Wild camping in Tenerife and Fuerteventura (Canary islands
Theoretically it is prohibited….but! What is camping anyway?
For starters, the law is not very much enforced such as in other countries like Germany. As long as you don’t spend 3 weeks at the same spot, sometimes even like this, and you don’t make a mess, nobody will say anything. In holiday season such as easter and august police will sometime disperse the refugee like camps formed by locals, we… But this is not our problem. Who wants to stay in a camp?
Second. In a van you are pretty much not camping…or yes.. Depends. You can sleep in your car basically anywhere. Special care to be taken inside National Parks. There it is absolutely not allowed to bring chairs or table outside the van. Of course NO FIRE ANYWHERE IN THE MOUNTAINS. Coastal and quiet areas you can get away with it.
In Fuerteventura make sure you don’t pass the invisible line created by the white cement cones. Authorities patrol the most sensitive areas.
In Tenerife you can drive up to Teide National Park and enjoy the sunset and after that, the starry sky. No chairs, no table outside the van and NO FIRE!
The islands have a lot of dirt roads. We allow and encourage our guests to drive into them and explore but doing it SLOW and RESPECTFULLY. Even when it seems your are in the middle of nowhere there might be a farmer, an angler or a lady picking herbs.
Take the bon fire remaining burnt wood with you.
Don’t leave toilet paper in the nature. I know its hard but plastic bag and problem solved.