The most visited rural hamlet in Tenerife
If you want to discover rural Tenerife, as far away from the tourist resorts as you can get, a visit to the hamlet of Masca is a must. Situated in Teno, a part of Tenerife known for its unique, wild, natural beauty in the north-west of the island, Masca delights visitors with its beautifully maintained houses and its cobbled streets; perfect examples of Tenerife’s rural architecture. Many of the houses have been renovated as small hostels and hotels, where you can totally disconnect from the stress of the city and mellow out.
Ethnography, history and nature trails in Tenerife
Tourists who visit Masca are usually in search of something more than sun and sea. This hamlet offers craft shops, bars and restaurants and has been declared an Ethnographic Historic Place of Interest, which is reflected in the Masca Ethnographic Museum. Another of its attractions is the impressive display of ravines and sweeping hillsides; the hike down the Masca gorge is one of the most popular on the island.