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Review of Volcan El Teide

Volcan El Teide
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Tenerife Teide National Park Tour including Volcano Teide and Masca
Ranked #3 of 366 things to do in Tenerife
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Derbyshire
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

You don't need to pay a huge amount to get to Mt.Teide. There is one local bus from Puerto Cruz in the North and one from the South. We caught the bus from Puerto at 9.15am in the morning and got off at the first stop in the National Pk. at El Portillo 50 minutes later - cost 7 Euro return! From the cafe, walk up the road 100 metres to the visitor centre where you can get information about walks. Just make sure you are back for the only bus back that sets off from the furthest stop, the Parador at 4pm - reaches El Portillo at around 4.20pm. Going up,you can stay on the bus to the stop for the cable car (cable car ride costs 25 Euro) or stay on the bus to the end of the line, the Parador and Visitor Centre where again you will be able to get info about the various walks and hiking routes. Make sure you have enough water and suitable gear. The return journey to the Parador and back to Puerto costs around 10 Euro 60cents. I think there are some free guided walks from there. The scenery is stunning.

Visited May 2013
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“the volcano!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

One of the main attractions of Tenerife, the volcano El Teide (3718 meters high) dominates the island. On a sunny and clear day, from the top you can see the whole area, the shorelines, the neighboring islands, La Gomera, Palma and Gran Canaria. The view of the shoreline is magnificent! The only negative side is that even it the summer, on the volcano is a mighty wind. You really need to dress for alpine conditions. The view from the volcano I find it unique! It worth completely a day of your vacation!

Visited October 2012
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Bremen, Germany
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“worth of visiting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Worth of a half-day-trip. Important issue: we havent planned the trip in advance, so we didnt get the permission to go to the very top- what was disappointing after paying 25€ fot the cable car... But still amazing!!

Visited April 2013
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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“Barren & beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

The drive to El Teide is at it's most beautiful when the low-lying clouds are out, Rising above them and looking out from the mountain tops across the swirling silver sea of clouds is a view I'll never forget. As you get nearer and nearer the volcano itself the vast, barren scorched landscape of the region begins to feel like an old western movie. Scrub as far as the eye can see.

The volcano itself is pretty amazing, even if the ricketty cable car is somewhat unnerving. The views from the top are unparallelled. How often do you get to see this type of basically North African landscape from such a height?

Visited June 2012
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“Good hiking to the top, amazing views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Great views from the top. Cable car cost € 25 per person (return) and takes you to almost the top. To reach the top you must apply before for a special permit:

http://www.todotenerife.es/en/article/show/5044/08-permiso-de-acceso-al-pico-del-teide-1

Top tips: 1. Wear warm clothes
2. Rent a car, as bus is not frequent and a hell of a ride
3. Go and explore (early morning is the best time to arrive, cable car starts at 9 am)
4. Drive the route to Santa Cruz (TF-24), it's amazing

Visited April 2013
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