Last day in Tenerife was as intensive as all the previous ones we spend on the Island. Usually on the flight day we’re chilling in the hotel or trying to eat as much local food as we can. We had a flight in the evening so we decided to use this day properly, especially we still didn’t do two places. They are mentioned on every travel blog and in every travel guide. What are we talking about? Of course cliffs in Los Gigantes and Masca – village in the mountains.
Los Gigantes are (as you can guess) giant cliffs. Dawid was in Tenerife twice few years ago, so it wasn’t new for him. Los Gigantes is a place worth visit, but we wouldn’t say it is a must especially after all stunning places we visited in Tenerife.
We took short walk around town and because we started to be a bit hungry. We went in to small coffee shop Panaderia Pastelaria for baraquito and cheesecake. We have to admit that we drank perfect baraquito only in two places on Tenerife and it was one of them! Baraquito is a coffee drink made of espresso, condensed milk, foamed milk and coffee liquor (usually Tia Maria). Cheesecake was incredibly soft, creamy and melting in our mouth – highly recommended to try it there!
After our little break we hit the road again. Unfortunately the clouds started rolling in from the sea covering the cliffs and getting in to the mountains bringing little drizzle. We were afraid about weather in Masca and of course we were right.
Masca is often called Machu Picchu of Tenerife and there’s a little bit truth about it. Village is surrounded by mountains and everything has incredible shade of green. Famous is the road leading to the village, a lot of people saying it is extreme experience. In our opinion it’s not so extreme, we experienced a lot of places like that or even worst. Coach buses and uncertain drivers are the biggest problem.
Masca was covered by thick clouds and you couldn’t see the ocean. You can do the trek from Masca to Playa de Masca, unfortunatelly we knew we couldn’t do it due to severe Weather conditions just before our arrival. From a Swedish guy who we gave a lift we found out about German tourists who were trapped on the way back hit by the storm. They were rescued the day after but the trail remained closed.
These were our last moments in Tenerife and it was very hard to say goodbye to the island. We have to admit that it would be a great place to live – climate and atmosphere of island are perfect to stay there little bit longer than just a week. If you are going to Tenerife just to relax, apart from Los Gigantes and Masca, a must-see is the volcano El Teide!
Picture taken few years ago during sunny day, when Dawid was in Tenerife alone