The route

The tour begins in the village of Masca, near Church of the Immaculate Conception (XVIII century building), at an altitude of approximately 600 m. Before starting the hike can take a walk around the area and see the traditional houses, visit the Ethnographic Museum, or drink in one of the restaurants.

The village of Masca is declared a Cultural, with category of historical, within the protected area.

The trail is not very marked but has no possible loss. The walk runs in continual decline, but without much difficulty, what can be done by people of all ages in good physical condition. The normal to cross its 4,5 km to the beach, comes to be around the 3 hours at a leisurely pace.

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During the tour we will enjoy a unique landscape, as the bed of the ravine is surrounded by vertical walls hundreds of feet high, with capricious beauty, adorned by the endemic flora of the area. We can also find pools and waterways, more or less important, depending on the time of year.

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See the weather forecast in advance.

The final stretch of road, is opening slowly, to reach Masca beach, where we can take a bath before taking the boat to take us to the harbor of Los Gigantes. To access the ship, we will go by the concrete walkway to the rock where the small jetty.

During the journey to port, we can see the famous Cliffs of Los Gigantes, with a height greater than 550 meters, with a little luck, any cetacean species are native to the area, as bottlenose dolphins and spotted dolphins.

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You can see the path in the Barranco de Masca Google Maps.

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