Teide National Park, Tenerife

4.8
#2 of 39 in Nature in Tenerife
A national park that blossomed from the base of a volcano that is also the tallest mountain in Spain, Teide National Park is the most visited national park in the country. Almost three million visitors have been awed by the 3,718 m (12,198 ft) mountain peak. The remarkable terrain in the park is frequently studied by scientists because of its similarity to the planet Mars. Indeed, you'll notice red soil and strange plant life creating a Martian atmosphere along your walking trails. Visit the park's website to plan a hike and check the weather for your outdoor adventure. To plan Tenerife vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Teide National Park
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Teide National Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
4,787 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Teide National Park is located in the central part of the island of Tenerife and is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. I think that everyone who will come will agree with this choice! The way though a winding and steep climbs is astonishingly beautiful. We rent a car we were arriving from Arona and Vilaflor-distance less than 50 km on the coast was cloudy and already on the way to the Park the sun appeared in all its glory and accompanied us to the end of the tour. When is "above the clouds" and the views are majestic feel stunned by the beauty of nature. The park covers a variety of rocks and volcanic forms (basalt, pumice, Obsidian). On the slopes of the visible are a cluster of lava flows. Over all, and the towering Pico del Teide 3718 m above sea level the highest mountain in Spain, although it is not on the Mainland. We marveled as the volcanic peak with a height of approx. 2000 m above sea level is the entrance of the queue or hiking. Due to health reasons we entry. The same views of this amount zapewiły us an unforgettable experience and will remain in our memories for a long time!.
    View original
  • The ascent by cable car really helps to realize the extent of the caldera, incredible landscapes, the weather was with us, no wind, sunny so acceptable temperature to 3500 meters in November, only regret not having had the permissions to access the Summit of Teide, must absolutely if take two three months in advance. However the view of the Pico Viejo on the North of the island is nice. Preferred a rise in early morning, more likely to have a clear sky, but being on cloud is also nice
    View original
  • We have come through a tour so sincerely after being there, I perceived that Tenerife is not only sea. The inner part of the Park, ilTeide is at the heart of the island, one can not visit it. Well maintained Park, lovely place, volcanic, it's like another planet. Despite the more than 3,500 m of which was alright in shorts, but bring a jacket. Gorgeous! Absolutely not to be missed ...
    View original
Google
  • Vast area with contrasting surrounding, woodland, volcanic and picturesque. At points you could imagine being on the moon. Good information points. National park ranger at end to stop people going beyond barriers. Well worth a visit! We went on tour bus.
  • Fantastic views. I would recommend ascending to the top, though we did not, and went exploring instead! I highly recommend a visit, though if you join a tour group beware that nothing will be on schedule, as 45 minute lines often form at the cable car!
  • Great place to visit. Different scenery all the way through. Two pic mix areas to have lunch. There is a cake car to take you all the way to the top of teidi. But it is expensive. So be prepared to pay. I have not done that. Too expensive in my opinion
  • Peaceful if you get there early enough. Two routes to viewpoints which are part of your ticket, however to get to the summit of Teide make sure you book a pass as they limit the number of people to 200 per day and tickets (free) are booked months in advance. Amazing views on a clear day!
  • This place is AWESOME, particularly at night. You have to time it correctly so both the sun and the moon have set, but when you do time it correctly you can see more stars than you have had hot dinners. The milky way is spectacular-it may bring a tear to your eyes…it is a very humbling and moving experience. There are apps, like The Photographer's Ephemeris which will help you determine when the sun and the moon will cause you the least problems. Anything more than about 6% moon will affect the number of stars you will see. There are some great viewing locations-turn right at El Portillo and head up the dead end road towards the telescopes (where Brian May wrote Tie Your Mother Down) and there's a viewpoint of Teide on the right. Then come down that road, turn right and follow the road for about 7km for some more great views where you can see the peak of Teide with clouds lapping around its base. I love this place. The solitude is immense. Being alone with your thoughts can be quite scary, but the view of the stars will hopefully distract you enough. During the day there are some breathtaking views of more or less the entire island and there are some really beautiful places to picnic. Please don't smoke or light fires-we want to keep this place special. It can get very cold at night and first thing in the morning, at easter it can drop below zero and there may be ice on the roads, but in summer you'll be fine.
Places to stay near Teide National Park

Plan your trip to Teide National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Teide National Park by other users

8 days in Tenerife BY A USER FROM POLAND December, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Tenerife BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Canary Islands BY A USER FROM ITALY December, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Canary Islands BY A USER FROM ITALY December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Canary Islands BY A USER FROM ITALY December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 43 days in Tenerife & Port of Spain BY A USER FROM ESTONIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Canary Islands BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA May, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA May, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA May, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Canary Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans