In our review of the small towns of the municipality of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, we have traveled to places like Tegueste, Bajamar, or Tejina. But in the list there is another beautiful coastal town in the north of Tenerife called Punta del Hidalgo, which we would you also like to know and of which next we offer you a bit of its history and of the places that you should see when you visit it.
Geography and demography of Punta del Hidalgo
Punta del Hidalgo is a small coastal town of about 2,500 inhabitants, which borders the villages of Tegueste and Bajamar, besides obviously the Atlantic Ocean.
The origins of Punta del Hidalgo
The history of Punta del Hidalgo dates back to the Guanche period, where the aboriginal Canarians still reigned in these lands, until the moment when the island was conquered at the end of the fifteenth century.
It is known that at the time of the conquest of Tenerife, the territory that today forms the Punta del Hidalgo was among those that were more hostile against the European conquerors.
The most emblematic places of Punta del Hidalgo
Lighthouse of Punta del Hidalgo
Without a doubt the lighthouse of Punta del Hidalgo is the most characteristic symbol of this small coastal town of the north of Tenerife, with a very particular form that can be seen from the neighboring towns like Bajamar.
The lighthouse of Punta del Hidalgo is located in a very special environment, in which you can enjoy beautiful sunsets and a pleasant walk along the coast.
Rincón de los dos hermanos (Corner of the two brothers)
The Corner of the two brothers is a very particular and characteristic rock formation located on the coast of Punta del Hidalgo, around which are some ponds in which you can take a bath.
How to get to Punta del Hidalgo
As always, the ideal is that you have a rental car to enjoy without limitations the most beautiful villages in the north of Tenerife. But if this is not the case, we indicate below the public transport lines that you can use to get to Punta del Hidalgo.
Punta del Hidalgo has three public bus lines that connect this coastal town with the bigger cities of Tenerife.
Two of these lines leave from San Cristóbal de La Laguna, specifically line 050 and 224, and the other from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, line 105.
If you are staying in Puerto de la Cruz, you will first need to take a bus to San Cristóbal de La Laguna, then at the university city station, change lines for one of the aforementioned.
Hiking in the area of Punta del Hidalgo
The northern area of Tenerife is full of hiking trails to be discovered, and Punta del Hidalgo is no exception.
If you want to know opinions and information about the best trails in Punta del Hidalgo, we recommend you visit this link to the Wikiloc website. Here thousands of hikers share their experiences on the world’s trails, including those which are around this coastal town of Tenerife.
A journey through nature and the most beautiful places in Tenerife
If you want to plan a different trip to the island of Tenerife, and know the most beautiful corners of the north of the island, in this web you can already find a lot of information for it.
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More information that may interest you
If you want to go even deeper into the villages in the north of Tenerife, in addition to those already mentioned, you may be interested in knowing even smaller population centers, where you can find some beaches that are not as busy.
On one side is the Playa de la Arena, located in the coastal town of Mesa del Mar, where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets.
Also, in the municipality of Tacoronte, you can find the beach and natural pool located in the fishing village of El Pris.
Another town that is near the municipality of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, and we recommend you to visit is the town of El Sauzal. It is a village where you can enjoy a great tranquility, but at the same time is a village where its streets are very well maintained.
Finally, we recommend reading the post where we summarize some of the most charming villages in the north of Tenerife.
From Ambassador Apartments we hope that all this information will be useful for you to plan better your future trip to the island of Tenerife.