anaga and secret beaches in Tenerife by caravan

One of the great attractions of Tenerife for camper van trips is undoubtedly the Anaga Biosphere Reserve. Located on the north-eastern tip of the island, this area is noted for its lush laurel forests and the trails that allow you to enter this green paradise.

On arrival, park your caravan in the designated area of Las Carboneras for a base point from which to explore the reserve. There are routes for all levels, such as the PR-TF 70 trail that will take you through lush forests to the hidden beaches of Roque Bermejo.

Another essential route is the one that descends to the hamlets of Chamorga and Las Teresitas. The route winds through lush vegetation and offers unique views of the ocean. You can also take a camper van to Benijo Beach for the best sunset on the island.

This beach of black sand and transparent waters has a special charm. Park your camper van in front of the sea, relax on the sand and wait for the sun to set on the horizon, tinting the sky with orange and reddish tones. It will be a magical and unforgettable experience.

End the day with dinner in one of the fresh fish restaurants in the area, where you can try delicacies such as sancocho canario (Canarian stew).

Anaga is a natural jewel that deserves to be explored calmly and without haste. Organise your route in a camper van to discover its spectacular forests, trails and unspoilt beaches where nature is the true protagonist. A unique adventure awaits you!

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General advice:

Most of the sites have areas for overnight stays and some of them for camping, but it is always advisable to check in case you need to book in advance.

If you don't spread out (open the awning, open the windows to the top, make food outside, etc.) you can sleep anywhere, as you are not considered to be camping, however, here are some places where you are allowed to stay:

- Official Camping Areas: Tenerife has designated and conditioned camping areas for motorhomes and campers. Some of them include services such as toilets, showers and water points. Would you like to know which ones?

- Montaña Blanca Recreational Area (near the Teide National Park).
- Tamadaba Camping Area (north of the island).
- Chío Camping Area (west zone).

-Staying Areas for Motorhomes: Some municipalities have set up specific areas for the overnight stay of campervans and camper vans. These areas may have basic services and parking regulations.

- Guía de Isora Staging Area (south-west).
- La Laguna Motorhome Area (near Santa Cruz).

-Beaches and Parking Areas: At some beaches and parking areas, you are allowed to park and spend the night with a camper van. Be sure to check local regulations and be respectful of the environment.

- El Médano beach (south).
- Las Gaviotas beach (north).

-Rural and Natural Areas: In certain rural and natural areas, it is possible to find places where camping is allowed as long as the rules are followed and the environment is respected.

- Rural areas in Anaga (northeast).
- Areas close to footpaths and hiking trails.

Remember that it is essential to follow local regulations and be a responsible traveller. Avoid camping in unauthorised sites and respect the natural environment and local communities. Always check for up-to-date information before your trip and consider consulting reliable tourism and motorhome sources in Tenerife for the latest recommendations on where to sleep with your campervan.


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