garachico in tenerife in a caravan

One of the most fascinating routes to do in a camper van around Tenerife is the route along the Northwest Coast. This area stands out for its cliffs, charming villages, forests and, of course, the refreshing natural pools.

Start the journey by driving your camper van along the TF-42 towards the town of Garachico. This was the old main port of Tenerife until a volcanic eruption destroyed it in 1706. Today you can walk along its cobbled streets and admire the natural pools created by lava flowing into the sea. Take a relaxing dip in the crystal clear waters.

Follow the route along the coast past Los Silos, famous for its banana plantations. Then head to charming Buenavista del Norte with its church of La Concepción and stately homes. Stop at the Mirador de Los Roques for spectacular views of the Acantilado de los Gigantes.

On the way to the Faro de Teno, you can explore unique villages such as Masca, nestled between mountains, or Teno Alto in a place of great beauty. Finally, arrive at Punta de Teno to admire the imposing cliff and the lighthouse that rises above the waters.

The northwest coast of Tenerife is ideal for a relaxing trip in a camper van, where you can stop at every corner at your leisure. Dream landscapes, history and the chance to spend the night in front of the sea in the most magical spots of the island await 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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