With a palm grove, a tiny fort, a grand old hacienda and a rock that looks like a camel, this is probably our favourite part of Tenerife’s coastline. Add views in either direction that battle it out for your awestruck attention and a network of paths that zig, zag and sometimes do both at the same time and you’ve got a mouthwatering slice of Tenerife that would confound many of the island’s detractors.
With history and natural beauty all in the one compact package, the Rambla de Castro in Los Realejos is within walking distance of Puerto de la Cruz and yet last time we walked it, we had the paths to ourselves… and a few plantation workers.
There are hidden coves galore in these parts, some reached by tunnels through caves that are dark, dangerous and only for the brave and hard-headed. The place is awash with interesting parts.
The crowning glory is that overlooking the whole vista there’s an unfussy guachinche type bar in which to down a couple of doradas and a plate of pinchos when you’ve finished exploring.
Anyone whose bought any of our walking guides will already know about this as it is one of our Captivating Coastline walks.