El Portillo Visitors Centre

Tourist Information in Parque Nacional del Teide

A well-stocked visitors centre with a geological exhibition; the centre can also provide advice and hiking maps (though they occasionally run out of English-language maps). There's also a botanical garden outside the centre, with a large selection of the plants you can find in the Parque Nacional del Teide. The car park can often get full, especially at weekends.

Just down the road is a restaurant, beyond the botanical garden, which also has parking.