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Teide National Park



The Teide National Park is the largest of the Canary Islands. It is a must tour for anyone visiting Tenerife.

"El Teide" (in Guanche and originally Echeyde or Echeide1) is a volcano located on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). With a height of 3,718 meters above sea level and 7,500 feet above the ocean floor, is the highest peak in Spain, of any landmass Atlantic Ocean and the third largest volcano on Earth from its base on the ocean floor after Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, both on the island of Hawaii.2 Teide height also makes the island of Tenerife is the tenth highest island in the world.

The Teide is one of the Teide National Park, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on June 28, 2007 in Christchurch (New Zealand). It is also a protected natural area in the category of Natural monument enclosing the volcano Teide-Pico Viejo, a large stratovolcano Vesuvian type still remains active in the light of historical eruptions occurred not too long ago (the latter, of noses of Teide in 1798) and fumaroles issuing regularly from its crater.

Currently the Teide is considered the most emblematic natural monument Archipelago Canario.3 is also a major tourist attraction each year attracts millions of people from around the world, in fact the National Park Teide National Park is the most visited of Spain with 3,142,148 visitors in 2007.4 is also the most visited national park in Europe and second most visited national park in June world.5

How to get?

The Cableway Teide is well connected by road, with different access from anywhere on the island where you are.