Teide National Park

Price guide: Expensive

Las Cañadas, La Orotava, S/C de Tenerife, 38300

Price guide: Expensive

The amazing tajinaste flower in bloom in Teide National Park
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By Andrea Montgomery, your Tenerife expert

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expert-rated things to do in Tenerife
Expert overall rating:5.0 out of 5
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Sporty types, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife

Best for First-time visitors - Expert review of Teide National Park

A truly 'out of this world' experience.

For me, this is Tenerife's number one 'must-see' attraction and I never tire of visiting it. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Spain's highest mountain and the planet's third largest volcano, Mount Teide stands at 3718 metres (12,198 feet) above sea level in a 17 kilometre wide crater.

At crater level the landscape is astonishing but for the ultimate high, take the cable car to within 200 metres of the summit and look out over the old peak and the entire Canarian archipelago. Awesome.

Price advice: 

The cable car ascent takes around seven minutes and is 25 euros return for adults and 12.50 euros for under 14-year-olds - expensive, but worth doing once.

Expert tips: 
In the winter months temperatures at the summit are close to freezing - dress accordingly.
You'll need an hour or more at the top to reach viewpoints and justify the cost of the cable car.
The cable car doesn't operate in high winds, check the 'real time conditions' on the website before setting off.
Avoid queues at the cable car by going with your own transport and arriving early.

More information on Teide National Park:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Mountain, National park / nature reserve, Viewpoint
Address:
Las Cañadas, La Orotava, S/C de Tenerife, 38300
Telephone:
922 01 04 45
Website:
http://www.telefericoteide.com/
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
The cable car runs daily 9am-4pm - weather conditions permitting.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor
Free tags / Keywords:
volcano

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