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  • Day4

    Day 4 Masca

    November 16, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Tenerife doesn’t have too many hostels and our favorite spot in Santa Cruz didn’t work out, so we were looking for hostels in the South. In the end we found one in El Medano which sounded quite okay. We had the whole day to get there, we planned to go to the Teide National Park to hike and finally get closer to the highest mountain of Spain - Teide (3715m). That plan was crashed when we heard that the President of China arrived on Tenerife and had exactly the same idea (therefore the NP was closed)!As alternative we first went to Puerto de la Cruz to enjoy some sun on a beach with black sand and then we took the road to a small town called Masca in the Teno area. It is famous for its landscape and its gorge which you could hike down to the ocean - unfortunately it is closed since last year because tourists were injured a lot of times. Nevertheless we enjoyed the fantastic landscape and view. Then we headed towards the hostel on the highway. On every bridge were military men with MGs because of Xi Jinping going back to the airport, fortunately we slipped through before they closed the highway. We arrived at the hostel and met our dorm mates - an Australian guy called Lachlan, a Danish guy called Jesper and a Texan-Russian guy called Gatus (best combination ever, drinks Whisky like Russians Vodka ^^).Read more