Teide National Park

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      Parque Nacional del Teide 28.253879, -16.618268 (Indicazioni stradali)
    • The Romans called this volcano Nivaria because of the snow that covers the upper part

      The lava flows that occurred over centuries have created extraordinary landscapes and countless volcanic formations

      The Teide occupies the central part of the Island with a height of 3,718 m. It is the highest peak in the Canary Islands and Spain, and one of the highest active volcanoes of the African continent. It was declared National Park in 1954 and added to the UNESCO’s list of World Cultural Heritage in 2007.

      The natural heritage includes various species of animals and plants, some of which are endemic, such as the Tajinaste rojo (an herbaceous species that is characterised by a long red inflorescence). There are also different habitats to be found, from banana trees and hill woods, to alpine forests. A visit to the Park is exciting all year round, but the best time is spring, as the slopes bloom and the tops are still covered with snow.
      Los Roques de Garcia (the Garcia Rocks) are the most visited area of the Park because of their special physical form: pinnacles of lava that due to erosion or layering of lava, have taken on the most bizarre forms. These are known locally by the names of Finger of God, The Cathedral, and the majestic best-known Roque Cinchado.
      In the area of Las Cañadas, it is possible to see the internal structure of the old volcanic edifices, and to read the story of over about 3 million years of eruptions.

      The ascent to the summit of Mount Teide from the cable car station has limited access (a maximum of 150 visitors per day), so we advise to book your visit in advance.  The hiking path is recommended for well-equipped mountain-trained hikers. It is possible to book free guided tours at the Visitor Centres of the National Park.
      On a clear day, from Pico del Teide, it is possible to admire the wild landscape of Las Cañadas, as well as the neighbouring islands of La Gomera and La Palma, which provide a truly wonderful panorama.


      El Portillo
      Crta. La Orotava-Granadilla, km 32

      922 923 771   9:00-16:00

      Cañada Blanca
      Crta. La Orotava-Granadilla km 46
      (ala del Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide)


      Parque nacional del Teide
      Permiso acceso al Pico del Teide


      922 010 440