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The Teide National Park

There are many things to do on the island of Tenerife whilst on holiday in villas in Canaries. As well as great beaches, watersports and cultural sights, Tenerife has one of the best National Parks in the world and one of the finest places also to see a volcanic landscape. The Teide National Park is located in the centre of the island and formed by many volcanic eruptions which have created the highest peak in Spain called El Pico de Teide, which is 3718 metres above sea level. Self-catering in Spain on the island of Tenerife will give you the opportunity to explore the lava fields mainly situated at 2000 metres above sea level. The Teide National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Teide National Park is relatively easy to access by public or private transport and as you approach the National Park, the landscape changes from alpine like scenery to a lunar landscape. The best way to get to the very top of the peak is by cable car and from there you can walk around and get an amazing view of the area and the whole of the island. To actually reach the summit of the volcano you need special permission or you can take a guided walk which takes about six hours and requires relatively high levels of fitness. There are also lots of other walking and hiking trails in the National Park and are the best ways to see the area. Stay in one of our villas in Canary islands and discover the National Park.

The Roques de Garcia

Away from the peak are the Roques de Garcia, which are fantastic geological shapes formed by the erosion of old volcanic dykes and streams of magma. One of the most visited is the Roque Cinchado and it is possible to take a guided tour to visit the amazing pinnacles or you can walk there and avoid the crowds. When you are on holiday self-catering in Spain on Tenerife, you can easily access the Roques de Garcia.

Stargazing in Teide National Park

The Teide National Park is one of the best places for stargazing in the world and therefore the Teide Astrophysics Observatory has been built here. Scientists from all over the world come to study and use the telescopes and you can also take a tour and discover the amazing observatory too. You can also take a night time tour for the best view! Book one of our villas in Canaries and discover the Teide National Park.