(14) La Caleta to El Puertito Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
feature-2An energetic coastal walk with more ups and downs than you might think, from fashionable La Caleta to out-of-the-way El Puertito, taking in a couple of iconic golden-sand beaches.

Duration: 3 hours

 

Route Overview
small-mapDuration: About 3 hours.
Transport/Parking: Titsa 467 from Los Cristianos. Parking at La Enramada beach.
Length: 7.680 km / 4.80 mi
Height gain: 270 meter
Height loss: 270 meter
Max Height: 58 meter
Min Height: Sea-level
Surface: Rough in places
Child Friendly: Yes
Difficulty: Medium
Dog Friendly: Yes
Refreshments: Pepe Y Lola in Puertito + lots of options in La Caleta.

Description
feature-1One of the most charming, and now fashionably up-market, areas of Costa Adeje is the old fishing village of La Caleta (not to be confused with the “La Caleta” on the east coast of Tenerife, and “La Caleta de Interian” on the north coast). It makes for a great launching pad for this suberb coastal walk to the less well-known (except to savvy Canarians!) little hamlet of El Puertito (de Armeñime) set in its pretty bay. You will need stout footwear (and willing legs) as the walk leads you in and out of two rocky coves on the way to El Puertito, and back. Here, are the attractive golden-sand beaches at Los Morteros (Hippy Beach) and Diego Hernadez (Spaghetti Beach – named after an Italian naturist who cooked spaghetti on the beach, “au naturel”). Take some loose change in your pocket if you want to contribute to the “New Age” lifestyle of the people who live in self-constructed shelters here. The secluded beaches are popular with naturists. There are a number of different paths you can take on this walk, just don’t stray too far from the coast (except at Waypoint 5 where we deviate inland for a short way to make our entrance to El Puertito from the landward side).

N.B. Thanks to the Tenerife Rambler for providing the model for this walk on Wikiloc.

Links:
Photos from walk
Download GPX file (GPS Exchange Format)
Download Route Guide PDF (with illustrated Waypoints)
Access Walk on Viewranger
Access Walk on Wikiloc

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