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PR TF 05.1 Igueste de San Andrés - El Semáforo

PR-TF 05.1

Macizo de Anaga

Difficulty: High


A steep uphill route that links Igueste de San Andrés with the curious electric semaphore tower (El Semáforo). 

This trail begins next to Las Casas de Abajo, at the end of the Igueste de San Andrés main road. 

Much of the route is carved into the rock and offers excellent views of the village of Igueste de San Andrés and the coast. If you look carefully, you can even see the docks of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the distance from a few points along the way.

After the last flat section, you will come to the semaphore tower, an abandoned building that used a system of flags and coloured lights to signal the arrival of ships to the port of Santa Cruz from the north.


  • Always stay on the marked trail and do not enter private property, hunting grounds, water galleries, wells or caves. 
  • Pay special attention when crossing or walking along trails used by bicycles, horses or motor vehicles and when walking in ravines with water courses.
  • Avoid direct encounters with potentially dangerous animals, such as livestock, beehives, and dogs. 
  • Proceed with caution and watch for obstacles, loose rocks, uneven terrain or steep slopes to avoid accidents and falls.
  • Check out our guide to hiking in Tenerife and, if necessary, contact the emergency services by calling 112.


Recommendations and tips


Free access for all visitors, no reservation required.

More information

Technical information sheet

Route information

Walking route

Tenerife ON


2,12 km

1 h 25 m

409,08 m

189,84 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:409,08 m

  • Altitude loss:189,84 m

  • Maximum altitude:344,95 m

  • Minimum altitude:16,77 m


Route code

PR-TF 05.1

Posts and signs displaying the PR code and yellow and white marks.


Route map and profile

Elevation profile


High *MIDE safe mountain criteria

  • Maximum altitude:344,95 m

  • Minimum altitude:16,77 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

Carretera de Igueste de San Andrés (TF-121), Caserío Casas de Abajo.

Bus number 945, Igueste de San Andrés bus stop code 1726. TITSA

Parking spaces available in the town.

How to get to route end point

El Semáforo.

Igueste de San Andrés semaphore tower, only accessible on foot.

Igueste de San Andrés semaphore tower, only accessible on foot.

Municipalities passed through

  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Protected Areas


Parque Rural de Anaga

The Anaga Rural Park, which occupies 7% of the island and is part of the Anaga Biosphere Reserve, was one of the first landmasses to emerge from the seabed when the island of Tenerife began to ...

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Parque Rural de Anaga


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Places of interest

These are some of the points of interest you can find along this route.

Unique building

Semaphore tower, La Atalaya, Igueste de San Andrés

A former maritime signal station built between 1880 and 1895, which operated until 1971. Now in a...

Iglesia San Pedro Apostol Igueste de San Andres
Unique building

Church of San Pedro Apóstol

The church began to be built as a chapel within the parish of San Andrés in 1890, and was...