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“Beautiful views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Teide National Park

Teide National Park
La Orotava, 38300 Tenerife, Spain
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Ranked #6 of 494 things to do in Tenerife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: Strange volcanic rock formations and spectacular scenery distinguish this park, which surrounds Mount Teide, an active volcano and the highest peak in Spain.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canarias, Spain
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“Beautiful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Took family to top of Tiede. Most glorious day to make trip to the top. First time that we had managed to get on Cable car, residents rates good bargain. Got a bit light headed at top tho and didn't feel right all the time, but glad that I made the trip. The views are absolutely stunning.
On this trip we managed to see 5 of the Canary Islands - all so clear.

Visited May 2015
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“A completely different view of Tenerife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

The panorama from Teide is exceptional unlike most other places the volcanic landscape is delightful. Many unusual vistas and shapes and the plant life that has survived and grown is so worth seeing. A complete and happy contrast to the souvenir shops in Playa de las Americas or Los Cristianos.

Visited May 2015
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“Amazing....just.. amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

As an armchair geology buff, this is one place I just had to visit. I could spend days roaming around the area just marvelling at the multitude of volcanic formations and mineral deposits. Nothing that I could write here would do it justice. There is a plethora of online resources relating to the area and a good read through some of them gives you an insight as to what you will see. But it still will not prepare you for the breathtaking reality.
Just remember to take a coat with you, because the higher in the park you go, the colder it gets. You will eventually be above the clouds.
There are a number of organised trips available, but we hired a car for a couple of days, which gave us the freedom to stop whenever the urge to take pictures hit.
BEWARE... I did notice the remains of smashed windscreens in a few designated car layby areas. Suggesting that they might be prime locations for smash and grab oppportunist thieves.

Visited April 2015
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“If in tenerife must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We did a day tour to the mountain.
This is a old volcano last eruption 1798.
You can still see the black old lava form then on the mountain.
It's a way up there by car.
Top you can go via cable car.
Top 3718 meter up .
The park is great, keep water with you when doing the hike.

Visited April 2015
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“probably the most impressive sight that the island has to offer. superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Teide volcano can be visited by car, but only half way up. For the peak, you need to take a cable car that only works when the weather is absolutely excellent. During our two weeks stay, the cable car was, sadly, closed. The Pico del Teide is a 3718m high peak, the highest mountain in Spain and the tallest volcano in Europe thanks to its 7500m from the underwater base. The only taller volcanoes are in Hawaii. What impressed us the most was that, on the plateau, you can still see the remnants of the last eruption: you can tell which way the lava has flowed, the streams of red rock are very clearly defined. Something that you mustn’t miss is the geological formation called the Roques de García. The view offered by the Cañadas del Teide will undoubtedly leave you in open mouthed wonder.

For more info about what to visit in Tenerife, try:
http://theplanningmonster.gq/Theplanningmonster/English/Entries/2015/4/23_The_Island_of_Eternal_Spring_-_Tenerife.html

Visited June 2014
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