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Los Frailes Recreational Area

Recreational area, Montes de Arafo, Arafo

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Área Recreativa Los Frailes
Área Recreativa Los Frailes
Área Recreativa Los Frailes


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


The Los Frailes Recreational Area is located at an altitude of over 900 metres on the south-eastern slopes of the island, at the head of the Güímar Valley, which, according to field research, was formed by a massive landslide into the sea.

The vegetation that covers these hills comprises pine trees mixed with bushes, such as tagasaste (Cytisusproliferus) and a species of rockrose called jaguarzo (Cistus monspeliensis), which provide shelter and food for a multitude of birds, such as chaffinches. There is also a wide variety of invertebrates and insects, including beetles and colourful butterflies.

Vehicle access to this recreational area is via asphalt roads.


  • 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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  • Tables and benches.
  • Accessible table.
  • Barbecue facilities.
  • Toilets.
  • Water NOT fit for human consumption.
  • Waste containers.
  • Children’s area.
  • Parking area with no reserved parking spaces for people with reduced mobility.
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Access Los Frailes Recreational Area

TF-523 Arafo to La Cumbre road, turn off at km 5.5, taking Camino de Los Frailes until you reach the recreational area.

No public transport service in the area.

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