Walking Trails - Camino de Chasna - Paisaje Lunar, Tenerife

The PR-TF-72 leaves from Vilaflor, it is the perfect path for getting you into the Corona Forestal Nature Park.

It is a safe route and passes very close to the Paisaje Lunar. The path forms part of the Camino de Chasna, a communication route with over 500 hundred years of history. It is a well marked out path with plenty of information panels to keep you informed on your way.

This is the way that was travelled daily  for locals to cross the peaks in days gone by, as soon as you leave Vilaflor you will be able to enjoy the scenery and diversity of the vegetation and the pine forest. 

Approximately 6 km into the trail you will reach a watchtower, where you will be able to see the Paisaje de Luna, a volcanic formation of  white pillars that look like they have come from a different planet standing out against the pine trees and the blue sky, 

It is recommended to start the start the path early in the morning due to the it's length and difficulty, making sure that you take adequate hill walking equipment, water food etc.

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Igueste de San Andrés, Tenerife, Canary Islands.

You are driving alongside the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, lots to look at depending on the time of year, cruise ships, oil rigs in for refurbishing, tall ships, there is even a Steam Ship there that has been completely renovated over a number of years all worth looking at.

Continuing along the port road you arrive at San Andrés a typical fishing village, the front row has all the fish restaurants and cafe's but you need to park and walk into the village center, there you will find  places where the locals eat and drink and go about their daily life.

Just beyond San Andrés you will find Teresitas Beach one of the first man made beaches on the island, the sand was imported from the Sahar
The road straight on past Teresitas  beach continues on for another 6 kilometres and brings you to Igueste de San Andrés , where the road ends.

It is a little village at the foot of the Mercedes Mountains,it is made up of paths through the houses,you have to park and walk, the village was once only accessible via boat and they had to be self-sufficient, they still are today, there are allotments growing all kinds of fruit and vegetables.You will also find a stream running alongside the road fed from the mountains and even more surprising is that there are numerous ducks living quite happily there.

The beach is a pebble beach, there is a cafe but it's not always open, plenty of coastal foot paths to explore.

All in all it is well worth the drive, it's a rugged coast line but that adds to the character of the place.