El Pino Gordo
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Pamelalra
Scotland, UK35 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Worth a short stop on the way to Teide from Vilaflor to see this enormous pine.

There are usually some friendly jewellery vendors here, and the Guancha man, with whom you can get your photo taken, holding his wee goat (that alone is worth the stop!).
Written July 9, 2018
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JoannainGermany
Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany140 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Not worth a trip extra to see it, but if it’s on your route, it’s beautiful. A lovely place to stretch your legs.
Written January 11, 2020
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Sid S
25 contributions
May 2018 • Family
If you are going upto Teide (or coming back) worth have a quick 5 min stopover at this huge pine tree.
Written June 6, 2018
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Kat Gibson
Leicester, UK63 contributions
Apr 2022
The tree is great; the views are breathtaking; the area is fantastic - worth a brief visit if it's on your way!
Written May 2, 2022
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David D
Devon, UK17,713 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Thursday 9th December we had been to visit the mountain village of Vilaflor and our next stop was here.

It is located about 1.4 kilometres, outside the village, along TF-21 in the direction of Llano de Ucanca.

We parked up along the road side in the car park area and made our way to the entrance.

There are two entrances, one has paved stone steps down to the viewing platform, the other is a paved ramp. We used the steps in and ramp out

It really is a massive sight, a rustic sign nearby gives the dimensions of the tree which are, height of 45.12 metres, circumference of 9.36 metres and maximum width of 3.16 metres.

PIno Gordo is a gigantic example  of  Canarian pine (Pinus canariensis) and is reportedly the second tallest tree in Spain.

From  the small circular platform there were views back towards Vilaflor across a small forest.

By the entrance was a woman selling jewellery, which she claimed to be hand made. There was also an old guy down by the tree selling stuff.
Written December 9, 2021
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Anders_Virum_Denmark
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark196 contributions
Oct 2021
Impressive pines in beautiful pine forest setting. El Pino Gordo is just 1.3 km out of Vilaflor, going up the mountain road towards Teide.
Written October 25, 2021
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Marek Ch
4 contributions
Mar 2021
Gosh, people, in the land sadly deprived of sequoias this is definitely a place to go if you're into BIG FAT trees. A unique natural feature not to be missed!
Written April 20, 2021
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Marko M
Hollola, Finland273 contributions
Oct 2019
It's located nearby Vilaflor just a kilometer towards to Teide. If you are driving from Vilaflor to Teide via road TF-21 it's easy to take a short break. It was the biggest canary island pine which I saw during my visit to Tenerife.
Written October 27, 2019
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rhiannonrogers
Greater London, UK9 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
This tree is actually incredible... but only if you know why! There’s no point going there to see it if you don’t know what you’re looking at.

The height and breadth of the trunk is phenomenal. The pine needles have 3 strands rather than the usual 2 so it can absorb maximum moisture when it is available via the clouds.

There is a “face” in the tree which is completely natural and looks like Grandmother Willow from Pocohontas!!

I wouldn’t drive all the way up there just for El Pino Gordo but I would read about it, then plan a trip that includes stopping here for a short while to admire its awesomeness.
Written October 8, 2018
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Freeasabird1999
63 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
I wouldn't bother to visit this tree unless you are passing on the way up the mountain. That said it's worth a look. Handy parking right next to It. An impressive tree!
Written May 17, 2018
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