Mount Teide National Park is located just under an hour away from our CLC World resorts and its lunar type landscapes make a fascinating day trip out.
The highest point in Spain and the third highest volcano in the world measured from its base on the ocean floor, Mount Teide soars 3,718 metres above sea level.
The volcano and surrounding areas make up the National park which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and is one of the most visited national parks in the world.
Planned excursions to Mount Teide are available to book from our resorts or make your own way if you hire a car. The drive up to Mount Teide National Park is interesting and the scenery is quite breath taking.
From your CLC World accommodation near Mount Teide on the sun drenched south coast, head inland to Vilaflor and pass through green almost alpine like scenery, but as you climb higher, the national park is situated at 2,000 metres, the landscape dramatically changes in appearance and colour and takes on a surreal lunar landscape, something not to be missed.
During the winter the National Park can have a blanket of snow covering it, but even in the summer, take some appropriately warm clothing as it can become chilly at altitude.
Mount Teide flora and fauna
The National Park is a massive unspoilt wilderness with many hiking trails and routes to explore through rock formations left over by lava-flows and fields of wild flowers and forests. The park is home to literally hundreds of different species of trees, flowers, insects and birds.
The visitors centre will assist you with maps and tell you the best hiking trails of the day, you can also reserve a place in the daily organized hiking tour.
The very peak and crater of Mount Teide is restricted access only but the best way to very nearly reach the top is via the cable car that will whisk you 2,200 metres up in a matter of 10 minutes.
Mount Teide National Park is a must see during your holiday in Tenerife and from CLC World’s convenient south location, the park is under an hour away.
Enquire at Reception for more details on making your own way or taking a planned excursion to Mount Teide from our CLC World resorts.