One of Tenerife’s national treasures is Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Looming large over this surreal landscape is Mt. Teide, Spain’s highest peak at 12,198 feet above sea level. More than three million people visit each year to view this majestic, breathtaking, unique treasure.
An invigorating three-hour hike along a winding trail leads to a stunning mountain refuge on Mt. Teide known as Altavista. After a restful night’s sleep, it is a mere hour’s traverse to the summit, which opens upon breathtaking sunrise views of all six Canary Islands.
If hiking isn’t your thing, then take the cable car, which runs every day and reaches the area known as the Rambleta, at a height of 1,660 feet. From there it’s just a short 650 feet to the summit. One thing’s for sure; you’ll be simply astounded by the colors and wild force which imbue this surreal landscape of Spain’s highest peak. It’s like being on top of the world.
"Majestic – A must if in Tenerife
Teide is - by far - the highest place around when on Tenerife. The peak is nothing short of amazing, with active fumaroles and a view that is unparalleled.” Review by Christopher G, a TripAdvisor traveler