Anfi del Mar Cross – If you are staying anywhere in the South of the island and especially in the cooler winter months then it is super popular to walk to what is fondly known as the ‘Anfi Cross’
The views at the top are absolutely spectacular and you will be so glad you made the effort.
If you look up from Patalavaca you can see the cross and often many people walking along one of the different paths to reach the top.
There are a couple of ways to get up there, you can start at the Anfi roundabout. It is quite steep and rocky path but one that many choose to do. Just make sure you have some good shoes on and a head for heights!
You can also start from Patalavaca roundabout if you see the Spar supermarket then you are in the right place. Head down in the direction of the beach and you will see the path to start the walk.
Alternatively, if you have a car and drive up past the Spar and after the steep hill veer left, you can almost cut out 20 minutes of walking time. It is also a great place to park your car.
There are obviously no shop stops along the way so make sure you take plenty of water and maybe a snack to eat at the top whilst you enjoy the wonderful views. It is also best to go early morning or in the early evening but make sure you have time to get back down before it is dark.
The view at the top is absolutely incredible and looks over to Arguineguín, Patalavaca and the most wonderful view of Anfi del Mar. The cross itself is covered in lights and little flags from different countries.
The walk isn’t particularly hard, but it is quite steep in places and once you are walking along the ridge you need to watch your footing. You are quite high up and the cliff drops off somewhat, but it isn’t dangerous. However, if you suffer from serious vertigo it might not be for you.
The total walk will take on average around 2 hours. For the more experienced of walkers, you might even choose to continue on one of the trails over to Puerto Rico or Arguineguín. Happy walking and don’t forget your camera or phone to take some fantastic photos!