The north of Tenerife is home to one of the best areas for paragliding in Tenerife: La Corona. Situated in the municipality of Los Realejos, the launch site gives a take-off with north-easterly winds of mild to medium intensity. Starting at 785 metres above sea level, the jump flies over Los Realejos down to the landing site on the soft black sand of El Socorro beach. It’s a dynamic, picturesque flight over the pretty hillsides of Tigaiga, the coasline of Punta del Guindaste and the beautiful pine groves of Rambla de Castro.
Paragliding and trekking with Four Experience
It’s is worth remembering that while there are no time restrictions for flights over La Corona throughout most of the year, during the summer no jumps are permitted after 19:30. Gliders also need to take great care with the electricity cables that run down the hillside. Very popular among local pilots, this area once hosted the most important annual paragliding and free flight festival in the world for several consecutive years. These days it hosts Parafest, a sporting event set up in 2013 which combines trekking and paragliding under the label of Four Experience.