When we were on our way to Corralejo, we passed by Sicasumbre viewing point, but since we were hungry and therefore eager to reach Corralejo by lunchtime, we did not stop. Instead, we decided to go back the following day, when we would have proper time to explore the place.
From our hotel at La Pared, it took about 15 minutes by car, and it was a beautiful drive through the island’s dramatic landscape. When we arrived, there were only a few other visitors, and it wasn’t a problem finding a vacant parking space at the foot of the hill, but more cars arrived, and when we left, it was completely full, and people were waiting in their cars to park, so try to go early in the morning, if you don’t have to wait for a parking spot.
The hike to the top is relatively easy and not too strenuous, but I would still recommend that you wear sport shoes or at least closed, flat shoes to reduce the risk of stumbling.
From the top, there is a fantastic view of the hilly, mountainous landscape and the beautiful coastline. However, we only stayed up there for a short while, as it was rather cold and windy, so if you’re going, remember to bring a sweater or a light jacket.
Sicasumbre is originally an astronomical viewpoint for stargazing enthusiasts, and if you come at night, you should respect those who are there to look at the stars and avoid using flashlights and other disturbing light sources.