This time we are going to tell you about the famous Teide Volcano, a natural wonder with a unique beauty all over the world. It is the most outstanding volcano in the Canary Islands, the third highest on the planet and one of the most impressive.
Its geological and morphological characteristics are unique. It is located in the centre of the island and has an altitude of 3,718 metres above sea level. It has the highest peak in the whole of Spain and, due to its altitude, is almost always covered in snow on its slopes.
Teide National Park
The volcano is located within the Teide National Park, which is one of the most visited in Europe. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2007. At the same time it enjoys the distinction of Natural Asset for being a place with great biological biodiversity.
The park has altitudes of over 2000 metres above sea level and here you will find the most complete flora and fauna on the island. It is home to unique species that you will only find in the park and nowhere else, as well as species endemic to the Canary Islands. There is an abundance of small insects that you should be on the lookout for and treat with kindness because you won’t see them anywhere else.
This park is an icon of Tenerife and a must for tourists. Here you will find various lava flows and cones that make the landscape even more interesting.
The landscapes that you can enjoy inside the park seem to be out of this planet. You can tour the area by car or by pleasant walks. There are many roads for you to approach it from different points. We invite you to explore each of its magical corners.
The route is signposted and safe for those who wish to get into nature and disconnect from civilisation and its technology. It is a wonderful opportunity to get in touch with nature and fill yourself with all its energy.
You can also be accompanied by guides who will guide you along different trails of varying levels of difficulty.
You can’t leave the park without taking the cable car. You can board at different stations, the base is at an altitude of 2,300 metres and the highest at 3,500 metres. You will get really high, just imagine what you can see from up there. But wait, you can go even higher. If you get off the cable car at the highest point and continue the ascent on foot, you can reach the top of the volcano.
The path is demanding but the feeling of being at the top is incomparable, you will be standing on the highest point in all of Spain. You will have Tenerife at your feet and you will be able to observe the islands of La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera from a privileged point.
After the tour, you can stay for a rest at the viewpoint and continue to enjoy the views.
Be prepared with everything you need for your hike, bring all the hiking tools for your safety and comfort.
This is an observatory with the best view of the cosmos you will find, free from the most light pollution. Enthusiasts from all over the world come here to contemplate the universe from the best place on the planet.