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Masca Travel Guide

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Masca Overview

The village of Masca, balancing on a rocky plateau in the Teno Mountains and located in the isolated and picturesque gorge of the same name, is considered to be Tenerife's prettiest village. And it is hard to arque with that. The village was connected by road with the outside world in 1991. The road is the most picturesque, the most zig-zag and the most nerve-jangling road of the island, if not of the Canaries.

For all the hikers, the six-hour return hike down the impressive steep-sided Barranco de Masca, from the village to the sea, is a must. The path down the gorge is often steep and full of loose rock but is easy enough for relatively experienced hikers. Along the walk, the sides of the ravine climb as high as 600m above the sea, and at the narrowest place the gorge is only 20m wide. These narrow sections are the most memorable since they're filled with bizarre, swirling rock formations. The path terminates at a pretty little black sand beach, a great place to relax and swim, and of course to rest after a long hike.

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