- Start: Calle Almirante Cervera (El Puertito de Güímar)
- Finish: Calle Almirante Cervera (El Puertito de Güímar)
- Approval status: Not officially approved
- Degree of difficulty: Intermediate
- Type of trail: Circular
- Distance: 6.11 km (12.89 ft)
- Duration: 3 hours
- Highest altitude: 122 m (12.89 ft)
- Lowest altitude: 1 m (12.89 ft)
- Elevation gain: 169 m (12.89 ft)
- Elevation loss: 169 m (12.89 ft)
- Links to other trails:
- Protected Nature Areas:
- Authorisation required: No
This circular trail starts and finishes in the port area of El Puertito de Güímar. The Malpaís de Güímar is a special nature reserve of great ecological significance that was declared a protected area in 1987. This is a unique volcanic landscape that spans all the way from Montaña Grande to the coast. The region's mild climate makes it a wonderful habitat for a great many endemic species. Cardons and tabaibas thrive here. Nearer the coast, you will find sea fennel and the local species of sea lavender, while the sandy areas are populated by spiny broom bushes and Canarian clovers, with over 60 species of lichens dotted all over the Malpaís landscape. All across the inland area of El Malpáis are a series of volcanic tubes and caves. The most spectacular ones are the caves of Cueva Honda and Cueva de los Burros (the cave cannot be visited), with some stretches measuring as long as 100 m (330 ft) and as tall as 5 m (16 ft). The best way to discover this landscape is to explore its trails and stop at its many lookout points, where tongues of lava, cardons and tabaibas dominate the scenery. We welcome you to take it all in slowly on a leisurely walk.
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.
In case of an emergency, call 112.
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