Teide National Park

Address: Las Cañadas, La Orotava, 38300, Spain
Telephone: 922 01 04 45

- Expensive


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.

Value for money

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

Avoid queues at the cable car by going with your own transport and arriving early.

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.

In the winter months temperatures at the summit are close to freezing - dress accordingly.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Sporty types
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nature / wildlife