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Arenas Negras Recreational Area

Recreational area, Montes de Garachico, Garachico

Área Recreativa Arenas Negras
Área Recreativa Arenas Negras
Área Recreativa Arenas Negras


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Use of the recreational areas is permitted during daylight hours only (between sunrise and sunset).


The Arenas Negras recreational area owes its name to the nearby site of one of the last eruptions in Tenerife. 

The Garachico or Trevejos volcano was formed in 1706 along a broad volcanic ridge known as Dorsal de Abeque, shared by some thirty volcanic cones that have emerged over the last few thousand years. 

This tract of volcanic landscape culminates in Mount Teide and Pico Viejo, which will dominate the view as you make your way to the recreational area on a clear day. 

Due to the young age of the volcanic deposits here, you will notice expanses of dark, jagged rock, known in Spanish as “malpaís”, in the surrounding area. Only lichens and some plant species with special properties, such as the Canary Island pine, grow on these lava fields. 

The powerful roots of the Canary Island pine tree are able to cling to almost any terrain, from the edge of a cliff to the cracks in the lava flows. They thus retain the existing soil and create habitable spaces for other plants.


  • Enjoy the local plant and animal life without disturbing it. Be curious but from a safe and respectful distance.
  • Follow the rules and instructions on the signs to avoid disturbance to people and animals.
  • Keep the environment clean and leave no litter behind. Rubbish and cigarette butts must be disposed of in the designated containers. 
  • Travel in small groups to keep noise pollution and the impact on the environment to a minimum.  
  • Use the water in the toilets and taps responsibly. Water is a scarce and precious commodity on our island.

Recommendations and tips


  • Compulsory authorisation via this link for groups organised by associations, schools or businesses. This is to protect the natural environment and ensure that the maximum capacity of the recreational area is not exceeded.
  • Free access for all other visitors, no reservation required.
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  • Toilets.
  • Barbecue facilities.
  • Water NOT fit for human consumption.
  • Tables and benches.
  • Waste containers.
  • Children’s area.
  • Adjoining campsite.
  • Parking area with no reserved parking spaces for people with reduced mobility.
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Access Arenas Negras Recreational Area

TF-373 Icod de los Vinos - Puerto de Erjos road (via San José de los Llanos), turn off at km 9.2 onto Pista Arenas Negras - General de Garachico until you reach the recreational area.

No public transport service in the area. 

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Parque Natural de la Corona Forestal

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