San Miguel is Active Tourism
The ocher tones and the characteristic aridity of the landscape of San Miguel de Abona
concentrates landscapes of great beauty and scientific interest, some of them classified as Protected Natural Areas as
Montaña Amarilla and the Roque de Jama, both with the category of Natural Monument. These and other places of interest can be visited through some of the
traditional trails and paths
existing in the municipality.
Enjoy in your Walking trails
Monte Cho Pancho Trail - El Roque
This trail runs along a traditional communication route that connects Monte Cho Pancho with the town of El Roque and was known as “Camino de La Silleta”. It is located in the north of San Miguel de Abona, close to the municipal boundary with Vilafl or. The route passes through different environments, from the pine forest of the Recreational Area to a large hill formerly cultivated, limited by ravines and nateros, where it descends until reaching El Roque. This itinerary has a large number of elements from the past, highlighting its ovens, eras, nateros and magnificent examples of traditional rural houses of one and two floors located in El Roque.
Trail "Camino de las Lajas"
The Camino de Las Lajas was an old traditional road that connected the towns of San Miguel de Abona, Aldea Blanca and the coastal area, descending through a wide ridge flanked by ravines. This path was closely linked to livestock activity in the past, since Aboriginal times it was used by goatherds who went up to Las Cañadas to take advantage of the high mountain pastures during the summer, and those of the coast in winter. It was also a place of transit for muleteers who, on mules and camels, transported merchandise with which to trade and barter. Another unique use is made by the residents of the Aldea Blanca payments who took their deceased to bury them in the San Miguel cemetery, which is why it was also known as the “Camino de los ports ”. Throughout its route it is possible to enjoy the native fauna and flora of the area, historical remains such as quarries of tosca, water storage and conduction infrastructures, and archaeological sites such as channel stations and bowls.
Tamaide Fountain Trail
It is a pleasant circular route with departure and arrival in the Caserío de La Hoya, one of the oldest population centers in the municipality. On your tour you can enjoy the native flora and fauna of the area, some historical vestiges, such as walls or excavated caves and, most spectacularly, the historic Tamaide Fountain, embedded in the escarpments of the ravine itself, formed by several deposits and structures, which served as storage, drinking trough for animals, and laundry room.
Sendero San Miguel - Aldea Blanca
This path and its surroundings represent an unbeatable sample of the historical, ethnographic, natural and landscape heritage of the south of Tenerife, bringing together some of the most representative features of the municipality's landscape. Starting from the Historic Site of San Miguel, on its descent, the route crosses the Caserío de La Hoya Ethnological Site, whose origins date back to the beginning of the seventeenth century. After passing through the Fuente de La Hoya, the route crosses the Roque de Jama-La Centinela Archaeological Zone, the space with the greatest variety and concentration of archaeological sites in the south of the island.
The path continues along a small valley until it reaches Lomo de los Cabuqueros, which offers magnificent views of the San Lorenzo Valley and Aldea Blanca. Finally, you take a farm track that leads to Aldea Blanca. "