Stretching out across nearly 50,000 hectares, this park, which is the largest protected area in the Canary Islands, covers extraordinary landscapes along mountains, ravines and valleys between the northern and southern ends of the island.
It represents Tenerife’s green lung and is easily accessible from any part of the island.
Mount Teide National Park is one of the most spectacular volcano sites in the world and also the best example of an alpine volcano ecosystem in the Canary Islands.
With an altitude of 3,718 metres above sea level, Mount Teide is the highest peak in Spain and throughout the Atlantic archipelagos.
As the best in Europe, it is also the most award-winning zoo in Spain and the recipient of the prestigious Prince Felipe Award for Business Excellence.
You will discover the Antarctic at Planet Penguin, which houses an iceberg and hundreds of penguins.
Head down to Los Realejos Bajo and to its historic old quarter from some fine examples of 16th and 17th century housing lining its steep streets and surrounding the little Plaza de la Iglesia.Visit Orca Ocean and witness the strength of the orcas (bred in captivity at the Sea World facility in the United States) at the only reserve in Spain, or be amazed by the acrobatic tricks of dolphins in one of the most prized and admired shows in Europe.The sea lions will make you laugh with their jokes and skills, and be sure to stop by the adorable parrot show.Many restaurants—most specialised in grilled meat—and countless leisure spots equipped with barbecues and other services are the perfect accessory for enjoying this gorgeous park that the people of Tenerife are particularly proud of.The Rambla de Castro protected landscape is a rich natural area and one of the most lush and fertile parts of the island.
Mount Teide National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the summer of 2007.