Punta de Teno Lighthouse is the Fast and Furious 6 road

Faro de Punta de Teno is a beautiful lighthouse built between 1891 and 1893 located in Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands of Spain. It's one of the best roads on the Canary Islands.

Carretera del Faro de Punta de Teno

What is the Punta de Teno Lighthouse?

Perched high on a cliff in the Natural Park of Teno, the Punta de Teno lighthouse is one of the seven lighthouses that mark the coasts of the island of Tenerife. It is situated on the cliffs of the point that bears its name, in the rural park of Teno, in a place of great beauty, ruggedness, and very difficult access, which is located in the northwest of the island, in the municipality of Buenavista del Norte, about 7 kilometers from its capital. It is a cylindrical tower that followed the standardized typology that prevailed in the design of lighthouses of the 1970s, built of reinforced concrete, and painted with white and red stripes, located next to the old lighthouse. The lighthouse affords views of the north coast of Tenerife and the cliffs of Los Gigantes in the west of the island.

Can you drive to Punta de Teno?

Located on the northwestern coast of the island, the largest and most populous of the seven Canary Islands, the road to Punta de Teno lighthouse is fully paved and flanked by steep rocks and several tunnels dug into the rock. It’s called TF-445 and locally known as Carretera del Faro de Punta de Teno.

How long is the road to Punta de Teno?

Winding among cliffs, precipices, and ravines, the road is 9.6km (5.71 miles) long. It’s an engineering marvel running from Buenavista del Norte to a parking lot near the lighthouse.

Where is the road at the beginning of Fast and Furious 6?

The opening scene in Fast and Furious 6 was filmed on this road.

Is the road to Punta de Teno difficult?

Situated at the tip of Punta de Teno, the drive is extremely challenging. There’s a real high danger of earth falling. It’s very narrow (impassable in parts for two cars at the same time) and has steep sections. It’s a vertigo-inducing ride just 50 cm away from the edges of 500-meter cliffs.

Is the road to Punta de Teno open?

The curvy road is extremely dangerous and closed during windy or rainy days. People authorized to drive this road during windy or rainy days do so at their own risk. Warning signs remind you of the permanent risk of falling rocks due to erosion, so you should always drive slowly and extremely carefully. Over many years, numerous rockfalls have threatened road safety and even forced its closure on several occasions. The road was closed by the government in 2013 and reopened in 2015 after two years of reconstruction. The last part of the road always has traffic restrictions to avoid crowds: In summers, the road is restricted from 9 am until 8 pm, and in fall, winter, and spring, the road is restricted from 10 am until 7 pm.