On July 27th of 2015 this road was finally opened up again for traffic after a long time of repairs.
On July 12 of 2016 eight meters of it collapsed and crashed into the gorge. 174 persons who had gone to the Punta were stranded. The last of them were taken to safety by helicopters at two at night on July 13th. Nobody was injured. It will be another mission to salvage the vehicles and cars of the people.
This means that there will be no access for cars to the Punta de Teno until further notice.
1,4 Million Euros spent on the works had not been enough to make the road secure, by the looks of it.
The way by car to the famous light house bathing spot had been off limits since end of September 2013.
Another has been added in addition to the main one which needed lighting.
Last not least, the hazard of falling basalt from the steep hills by the winding road could be dealt with to guaranty 70 % of driving safety for sober drivers.
How were the slopes netted?
It was done by helicopters.
Also, while most big pot holes in the motorway pavement have been repaired, some tracks still need to be fixed.
Up to the end of July 2015, only coastal farm workers could enter to get to surrounding coastal farms.
In fact, the tomato and banana cultivation below the controversial TF 445 is very labor intensive.
Some changes for more safety to the 1km long scary tunnel of the Punta de Teno road seem to have been finished.
It was best to see it all as a thrilling track by a 20 minute adventure drive from Buenavista del Norte for a day in the sun.
A friend of mine together with a group of hikers sneaked into the cordoned off Teno area beyond the closing beam on January 01,2014. Later, they left their vehicles by a farm worker parking ground. The trespassers continued to Punta de Teno on foot. The area by the light house looked deserted except for two lone fishermen. These locals told them that six people had already been fined with €3000 each for trespassing. Some of the culprits were walkers. My friend and his companions rushed back, almost in panic. They were lucky that it was New Years day. All patrol men who guard the forbidden way to Teno Faro normally seemed to be at home celebrating.
In 2015, news were published that road works were about to start to remedy everything. But the rainy winter of early 2015 may have been another obstacle.
Get there by hiking down the Teno mountains or reach it by Los Gigantes boat trips.