Hiking from Barranco de Afur to Taganana

Discovering the wildest coast of Natural Park of Anaga

Hiking through the greenest coast of the north of Tenerife passing by deep canyons, unspoiled beaches and stunning Roques like Taborno or Roque de las Ánimas

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When to go

The hike through the coast of Anaga is possible to be done all year round but during the autumn and winter can be closed or can be very dangerous due to rain and strong winds and is not recommended. Being closed means that if something happens to you while hiking in that closed area, is your own responsibility.

Sun / Shade

It is sunny during all the path

Drinking Water

In Anaga is possible to find water in low altitudes and in villages. In Afur and Taganana there are water fountains.
  • Difficulty 20% 20%

The difficulty of the route is easy and for experienced hikers can take 2h or less.

  • Exposure 20% 20%

The exposure of this hike is low when the weather conditions are okay. The trail is well marked and conditioned.

Overview

The hike to Taganana begins in the Village of Afur located in the Natural Park of Anaga, in Tenerife. Afur is surrounded by deep canyons and all of them join in Barranco de Afur. Hiking through the coast brings the chance to discover the characteristic relief of the north of Tenerife.

Afur – Tamadite Beach

From the parking of Afur is possible to see a signal path that marks the path PR-TF 8 to Tamadite and after a few meters going down the road, to the right the path begins going up and down until it reaches a river where there is a signal that reminds about the danger to cross it in case that is raining, is about to rain or if the water is dirty due to the power of it. In all these cases is better not to keep following the route because you can get trapped between Tamadite beach and this natural bridge. After crossing the river the path keeps going up and down near the riverbed.

Before arriving at Tamadite beach there is a small pool called Charco de la Pasada and there is another very close to the beach.
Tamadite beach is stunning due to the location and depending on the time of the year there is more or less sand on the beach. It is possible to have a bath but keep in mind to do it near the shore because the ocean currents are very strong along the Anaga coast.

Tamadite beach – Taganana

From the second pool the trail PR-TF 8 goes up the hill and leads to Taganana. The landscape of the north coast of Anaga is increíble all day but especially during the morning. The scenery with the Roque de la Alma, other Roques that rise from the water, palm trees and the wild environment makes this part of the trail unreal. This part of the coast is one of the most beautiful spots of the island. It passes above the cliffs and gives a spectacular view of Taganana and the incredibly steep mountains typical of this region. The village of Taganana is very beautiful and it has a small market where there can be found the basic products and a very old public fountain.

 

Recommendations

-Be careful with the weather conditions because it can change quickly and in an unexpected way, especially during winter. In case of bad weather conditions like winds up to 50km/h, fog, rain or other inclement weather do not hike around the area. It is very dangerous and floods may occur.

-In case of setting up a tent to avoid the camping areas and nearby without permission and notice that is illegal to set up a tent in Spain. If it is wanted to take the risk, set up the tent in a remote place at sunset and wake up early to avoid forest rangers. During summertime, there are more controls.

-Your safety is our concern but it is your responsibility. Hiking in high mountain areas requires a minimum of preparation and wearing warm clothes and proper boots always with us.

Map – Hiking in Tenerife

Transportation

How to get to Tenerife: Do you need to know how to get to Tenerife? Check out our post about transportation to the Tenerife.

Public transportation: For arriving at Afur, the bus Nº76 runs from San Cristóbal de la Laguna and arrives at Afur. With the bus Nº946 is possible to go back to Santa Cruz de Tenerife from Taganana.

Where the hike starts: 28.5554827, -16.2492625 
Where the hike ends: 28.5606381, -162202669

Weather

Check out the weather for the following days in Anaga Natural Park.

Accomodation

There are options for accommodation in the main villages as Afur and Taganana where there are apartments and Airbnbs. Get 25€ discount on your first Airbnb experience

Resources

Map of Tenerife: Roads Map

Main paths of Tenerife: Hiking routes

Online Topo map: Tenerife

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