GR 131 Anaga - Chasna. Stretch: La Caldera Recreation Area - El Portillo

Technical information

    Trail description

    The journey begins by taking the footpath that sets off from the car park by the Recreation Area of La Caldera. Follow that footpath until it merges with the SL-TF 81 Camino de La Orilla del Monte and carry on through a dense pine forest. Once you come to Cruz del Dornajito, the trail will guide you along stretches of a track to reach the old Royal Pathway of Chasna, which travels upwards to the El Portillo crossroads. There, you will find the El Portillo Visitors Centre, which lies inside Teide National Park.


    Altimetría GR 131 Anaga - Chasna. Tramo: Area Recreativa La Caldera - El Portillo 

    For your own safety, don't forget to check the condition of the trail.

    The competent authority will be responsible for informing you if the trail is not recommendable in the wake of adverse weather conditions, as well as if the trail or part of it is closed, etc.

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Weather Today
Maximum: 23º
Minimum: 16º
Orotava (La). Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies on Saturday morning. In the afternoon isolated showers will occur. At night some drizzle will fall. Temperatures will remain unchanged.
Remember: Prevention, Information and Knowledge are the key to avoiding unpleasant situations.
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  1. Make sure you always have somebody else to walk with, stick to the marked footpaths and respect the way of life, privacy and property of the local inhabitants.
  2. If you keep your noise levels down, you will discover just how much life there is all around you.
  3. Take any rubbish with you, even organic waste. This will help preserve the beauty of the scenery and prevent the proliferation of rodents in the area. Take special care with cigarette butts.
  4. Picking up plants, animals or other items from the environment may entail the loss of irreplaceable resources.
  5. The people who take care of these Protected Nature Areas would be very grateful if you let them know about any incidents you may have noticed on your walk. To do so, contact the Environmental Department of the Island Council of Tenerife:

    Área de Medio Ambiente del Cabildo Insular de Tenerife


  6. Remember that the Island's environment is as unique as it is unpredictable. It must be enjoyed responsibly and sensibly. Take special care in natural areas and don't forget that accidents can happen at any time.
  7. Pay attention to signs.
  8. Check the weather forecast to make sure the conditions are suitable.
  9. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for hiking and always pack your mobile phone, sunscreen, a hat, a coat, a waterproof, enough food and plenty of water in your backpack.
  10. Let your family and/or friends know which route you will be taking and bear in mind how many daylight hours you will need to complete it.