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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  • From the very touristic beach up to the volcano is amazing. I found a kind of silence ive never heard before.. I found beautiful nature I found sights I won't ever forget. A must see and a must go for...  more »
  • We took a tour to the Park - it was amazing, some wonderful scenery, the drive back along the valleys was outstanding and scary at times.  more »
  • This year will be released yet another remake of "planet of the apes". This year are exactly 50 years after the first footage on these territories (at the time the actors recited here, not in front of green screens upon which digital constructs images and panoramas). Personally, I am 20 years back. There is no longer the Pesetas. There is no roaming. (Then Sip 20 digit code prepaid cards). The South Island is super built. But one thing doesn't change. The Teide. The lunar landscape. The peace that reigns at high altitude, leaving the groups behind some curve. The colors. The clouds. The blue sky and all shades of Brown and ochre on Earth. Comodo is the ticket "official" made on the website of the volcano. Arrive at the right time and avoid queues. The version of tour by bus from tour of "pots". The more time you spend at restaurants and shop than anything else. Come by car. Cheaper to rent one for a day that 4 tickets from tour operator
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  • Impressive parc. Nice walks and an interesting climbing area, grading is quite hard, and the lower grades are (re)bolted in an conservative style. Volcano is worth the visit, even the summit walk (permit required) is impressive. Better take one way ticket for the cable car if you plan to stay more than 1 hour. 2 way tickets expire after 1 hour.
  • Had the pleasure of hiking Teide with my brother, we were able to get the passes to go to the peak of the volcano. Well worth the trip, and the view from the top was incredible. Get there early (9am) so you don't have to wait hours to take the cable car. Highly recommended for experienced and non experienced hikers!
  • Absolutely stunning place to visit. Even though it was busy everyone had plenty of space. We booked the cable car ride to go up the volcano but sadly due to the high winds it was cancelled. We had no problem getting our money back. It can get a bit nippy so it's advise to take a jumper
  • Such an amazing place! Try not to go on tour excursions anywhere here - instead, hire yourself a car for the day and just spend hours and hours driving around and stopping in random places. We did just that, and saw so much more than we would have done if we was on a tour. We've got so many great photos and saw some amazing views. We spent the whole day driving around, and ended up high in the mountain to watch the sunset and the stars some out. With no light pollution up there at all, I can't explain what a breath taking sight that is!
  • Definately hire a car for this. We paid €40 for the day which was cheaper than a tour. It also gave us our own freedom to stop where we want. Views are absolutely stunning. So many places to stop along the way. I only wish we have set of earlier so we could have seen more. Went with 2 children under 7 and they both enjoyed it. Take plenty of sun screen and water. There was a lovely cool breeze when we were there and no clouds in the sky, could very easily get burnt. Again because we had the car we had plenty of water and snacks meaning we didn't have to search for places to eat/buy water. All in all an absolute must do.

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