Isle of Tenerife

Holiday in Masca, Tenerife

Masca Vacation: breathtaking scenery of teno mountains

Map Tenerife Masca, a remote mountain village in the north west of Tenerife. It is the most beautiful village on Tenerife, placed in a volcanic crater. It belongs to the municipality of Buenavista del Norte.

The scenery both in and around the village is, quite simply, breathtaking. Fewer than 150 people still live in Masca, their houses clinging to the sides of steep mountain slopes.

“The Forgotten Village“ of Masca on the Isle of Tenerife is set in the north western part of Tenerife, just in the heart of the Teno Mountains. Its extraordinary character is stressed by the fact that until 1991 there were absolutely no roads to get there. Masca is an idyllic place, where the time has simply stopped.

Consequently, Masca is a popular destination for tourists. Fortunately the new road, though twisting and winding its way down the steep-sided valley, is wide enough to accommodate the many excursion coaches that zig-zag to and from the village on a daily basis.

Masca MountainsThe most important place of this beautiful village is the small plaza at the church. The whole hamlet is devided into parts and distributed to several mountain sides.

Masca was only connected to the rest of the island by a bitumen road 25 years ago. Until then the only way to reach the village was by donkey or on foot.

Have you ever dreamt of discovering one of the forgotten cities or lost civilizations in Latin America? Now, you have a chance to discover a mystic place, which is situated closer to you than you could ever think.


Peculiarities of this village

It is a must especially for walkers for those who seek for traditional atmosphere of little tapas bars, tiny churches and cosy huts.

Masca is well-known for its culinary specialties: Tasty onions, canarian potatoes and garlic but also the yame-fruit, plam juice, citrus fruits and goat chees are delicacies.

Furthermore especially the type of construction of the houses is very conspicuous because of the way they are built into the mountain side.

Masca Valley


Excursions down through Masca canyon

Masca, one of only five villages within the Teno Rural Park, is tucked away in a deep ravine that runs all the way down to the coast. This natural phenomenon is a very popular tourist attraction due to its beauty and scenic location.

Masca Canyon
Rock strata named "La Tarta" in the masca valley

One of the most famous hiking-tours begins in the middle of the village and leads trough the barranco, which means canyon, to the sea - it takes about 6 hours bidirectional (descent and ascent).

You may choose from the wide range of boat tours from Masca to Los Gigantes (Cliffs of the Giants). The coast offers excellent diving, sailing and fishing conditions.

Restaurant in Masca

Pension El Guanche
A meal with a view - stunning mountain panoramas. Many of the dishes on offer are typically Canarian.


Holiday destinations around Masca

The closest vacation spots around Masca you can get to are Santiago del Teide, Tamaimo, Puerto Santiago, Guía de Isora, Los Gigantes, El Tanque, Los Silos and Buenavista del Norte.





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