Explore Anaga Natural Park
Cruz de La Carmen
You can head for Cruz de La Carmen in the Las Mercedes Forest where you will find another viewpoint, a cafe, toilets and a starting point for many hiking trails. The first of these is designed for people with limited mobility.
This is an amazing spot for anyone who lives in or has spent time in the south of Tenerife. The mossy greenness of Las Mercedes is the exact opposite of the arid lunar landscapes you see in the south.
The trees themselves reach up into the clouds and the constant dripping of condensed water can be up to four times more in volume than rainfall in the area.
When we booked Casa Teresa, the directions from the house owner were a little vague but it is very easy to find when you know how. To get there, keep your eyes peeled for Roque Negro Afur signpost, turn down that road and just keep going till you can go no further.
Afur holds another secret. A very lovely little holiday home, called Casa Teresa, It is a personal favourite and the place to go to escape everything (even the internet) and recharge one’s batteries. A tip should you decide to take up Jose and Zanias superb hospitality is to take plenty of supplies with you. There is no corner shop; there is, however, a very good BBQ.