Underwater Excursion The Sistine Chapel of the Atlantic
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This excursion departs from the Jesús Square centre of the village of Tijarafe. 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: Jesús Square (Tijarafe) (610 m.a.s.l.)


Distance: 24 kilometres in total (8-kilometre hike + 16-kilometre boat trip)


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




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.