to Alcalá and Playa San Juan, other wonderful coastal villages belonging to this municipality. No matter which way you choose to get to Masca, Tenerife, you will have to pass through one more picturesque village – Santiago del Teide.
You won’t be disappointed visiting Masca. People from many parts of the world, who come to see this town, simply fall in love with its beautiful landscape and eclectic atmosphere. And if you want to make your excursion even more exciting, you can choose to get to Masca by boat and take a swim in the crystal clear waters of a small but cute beach. Whatever route you choose, just do not miss your trip to Masca that will definitely inspire you by its magic atmosphere.