Up here, the air is different
Tenerife hides a treasure, one of the greatest manifestations of volcanism history and the emblem of the island: Teide. The Teide National Park is the most visited in Spain and Europe, and one of the most visited worldwide. Of singular beauty and 3.718 meters high, the Teide is the highest elevation of Spain and third largest volcano in the world. It is no wonder it is World Heritage Site since 2007. Its visit during your stay at Hotel THe La Quinta Roja Senses Collection es imprescindible.
In an area of approximately 19.000 hectares, the Teide National Park is not only the largest national park of the islands, but also the oldest. From the geomorphological point of view, we are facing a phenomenon of nature. The structure of the caldera and the volcano are unique in the world. Las Las Cañadas del Teide (glens) form a caldera of about 17 km in diameter, where the Pico del Teide. (peak) sleeps. The contrast of the snow at the peak next to the lava on the slopes is exceptional. In addition to this scenario, you will find hundreds of cones, lava flows and caves that are of great scientific interest, as well as rich fauna and flora including Canarian endemic species. In spring, for example, you will find the red “tajinaste”. If you are lucky, you will find the Teide´s violet: the secret and the pride of this Park, that you will find only above 2.500 meters. Among its rich fauna you will find, among others, unique reptiles and birds.
However, one of the most exciting experiences is going up in the cable car and enjoying the view from the lookout. From here, you can continue ascending to the crater by foot: a path of high difficulty, but it is definitely worth it. Certainly, the landscape of this place is stunning and exciting at the same time: the Park is quite a show, visiting it is quite an experience.