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The Northwest of Tenerife

Introducing The Northwest of Tenerife

In Terife's northwest, is one of the Canary Island's best examples of cliché come true. Quite easily mistaken for paradise on earth, the much visited Punta de Teno has not lost its wild charms despite its popularity with tourists who come to fish, dive and generally just swan around in this idyllic setting.

For a mountain getaway, the region also offers the oasis town of Masca, surrounded by the rugged and beautiful Parque Rural de Teno, popular for hiking.

The two towns of Los Gigantes and Puerto de Santiago have merged with sprawl and development over the years, but any human efforts so far are still dwarfed by the awesome Acantilados de los Gigantes (Cliffs of the Giants). These submerged cliffs offer an abundance of aquatic life, making it a superb diving location