Masca Valley
Masca Valley
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Barry M
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Avoid farmer in Masca Village
    Wouldn’t normally write a review like this but felt this guy deserves it! Beautiful village with amazing views but avoid the rude farmer halfway down on the right to the view point who without doubt is the rudest person met in Spain! Has an abundance of half rotten fruit and gets irate that you don’t wish to buy from him, states hates British and Polish in particular as never want his goods! Try sorting your attitude and produce out and may have more custom! Restaurant La Piedra near the church was lovely with wonderful staff.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 September 2023
  • Darto19
    37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally beautiful
    This review is not particularly for Mascar village, but the whole valley. We have just wound our way through it in our little rental car. Go late in the day so there is less traffic. Just a mind bogglingly beautiful drive. Round every corner another unbelievable sight is revealed. I guess nervous fldrivers won’t enjoy it but what a sheer thing of wonder they would miss. We have travelled over much in the world but this is right up there in terms of absolute magnificence
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Suleyman Y
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Village in Tenerife
    Beautiful village with excellent views and good local produce. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Tenerife. the roads leading to the place is a bit tight but still easy to drive through if you are careful
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 February 2024
  • Vicki R
    224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hairy drive but worth it
    The amazing, steep, switchback drive up to this tiny village is fun but meeting other cars and busses on this road is pretty hairy. Parking is limited so car share or go by bus from Santiago del Tiede if possible. We ended up parking at a great little cafe at Mirador Hilda at the top of the valley ( good food, ice creams & drink and reasonable souvenirs sold too) We then walked the track down 1.5km to Masca and back again. Part of it is on the road but then you get to a fantastic wooden walkway. As we arrived at Masca 5 tourist busses were just leaving . Hairy drive back down but we'd seen great views so well worth the extra grey hairs! 😁😄😃
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 February 2024
  • James S
    Los Cristianos, Spain76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a spot!
    Back after 10 years and a little different. Trails now pre booked and hiking boots required. No problem for us as we came with young family for the views. Driving over early but parking was still one in and one out. Had lovely coffee cakes and returned for dinner at the restaurant with awesome views! Have to say the male guide in the visitor centre was very engaging. What a beautiful spot. Seeing is believing.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 February 2024
  • Sarah W
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see in Tenerife!
    Masca valley was incredible!!! Very small village in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. The road to get over and back is one lane. We opted to take the public bus over and it was worth not having to drive the pass! However, we were stuck on the other side for longer than we intended because the busses only took a number of passengers back and did not come frequently enough for the demand.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 March 2024
  • MyHoliday
    United Kingdom65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    This place is stunning from the moment you start your decent down the winding road towards Masca itself. Drive can be a bit hairy so take your time getting round the sharp bends. Plenty of opportunities to stop the car and take photos on the way down. Masca itself is stunning, tiny houses and restaurants nestled between the hills. Would highly recommend a visit here.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 June 2024
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MyHoliday
United Kingdom65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This place is stunning from the moment you start your decent down the winding road towards Masca itself. Drive can be a bit hairy so take your time getting round the sharp bends. Plenty of opportunities to stop the car and take photos on the way down. Masca itself is stunning, tiny houses and restaurants nestled between the hills. Would highly recommend a visit here.
Written 2 June 2024
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Simone d
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Gorgeous drive on very windy and narrow roads. Be indeed very careful at the viewpoints. I read the alert for car break in earlier so was aware. When we parked the car a guy parked directly behind us and started taking pictures almost leaning on our car and pointing us to a must see view point on the other side. As it all felt very awkward I kept a good eye and saw later my car door was open. I rushed back and he was almost violent when I asked him what he was doing in our car. As we didn't have any cash nothing was taken but both bags were search in this very short time (less than 5 min). So just don't leave valuables and be aware. It looked like the car lock was overruled or interrupted by something. No idea if that is even possible. But no signs of break in at least so no damage.
Written 20 April 2024
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racheljake
Manchester, UK5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
BEWARE!!
This is an unbelievable and unforgettable experience. The views are amazing but please be aware there is an unbelievable amount of theft happening whilst at the view points by the locals. We parked at the first view point going up Masca valley. We parked up and there was roughly 9-10 cars parked up and people looking at the views taking pictures. We parked our car and locked it. We was there roughly 10 minutes. I noticed my car window was slightly down which I knew I hadn’t left it like that but as you do think maybe I had. Once we arrived into the Masca village my partner got his wallet out of his zipped up backpack and he opened his wallet and noticed there was no cash money in it. I had put £140 euros in that morning!! We then realised after searching the car that someone had got into the car whilst at the view point and stole it!! They left the wallet back in the backpack and zipped it up so we wouldn’t notice immediately. They also left our bank cards and travel cards. After reading previous reviews they are not interested in anything traceable and only want cash.
Don’t let this put you off as it is an amazing experience but do not leave anything valuable in your car!!
Written 6 April 2024
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Sarah W
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Masca valley was incredible!!! Very small village in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. The road to get over and back is one lane. We opted to take the public bus over and it was worth not having to drive the pass! However, we were stuck on the other side for longer than we intended because the busses only took a number of passengers back and did not come frequently enough for the demand.
Written 31 March 2024
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icecream79
usa95 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The road and the setting are breathtaking and are worth seeing, but our experience was ruined by poor public transportation. We read about difficulty parking and arrived by taxi from Santiago del Teide. When we got there we took some pictures and were ready to return, but unfortunately there are no taxis ( or there is one and it’s not available) and you can’t call a taxi from Santiago del Teide to pick you up as they are different municipalities and are not allowed. Public buses are extremely infrequent on weekdays and we were forced to wait in the village for over two hours for the next bus. By the time it arrived the crowd was so big at the station that only about half of it was able to get on. We were among the lucky ones but it was stressful. Don’t make the same mistake: come by car, worst case if you don’t find a spot to park you still get to see the views and the village itself is not interesting. At least you will not be stranded. Another option is maybe to convince your taxi driver to wait a few minutes for you to take pictures. This visit ruined our day and prevented us from visiting other places we planned to visit.
Written 27 March 2024
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Kristjan K
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Super mountain road, we were here for the third time and still want to come back. A challenge to the driver. Unfortunately, on one of the viewing platforms, the car doors were left unlocked and the cash from one of the passenger's handbags, which was left in the car, was missing. We discovered it immediately, because the car door was left open, but there was nothing we could do. Please be vigilant.
Written 12 March 2024
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Redkitewatcher64
Andover, UK1,996 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Loving nature and all things wild this was high on our list to visit during our trip in February . Unfortunately on the Saturday morning we went it appeared that so had everyone else in Tenerife. We set off early as it was a long drive and as we reached the roundabout where you leave the main road to join the narrow road to the Valley there was a queue of traffic backing up along the road which we could see snaking up the mountain road. Looking at Google maps we could see that the traffic congestion was showing for the next 40 minutes . On a hot sunny day it wasn't appealing as we know that places to stop are limited on the route. We decided to turn around and head along the coast. We stopped at a cafe where a resident of Masca and he advised us to don't even think about going at the weekend as the traffic is crazy and if you go during the week to go very early in the morning to try and avoid the traffic
Written 3 March 2024
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Mary I
Tulln, Austria76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very picturesque. We caught the bus up and walked down to the coast - a nice walk with cafes along the way - a swim in the sea at the finish
Written 24 February 2024
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JetSetter03
Halkirk, UK107 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Beautiful scenery, but a lot of tourists visit this area so there was no room to park in the view point areas to stop and take photos nor was there anywhere to park for any of the restaurants. The roads are hair pin roads, and tight in a lot of spaces, this was hard to navigate with a lot of tourists and buses going round corners, and made it a stressful experience. Would be better for an experienced driver to drive around these roads. Would recommend going maybe early in the morning to avoid the traffic, hopefully that might help with the experience and the roads. We got there about 11am, so a lot were there already and were stopping for lunch. Would recommend a visit as it is stunning, but note how busy it is.
Written 17 February 2024
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James S
Los Cristianos, Spain76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Back after 10 years and a little different. Trails now pre booked and hiking boots required. No problem for us as we came with young family for the views. Driving over early but parking was still one in and one out.
Had lovely coffee cakes and returned for dinner at the restaurant with awesome views!
Have to say the male guide in the visitor centre was very engaging.
What a beautiful spot. Seeing is believing.
Written 16 February 2024
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