An astonishing volcanic location in south Tenerife
Those who still doubt that there is no better artist than nature herself should visit this landscape of incredible random shapes hidden the highest slopes in the south of Tenerife. The Lunar Landscape is formed by numerous conical shapes with a stylised appearance that looks, for all the world, like a very modern cathedral. Over thousands of years erosion has chiselled the slopes and the thousands of beige layers of fine volcanic ash. The result is a spectacular sight which is out of this world – hence the name.
Trek from Vilaflor to the Lunar Landscape
The only way to reach this hidden spot among pine-covered slopes is on foot, during a 13-kilometre walk classed as medium-high difficulty, which starts out from the mountain village of Vilaflor. The path takes you up through the natural forests of Canarian pine and along stony pathways that date back centuries. On clear days you can make out the southern border of Las Cañadas del Teide, and below that the southern slope of the island all the way down to the Atlantic Ocean, with the mountains of neighbouring island Gran Canarian appearing to almost float on the water.