The perfect plan: a walk in the Bosque Encantado (Enchanted Forest) and a night in Montes de Anaga Hostel

Monday 19 December 2022

We strongly suggest that you take one of the most “enchanting” walks on the island of Tenerife, and spend the night in the middle of nature.

The Sendero del Bosque Encantado (Path of the Enchanted Forest) is a prehistoric path that leads to one of the best preserved laurel forests in the world. In order to preserve this special environment, it is necessary to obtain a permit to walk along it, which reduces the number of visitors per day. It is important to know that if you walk without a permit, you could be fined up to 600 euros.

Getting a permit is very easy and free of charge. All you have to do is go to the online site of the Central Reservation Centre and follow the steps indicated. However, it is important to bear in mind that available spaces fill up very quickly, especially during the holidays.

The Bosque Encantado (Enchanted Forest) Trail, step by step

To start the trail, head towards the TF-123 road. Between kilometres 4 and 5 you will find the start of the trail. Although there are no specific signs, you will see a small car park and a wooden barrier with a sign indicating the consequences of not having permission to follow this route. Next to this sign is the start of this 7-kilometre circular route with unbeatable scenery.

It passes by places of interest such as Roque Anambro, Mirador del Tejo, with views over the hamlets of Roque de las Bodegas, Almáciga and Benijo, before returning to the starting point. The route takes about 3 hours, so we recommend that you end the day at the Montes de Anaga hostel.

Take a break in a place with all the comforts of home in the middle of nature. A unique opportunity to get away from it all… don’t miss out!

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