Underwater Excursion The Sistine Chapel of the Atlantic
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perfilesnuevoTODOS 2016.FH10

Please note: Scuba-diving excursion – 30 places available




This excursion departs from the centre of the village of Tijarafe. Shortly after setting off, we begin the descent into the “Barranco del Jorado”, which is classified as one of the Island’s Natural Monuments. Aside from its unique geographical features, this area is also of great botanical and archaeological interest, in terms of its thermophile species and the discovery of aboriginal remains in its hillside caves. After crossing the ravine, our route follows a series of gentle hills as we pass though a mixed landscape of traditional thermophile vegetation, fields and houses until reaching the “Mirador del Time”. This viewpoint offers a panoramic view of the Valle de Aridane, with its urban centre surrounded by fields of banana trees, and of the paved path marking what remains of our descent to the port of Tazacorte. Arriving at the port, we take a boat to the Cueva Bonita area to enjoy its impressive underwater landscape.

Approximate duration: Approximately 5 hours (3-hour hike + 2-hour dive in the Cueva Bonita area)

Start point: Tijarafe (650 m.a.s.l.)

Distance: 27 kilometres in total (11-kilometre hike + 16-kilometre boat trip)

End point: Tazacorte (5 m.a.s.l.) Cueva Bonita dive



Bring water, a sunhat, sunscreen, comfortable footwear, something to eat (dried fruit or nuts, sandwiches, chocolate, etc.), warm clothing, a waterproof and a mobile phone.

Do not leave the path, because of the loose terrain.