Visit one of Southern Tenerife's most unusual and unknown places on our Punta Abona and Abades Sanatorium hike. This breathtaking route will lead us to hidden treasures such as the Abona Lighthouse and Tenerife's abandoned leper colony.
Punta Abona and Abades Sanatorium Hike
At your chosen time, we'll meet next to the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, located in the municipality of Arico in Southern Tenerife. Let's go!
Our 3.7 mile (6 km) walk will take us through some of the most beautiful coves and pools on the island's southeastern coast. The pleasant sound of the Atlantic's waves will accompany us while we hike through a volcanic landscape towards the symbolic Punta Abona Lighthouse, which is over 100 years old.
Did you know that Tenerife's coastline is lined with seven lighthouses? These include Anaga, Punta Rasca, Puerto de la Cruz and Buenavista. We'll tell you about the origins of these buildings while you take in the views. In addition, we'll observe how the local flora has adapted to this arid landscape. Some of the plant species we'll see are tabaibas, ceropegia and the sea grape.
The hiking route will then take us to the Abades Sanatorium, an abandoned leper colony that feels both magical and eerie. The complex was built during the Second World War to house leprosy patients but was never used. Today, the ruins of the hospital, a school, the church and the crematorium are still standing and will give you goosebumps!
As night falls, it's time to leave. We'll finish our activity by arriving at our starting point 2 to 3 hours after our departure, while admiring the starry sky.
|Per person||Children under 8|
|Tour in English||
Tour in English
Per personUS$ 17.70
Children under 8not permitted
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
2 hours - 3 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
English speaking guide
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes.