"Teide National Park - Home of the White Volcano" Top 5 Page for this destination Parque Nacional del Teide by easyoar
Parque Nacional del Teide Travel Guide: 50 reviews and 83 photos
Mount Teide is a big volcano on Tenerife, which you can see in this picture. Tenerife does not actually mean anything at all in Spanih, but the name is actually much older than the Spanish occupation of the island, and is a word from the Guanche language. The Guanches were the original inhabitants of Tenerife, although they no longer exist. In Guanche, Tenerife means White Mountain, so you can see that Mount Teide has been around for a long long time.
Teide National Park is a free park to visit, although it takes a bit of getting too as most of it is at about 2.5 kilometres above sea level and the peak is 3.7 kms. As most people stay the the beach (i.e. sea level!), there is quite a drive to get there! Being a volcanic park, expect to see lots of rocks in these tips...
Cablecar is the best way to visit the very peak, but you have a long way to drive to get tto the cablecar station first...
- Pros:Huge Rocky Spendour
- Cons:Few mod cons
- In a nutshell:Rugged beauty
Santiago del Tiede is a town you drive through as you visit Masca. As its name suggests, it is on the ring road that... more travel advice
If you are driving to Teide National Park from Puerto de la Cruz, you pretty much have to drive through Oratava. It's... more travel advice
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