Rasca Lighthouse

A candy-striped beacon as you gaze out to Palm Mar from Las Vistas beach, Los Cristianos. This is the newer 167 foot lighthouse, added in 1978, and fully automatic. A smaller squat building next door, is the 1898 original, perched on an outdrop of Malpais de Rasca. The stone for the original was quarried from Montaña Guaza , a popular walk that that marks the transition from modern tourist zone to the protected volcanic beds of Rasca. There have been plans in recent years to add a small jetty and car park for easy access – watch this space, as they say in Tenerife.