Playa Masca, a wild paradise in Tenerife

Visiting Playa Masca will always be a great adventure. It is a completely wild black sand beach, located at the end of the Masca Ravine. There are two ways to get to this lost paradise, either by sea or by going down the ravine that surrounds it.

The most common is to reach the beach by going down the ravine. This journey will take you between 2 and 4 hours of walking and descent (depending on the pace), but the landscape that you will be able to see is impressive. Once you finish the walk and reach the height of the sea, you must walk to the left, that is where the black sand part of the beach is, the rest is made of stones.

You can also find a small breakwater that acts as a jetty. It is convenient to go in good weather, since on rainy days the terrain in the ravine can be slippery.

How to get to Playa Masca?

To get to this beach there are two options, one easy and the other more complicated. The easy one is to go to the port of Los Gigantes, in the T.M. Santiago del Teide and hire an excursion to see the cliffs of Los Gigantes, whale watching and finish at Masca beach. Some excursions even take you to Punta de Teno.

It is a recommended experience and if you have never done it, it is worth it. The beauty of this area is indisputable and seeing the cliffs is quite an experience. With luck you will be able to see dolphins and with a lot of luck some small whale.

The other option is for the bravest and people who are in good physical condition. You must reach Masca beach through the Barranco de Masca. It is an excursion that begins in the village of Masca and ends on the beach. It is convenient to have a boat hired to take you back to the port of Los Gigantes, since going down the ravine and then going back up can be very difficult.

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