Teide National Park, Tenerife

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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 Teide National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • It's really amazing to go up there. The landscapes you see on your way to the top are awesome and when you get there you'll just like it. That's it. Breathtaking.  more »
  • A different landscape seems you are in another world, there is that traverse it and enjoy of, there is that take into consideration that is to ride the cable car must take the ticket in advance or go very soon stops immediately, also if you want to climb to the peak of the Teide is we need Mt Teide National Park but do not permit you can climb
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  • Incredibly beautiful, I can not put it into words. Alone the ride through the forest up makes one marvel, once at the top you no longer comes out of the watch. It's like another world. We have also given us the sunset, and he too was really unique. My Tip: Explore with a rental car, so you have all the time in the world. It is also important that the tank is full, the ascent at about 2300m costs fuel, and we haven't seen a gas station. When you choose best afternoon till evening, because the light is at its most beautiful. The Sun is gone once, it will but quickly pretty cool. Otherwise, map don't forget the cell phone reception was more bad law. And remember that the air is there significantly thinner.
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  • 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.
  • Imprescindible paraje a visitar en Tenerife. Un paisaje único, por lo menos en España. Hay multitud de paradas dentro del parque con miradores con vistas espectaculares. Muy bien señalizadas y equipadas. Aunque no se suba al Teide se puede disfrutar de un día perfecto.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
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