Hike to Teneguia from Fuencaliente

Hiking on an easy volcano trail from Fuencaliente to San Antonio, Teneguía and Faro de Fuencaliente

Walking The GR131 in the south of La Palma is the main attraction due to its beauty and colorful landscape.

Elevation Gain

Km

Estimated time

Max. Altitude

Sun / Shade

Sun during all the hike because the volcanic and arid landscape doesn’t offer any kind of shade.

When to go

The walk thorugh this volcano landscape is possible during all year round. The area is exposed to heavy winds and some heavy rain during winter.

Drinking Water

In the restaurant of Las Salinas de Fuencaliente is possible to fill the reservoir and as well nearby the school “CEIP Los Canarios”
  • Difficulty 30% 30%

The difficulty of the route is easy if it’s taken the bus on the way back to Fuencaliente.

  • Exposure 30% 30%

The route is not exposed itself, only heavy winds or heavy rain it can make the route a bit more challenging and dangerous.

Overview

 

Teneguia Hiking the GR131 and especially the volcanoes trail in the south of La Palma island is a breathtaking experience. Walking down from Fuencaliente passing by the southern volcanoes of Teneguía and San Antonio is a must do for those who want to discover the La Isla Bonita on foot and don’t have very much experience. In the hike to Teneguia is possible to do it in only one way and to take the bus on the way back to Fuencaliente.

Starting the hike in Fuencaliente, near the entrance to San Antonio Volcano

The trail to Salinas de Fuencaliente starts to the right side of the entrance to San Antonio volcano. In this point, there is a trail sign indicating the path that goes down to the Lighthouse of Fuencaliente. It begins with some stairs going down that goes around the base of the volcano of San Antonio. The first path arrives at a wide one and has to be taken to the south for almost a km and has to be taken a path that goes down to a path that goes to Teneguía Volcano.

 

Tenguía volcano and surroundings

Hiking up to Teneguía volcano gives a beautiful panoramic view of the south volcanic area. The path first leads to the crater of Teneguía and next to the crater there is another peak from where the beautiful views can be seen. The volcano is often exposed to heavy wind so be careful up there.
From the summit is followed back the same path in the direction to the small crater, a very curious one and very accessible. Almost when the path is about to go up again to the volcano of San Antonio there is a small path that goes to the small crater and joins a bigger trail that leads to the south through a very black terrain.

The lighthouse and Salinas de Fuencaliente

From the summit is followed back the same path in the direction to the small crater, a very curious one and very accessible. Almost when the path is about to go up again to the volcano of San Antonio there is a small path that goes to the small crater and joins a bigger trail that leads to the south through a very black terrain.

The trail crosses a road 3 times to finally arrive at the beautiful Faro de Fuencaliente (lighthouse) and the old saltworks of Fuencaliente. 

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 or be very careful if you decide to take this risk.

-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 nature requires a minimum of preparation and wearing warm clothes and proper boots always with us.

Map – Hiking in La Palma

Transportation

How to get to La Palma: Do you need to know how to get to La Isla Bonita? Check out our post about transportation to La Palma.

Public transportation: For arriving at the parking is needed to take the bus nº200 or 201 from Santa Cruz de La Palma or from Los Llanos, near Tazacorte. The bus stop where one has to get off is Los Canarios in both cases.

Where the hike starts: 28.486896, -17.848026 
Where the hike ends: 28.455337, -17.843432

Weather

Check out the weather for the following days in Fuencaliente.

Accomodation

The accommodation in the area of Fuencaliente is hard to find for those hikers with a low budget. Doing wild camping is not allowed and there are very few places where no one can see you. Doing bivouac at the beach can be an option.  There are options for accommodation in the main village where there are hostels, apartments and Airbnbs. Get 25€ discount on your first Airbnb experience

Resources

Map of La Palma: Roads Map

Hiking map La Palma: Hiking routes

Online Topo map: La Palma

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