Lunar landscape in Vilaflor

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We travel to the heart of Tenerife in search of one of those places that seem taken from another world, and we find the lunar landscape of Granadilla de Abona. This spectacular landscape is located in the middle of the Corona Forestal Natural Park (an important area of ​​geomorphological, botanical and fauna interest), on the border with the Teide National Park. Nature has created these rock formations in the middle of a Canarian pine forest.

These strange rock formations are the result of millenary erosion on the volcanic territory. The volcanic eruptions of Teide formed this landscape in which the pumitas, a white volcanic material, has been acquiring forms of chimneys and rocks due to the action of water and wind for thousands of years.

The Lunar Landscape of Granadilla de Abona is located on the border with the skirt of Guajara, the second highest summit after El Teide. From the town of Granadilla is about 25 kilometers. To get there, we will depart from Granadilla on the C-821 road to Vilaflor, then continue along a forest path that leads to the Mother of Water camp. Soon we will find a beautiful lava-covered path that borders a ravine. It will take us an hour walking to find the lunar landscape.

If you want to really appreciate this almost unreal terrain, it is recommended that you take a few hours to explore it properly.


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