Teide National Park

Teide National Park, Tenerife: Address, Teide National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Teide National Park
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Mountains • National Parks • Geologic Formations • Volcanos
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Strange volcanic rock formations and spectacular scenery distinguish this park, which surrounds Mount Teide, an active volcano and the highest peak in Spain.
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EgbertHerts
St. Albans, UK204 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Recommended to book cable car in advance as visitors just turning up can be disappointed. Our hotel booked it for us but the printout did not show the voucher number so we were sent from one queue to another. We booked the car to include an audio guide ; unless you are intending to walk for about an hour at the top on very uneven terrain then I would not recommend spending the extra money. Most of the guide is for locations on the walk. If you still decide to take the audio guide, the guide actually starts at the bottom station with an introduction.
The cable cars are packed tight. The cafe at the bottom station is okay with reasonable selection.
Just beyond the road to the cable car station, there is a parador building where there is parking and a cafe. On the other side of the road there are some good paths which enable you to explore the majestic landscape.
Written January 7, 2020
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mirunavrn
Bucharest, Romania199 contributions
Mar 2022
Teide National Park is one of the main attractions of Tenerife island. It is located in the Central-Northen part of the island and easily accessible both by car and by bus. The entrance is fee, but if you want to go with the cable car on Teide Peak, the ticket is around 38 euros for a return trip. The Park is enormous and has Mars like landscapes and lots of trekking routes. There is also a dedicated bus line going around the Park. The temperatures are lower than on the rest of the island, especialy on Teide, so I would recommend to dress acordingly.
Written March 19, 2022
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davidmlowe
Cheshire, UK656 contributions
Dec 2020
we decided to take a break from golf for the day, rent a car (£80/day) and take a trip up to Mount Teidi as I had heard it was a great place to watch the stars at night but also to see the sun set. Our sat nav certainly took us the rural route up very steep . narrow roads through tiny villages where there was barely enough room to squeeze our relatively small vehicle through! Anyway once through the villages and back onto the more 'main' style roads its pretty much plain sailing and an easy drive. From our base back in Ambama Golf it was around 60 to 90 mins depending on the route and speed of course. As we approached the area of the national park at the base of Teidi my ears were popping and some of the scenery is without doubt spectacular. From the images Ive seen of the moon / mars and various Sci Fi movies this is about as near as most of us will get to the surface of another planet! Its incredible indeed with barren dusty spaces , jagged rocks and we actually saw a film crew in action as we drove along. Its size is breathtaking and worth a visit. We had a clear day with the sun shining and it was beautiful, however dont forget to pack some warm clothing if you fancy spending any time wandering outside of your car. To be honest we made an error in getting up there a little too early as our main aim was firstly to see the stars but also the sunset as a bonus. Because there is so little to do save for looking at the view or indeed walking (which we were not geared up for) there is nothing save for a visitor center, a couple of cafe's and a hotel up there. We ended up watching the sun go down, which was great but because of our schoolboy error in timings our stomachs (not having eaten since breakfast) overruled our desire to star gaze, which I regret somewhat now back home but hey you cant have it all! I think Mrs Lowe was getting a little 'hangry' TBH and I certainly wasn't going to argue for stars over sustenance! As we drove back down the mountain it was starting to eventually get dark and the clouds with sun made it look like the end of the earth, which I manged a quick glimpse of as I drove back down. I say quick glimpse as you certainly need your wits about you driving back down in the dusk. Its worth a trip but be sure (unless your planning a walk etc) to arrive just before the sunsets as itll be at least another hour or more before its dark enough to witness the light show! Maybe another time?
Written January 18, 2021
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD8,099 contributions
Nov 2021
We took a chance with the weather and got lucky for our 62 mile circuit from Puerto de Santiago. Departing before 9 AM, the roads were quiet for the climb into the Corona Forestal Nature Park with the sun peaking through the tall pines. Reaching the open highway of the Teide National Park, we made excellent time to the first viewpoints of the Roques de García with the snow covered 12,198’ Mt. Teide in the background. The parking spots were already beginning to fill at the Roques walking trails just across the 37 room Parador de Cañadas del Teide. We drove up to the Teleférico del Teide which was closed, then to the Sendero de Montaña Blanca viewpoint where the parking lot had a bit of snow/ice. Returning, we passed a constant stream of cars and tour busses coming up from the south highway (TF 21), so we were happy to turn back on the quieter TF 38 with a photo stop at the Mirador de las Narices to see its 1798 vent and black lava field. The misting rains accompanied our descent back through the forest until we had clear views of the villages and La Gomera with the blue ocean.
Written November 27, 2021
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LesTaylor1956
Ilkeston, UK62 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This will be the second time we have done The Teide by night excursion. Last time we did, it was September time. This time the island had one of its hottest evenings at sea level. The excursion is well organised and the guide and driver could not do enough for us.
So the positives
* The air conditioned coach is very comfortable
* The guides in my experience are very knowledgeable and have a great sense of humour
* The stops to take pictures and stretch your legs are very good
* one stop is to use the toilet facilities and to purchase the sweet potato and Cinnamon doughnuts and the very sweet, but tasty Barraquito coffee (see photo)
* Another stop to watch the sun set with Hot wine, champagne or orange juice.
* The last stop before the star gazing experience of a 3 course meal of soup of the day a choice of vegetarian, fish or meat dishes and a sweet. The food is very good and enough for the trip.(see photo)
The negatives
* Choose when * you go as the time of the year and the cloud base dictate the sunset view. *The moon although beautiful was a source of light pollution which stopped us from seeing the milky way and some of the stars.
* The sad lack of toilet facilities on the whole trip only 2 toilet stops on a 10 hour excursion.
* no one can predict how cold it can get in the park late at night. Take warm clothing, a hat is a must, gloves and a scarf to cover your ears. This time it was so cold people were getting back on the coach.

Would I recommend it? Absolutely... if you are warm the excursion is informative from the moment the coach begins the journey up the mountain. Right up to the end of the stargazing. On the journey back down the mountain it is a quiet time to reflect on your experience.

One last thing, your ears will pop going up and coming down. I have suffered once with altitude sickness. Not really bad but uncomfortable ( be aware of that)
Written February 4, 2020
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Logan_the_cat
midlands20 contributions
Jan 2020
We booked with mgs? tours through the jet2 rep. We were at Granada park hotel, we were picked up first, down at another villa. It's the small bus with panoramic views. Our driver and guide were friendly. Because we were picked up at 8.15, then another hour to pick up the remaining passengers, by the time we got to the first stop,it was about 10am. So it's a narrow windy road,we get there safely. We were advised to get our lunch there,as it was cheaper than national park. (True). If you buy something you get to use the loo free,or pay a euro to a stern looking lady with a kind of bent ruler. ( why ,who knows) It's a flat slopey charming village that the time we were there it was too short. It also may be difficult for those with knee problems. If you do not go to the loo here ,you won't be able to go until you get to the main centre itself as all the other stops are photo ops, so about 12 ish is the next time you can go. The park is barren and beautiful,my partner loved it ,I felt it was okay. The church that's there was closed sadly,as was the cable car ride.
Finally onto cheese and wine, I'm a simple lass and I enjoyed the nectar of the gods wine, and my salted boiled potatoes to dip into two sauces was my favourite food of the week! the hosts were friendly and we got to sample five wines and two grappas. So I was happier at the end of the trip and we were dropped off first!
To sum up, use the toilet stops wisely, get a nice camera/phone as many well known films are made at Teide national park. Get lunch at your first stop too as it's cheaper, and buy the white wines at the wine and cheese,(price at time of writing 15 euros a bottle,but it's not full of additives etc). And eat the potatoes...
If natural beauty isn't your thing ,don't bother as rocks are all the same,but there's not too much time on the road after everyone is picked up of course you get to learn a lot of history, and before I forget, take warm clothing as the first stop is freezing. Even in a balmy 21 degrees in January.
Written January 16, 2020
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Amanda B
5 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Absolutely stunning. The views from Teide Volcano where breathtaking, even if it was cloudy. The cable car must be booked in advance and is expensive but totally worth every penny. Wrap up warm though as it averages 5C up there. Definitely the best thing to do in Tenerife
Written February 18, 2022
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Sapphire D
Linden, Germany3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I opted to do the relatively short hike #3 Roches de Garcia as l have arthritic knees and hypertension. It was a wise decision for people of limited fitness, older people or families with small children. I travelled by bus from the northwest side of the island, and the park was easily and inexpensively accessible. One should go to the Parador de Tenerife stop, the last stop on the 348 line. There is an information desk, a reasonably priced cafeteria and a hotel there. The sky was the most incredible shade of blue imaginable and the views absolutely spectacular. The ride up the mountain itself is optional as far as I am concerned — I was quite content to explore the park at the base of the mountain as there was plenty to see and enjoy. Definitely a “must do” when one visits Tenerife.
Written January 19, 2020
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olivia
92 contributions
Jan 2022
Do not get caught into paying a lot of money to spend a day in this exceptional landscape. You can do it for free!
We brought a picnic along and started at the visitor center, taking a loop walk up to the track that leads straight up to Montana Blanca. From here the path leading up to the peak is clearly marked.
Along the way there are plants of every sort , as well as the giant lava eggs called 'huevos' that really give an impression of what a vulcanic explosion can be like.
When back on the track it is possible to turn left towards Fortaleza (a giant rock-likewall) and then back to the visitor center. The whole walk can be done in five to six hours including photos and short pauses. Does not involve excessive climbing but the temperature does drop at the end of the day
Written January 5, 2022
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Tal Joffe
6 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
The park has a few different information centers. Each has very friendly and helpful staff.
The park is very big so at the advise of the first information center person we chose a few stopping points and we walked a little around each one and drove to the next.
We traveled with 3 small kids (7, 4, 0) so we didn't do the long hiking options. Next to 2 of the information centers there were small museums the kids enjoyed. One about the life of the last local dweller of these mountains and one about the geological and botanical nature in the park.
We ate in one of the restaurants in the park and finished with a cable card ride (I stayed down with the baby).
We ended up spending a whole day there from 10am to 6pm.
The park was beautiful, very clean, information signs rubbish bins and toilets everywhere
Written October 21, 2021
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