Welcome to Punta de Teno
When Plato mistook the Canary Islands for Atlantis, it must have been because of places like Punta de Teno. It’s what daydreams are made of – waves crashing against a black, volcanic beach, solitary mountains rising like giants in the background, the constant whisper of lizards scurrying in the brush… This beautiful spot, the most northwestern on the island, is no secret. But it still has a wild charm that the visitors can’t take away. You can fish off the point, splash along the rocky coast or just absorb the view.
Think twice about heading out here if there have been recent heavy rains, as mud and rock slides are common.