Paragliding is an important activity in this municipality due to the large number of enthusiasts who practise the sport in this area.
This extreme sport, which is closely connected to nature and flight, has found the ideal home here where we have the best weather conditions for it all year round.
The calm weather conditions in the area, its geography and the wind direction all play an important part in this.
The calm weather conditions in the area, its geography and the wind direction all play an important part in this.In La Corona there is a specially-built launch pad. This is on an impressive hillside, 750 m above sea level. Paragliders can soar for hours here riding the trade winds and enjoying spectacular views that stretch from Teno, which is in the municipality of Buenavista del Norte, right down to Anaga, which is in municipality of Santa Cruz.
It’s not by chance then that for five years running Los Realejos played host to the International Paragliding Festival (Festival Internacional de Parapente de Los Realejos – FLYPA) from 2005 to 2009. The best paragliders, base jumpers and free fliers from all over the world gatherer here, making the municipality famous amongst enthusiasts of this sport all over the world.