(10) Poris to Punta de Abona Lighthouse (Arico)

Route Summary
10-looking-back-from-trig-pointA short coastal walk from Poris to the lighthouse at Punta de Abona.

Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours.





Route Overview
Duration: About 2 to 2.5 hours.
small-mapTransport/Parking: Titsa 111 from Los Cristianos. Easy parking in Poris.
Length: 6.100 km / 3.81 mi
Height gain: 92 meter
Height loss: 92 meter
Max Height: 22 meter
Min Height: Sea level
Surface: Rough (in places)
Child Friendly: Yes
Difficulty: Easy
Dog Friendly: Yes
Refreshments: Cafe Al Mar at the beach in Poris.

feature-pic-2Stretch your legs on this short hike from the pretty bay at Poris to Punta de Abona and its lighthouse. Pass across the golden sands of Playa Grande where a dip in the sea may be appealing. If conditions are right, great views over to Gran Canaria and, looking inland, to the mountains rising up to the peak of Teide. Observe how different the old and new lighthouse (faro) buildings are. From the lighthouse area, look over to the abandoned, unfinished leper colony in the middle distance at Abades. Visit the quiet church square in the little village of Punta de Abona. Enjoy a post-walk drink and a snack at the tiny beach-side Al Mar bar in Poris.

Photos from walk
Download GPX file (GPS Exchange Format)
Download Route Guide PDF (with illustrated Waypoints)
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