Barranco O Rambla de Ruiz

Tenerife  >  Spain

A narrow canyon not far from Puerto de La Cruz, beautiful and a good spot for seeing Laurel Pigeon

Added by Anders Larsson


Just 10 km W of Puerto de La Cruz and a much calmer way to see Laurel Pigeon than the often recomended spot at Mirador de La Grimona.

From the parking along the highway goes a path on the W side of the canyon,  just some hundred meters in, were the railing starts is good spot for the Laurel Pigeon.

The path doesn't follow the canyon the whole way in ut but turn away and climbes up the cliff and returns back to the parking. From the farthest spot there is a , though not optimal, view over the end of the canyon, wherefrom Bolle's Pigeon has been reported (La Pared)

Other species to be seen is Canary Islands ChiffchaffIsland CanaryGrey Wagtail and Blackcap.



By buss, nr 363, from Puerto de La Cruz step of at the station Barranco de Ruiz. 

By car take road TF-5, park att the restingplace.

Terrain and Habitat

Canyon/cliff, Mountain, Forest


Mountainous, Rocky

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round


Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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Mirador de La Grimona

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