11. La Fortaleza Lookout Point

Technical information

Trail description

This is a well-paved trail that leads to the La Fortaleza Lookout Point, looking out over most of the northern part of the National Park and the Island. Weather permitting, this lookout point affords magnificent views, with the ridges of La Fortaleza being a particularly striking sight at the forefront. This huge red-coloured rocky mountain is in fact a volcano on which dense phonolite lava has gradually piled up over the eruptive mouth. Beyond it is a panoramic view of the east of the Island. This is also a great place to see the effect of the trade winds on the north side of Tenerife, forming a sea of clouds rolling out like a blanket up to a given altitude, where they stop due to drier winds that push the humid air down.


Altimetría 11. Mirador de La Fortaleza 

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: 25º
Minimum: 20º
Orotava (La). Clouds will alternate with sunshine on Sunday morning. As the hours pass by the weather will be fine. Mild temperature raising.
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.