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Chío Recreational Area

Recreational area, Chío , Guía de Isora

Área Recreativa de Chío
Área Recreativa de Chío
Área Recreativa de Chío


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


Chío is located on the southwest slopes of Tenerife’s forested peaks, at an altitude of 1600 m, which gives it a unique vantage point from which to view the summit. 

From here you can take in spectacular views of Pico Viejo and Mount Teide, together with other smaller, darker-coloured volcanoes, such as Montaña Reventada and Montaña Sámara. 

The extensive and thriving Canary Island pine forest is the dominant natural feature in this area. The extreme climate resulting from the altitude and the relatively young rocky terrain are no obstacle to the spread of these trees. On the contrary, the pine tree breaks up the soil with its powerful roots, paving the way for other forms of life, such as corazoncillo (Lotus campylocladus), tagasaste (Cytisus proliferus), tomillo (Micromeria hyssopifolia) and chahorra (Sideritis canariensis). 

Local fauna includes birds such as the great spotted woodpecker and the blue chaffinch, as well as the Tenerife lizards that bask in the midday sun. 


  • 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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Connections with routes


Access Chío Recreational Area

Chío - Boca Tauce road (TF-38), turn off at km 12.6.

No public transport service in the area.

Protected Areas


Parque Natural de la Corona Forestal

The Corona Forestal is the largest protected natural area in the Canary Islands, one of the most extensive forests on the islands, the lungs of Tenerife and the gateway to Mount Teide.  As its name ...

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Parque Natural de Corona Forestal


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