Masca is one of the most picturesque parts of the island and is located in the northwest at the foot of the Teno Mountains. This beautiful little village may be somewhat difficult to reach but it is well worth the journey, which takes you through deep ravines interlaced with lush green flora and winding roads with hairpin bends. The scenery on the way is breathtaking and once you reach Masca, the natural beauty of this stunning location is overwhelming.
Until recently it was virtually unknown, but has now become a centre of attraction for those touring the island. The setting of the village is magical and its houses perch precariously on the narrow ridges of dramatic rock formations. It really is a photographer’s dream destination.
Reputed to have been a pirate hideaway, the small Bay of Masca on the coast is a three-hour walk from the village through dramatic scenery. It is worth bearing in mind that once down in Masca, you have to either walk back (which takes much longer and requires a high level of fitness) or take a boat from the coast to nearby Los Gigantes.