(40) El Varadero-Arena-Puerto Santiago Return (Guia de Isora/Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
This easy walk allows you to get to know the pretty and popular coastal area between El Varadero and Puerto Santiago. There are good views of La Gomera and the Los Gigantes cliffs.

Duration: 2 hours.

 

Route Overview
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
Surface: Smooth.
Child Friendly: Yes.
Difficulty: Easy
Dog Friendly: Recommend dogs on lead at all times.
Refreshments: Numerous options along the way.

 

Description
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.

 

 

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

 

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