Duration: 2 hours.
Duration: 2 hours
Transport/Parking: Titsa 477 from Los Cristianos, 473 from Adeje.
Car parking spaces likely to be
available near the start.
Length: 6.160 km / 3.85 mi
Height Gain: 182 meter
Height Loss: 182 meter
Max Height: 59 meter
Min Height: 5 meter
Child Friendly: Yes.
Dog Friendly: Recommend dogs on lead at all times.
Refreshments: Numerous options along the way.
This is an interesting and enjoyable stroll around the linked residential and tourist areas of El Varadero, La Arena and Puerto Santiago, in the west of the island. The coastal views on the first section of the walk are consistently pleasing, augmented by superb views of La Gomera on a clear day. At a number of vantage points there are opportunities to see the Los Gigantes cliffs at their best. Reaching the highest section of the route there is a fine view of the pretty cove at Play Chica, Puerto Santiago, with its bobbing small boats at anchor. Here, too, we pass the Fishermen’s Museum, with its impressive “wall art” depiction of fishermen landing their catch, before ascending to the old church. The return route provides an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the shops, cafes and restaurants that characterise the holiday-maker landscape.