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PR-TF 12 Cruz del Carmen - Bajamar

PR-TF 12

Macizo de Anaga

Difficulty: Medium


This pleasant trail takes you from the top of the Anaga Massif down to the beautiful northern coastline. 

The route starts at the Cruz del Carmen Visitor Centre with a gentle climb up to Cabezo de Zapata. 

The path skirts Hoya de Los Tiles and Hoya del Caballo to offer you a beautiful view of Mount Teide through the trees. From here continue north-west, at which point you will begin to enjoy panoramic views over the Tegueste valley all the way to the sea. 

The trail will gradually wind its way down a narrow path to the bed of the La Goleta ravine. From there, continue descending gently until you reach the town of Bajamar, with its impressive and famous saltwater pools.


  • 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


Self Guided route Cruz del Carmen - Bajamar

Anaga Biosphere Reserve website


Free access for all visitors, no reservation required.

More information

Technical information sheet

Route information

Walking route

Tenerife ON


10,53 km

4 h 15 m

181,53 m

1.098,66 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:181,53 m

  • Altitude loss:1.098,66 m

  • Maximum altitude:977,61 m

  • Minimum altitude:31,03 m


Route code

PR-TF 12

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


Route map and profile

Elevation profile


Medium *MIDE safe mountain criteria

  • Maximum altitude:977,61 m

  • Minimum altitude:31,03 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

Cruz del Carmen Viewpoint, Carretera Las Mercedes (TF-12), km 22.5.

Bus numbers 76, 77, 273, 274 and 275, Cruz del Carmen bus stop code 2232. TITSA

Parking spaces next to the viewpoint.

How to get to route end point

Carretera General de Bajamar (TF-13), with Calle Hermanos Puelles.

Bus numbers 50, 105 and 224, El Sol bus stop code 1319. TITSA

Parking spaces available in the town.

Municipalities passed through

  • La Laguna
  • Tegueste

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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3 day forecast


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Places of interest

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

Oficina Bajamar
Tourist Information Point

Bajamar Tourist Information Office

922540612 oit.bajamar@turimoslalaguna.org