(41) Playa San Juan Clifftop Trail Return (Guia de Isora)

Route Summary
You are sure to enjoy this short walk above the cliffs at Playa San Juan. There are fine coastal views and of the mountains. You can visit a ruined building in a rocky cove and, near the end, the large “Alcaraván” sculpture on the headland overlooking the bay at Playa San Juan.

Duration: 1.5 hours.

Route Overview

Duration: 1.5 hours
Transport/Parking: Titsa 477 from Los Cristianos, 473 from Adeje. Parking is difficult at the old town, near the harbour and beach. Easy parking in the newer part of town, towards the north west.
Length: 2.930 km / 1.83 mi
Height Gain: 125 meter
Height Loss: 125 meter
Max Height: 26 meter
Min Height: 2 meter
Surface: Smooth. Mostly on paved surfaces. A short section on a moderately rough path in the middle of the walk.
Child Friendly: Yes, but see highlighted notes at Waypoint 4.
Difficulty: Easy
Dog Friendly: Recommend dogs on lead at all times.
Refreshments: Numerous options in Playa San Juan.


This is a short cliff-top walk from the pleasant harbour and beach area of Playa de San Juan. The small Canarian town and fishing port of Playa San Juan is always an enjoyable place to visit for its fine coastal and beach promenade, busy harbour and many pavement cafes and restaurants. The walk is mostly on paved surfaces apart from a short section over flat abandoned agricultural terraces near the turning point overlooking the Punta El Roque . On the outward section there is an optional diversion, down steep steps, to a ruined building in a rocky cove. On the return leg we visit the imposing “Alcaraván” sculpture by Tenerife sculptor, Roberto Martinon. There is a great view of the little bay and harbour of Playa San Juan from here.


Photos from walk
Download Route Guide  (PDF with illustrated Waypoints)
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