Touching the roof of Spain, the peak of the volcano Teide ( 3715 meters above sea level), is what draws many people to the Canary Island of Tenerife, although it’s not the only thing to do in and around the magnetic volcano. Teide National Park is the largest and oldest of the Canary Islands’ national parks and has plenty to explore.
In this guide, we tell you how you can climb Mount Teide (by cable car, walking, or a combination of both), which viewpoints you can’t miss contemplating the panoramic views it offers, which trails we recommend in the National Park, and how to observe the stars in one of the best skies in the world to do so.
- Quick summary: how to visit Mount Teide
- How to get to Mount Teide and its National Park by car?
- Map of Teide National Park
- Viewpoints, trails, and essential stops of the Teide National Park
- Teide Observatory and Stargazing
- How to climb Mount Teide: touching the roof of Spain without suffering in the attempt
- Where to sleep in Teide National Park
Quick summary: how to visit Mount Teide
- Visit Mount Teide quickly and with the least effort: drive to this parking and go up and down by cable car (recommended to buy the cable car tickets in advance). Access to the peak is not included. More info here
- Climbing Pico del Teide: you need a permit, either for the peak or to stay overnight in the refuge (depending on the time of the day), and can be done in several ways (up and down by cable car, up and down on foot or do a section of each type; the last stretch to the peak has to be on foot). Book here the cable car with the permit included. More info here about going up and down on foot and going up and down by cable car.
Here is all the information you need to visit Teide National Park and the different possibilities to climb Pico del Teide.
How to get to Mount Teide and its National Park by car?
The Teide volcano with its 3715 meters is, nothing more and nothing less than the highest point of the Spanish territory and, by the way, the third highest volcano in the world from the bottom of the ocean (not from sea level). The entire surrounding area, the Teide National Park, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the largest and oldest of the Canary Islands’ national parks, and a must-see with plenty to explore. There is quite a lot to see in the National Park so here is a summary of what not to miss.
Access to the Teide National Park is free and can be made from La Orotava (north) or Vilaflor (south) by the TF-21 road; from La Laguna (east) by the TF-24 or La Esperanza road; or from Chío (west) by the TF-38 or TF-563 roads.
- Our favorite option is to go along the TF-24 road, also known as the road La Esperanza because along this road you can stop at different viewpoints both before entering the park and already inside the national park (Spoiler: the viewpoint of Chipeque, one of our favorite places on the island to see the sunset, is located on this road) and also on this route is the astronomical observatory of the Park. It takes about 1 hour and a half from Santa Cruz (or from San Cristobal de La Laguna).
- From Puerto de la Cruz (or from La Orotava) you can reach the national park using the TF-21 road which also has a handful of impressive viewpoints. It takes 1 hour from Puerto de la Cruz to the cable car to climb the Teide. It is also on this road where the Montaña Blanca parking lot is located, where the official trail to climb to the summit of the Teide volcano begins. In addition, this route goes up through a thick pine forest. If you come by this road, before entering the national park make a stop at the Mirador de la Bermeja.
- From the west of the island via the TF-38 or the TF-563, taking about 1 hour, you will see landscapes that seem to be from another planet and points like the lunar landscape in Vilaflor.
Map of Teide National Park
Here we leave you a Google Maps map with the points to visit in Teide National Park included in this guide, as well as the access roads to the park, which you can take with you on your smartphone on your visit to Tenerife:
Here we also leave you a schematic map with the different road accesses to Teide National Park and some of its main points, from VolcanoTeide. Click on the image to download it in larger size and resolution:
Viewpoints, trails, and essential stops of the Teide National Park
Teide National Park has several viewpoints where you can (and should) stop to contemplate the views: 23 viewpoints within the national park (of which we highlight the most impressive ones in this guide) and 3 viewpoints that you can reach from the top of the Teide cable car station, La Rambleta viewpoint (5 minutes), La Fortaleza viewpoint ( 20 minutes, with views to the north and west of the island) and Pico Viejo viewpoint (30 minutes). In addition, the park also has 41 hiking trails to enjoy these magnificent landscapes.
These are the viewpoints in the National Park that we recommend you stop at, from east to west:
- La Tarta viewpoint ( TF-24): in this viewpoint, you can contemplate the multicolored stratification known as “La Tarta” because each “layer of the cake” (tarta is cake in Spanish) is a stratum with its specific tonality that corresponds to a different volcanic eruption.
- Montaña Limón viewpoint (TF-24): ideal to contemplate the panoramic view of the Orotava Valley and see the brave people who paraglide from here to Puerto de la Cruz.
If you have the bug of wanting to try paragliding but you have never dared, why not take advantage of your trip to Tenerife to do it? In this link you can see and book a paragliding flight in the south of the island.
- Viewpoint Corral del Niño (TF-24): being very close to the Teide Observatory is ideal for viewing the set of telescopes. Remember that the Teide and the summits of Tenerife have obtained the Starlight certification that accredits them as a privileged place for stargazing. On a clear day, you can also see the island of La Palma from here, and its Roque de los Muchachos is also considered one of the best places for stargazing in the world.
Are you visiting La Palma? Our guide to the beautiful island here, in this link.
- Centro de Visitantes del Portillo (TF-24 and TF-21): in all our trips we like to learn about what surrounds us or what we are about to meet. At the Portillo Visitor Center you will learn specifically about the endemic flora of the Teide National Park such as the impressive tajinaste (you can even walk through a small botanical garden!) but you will also learn about its fauna (such as the black-headed lizard) and the different volcanic materials it houses. This visitor center is also the starting point of one of the famous hiking trails of the National Park, the Siete Cañadas route, a 16 km linear route between El Portillo and Cañada Blanca that runs along the entire upper semicaldera between lava flows and malpais (AA lava flows) in which grow tajinastes, brooms, and pajonera grasses, among many other plants.
We tell you more routes of the national park and Tenerife in general in the section The Best Hiking Routes in Tenerife in our complete guide to Tenerife.
- Mirador Minas de San José (TF-21): one of the viewpoints with the most Martian landscape of the national park and, therefore, we are not surprised that here there have been tested NASA robots that went, indeed, to Mars or even served as a backdrop for filming movies like Fury of Titans, in 2009. The curious landscape is the result of being a former area of extraction of volcanic material, the “Valle de las Piedras Arrancadas”, an activity currently prohibited for its conservation. The stones of different colors come from different eruptions of Montaña Blanca, which together with the stratovolcano Teide (Pico Viejo), is the only volcano in the national park that has erupted on more than one occasion. Each eruption expels pyroclasts of different thicknesses (from volcanic bombs to the finest ash) and this color is because they are rocks with high silica content.
Right next to it is the Montaña Blanca trail, that is, the hiking route to climb the peak of Teide that starts at the parking lot of the Montaña Blanca at 2349 meters high and that you can do in one stage (without overnight stay) or in two stages (with overnight stay). We tell you all about it in the section How to climb Teide.
- Tabonal Negro viewpoint (TF-21): it is located very close to the lower station of the cable car and is a perfect place to admire both the volcanic caldera of Siete Cañadas and, in spring when the red tajinastes bloom, the picture of the intense red of the tajinastes and its contrast with the black of the volcanic lava. It is also a good spot to park the car and watch the stars.
- Mirador de Montaña Majúa (TF-21): the Majúa volcano can be climbed from this viewpoint, so in addition to contemplating the views from below, you can do it from above.
In addition, there is a circular hiking route between the Majúa volcano and the Parador Nacional de Turismo, where you can stay in the middle of the national park, perfect to explore it, to wake up face to face with the imposing Teide and to avoid queues and hustle and bustle to get on the cable car early in the morning.
- Mirador de la Ruleta, overlooking the Roques de García (TF-21): one of the most important viewpoints of the national park, the Roques de García make up the famous picture that invaded the thousand-peseta bills until the arrival of the euro, more specifically the photogenic Roque Cinchado, the most famous and sought after of the national park. In addition to contemplating these curious rock formations, you can hike here as there is a short circular route where you can see different rocks, formations, and lava flows. If you want to do a short trail, the Roques de García circular route is an easy and short route of 3.6 km. More info about the route is here.
In addition to the Parador Nacional, here you will also find the Cañada Blanca Visitor Center where you can learn about the evolution of the different ways of life in Las Cañadas, from prehistoric to modern times, learn about current research, both astronomical and atmospheric as well as geological and volcanological, and as a bonus, a terrace with incredible views.
- Mirador de los Azulejos (TF-21): this viewpoint is striking because it is possible to observe a strip of green color. These colors were formed thanks to a complex process of solidification of the hydrothermal fluids that the volcano expelled in its day and that the erosion of thousands of years has left uncovered.
- Llano de Ucanca viewpoint (TF-21): This viewpoint offers one of the most sought-after panoramic views in the national park, especially when Teide is snow-capped. The Llano de Ucanca is the largest of the existing ravines in the park from which emerge a series of phonolithic pitons such as La Catedral. Walking the trail from this viewpoint, in 15 minutes you can reach the base of the Cathedral.
- Mirador del Zapato de la Reina (TF-21): its name comes from the fact that the appearance of this rock resembles a high heel shoe (in our opinion, you need to be a little bit creative to see it).
- Boca Tauce viewpoint (TF-21): facing the south face of the Pico Viejo volcano, the second-highest volcano on the island (3100 meters), this viewpoint is located at the end of the large volcanic lava flows from the last eruption inside the National Park in 1798. The viewpoint is also very close to the Ethnographic Museum of Juan Évora, a small and curious place that recreates, in three rooms and with informative panels, how Juan Évora, the shepherd who was the last inhabitant of the Teide National Park, lived. In addition, in the short but interesting visit, we can also inquire about some of the most significant aspects of this protected natural area and its traditions.
- Mirador Las Narices del Teide (TF-38): we continue contemplating the imposing Pico Viejo which, in fact, is part of the same volcanic complex of Teide. The name “Narices del Teide” comes from the pair of holes that can be seen in the lava, halfway up the slope, which resembles two nostrils. These holes correspond to two outflows of lava to the outside in that last eruption inside the park, in 1798, an eruption that lasted 3 months. On clear days you can greet the neighboring La Gomera from the viewpoint so if you can approach at sunset, do not hesitate. You will also be able to see the neighboring islands of La Palma and El Hierro with luck and in the distance.
- Mirador de Samara (TF-38): at the mountain viewpoint Samara starts a hiking route of contrasts between black lava and the green of the resilient Canary Island pine with several volcanic formations (and even volcanic bombs!) along the way (more info about the route here).
Continuing along the TF-38 road and already outside the national park we reach the Sendero del Volcán Chinyero, the last volcano that erupted in Tenerife in 1909 (the last volcano that erupted within the Teide national park was the Pico Viejo). It is a circular, short and practically flat route that circumnavigates the Chinyero, you can find more info about this route here.
In addition to all these viewpoints inside the National Park, if you take the TF-24 road, don’t forget to stop at the following viewpoints outside the National Park:
- Viewpoint of Montaña Grande (TF-24): ideal to observe the panoramic view with Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna as protagonists. In addition, from the viewpoint there are several trails with different possibilities of difficulty and duration.
- Mirador de Ortuño (TF-24): ideal to contemplate the panoramic view of the Teide and its sea of clouds, with luck and a clear day even to the neighboring island of La Palma.
- Chipeque viewpoint (TF-24): our favorite. If you can, visit this viewpoint at sunset because it will probably give you the best sunset of your trip around the island on a clear day.
- Viewpoint of La Crucita (TF-24): it is located on the border between the natural park and the national park and you can see the east of the island, a landscape dotted with Canary Island pines and with luck, in the background, you will be able to see Gran Canaria.
If in addition to contemplating the jewel of the island from below, you want to contemplate it from above, in the section How to climb Teide we tell you everything.
Randomtip: If you make the ascent to the summit of Teide on foot, with overnight stay, you will start the hiking route in the afternoon so you can take advantage and visit some of these viewpoints in the morning.
Teide Observatory and Stargazing
Are you passionate about astronomy and investigating some of the greatest unknowns of astrophysics? Then do not miss the guided tour of the Teide Observatory, at 2390 meters, in which, in addition to learning, you will enjoy incredible panoramic views of the volcano. You will be able to see how the Teide Observatory works during the day, and learn about the different solar and night telescopes in the Visitor Center and the various laboratories. In addition, you will also learn about the history of this important research center, considered one of the best in the world in its field along with the Roque de los Muchachos on the island of La Palma where we were in 2022.
In addition, having the Teide and the summits of Tenerife the Starlight certification that accredits them as a privileged place for stargazing, do not miss the activity of Stargazing on Teide or, if you prefer something more adventurous, a Night Hiking Route through the Cañadas del Teide to contemplate the spectacular starry mantle.
How to climb Mount Teide: touching the roof of Spain without suffering in the attempt
To reach Mount Teide, the roof of Spain, you have several options:
- Climbing Teide by cable car is the fastest option, ideal if you are on the island for a short time or if you do not want to undertake an adventure with so much physical effort. You must buy your cable car tickets in advance. Remember that if you want to reach the summit and touch the roof of Spain at 3715 meters you must climb the last stretch from the cable car to Pico del Teide walking and for this, you need a special permit (get your permit here). If you prefer, in this link you can book your ascent to Pico del Teide with a guide, managed permit, and ticket for the ascent and descent by cable car included.
- Climbing Teide on foot is an option that requires more time and more effort as it is a one or two-day trekking route with an overnight stay at the refuge (make sure that this option is viable as the refuge was still temporarily closed since 2020 at the time of writing this guide) that will reward you with breathtaking landscapes, a starry sky, and a breathtaking sunrise.
- Cable car + walking: you also have the option that is a combination of both: walk up and down by cable car or walk up and down by cable car. This was the one we chose at Randomtrip.
Important: If you want to go on your own, remember that to get to Pico del Teide you will have to fill in the data and ask permission in advance, both to climb to the summit from the cable car and to climb to the summit walking (and if you do this section after 9:00h in the morning). Remember that if you do the hiking route with overnight stay at the refuge, climb up to the crater to see the sunrise and leave the trail number 10/Telesforo Bravo to the summit before 9:00h in the morning (like most people who chose the hiking route option), you do not have to apply for permission, just reserve your place at the refuge.
Option 1: Ascent to Teide by Cable Car
Climbing up to 3555 meters from La Rambleta station on the Teide Cable Car is quite an experience. The views are breathtaking and if you are lucky, on a clear day, you can even make out the outline of other neighboring Canary Islands. You can buy your tickets for the cable car in advance here and remember that you can use the cable car between 9:00h and 17:00h (last ascent at 16:00h) and in summer between 09:00h and 19:00h (last ascent at 18:00h).
Once at the station, you will contemplate the landscapes of the Cañadas del Teide at the viewpoint of La Rambleta or, if you wish, you can undertake the last stretch walking up to the 3715 meters of Pico del Teide. To do this last stretch, trail number 10 or Telesforo Bravo, do not forget to fill in your details to request the mandatory permit that gives you access to the summit. If you don’t want to worry about it, book your entrance to the cable car with the permit managed here:
- Ascent to Pico del Teide with guide + managed permit + Tickets to go up and down by cable car with pick up in the north and south of the island.
- Ascent to Pico del Teide with guide + managed permit + Tickets to go up and down by cable car with pick up in the south of the island (Costa Adeje, Playa San Juan and Los Cristianos).
- Ascent to Pico del Teide with guide + managed permit + Tickets to go up and down by cable car with pick up in the north of the island (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, La Orotava or Puerto de la Cruz).
If you do not want to hike to the summit, you will not need a permit. You will be able to contemplate the landscapes of the Cañadas and go back down to take advantage of the opportunity to get to know several corners of the national park. There is a tour that includes entrance to the cable car and several of the most emblematic stops, such as the Roques del García:
- Book the Cable Car Entrance + National Park Excursion tour with pick up in the north of the island here
- Or the Cable Car Entrance + National Park Excursion tour with pick up in the south of the island here
Option 2: Climbing Teide on foot with or without an overnight stay at the Altavista Refuge
At Randomtrip we climbed Mount Teide on foot in 2018 and it is, in our opinion, the best way to enjoy the landscapes and breathtaking views that this volcano offers. If you also want to start this adventure consider that you can:
- Ascent in a single trek of approximately 5 hours and a half: remember to fill in the information on the summit permit and, in case you want to descend by cable car, buy the cable car descent tickets in advance.
- Ascent in two stages with overnight stay included: remember to reserve your place at Refugio Altavista. Also consider that for this option you must reserve a day and a night since the ascent will begin between 14:00h and 16:00h and will end the following morning, after resting for a few hours at the Altavista Refuge of the volcano.
Update: the Altavista Refuge is temporarily closed since 2020 and at the date of updating this guide, March 2023, it was still closed so the option of reaching the summit of Teide on the hiking route with overnight stay in the refuge is not feasible at the moment, hopefully it will be reopened soon. The feasible option is to do the hiking route without overnight stay, that is, in a single stage of approximately 5 and a half hours of ascent.
If you choose to reach the summit of Teide on the hiking route from Montaña Blanca, read on. If you are not interested in reaching the summit walking, skip to the next section but remember that if you go up by Cable Car you must buy the entrance in advance and ask for a permit or book here with the permit included.
Where to park to climb Teide on foot?
If you are going to make the ascent and descent on foot, ideally you should leave your car in the parking lot of Montaña Blanca where you will start the official trail, but there are so few spaces that it fills up quickly. If there are no more spaces at the Montaña Blanca parking lot or if, as in Randomtrip, you are going to walk up and down by cable car, leave the car at the Teleférico parking lot where there are more spaces and walk (or hitchhike as we did) for the short 3 km distance from the Teleférico parking lot to the Montaña Blanca parking lot where the official trail begins. If you do this, when you finish the route and return to the car, remember to ask other people you see if they need a ride to the trailhead to return the favor.
How to climb Mount Teide on foot
The hiking route to ascend to the peak of Teide is the official trail nº 7. It starts at the parking lot of Montaña Blanca at 2349 meters high so there are 1369 meters of elevation gain to be done in one stage (without overnight stay) or two stages (with overnight stay), the first to reach the Refugio Altavista and the second stage from the Refugio Altavista to the summit. At Randomtrip we did the ascent in two stages with an overnight stay at Refugio Altavista.
The first stage is 8km that we did in about 3h30 approximately (we left at 15:15h and arrived at 18:40h). It starts at 2349 meters, takes place during the day in front of incredible landscapes, and is quite simple and smooth except for the last 2.5 km quite steeper and with more slippery terrain where, in addition, fatigue rises and oxygen drops due to the altitude. It saved us a lot to make a stop every so often and eat some energy bars or drink water.
To give you an idea, on the ascent of the first stage we drank about 2.5l of water between the two of us (we carried 4.5l of water in total). Arriving at the refuge before sunset and seeing the silhouette of the Teide peak on the slopes of the volcano, where we would go the next morning, was the best gift to end the day before resting in the refuge.
Once at the Refugio Altavista, at 3260 meters, everything is very well organized: you give your name, they look for you on the list (remember that you have to reserve your place before), they give you disposable sheets and at 19:00h they call you by name to assign you your bunk and show you where the shared bathrooms are. After making your bed (it has a pillow and comforter), you can have dinner with what you brought in your backpack with the imposing silhouette of Mount Teide and you have to rest because you have to get up early! Attention to the opening hours of the refuge as they close the doors at 22:30h at night (maximum time at which you can arrive) and at 08:00h in the morning (maximum time at which you have to leave).
Randomtip: If you are also going to spend the night at Refugio Altavista, your backpack for this adventure should not be missing:
- Earplugs for sleeping in the shelter (in our case we had to deal with a lot of snoring from a bunk bed neighbor…);
- Dinner (we took sandwiches for weight reasons) and breakfast (we took bananas);
- Energy bars (ideal for the ascent and breakfast complement);
- Water (minimum 2 liters per person but if you can, more) and you know, better if it is in a reusable bottle to avoid single-use plastic;
- Headlamp for the night stage;
- Coins! In the refuge, there is no drinking water and the only thing there is a vending machine with some snacks and bottles of water. We had to buy and know that the 0.50l bottle costs 3 € (understandable when you know the effort involved in carrying whatever to the refuge).
The second stage is 2km long and it took us approximately 1h40 (we left at 5:10h, we arrived at 6:50h). It starts at 3260 meters from the refuge to the summit, and it gets dark as you leave the refuge around 5:00 am (that’s why it is essential the headlamp) contemplating the incredible blanket of stars that seems you can almost touch. There is a reason why Teide has Starlight certification, a certification that accredits it as a privileged place for stargazing.
The stretch from the refuge to La Rambleta (where the cable car station is located) seemed hard at first, between the fact that it was very early and that the path is steep and with many stones, so we made several stops to contemplate the milky way. Halfway, already reaching the 3555 meters of the cable car station La Rambleta, there is a wider, horizontal, and easy area.
Finally, we reach the last stretch from the Rambleta to the summit, the official trail No. 10 or Telesforo Bravo that will take us to the highest point of the volcano. This last stretch (which also makes walking who goes up by cable car and wants to reach the summit and for which it is essential to have permission after 9 am, the time when the cable car opens), is accompanied by a characteristic smell of sulfur and although the desire to get there was huge, the accumulated fatigue was noted and we found it demanding. The good news: you will not share this last stretch with anyone else who is not doing the hiking route because at the time you get to the path the cable car it is not open yet (it opens at 9:00h) so those who go up by cable car and want to reach the peak of the volcano, will do it later.
We reached the 3715m summit before sunrise and saw the sun welcome the day right there, at the highest point in Spain. Unfortunately, there was a lot of haze (calima) when we went but it was still very special and we highly recommend it: the blanket of clouds and the whole island at your feet is breathtaking. On clear days without calima (which was not our case), you will be able to see La Gomera (the closest neighboring island) and even La Palma and Gran Canaria!
After enjoying and taking some pictures, we went down to the cable car crossing, and at the station we bought a hot coffee in the vending machine (2€). If you want to walk down to enjoy the scenery, there are viewpoints where you can contemplate the views along the 11 km (and if your knees do not complain too much), which you will do in about 5 hours .
At Randomtrip we wait for the opening time of the cable car at 9:00h and go down, doing a combination of hiking and cable car (option 3). If you have the strength, from La Rambleta you can access the viewpoint of La Rambleta (5 minutes), viewpoint of La Fortaleza ( 20 minutes, with views to the north and west of the island) and viewpoint of Pico Viejo (30 minutes). The viewpoints of this National Park are so impressive that we have dedicated a section to them.
Randomtrip Difficulty Scale: Medium/High. The first stage, daytime, is very accessible except for the last kilometers with more elevation gain, more fatigue, less oxygen due to the altitude and more slippery terrain. The second stage, at night, has a first and a last stretch with more slope and a fairly wide and flat stretch in the middle. We made quite a few stops both in the first stage and in the second stage and we decided to descend by cable car because our knees complained to make the rest walking.
Option 3: Cable Car and Hiking to climb the Teide
Another option to reach the summit of Teide without suffering (too much) in the attempt is to make a combination between the hiking route and the cable car: walking up and down by cable car or going up by cable car and walking down.
If, as in Randomtrip, you want to live the adventure of reaching the highest point of Spain walking, enjoy the landscapes of the route and live the overwhelming experience of seeing the sunrise at the summit but you do not want to make the descent also walking, it is possible. In this case, you just have to book the cable car tickets in advance and, after enjoying the sunrise at the summit, go down the official trail nº 10 (or Telesforo Bravo) and wait for the cable car to open at 9:00 am at La Rambleta station. In this case, we recommend you leave the car at the cable car parking and hitchhike or walk the 3km to the start of the trail at the Montaña Blanca parking lot to have the car right after the descent.
You also have the option to do it the other way around, i.e., go up by cable car in the afternoon (always booking tickets in advance), descend from 3555 meters from the station of La Rambleta to 3260 meters from the refuge, spend the night in the refuge, enjoy the starry mantle and the sunrise at the summit and then start the descent on foot or, equally, by cable car. In this case, remember that the last cable car ascent is at 16:00h (at 18:00h in summer) and that at the latest you can arrive at the refuge by 22:30h.
Where to sleep in Teide National Park
Since Teide and the surrounding National Park is a protected area with limited sleeping options, if you want to stay in the middle of the national park, we recommend you:
- Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide (from 100€/night): this national Parador is located in the middle of the national park, ideal for exploring it and waking up with views of the imposing volcano. If you want to live the experience of sleeping at 2000 meters above sea level, book your room and know that the hotel also has a restaurant serving traditional Canarian cuisine.
- Casa Tajinastes del Teide (from 140€/night): a rural cottage with a garden, barbecue, and views of Teide. Ideal to enjoy the tranquility and silence of the national park and stargaze in one of the most beautiful skies in the world for stargazing before going to sleep.
Given the very limited accommodation options in the Teide National Park, we recommend you to look for budget accommodation in the rest of the island of Tenerife here. In our Tenerife Guide we recommend specific accommodations and restaurants that we loved so that your experience on the island is as enjoyable as ours was:
As you can see, there is much to explore in Teide National Park beyond its volcano, the jewel of the island.
Bon voyage, Randomtripper!
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