Canary Islands Sights

Parque Nacional del Teide (Teide National Park)

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This park includes the volcano itself and the Cañadas del Teide, a violent jumble of volcanic leftovers from El Teide and the neighboring Pico Viejo. Within this area you can find blue hills (the result of a process called hydrothermal alteration); spiky, knobby rock protrusions; and lava in varied colors and textures. The bizarre, photogenic rock formations known as Los Roques de García are especially memorable; a two-hour trail around these rocks—one of 30 well-marked hikes inside the park—is recommended.

You enter the Parque Nacional del Teide at El Portillo. Exhibits at the visitor center explain the region's natural history; a garden outside labels the flora found within the park. The center also offers trail maps, video presentations, guided hikes, and bus tours. A second park information center, near Los Roques de García and next to the Parador Nacional Cañadas del Teide, has details and trail maps.

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Orotava, Tenerife, Spain



Sight Details:

  • Daily 9–4

Published 08/18/2015


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