The Mirador de Jardina is one of those viewpoints of the island of Tenerife worth visiting and to be stunned by the beauty of its landscape. In the past we discussed some of the best viewpoints that can be enjoyed in Puerto de la Cruz, but outside the portuense city there are many other locations that are also worth to know and from which you can spot the beautiful landscapes of the north of Tenerife. One of those points is the Mirador de Jardina that will be detailed below.
How to reach the Mirador de Jardina?
The Mirador de Jardina is located in the municipality of San Cristobal de La Laguna, on the Anaga road and close to the “path of the senses” found in Cruz del Carmen. It is best to have a car with which to navigate to this viewpoint and you have to stop at least for a few minutes to enjoy the beauty of the landscape here, to take some photos or to meet with friends or family.
Assuming you leave from Puerto de la Cruz, we have left this link with a prepared map of Google Maps with the directions to get to this viewpoint.
You also should know that not only the viewpoint is beautiful itself, but also the road that leads up to him, which is usually full of vegetation and trees.
What can be viewed from the Mirador de Jardina?
From the viewpoint of Jardina you can see the entire valley and the Vega de La Laguna in which is located the historic city of San Cristobal de La Laguna, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1999, and its surroundings. Although it is likely that this valley loses some of its charm in summer due to the high temperatures which make the landscape yellow. But if you come here in spring, winter or fall, green is the predominant color and the blue sky if you go on a clear day.
If you’re lucky enough be at the Mirador de Jardina on a day with clouds which are common in the area, or the Calima that usually appears occasionally in the Canary Islands by the winds from the Sahara, you can even have a clear view of the majestic Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. A part from the Teide, you can also spot other mountain formations like the Montaña del Socorro de Güimar.
Places close to the Mirador de Jardina
If you continue with the tour of the area on one side you have the chance to see the city of San Cristobal de La Laguna. If you continue the road up the mountain, you will have many opportunities to enjoy beautiful trails as those which can be found at Cruz del Carmen. Even if you want to further exploit the day, you can get on the same road to the beaches of Benijo and Taganana, of which we already talked another time in our blog.
The Mirador de Jardina is another of those places that you will not forget and the panoramic will you be saved in your mind, especially if you make your visit when the vegetation is at its peak.
If you are planning a future trip to see Puerto de la Cruz or the island of Tenerife in general, the Mirador de Jardina is a good choice to explore the island of Tenerife a little better.