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Teno Alto is most often visited as part of one of the many superb walks that dot the northern part of Tenerife. Teno Alto is both a region and a village high up in the Teno mountains. From here there are fantastic views over the El Palmar valley.

Explore Teno Alto and the Teno mountains

The Teno mountains are in the northwest of Tenerife and are one of the most remote areas on the island, also one of the most beautiful. We cannot recommend enough a walk in this area and this can be particularly nice in the spring when the hills and valleys are covered in wild flowers.

A popular walking route to Teno Alto is from El Palmar. This is a steep climb but the scenery you pass is stunning and well worth the exertion. If it is not too cloudy you can see Mount Teide behind the Teno mountains.

Another track leads from Teno Alto and goes to Las Cuevas (caves) and on to Las Casas and Punta de Teno which is in the middle of the Natural Park of Teno.

Masca in the Teno mountains

On the way you not only pass dramatic countryside but also 'tagoros' which were meeting places of the ancient 'Guanche' tribes and at Punta de Teno there are fabulous views over the coast and the lighthouse of Teno.

Teno Alto is well known for its goat cheese and so you can stop at Teno Alto or Los Bailaderos to pick up some goat cheese for your picnic. You will more than likely spot a herd of goats at some point of your walks in this area.

The Teno mountain area can be found in the northwest of Tenerife and is a volcanic formation that was fundamental to the forming of Tenerife. The series of cliffs ends dramatically with a sheer drop to the sea at Los Gigantes. The fertile volcanic soil and high climate means that the mountains are covered in a Laurel forest which is a kind of sub-tropical forest. The beautiful twisted trees offer many a photo opportunity.

top photo kindly supplied by the Turismo de Tenerife

Places to visit nearby

Also in the Teno mountains is Masca which is considered to be the most beautiful village in Tenerife and indeed in all the Canary Islands. The pretty town of Los Silos which has good examples of typical Canarian architecture can be found on the northern side of the Teno Alto area.

If you are looking to do some more walking the Anaga Country Park on the other side of the island near to Santa Cruz de Tenerife is another beautiful area and is a UNESCO bioshpere reserve.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Tenerife guide.

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Map of Teno Alto and places to visit

Places to visit near Teno Alto

Masca

Masca

Masca is Tenerife's most beautiful village and set amongst superb mountain scenery.

Masca guide

Los Silos

Los Silos

Los Silos is a pretty town with attractive traditional Canarian architecture. The Teno mountains form a beautiful backdrop to the town.

Los Silos guide

Los Gigantes

Los Gigantes

The Los Gigantes is a resort next to huge cliffs with a sheer drop down into the sea.

Los Gigantes guide

Garachico

Garachico

A beautiful little town on the north coast of Tenerife. Garachico has a very pretty centre and a harbour area full of natural rock pools.

Garachico guide

Icod de los Vinos

Icod de los Vinos

Icod de los Vinos is home to the oldest dragon tree on the Canary Islands. It has some pretty squares and is close to the Cueva del Viento larva tunnels.

Icod de los Vinos guide

Teide National Park

Teide National Park

A stunning volcanic park with an active volcano, Mount Teide. Teide Park is in the centre of Tenerife and is a highlight of any visit.

Teide National Park guide

Jungle Park

Jungle Park

Jungle Park is a zoo on the southern coast of Tenerife. Its animals include rare white tigers and lions and there are various activities at the park too.

Jungle Park guide