Declared a national park in 1954, the Parque Nacional de las CaƱadas del Teide includes an enormous volcanic crater 48 km in circumference, out of which rises Mount Teide at a staggering 3.718 meters, making it the highest mountain in Spain. Access to the now extinct volcano is either by foot or by cable car that will carry you almost to the summit. From the peak, on a clear day, you have breathtaking views of Gran canaria, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro.

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Review of Teide National Park

Family Review of Teide National Park

Away Travel Editor: Alistair Wearmouth
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Editor Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
Editor Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Spain's highest mountain, extinct Mount Teide is a wonderful day trip, whether you choose to ascend by cable car or the harder route by foot (only recommended for older kids with hiking experience!). Call ahead to reserve a spot on one of the park service's daily guided hikes, which are free.
  • Bring plenty of water and snacks, plus protective sun gear and sunscreen. Temps here in summer can top 40 degrees Celcius!
  • High altitudes (6,500 feet) mean this is not recommended for children (or adults) with asthma.

Tenerife, Canary Islands
Parking: Cable car operates from 9am to 4pm
Price: Adults: 12 euros

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 922 290 129
Fax: 922 244 788
Price Information: Adults: 12 euros
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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