Top ChoiceMountain in Parque Nacional del Teide

Pico del Teide

Pico del Teide

The cable car provides the easiest way to get up to the peak of El Teide. The views are great – unless a big cloud is covering the peak, in which case you won’t see a thing. On clear days the volcanic valley...

Mountain in Parque Nacional del Teide

Pico Viejo

Calling this mountain ‘Old Peak’ is something of a slight misnomer considering it was actually the last of Tenerife’s volcanoes to have erupted on a grand scale. In 1798 its southwestern flank tore open, leaving...

Natural Feature in Parque Nacional del Teide

Roques de García

A few kilometres south of El Teide peak, across from the Parador Nacional, lies this geological freak show of twisted lava pinnacles, christened with names such as Finger of God and the Cathedral. The display is...

Observatory in Parque Nacional del Teide

Observatorio del Teide

One of the best places in the northern hemisphere to stargaze is the Observatorio del Teide, just off the TF24 highway between La Laguna and the El Portillo Visitors Centre. Scientists from all over the world...

Landmark in Vilaflor

Pino Gordo

Just beyond the southern edge of Parque Nacional del Teide and just outside Vilaflor, 'Fat Pine' is a fabulous 800-year-old specimen of Canarian pine tree (Pinus canariensis), with a trunk girth of 9.8m. The pine...

Canarian in Vilaflor

El Rincón de Roberto

Enjoy traditional Canarian cooking at this cosy restaurant run by a husband-and-wife team, with typical Canarian dishes like rabbit in salmorejo sauce, goat meat or pork ribs Canarian style. The daily specials...