Montaña Roja - El Médano

Source: Willem Vandenameele

Located near Playa del Médano in Tenerife, Montaña Roja is a striking volcanic cone that is an important landmark and protected nature reserve.

Montaña Roja is an important location for geological research and education. It provides insight into volcanic processes and the geological history of Tenerife.

Montaña Roja is a 171 meter high volcanic cone characterized by its striking red color , caused by the oxidation of iron-containing minerals in the lava. The area around Montaña Roja is a protected nature reserve, officially known as "Reserva Natural Especial de Montaña Roja" . This protected area includes a diverse ecosystem with native flora and fauna. The summit of Montaña Roja offers spectacular panoramic views of Tenerife's south coast, including Playa del Médano and the Atlantic Ocean. The landscape consists of a mix of volcanic rocks, dunes and coastlines.

There are several hiking trails that lead to the top of Montaña Roja, varying in difficulty.

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